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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 !
Try to close it , cycle the key , and try it again .
yeah i meant convertible top , sorry . Have you checked all the fuses ?
And does the light flash ? the one near the handle to lock it ?
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
have you tried to push on the switch like I said and see if the light stop flashing ?