Meeshka you will love this forum--Everyone is wonderful about helping each other. I am so happy your problem is fixed!!
So here is mine--as of yesterday :*(
After detailing her (sore fingers today!), we took her around the town with the top down with for sale signs in the windows to let her sell her cute little self... Got a lot of looks but no calls :*(
When we got home & went to raise the top, I got the little car icon flashing and dinging as usual above the rearview mirror, don't remember if the windows adjusted or not...but NO sound from the top motor! Dead silence. Only the dinging & flashing icon continues.
So I search the beetle forum and found a thread on "computer reset top." I did it and it did not change anything. So I did it again. Nothing. I covered her up and walked away before I'd do something I'd regret.
This morning I put the key in the ignition and turn the ignition on (but not the engine) and the car icon light is blinking and dinging above the rearview mirror. So I tried the switch to raise the top, and the windows did not even adjust. No response from the top motor. Yikes!
So I tried the windows ritual again, and nothing changes.
Found the ritual in an NBF post from 2009:
Get in, close the door. Start the car, and make sure the windows are rolled down. Turn off the car. Start the car again. Use the master switch for the windows and roll them all up at once, and hold the switch even after they're all up, then push the switch to roll them all down completely, continue holding the switch, and turn off the car while holding the switch. Restart the car and try the top.
I will try pushing down on the top firmly a few times to see if that might fix it--I had to do that when I first got the car and the top didn't want to go all the way down. Maybe something is just lost.
I have the VAG reader but could not find where there would be an electrical code in the menu??
Any ideas are welcome!