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    Established Member Two Rings theplyamm's Avatar
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    A5/S5 convertible maintenance?

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    Is there a way to clean the inside of the little compartment in the trunk that's stores the soft top?

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    Active Member Two Rings
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    Established Member Two Rings
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    I use a air blower (the ones that are used for keyboards) and wipe it down with a quick detailer.

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    Active Member Two Rings S5droptop's Avatar
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    I just vacuumed it out, and took a damp rag and wiped the bottom side of the tonneau cover.

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    Established Member Two Rings theplyamm's Avatar
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    How did you access it?

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    Senior Member Three Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by theplyamm View Post
    How did you access it?

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    stop the roof in mid cycle
    so when the back cover is open
    but the roof is still up
    that way you can clean it
    you also have to clean around the edge of the roof compartment
    there are drain holes near the rear windows
    mine were almost clogged with tree debris

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    Active Member Two Rings S5droptop's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by theplyamm View Post
    How did you access it?

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Audizine mobile app
    As mentioned, stop it mid cycle. I used the Carista app to enable remote top operation, which makes it very easy to stand at the back of the car and pick the perfect time to stop it for specific areas you want to access and clean.

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    Established Member Two Rings theplyamm's Avatar
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    What is carista app?

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    Active Member Two Rings S5droptop's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by theplyamm View Post
    What is carista app?

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    http://www.caristaapp.com

    It is kind of like a Vag-com lite. It allows you to make some customizations, will display error codes, allows resetting service intervals, releases e-brake for brake pad changes amongst other things. Worth the $40 IMO

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    Established Member Two Rings theplyamm's Avatar
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    Just ordered it lol.

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