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Old 06-27-2010, 03:56 PM
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I have a 2006 NBC and the top was working fine and one time we put it down and then it would not go back up. I can put it up manually, it seems like there is something running when I use the switch but nothing happens any help is appreciated, thanks.
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Old 06-29-2010, 05:27 PM
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I have a 2006 NBC and the top was working fine and one time we put it down and then it would not go back up. I can put it up manually, it seems like there is something running when I use the switch but nothing happens any help is appreciated, thanks.
All window/top operation are connected. Try running the all windows up and down switch (relay reset). This often happens when there has been a fluctuation in battery current. This trick also works if the windows are acting funny.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:29 PM
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All window/top operation are connected. Try running the all windows up and down switch (relay reset). This often happens when there has been a fluctuation in battery current. This trick also works if the windows are acting funny.
That did not work, when I use the switch there is a running sound from the passenger side in the rear but nothing happens. I am lost as to what it could be.
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:50 AM
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Smile Check the fluid in the pump

I had a sucking sound and found that all the fluid came out of the pump into the spare tire well. You can not raise or lower the top manually without releasing the pressure in the system with the knob on the pump. The rubber gasket on the left side in the trunk is the cover to check the fluid level in the pump. Give this a look to see if the pump has fluid.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:55 AM
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I had a sucking sound and found that all the fluid came out of the pump into the spare tire well. You can not raise or lower the top manually without releasing the pressure in the system with the knob on the pump. The rubber gasket on the left side in the trunk is the cover to check the fluid level in the pump. Give this a look to see if the pump has fluid.
What kind of fluid goes in there?
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Old 07-02-2010, 03:40 AM
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Its filled with hydraulic fluid that runs through the lines that lower and raise the top
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Old 07-02-2010, 03:51 AM
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Here is what it looks like in the trunk on the drivers side
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Great photo...thank you.
I'm assuming that there is a VW-approved hydraulic fluid that goes in there, right?
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That I do not know, my pump was replaced after having the car two years. Covered under the warranty.
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:14 PM
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Well, it does show a marginally-low level of fluid. Fluid should never get that low, so I'll assume a leak out of your reservoir.

What an excellent question... what type of fluid is approved by VW? I think a call to the dealer is in order, that way we'll all know henceforth.
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Here is what it looks like in the trunk on the drivers side
OK, I found mine inside of a little black plastic box...
Wonder what this is (on your photo)? (see circle)
It seems to adjust about 180 degrees. Mine was turned sideways, whereas, yours is straight up. Is this related to my problem of not being to put the top all the way down on the 1st try?
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Old 07-03-2010, 12:37 AM
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instructions for what that screw does....
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Great photo...thank you.
I'm assuming that there is a VW-approved hydraulic fluid that goes in there, right?
Yes there is its your vw power steering fluid. Oh and also to fix your hydraulic pump for the roof to work just turn the screw to the right until you feel it tighten.hydraulic pressure resumed Job done
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wonder if you could leave the valve in the manual setting this way you could use the top ( opening manualy of course) untill you can get the problem fixed. I never had this problem with mine course it had a manual top .
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:28 PM
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wonder if you could leave the valve in the manual setting this way you could use the top ( opening manualy of course) untill you can get the problem fixed. I never had this problem with mine course it had a manual top .

So far I cant get the top to go down, I can put it down manual though. It almost like something is not engaging to let it go down, I was hoping to fix it without a trip to the dealer but I dont know.
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So far I cant get the top to go down, I can put it down manual though. It almost like something is not engaging to let it go down, I was hoping to fix it without a trip to the dealer but I dont know.
What did you end up doing to fix it?
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