how do i repair a top that wont go up automatically

Asked by Mar 12, 2007 at 07:53 PM about the 1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr STD Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I drove my car with the top not fully up.  Now the top won't go up/down using the switch.  I can raise/lower the top manually.  Is there any way to repair it.

2 Answers


Sounds like you are going to have to replace the motor that control the automatic roof. Probably has burned out. Best take it to a VW dealership and have it looked at. Unless of course you don't mind manually lowering and raising the roof all summer.


Put the top up and sell it!

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