How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask mike_a_mechanic Your Own Question

mike_a_mechanic
mike_a_mechanic, Mechanic
Category: Audi
Satisfied Customers: 5469
Experience:  17 years experience as a auto mechanic, foreign and domestic.5 years running my own repair business.
19374685
Type Your Audi Question Here...
mike_a_mechanic is online now

HI - HOW DO I RESET ELECTRIC ROOF ON 1996 AUDI A4 CABRIOLE

Customer Question

HI - HOW DO I RESET ELECTRIC ROOF ON 1996 AUDI A4 CABRIOLET?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  mike_a_mechanic replied 3 years ago.


Hello, welcome to Just Answer/Pearl. My name is Mike, I will
do my very best to assist you with your question today.

With the ignition off.

Remove the osf dash end cap where the fuse box is and there at the side of the fuse box is the release tool.

On the front cross member above the interior mirror there is a square plastic blank

flick the blank out and insert the tool until the cog engages the motor and turn the red part of the tool handle to engage the tool into the motor

turn the tool anti clockwise to release the top locks and the roof will pop up.

Remove the tool and get a second person to lift the roof slowly from the opposite side of the vehicle until front section of the roof is pointing upwards and at the same time lift the rear part of the roof up.

Second person hold the roof in this position and pop the rear seat center section out.

The tool is needed again and it locates inside the ski hatch facing upwards

push the tool upwards again until you locate the motor and repeat the process for the front lock

the roof box will pop up and you need to lift the lid upright and slowly allow the roof to collapse into the storage box.

Close the lid and lock the motor with the tool then unlock the motor

lift the lid and lift the roof slowly until the front section is pointing at the sky and then shut the lid down and lock the motor.

Allow the front section to drop into the front locks and lock the motor

the roof has been opened and closed so the lock micro switches should have reset.


Turn the engine on and open the roof fully then close it fully and that's should do it

if the operation is still faulty then there is a fault and a scan tool will be needed.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
thanks, but are you sire this is for an 'n' reg? there is no cog in the ski holder for any tool to engage, thanks
Expert:  mike_a_mechanic replied 3 years ago.
Ok if your model is not equipped with this feature the only way to reset this is to have the use of a dealer scan tool,this is how the system would be checked for faults and reset.

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil
< Previous | Next >
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil
  • Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. Charles
  • As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
    Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!
    Sue
  • Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff. Jim
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Matt

    Matt

    Mechanical Engineer

    Satisfied Customers:

    182
    BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/35/350matt/2012-6-7_182356_matsavatr.64x64.jpg Matt's Avatar

    Matt

    Mechanical Engineer

    Satisfied Customers:

    182
    BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/audidoc/2008-12-23_175252_headshot.jpg AudiDoc's Avatar

    AudiDoc

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1583
    Independent European garage owner. Over 20 years experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MI/mikeamechanic/2013-4-2_175558_photo.64x64.JPG mike_a_mechanic's Avatar

    mike_a_mechanic

    Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    70
    17 years experience as a auto mechanic, foreign and domestic.5 years running my own repair business.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FO/fordtwo/2014-12-19_163422_arrepair.64x64.jpg Robert's Avatar

    Robert

    UK Qualified Car Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    36
    Fully qualified 19+yrs exp/self employed technician in the UK
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/IN/indytech/2013-8-8_102717_SantoDomingo146598x6402.64x64.jpg Greg's Avatar

    Greg

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1080
    Automotive diagnostic tech
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TE/techmachine/0601821347169_717372168_8940977_39623330_o.64x64.jpg Ross's Avatar

    Ross

    Diagnostic and repair technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    453
    Licensed diagnostic and repair technician