Hello, I'm new to the cabriolet but have owned a bunch of Audi's and do most work myself. I recently purchased an 07' A4 Cabriolet. Everything has been great and the top was functioning perfectly. Tonight my wife came home and said the top wouldn't go up. Sure enough I checked it and when I press the button the cover panel raises about an inch and then stops. I used the key and manually released the cover panel. Here are the two problems I have:
Once I raised the cover the owner manual says to lift the top out and that two people may be required. Well, exactly how heavy is it? Because my wife and I cannot get it to lift out and I don't want to force it. IS there anything that is actually holding it in there that needs to be released? I've watched videos and it seems like it should easily lift out. But looking at it there is a lot of material and framing that make it seem like it could be that heavy. Since I couldn't get it to lift up I figured I would just take it to the dealer which led to my second problem.......
when I raised the panel cover fully on the hydraulic arms it seemed to "click" when fully extended and then hold there. Now I can't get it to close. IS there some kind of release on those hydraulic arms? or is some force required to close the lid?
Thanks for any assistance, I was really frustrated with it and then had to come into work for a midnight shift. It's killing me that I can't figure it out.