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Power top went down and later I tried to put it up and I got

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Power top went down and later I tried to put it up and I got nothing
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: 03
JA: What year is your VW?
Customer: 2003
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes I tested power at the motor I have one wire that is hot all the time that doesn't seem right to me. I had the switch moved back an forth while the test light was on it nothing changed
JA: How old is your battery? Have you checked the bulbs?
Customer: What bulbs
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Nope
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 1 year ago.

Is the overhead top light blinking when you try to operate the top??

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 1 year ago.

OK this means you have trouble codes being triggered causing the light to flash more then likely you have one of the microswitches that has failed and cause this issue the most common ones are the ones in the top rail and the ones located on the cylinders but to know which one exactly is causing the top not to work you will need to use a capable scan tool to check the trouble codes in the top module and see which one has failed . I hope this helps.

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