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No problem Roy. If you put the top into the service position, about halfway between up and down and reach your hand up between the liner and the roof and feel up and down on both sides you should feel it. Yes, it goes from driver to passenger side, and kind of pulls the top together and into the groove. On mine I couldn't find it on one side, then found it on the other. It's an elastic strap that is stitched to a tab on the edge of the roof. On mine, the stitching had come undone on one tab and the strap just kind of fell down into the liner. I just fished around till I found it, then sewed the tab back on with a needle and thread. The strap is #7 in this diagram http://www.autoatlanta.com/porsche-parts/hardparts.php?dir=996-99-05§ion=811-10
I just sent a "sticky note", with the photo attached. Try that
Thanks Steve, I'll continue the hunt.
Thanks Steve. Was your AC blowing cold? Mine seems to be experiencing similar symptoms, but I had discounted gas as my AC blows very cold.
It's right about where the rear quarter window meets the side window. "If" this link works, it shows what it looks like when the strap is disconnected. The strap is basically right where the roof is off the rails. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/0sCo0f1h0XUkXB0ErhLxCBLL1xtJMjk55iLsa023cd15M-glLfPYOiUZvYLobih_Kcu6sIR4HfVG_LWRKZzjo1w1XmEaat_2z0dPKh30pM7tzai4OtYzyEiRiDqncAT8XC9ySDVT79Q6woBKi8g7jCpbxJJ6YoCdFBSUJxYpLTH3Wer02IpvAFM5paGHRgDbHmPKOFUNDVs4WwjVdxPc2pzlecmJtbJijIWgTzXUWA_Z-t6LgoszAKbEZ3U5mBnXwaEGJ4_ZxI2ZqRwTHLhldmSplJTbt5E100L63cNz0s5Wdfev_I4Qa2orBoFOsdThGZGuGpC9N69tw4DT708TrMsuG9FE3jKBTxSxYoWxF_U89ww1ulSnQhv1z4HKORaEImrlWMnr5-w94cO7TJC_N-SfAZ69YETRDukkwKUV82P4sTnSpvkbopuqsxoJzGPNhnGJDI2vUy5Zn1U6GTHNuhRrjlyOejQl4UBf6F6k9Ih2bZUDlwtAagaWxlswGS8iani2QnGXKDuAFUAfkle64uRQCx4kOeQnPx7Jxb2E2WLJtGLPtaT5jrxWg554U5AfNPJ_gZKQjchlz7_dUMhlb6Zk2p4KExoDAMD7bqN_=w1223-h917-no
Condenser was leaking and that was the source of low gas?
Put the roof in the service position (about halfway between up and down) and reach in between the liner and the roof. There should be a strap running from driver to passenger side. Mine had similar issues to what you are describing and this strap had pulled off. I simply took a needle and nylon thread and sewed it back on...solved.
My apologies John!
Jeff, this can only be done with the factory Porsche PIWIS system correct?
JTT replied to BoxerfanTO's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)BoxerfanTO, there is an outfit in Calgary that is apparently authorized by Hartech out of the UK (kind of the FSI of the UK, very good rep). I've no experience with them but at least no border or exchange issues. http://alpineautowerks.com
JTT replied to ilikebigbumpers's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Check the tensioning cable. https://rennlist.com/forums/996-forum/574384-solved-convertible-top-not-folding-closed-quite-right-pics.html
JTT replied to JTT's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Just as a follow up to this post, here are a couple of pics. First is new mount installed. You can see compared to the pic in earlier post there is a considerable difference in the clearance from the chassis to the carrier. The second shows the old and new sitting side by side on the bench. Hope this helps others.
JTT replied to robert1234's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Hey Roy, Yes, in fact I used the NAPA one (even cheaper than the Audi one). Working great, but I think I'll buy an Audi one to keep in glove box just in case. The first time changing this is a bit of a PIA as there are tiny grub screws used to secure the switch in place, but very little room to manoeuvre a screwdriver. I replaced those grub screws with M4 cap head screws that I ground the tip to a point (like the grub screws, to bite into the plastic when snugged). As there is very little torque on these, I can now tighten and loosen with my fingers, making the job super easy and quick.
JTT replied to robert1234's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Another thing that seems to cause random electrical glitches is the ignition switch (not the mechanical part, but the electrical part). I know my car would start intermittently last spring, and occasionally start them shut right back off. After much worrying about expensive controller damage I took a chance and replaced this switch (>$20 at NAPA) and all issues solved.