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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:51 am    Post subject: 1999 vw cabrio convertible top Reply with quote

i bought a 1999 vw cabrio convertible. the top does not go up and down automatically. the motor sounds like it works, and the hydraulics sounds o.k. does anyone know of anything i could try or where i could take it to have it looked at. i live in east valley of phoenix. az. can youlet me know. my email is [email protected] thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zeroforum?id=152
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a plastic piece inside the pump that often fails. Here's how to fix it (post from VWvortex):

golf914 wrote:
what you need
11mm,13mm socket. T25 Torx, Power Steering Fluid(G 002 012)
1.remove hydraulic PUMP from car.
disconnect power cable. and use T25 Torx two unbolt next to hydraulic lines. just pull lined. it came out.
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2.remove a power moter from PUMP ues T25 Torx.
3.so you see this plastic piece and piece of metal(top of pic)
you can see plastic piece is crack. this is stupid VW did not sale this piece. so you need buy all motor+pump and it is $800
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so i just make piece of metal little more thick and bend each side.
insert plastic piece. glue it.
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That IT. it is working fine now.
so you will spend$800 :screwy:
Sorry my english not so good but hope help!!!
P.S you can use plastic piece VW Parts #1E0871687
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have this exact problem too. Unfortunately the images from this solution have been removed. Does anyone have a 'how to' guide for repairing this problem? An even more simplified solution would be greatly appreciated i.e how to locate and remove the pump, where to but the replacement parts, etc. I live in Glasgow, Scotland.

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