Replaced Battery and Convertible Top stopped working. Followed procedure of raising and lowering windows, turning engine on & off sequence - top now works. Now window master switch does not work

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Asked by Sep 29, 2016 at 12:04 AM about the 2005 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Replaced Battery and Convertible Top stopped working.  Followed
procedure of raising and lowering windows, turning engine on & off in
sequence - top now works fine. However to accomplish this had to use all 4
window buttons as the master window button would not raise or lower
windows.  Windows master switch still not working.  Is there a reset
sequence for this switch?  Top and individual window control switches
working fine.

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90,635

Sounds like the main body control processor got messed up during the battery replacement, there is a tool that must be used that plugs into the power port or the OBD2 port that prevents loss of that information, unfortunately the only place to,get the system back is to have the dealer reflash the system to match the vehicles vin.

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Tennisshoes - thanks for you input. Spent about 1 hour on the internet and found two items to share. As my top stopped working after a battery replacement, the fix was located at http://www.evsvw.com/blog/what-to-do-if-vw-beetle-convertible- top-does-not-work/ .The top now works fine, As for the windows problem I found a partial fix at http://www.justanswer.com/vw-volkswagen/6fqv1-volkswagen- beetle-reset-or-reprogram-power.html . The master button now lowers all 4 windows properly albeit it does not raise them. Still the 4 regular buttons work up and down so I am not too concerned. Will keep playing with the settings and searching about the internet.

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90,635

You were fortunate to find that information, so much of it has been copyrighted so you have to purchase it. But your car is 16 years old now so that maybe why

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