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Just to add note, the top stopped working several weeks after installing the new Battery, it is possible I have a small electrical vampire in the system or more likely this issue is more mechanically related than electrical, Any additional advise is greatly appreciated.
Just an update, I noticed that my battery was dated from 2014 so I thought it may be a good idea to replace (for good measure) and maybe resolve the opening of the top issue. IT DID! (for now) I'm hopeful that this was the fix, but not sure if this was indeed the root cause or if there is something failing downstream inside the clamshell... Any comments greatly appreciated.
Hi Patrick How did you isolate that is was indeed the motor and what parts you needed (Clamshell motor?, etc) Part numbers you are using? Can you take some pics etc, I would assume you and I are not the only ones with cabrio top issues. Thanks so much for your assistance!
Hello all, recently having issue with the convertible top not opening... 2001 Porsche C2 Cabriolet. The windows roll somewhat the roof hatch unhooks after that roof light flashes The side wings nor the clamshell actuate or go up. Any assistance would be appreciated. I did read something about drain holes getting clogged in the boot or engine compartment. Thank you all in advance.
So I finally thing I have the answer to this issue. there is a brake "switch" that is a known issue with this part that goes bad on these years 996's Its a $15.00 part but need to open up front and center console to get access to parking handbrake to replace this part. Any DIY on how to properly remove center console to get at the switch?
Hi Loren, Thanks for the suggestion... - Cable to the rear wing for those lights - best inspect it for corrosion or damage. >>>Do you have the schematic or diagram not sure where to look and what areas would be susceptible or in question? - has the wing been changed out or is the factory stock wing >>>>The wing has not been changed out and IS indeed the factory wing. A note that I did replace, successfully, one of the plastic pistons a year or so ago (no runs, no hits and no errors at that time), but the issues now discussed above seemed to be recent (discovery)
Hello, hoping someone can help me out.... 2001 996 2 cab. There are TWO rear "third" brake lights one set in body and one set in wing. The one set in body is completely dark and not responding when applying the brakes. The one set in wing works and responds. I tested the one set in body in the wing spot and works and tested the known good wing light into the body and went dark and did not respond Also for good measure I replaced all FOURTEEN bulbs since I was already knee deep in this. So I ruled out issue with light fixture. It looks like the issue is the actually at electrical connection/connector. Anyone had this issue and could lead me to a solution? I have not tested the cruse control as of yet nor checked the fuses, however, the rest of the brake lights work normally. I might want to add that I've had the rear wing red "light" staying on on the dashboard and not going off and I believe the rear wing is not actuating properly as well, not sure if there is relation here. Thank you in advance for your input.
srfrdrew replied to Julian T's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I replaced mine several years ago, happy with the product http://www.robbinsautotopco.com/index.php
Hello all, just concluding this topic.. back in 2014. Sorry for delay... I was able to resolve this issue after looking at the sensors. You need to make sure after servicing the the spoiler gear assembly, when putting the sensors back into the assembly, you will need to make sure you hear the confirmation "click" that the sensors are set back into assembly correctly. When I first put them back in, I did not hear this "click" and the spoiler malfunction mentioned is the result.
So just an update, sorry for the delay on response.... (hey dgjks6, nice to hear from you hope all is well!) It just so happens a day or so after my last post, the top is now retracting and closing normally. My only thought is that after washing, there may have been some water infiltration into the rear engine/top housing/assembly affecting the the electrical/operation of the top. At this time, we are back in business but a bit perplexed. Regards
FYI also wanted to add that this issue happened a day or so after washing the vehicle. Not sure if water had any affect but wanted to relay this as a coincidence?
Hello... To follow up on your follow up kbransma - Q:Does the light on the dash come on when the emergency brake is set? A: YES, it flashes roadrunner68 - Q:Its probabbly a snapped cable, happened twice on my Boxster. A: Hmmm, did you have the exact symptoms? Where do I check the cable? jjb7 Q: check all the microswitches. Most likely the left or right flaps. there is a lid "locked" microswitch. A: I have heard about the microswitch issue.. Where do I find them and what am I looking for? I would obviously like to fix on my own, not sure what parts and work is entailed compared to just getting if fix by dealership
Hello all, Hoping to find some help on this issue. I've done a bit of research on the subject and so far no resolution. My 2001 996 Cabriolet top is not retracting into a open position. I guess if its stuck, better in the closed position for now :thumbup: I have tried the recommended "easy" fixes to see if I can resolve and none worked. Tried resetting hand brake, open and closed rear deck lid .... no success. When trying to operated the roof switch, I hear a couple of clicks in the back engine bay area and the red light for the top on the dashboard blinks... Any suggestions?