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The top on my 2003 vw beetle won't close. It's stuck in the

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The top on my 2003 vw beetle won't close. It's stuck in the open position. But not locked . I've tried opening and closing windows..won't reset. I don't hear the motor
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  JACUSTOMER-n3f1w267- replied 1 year ago.

Do you have access to a scan tool? The sunroof on the beetle can fail because of two things , a missing signal or the computer as lost track of where the sunroof is , the best thing to start with is a basic setting , witch is the relearn of all the position of the roof .To do so you need the right scan tool to do the basic settings . If this is not working , a sensor could be in trouble . Try to close the roof manually first . ( you have the procedure in the car booklet ) Let me know !

Expert:  JACUSTOMER-n3f1w267- replied 1 year ago.

Try to close it , cycle the key , and try it again .

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's not a sunroof..convertible top
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Any ideas
Expert:  JACUSTOMER-n3f1w267- replied 1 year ago.

yeah i meant convertible top , sorry . Have you checked all the fuses ?

Expert:  JACUSTOMER-n3f1w267- replied 1 year ago.

And does the light flash ? the one near the handle to lock it ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  JACUSTOMER-n3f1w267- replied 1 year ago.

Ok , try something for me , on the windshield, the front lock goes there with the hook to lock the roof on position . there is a micro switch on the passenger side inside the " hook place "

The tip of the hook push on the switch and tells the computer that it's close , put your finger in there and try to push the switch , don't worry it's not dangerous. Open the roof , push the switch , and try to activate the roof . let me know

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The roof is opened..it's all the way down..it won't go up..stuck open
Expert:  JACUSTOMER-n3f1w267- replied 1 year ago.

have you tried to push on the switch like I said and see if the light stop flashing ?