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Volkswagen New Beetle, Exterior, Auto Body, Paint, Convertible
#415 of 436 Re: bad beetle'03 [trjr]
Aug 22, 2010 (3:00 am)
I have read many complaints on the early (2003-04) convertibles and the rear window coming loose. Apparently, this is not just a VW problem, but many others also, such as BMW convertibles. It must have been a "new and improved" manufacturing method at the companies that produce the tops. In any case, it appears many owners have success by taking these car top issues to a car upholstery shop. These shops have various glues, stitching etc., and can get these windows repaired. It seems crazy that VW would suggest just replacing the entire top, but then again VW did not make the tops to start off.
Try an auto upholstery shop first.
#416 of 436 Re: rear window [dougiebug]
Aug 27, 2010 (10:26 am)
What dealer did you get the clips from? What town and State
Aug 27, 2010 (10:27 am)
What dealer did you get the clips from? What town and state?
#419 of 436 Re: stupid car. [marconiusrex24]
Aug 27, 2010 (10:30 am)
Whats the name of the dealer to get a repair kit for back window. I'm in Naples, Florida
#420 of 436 Re: stupid car. [hotskins2000]
Sep 07, 2010 (11:50 am)
The cloth around the window on my '05 beetle convertible was falling off almost completely (though the glass was still in place). The dealer quoted me some insane amount of money to fix (I want to say $400) and I took it to a place called the Buggy Doctor (http://www.buggydoctor.com/) in Miami. Cost only $16.80 plus labor to replace all the clips. Try calling them if you need the clips. They were cheap. (Although I have to take it back in, this was in June and already the cloth is falling again... so not sure if that is a result of the clips themselves or the way they attached them)
#421 of 436 Convertible Top Will not completely close
Nov 06, 2010 (7:33 am)
I had my top open half way several days working on regluing back window. Now that I am closing, will not close by 2 to 3 inches to be able to lock down. Has anyone had this problem. I can potentially close manually, but do not know if this will create some error code that will then call for a trip to the dealership?
#422 of 436 Re: Convertible Top Will not completely close [vwdriver62]
Nov 06, 2010 (7:47 am)
We also have a problem with our window on 2004 Bug. The top part of the window looks like it is going to fall out. I glued the bottom part and duct taped the top part. The dealer is no help they say you need a new top. We only have 40,000 miles on this car. We have not put the top down because we are afraid the window will fall out. I heard there is a place in Miami called Beetle works that has a kit to fix this problem We are located in Naples. Does anyone else have a solution to this problem. No more VW for me always some kind of problem.
#423 of 436 correction on Beetle works
Nov 06, 2010 (7:51 am)
Correct my last statement on Beetle works to BuggyDoctor.com