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Everything posted by ievsdoma
Ha, it appeared the position was incorrect indeed. The mechanic removed the plastic stopper for some reason and the window was travelling too far. I have noticed the door makes clanking noise when you close it with the window fully retracted. The car is supposed to raise it a bit to prevent the wobbling, which caused the sound, but it was not enough. They've put the stopper back and the window is there like it was before. That hasn't helped with the one touch though.
Actually, the switch was my first guess, because I know the water got inside it during all those months it took them to fix the leak. The mechanic shot it down, but I think I should be more critical of what they say. On the other hand, the switch is designed to get wet, but there must be a limit to how much it can sustain. Also, it's not entirely dead and regular operations function. I would expect it not not work at all in case of damage. But who knows which kind of failure handling logic it has. But it still makes more sense than the motor suddenly having computer problems. Also, it would be cheaper to fix.
Pin corrosion - do you mean water inside the connector? My first guess was that it is exactly what happened. I think the connector inside the door would not be as well isolated you the kind you have on your car. Could you please elaborate why you think it is unlikely?
Looks like it's different in 2nd gen cars: No connector here, the cable goes inside the door. So it's not possible to check for water damage without removing the panel.
Thanks, I will check next time I'me near the car.
The wiring looks fine on the outside and checking the connector inside will require removing the door panel. But this sounds promising. The water did go inside the door near the hinge. If the door computer has trouble communicating with the outside world it would have trouble controlling the passenger side window, like it is.
Thanks, that's not a problem. Indeed, 1 cm is something like I have now. I assume one touch works in your car, so that is not the cause of my trouble. I don't have a better idea though.
HI wizard, Thanks for the response. Half inch is about 13 mm (inch is 2.54 cm). The glass is barely visible through the weatherstrip. So it's much more than 1 mm you wrote about. The passenger side glass is a bit above the weatherstrip, but it may have been adjusted before. Driver side glass was just like that before they started the "repairs". So this works toward my theory.
Hello, This issue needs a little bit of context, sorry for the lots of text. I had a leak on the driver's side of my RHD 2005 Boxster 2.7 Manual. I brought the car to a mechanic, who raised the window with adjustment screws, and leak was gone for a month. I brought the car again, the mechanic raised the window even more, but that worked only for a week. I brought the car the third time, insisting that something needs to be replaced, and they replaced a rubber gasket. This helped with the leak, but now one touch window operation does not work on the driver side and windows are positioned differently. So the symptoms are: 1. No driver side window one touch operation while door convenience feature works fine 2. No passenger window one touch operation with the buttons on the driver's door, but works fine when operated from the passenger door 3. Driver side window goes all the way inside the door and stops about half inch lower than the top edge of the door, while the passenger side window stops just above the edge Here are the photos: Passenger side: Driver side: It's hard to see the edge of the window inside the door and even harder to take a good photo of it. Unfortunately, I did not have the car since new, so I do not know how it is supposed to be with a new gasket. I tried resetting the windows the same way I did after a battery was replaced, and that did not help. I went to the mechanic once more. They said the driver side window is this low because they lowered it to compensate for the new gasket. I expected something like that, but I thought the adjustment would be just few millimetres rather than half inch. Then they hooked up a KTM and discovered window module errors. After the errors had been cleared, one touch operation worked up, but not down. After few times that stopped working again and the errors were back. The mechanic told me it's something with the computer module on the motor and it cannot remember the positions. So entire motor assembly must be replaced. Also, water got inside the door through the place, where the side mirror is mounted. The mechanic assured me the water cannot harm the motor. I have reasons to doubt that, because it's hard to believe that a computer stops working just a little bit. I presume it's made on a single chip, so when memory on a chip goes bust, then everything wouldn't work. The most plausible explanation I can come up with is that the window mechanism is too low now, and the lowest position is beyond the computer memory range. That's why it has trouble remembering it. Could please someone tell me where was the lowest window position on a new car? Is it above or below the door? Do you have a better explanation for the issue than me?
Apparently, the whole edge of the top is a single part: http://www.design911.co.uk/fu/prod129445/Porsche-Boxster-Convertible-Top-Front-Gasket-U-Shape-98756132702/ I doubt it's repairable. Quite pricey, but not that hard to replace: Link to copyrighted materials - removed My only problem may be to properly adjust it.
Yes, I have checked the drains and they are fine. Anyway, there are no reasons to doubt the water comes though that specific corner as I have personally seen that.
Ah, sorry. I always thought model info is impossible to forget about and here I am. It's 2005 Boxster 987.1. 2.7 manual.
Hello Everyone, Edit: the car is 2005 Boxster, 2.7 manual. Recently I noticed that the driver side carpet (right where I live) is wet after a rain. After eliminating several possible explanations I learned, that the water leaks from the point where soft top, windscreen and side window come together. I have made few photos from the both sides to check for the differences. I have noticed, that the rubber tooth-like seal on the roof, which goes into the cavity of the same shape on the windscreen, is bent on the side, where leak is: Also, soft rubber seal on the windscreen on the side with the leak is a bit deformed: But I suspect, that the real cause is that the flocked rubber seal, which the side window goes into, came apart from the roof frame (I marked it on the photo because it is extremely hard to take a good picture of): On the passenger side, where there's no leak, the same seal is completely flush with the frame. Could you please suggest a way to fix the problem or a better explanation? Thanks in advance.