Last post on Jul 27, 2013 at 5:10 AM
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#149 of 153 1999 Cabrio convertable motor problem
Aug 13, 2012 (1:51 pm)
My 1999-1/2 Cabrio GLS just developed a similar problem--
--Roof motor will NOT retract roof (only a clicking sound...no sound of motor running)
--Roof motor WILL raise roof without problems
Any chance this could be an issue with the hand brake not indicating that it's set?
Any chance that there's an electrical fix that doesn't involve replacing the roof hydraulic motor?
Any other ideas that would lead to a less expensive fix?
At least I now have the top in manual mode and can put it up/down by hand.
Thanks for any assistance.
#150 of 153 Re: 1999 Cabrio convertable motor problem [fowvey]
Aug 13, 2012 (2:11 pm)
Wish I could offer more help. Worth it to check handbrake issue. Sounds logical. You might get lucky. Your problem sounds different than mine. I had my local VW Mr-Fix-it to investigate my problem, verify motor issue and provide a quote for replacing it. That's when the $800+ parts price tag arrived and decision to live with manual operation. Junk yard could offer no help for part.
Just looked in my VW Repair book for you (Bentley Publishing), could find nothing detailing parking brake link to convertible top motor. Sorry.
#151 of 153 Re: 1999 Cabrio convertable motor problem [hallkane]
Aug 13, 2012 (4:32 pm)
Thanks Hallkanea...I appreciate the response.
I'll keep looking into this and let everyone know if I figure it out.
#152 of 153 Convertible top
Jul 25, 2013 (2:22 pm)
I have a vw cabrio and we are looking for a convertible top motor. We have been unsucessful in finding one and we need it within the month. Please help!
#153 of 153 Re: Convertible top [lauryn_f]
Jul 27, 2013 (5:10 am)
You can find the convertible pump motor on eBay. You can also find the hydraulic rams on there to. If you hear the pump running when trying to activate your convertible top, and nothing happens, check to make sure you have enough fluid in the pump. If its low, you will need to find the leak.