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Bowen

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Hi there.
I have a query hopefully someone can help with !
We have a 2011 California and yesterday I noticed the flashing symbol bottom right on the control panel which advises the roof hydraulic protection system had been activated.
The outside temperature was 18-19 degrees C and the van had been in direct sunlight for some time.
Does anyone know at what temp it is activated ? and does this seem normal ?
Many thanks for any advice.
David
 
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Hi there.
I have a query hopefully someone can help with !
We have a 2011 California and yesterday I noticed the flashing symbol bottom right on the control panel which advises the roof hydraulic protection system had been activated.
The outside temperature was 18-19 degrees C and the van had been in direct sunlight for some time.
Does anyone know at what temp it is activated ? and does this seem normal ?
Many thanks for any advice.
David
Photo of the flashing symbol? Never come across this one before!
 
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Bowen

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It is the same symbol you get when the roof is open but blinking.
 
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Hi there.
I have a query hopefully someone can help with !
We have a 2011 California and yesterday I noticed the flashing symbol bottom right on the control panel which advises the roof hydraulic protection system had been activated.
The outside temperature was 18-19 degrees C and the van had been in direct sunlight for some time.
Does anyone know at what temp it is activated ? and does this seem normal ?
Many thanks for any advice.
David
I think this happened to me and forum advice was to turn off the control panel and turn it back on again. That cleared it.
Not a reset, just off and on. Basically IT Crowd style!!
 
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Bowen

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Hi there -yes an update.
The flashing roof open symbol disappeared for two weeks only to appear again yesterday with code 1000.
Then last night it disappeared again spontaneously. There must be some fault and am thinking about converting to manual like Smalls74 did.No doubt for VW to find the fault and replace wiring loom and sensors with be the other side of£1000.
Am thinking the manual conversion though about three times the price may workout in the long term more reliable.
 
WelshGas

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Hi there -yes an update.
The flashing roof open symbol disappeared for two weeks only to appear again yesterday with code 1000.
Then last night it disappeared again spontaneously. There must be some fault and am thinking about converting to manual like Smalls74 did.No doubt for VW to find the fault and replace wiring loom and sensors with be the other side of£1000.
Am thinking the manual conversion though about three times the price may workout in the long term more reliable.
How long have you had your van?
 
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Bowen

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We have had it for 9.5 years -its a 2011 van.
We have had the roof corrosion issue treated by VW in 2017.
 
WelshGas

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So, 11 yrs old. Replacing sensors and loom by VW £1500, or just sensors £300, for another 11 yrs probably. With a 22 Yr old van before it goes again.
Or £3000 for a manual roof.
After 22 yrs I think there could be a few more things that have gone wrong or require a repair.
 
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Bowen

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Good point.
However we may be moving to a hot location at some time in the future where there is no VW van agent so any camping related issues would require sending the van on a ferry to the nearest agent -in Sicily so am keen to keep the van as reliable as possible!
 
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