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I have an 03 convertible, the top will not go all the way

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I have an 03 convertible , the top will not go all the way down, wont lock, and the light flashes. I then have to manually close it a little bit then it will close with the button.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 1 year ago.

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Usually its the ram position switch that causes the top to stop . You can see part of the top position switch in this photo, it is the piece of plastic that surrounds the the hydraulic line going into the ram.

please see pic link

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I see the switch. the one on the right side shows signs of leaking. how do I remove or repair this line
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 1 year ago.

signs of leaking is then the hydraulic part of the ram needs to be replaced with the switch . the oil messes with the switch too

Expert:  Wolfgang replied 1 year ago.

i do need a vin # ***** get the replacement procedure


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