HELP: Spyder roof stuck


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    HELP: Spyder roof stuck

    Long story short I am having no end of problems with my roof (won't work)

    The flaps on the rear deck were removed to allow the car to be wrapped and since then the roof won't go up nor down, I am pretty handy with a spanner and have played about with vag com etc but just can't suss it.

    The rear flaps move but the roof won't go up and the rear deck won't go down, I have placed it in various positions manually and still no joy.

    Is anyone familiar with the spyder roof?

    I'm pretty sure it's all out of sync and dosent know where it's sitting so won't operate.

    Any help would be amazing.





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    Last edited by BradleyA; 05-09-2014 at 10:57 AM.

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    Re: HELP: Spyder roof stuck

    I guess the rear cover is jelous of the rear spoiler and wants to compete who has bigger
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    Re: HELP: Spyder roof stuck

    I would flatbed it back to the dealer to have them reset it.

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    Re: HELP: Spyder roof stuck

    Quote Originally Posted by SebringSilver View Post
    I would flatbed it back to the dealer to have them reset it...
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    Re: HELP: Spyder roof stuck

    Should have said, my main dealer said they don't know and cost wise could run into crazy money (me paying for them not knowing)

    I am a qualified Mechanic and won't let main delaer charge me a fortune if its something I can do myself if someone has had the same problem.

    I have elsawin and it dosent help with any info, either does vcds or vas-pc.

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    Re: HELP: Spyder roof stuck

    A real long shot but is it anything to do with the roofs speed sensor safety feature.

    I know when I exceeded 50kmh the roof just stayed in the position where it was whilst opening or closing until I dropped below that speed..and then it continued.

    Don't know the schematics of switches or circuits on it..but?



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    Re: HELP: Spyder roof stuck

    It may well be, the roof does move, for example if I manually close it (long crazy process) and then put it down it will go down and tuck away, it just won't go back up or drop the rear deck.

    It's been in so many positions now I'm sure it's just out of sync and doesn't know where it's sitting so won't move, it's just how to get it back into sync that I'm struggling with.

    No documentation shows how either.

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    Re: HELP: Spyder roof stuck

    You would think that there would be a factory reset or base line for fitment etc....but I guess that would be too easy.

    Have you got the dealer to contact Germany for a solution?



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    Re: HELP: Spyder roof stuck

    What ultimately was the cause? I am having the same problem. My top is in the exact same position as yours. After you fixed it did it ever happen again?

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    Re: HELP: Spyder roof stuck

    This is always something in the back of my mind i.e./ stuck roof especially if you run into a rainstorm!!
    I see there is a manual procedure in the R8 manual but as previously mentioned its seems like a long and complex procedure, not something you'd want to tackle if you really had to get the top up.

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