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2012 dos hardtop won't go down. Trunk opens but front won't

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2012 dos hardtop won't go down. Trunk opens but front won't disengage
JA: Have you tried silicone spray or WD-40?
Customer: No. Where to put?
JA: What is the model of your '12 VW?
Customer: Eos
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: 2.0 TSI
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Just starting to research the problem. Checked trunk for anything out of place. Nothing there. Relearned Windows. Read about lubricating, not sure where to spray
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 1 year ago.

Does the trunk open up at all ??

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Trunk opens but front part won't disengage
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No error message on dash just says continue operation. The side head rails won't come apart
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 1 year ago.

Are the head rails making any noise like if they are trying to operate ??

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The whole think makes noise as I hold the lever but the head rails do not budge. So they are not specifically make noise
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 1 year ago.

Ok do the sides flaps move at all ??

Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 1 year ago.

Also make sure the car is running when your trying to activate these things please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They open roof goes back half way and stops. The head rails stay put��
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When roof stops it still makes sound like its working
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 1 year ago.

Ok make sure the headliner side trims that fold are not hitting the side flaps when they are trying to open please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Have to try tomorrow. It started raining the other day and I had to hurry and put up. Think anything with that? And any other trouble shooting besides headliner side trim? And how do I remedy that?
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 1 year ago.

The most common issue is the headliner side trims not folding and hitting slightly the side trim pieces that causes the system to stop working you can adjust the side trim pieces by popping them off and adjusting the 3 13mm nut on each side .I hope this helps please dont forget to provide feedback for the help provided thank you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Your answer was kinda vague. I've been re-reading your solution and have been looking at the car but I'm just not sure where you talking about. By side trim, do you mean the little "doors " that flip out?? If so, I can't see where or how to"pop" them off?
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 1 year ago.

Yes the doors the top piece of the doors pops off but you have try to have the top ope to accomplish this