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Friends,

I'm having an issue with my audi a5 2010 convertible. Error message: "soft top storage box not lowered, remove obstacles".
I check the trunk and the variable storage bar is already lowered down. I suspect it is a cable that may have slipped its position yet i spent hours inspecting it after undressing the whole trunk but could not pinpoint the trigger of the problem. When i use the soft top switch I can hear the motor trying to pull but sounds like it retracts empty, so im deducing loss of cord tension. I tried to look for the tension cord but could not locate it. If i try to retract the horizontal bar in my hand upwards, it does not lock up, it snaps back down as i remove my hand. I attached a picture as well of the faulty part marked in red arrows.
I appreciate if anyone can help share a possible fix.
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Hayjay
My problem was the two sensors either side of the boot space. Essentially the are magnets and if the storage box doesnt sit on them properly, it gives you the message you get. My sensors had corroded and didn't work anymore. Try putting some metal on top of the sensors, to complete the circuit and see if that works.
Darren
 
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