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Hi Folks, I have a 2000 Porsche Boxster S. I have a question. I am stuck with my top down, and the Emergency Brake Switch just went caput on me. It is supposed to rain here before I will be able to get one ordered up and shipped to me. Nobody local carries it. If I remove the switch and the wires, and temporarily connect them together, will I be able to operate the convertible top? I am 99% sure that it is the parking brake switch, as the light on the dash no longer works, and my top is not working. Everything else is in good shape from what I can see. I have read all about the hacks on here, and that's not really something I want to dive into, and the parking brake switch is pretty darned cheap, I just can't get one and rain is forecast. Can anyone help me in this situation? I imagine it to be just like any other switch, it breaks the current between two wires, and when the e-brake is in the down position, the top will not open because the circuit is broken (open), so, when the brake is pulled the plunger goes up and connects the wires, right? So, connecting the two together, should allow me to open and close the top! IS MY THINKING CORRECT?? Thanks in advance folks Brian for almost always sunny southern california, but, soon to be raining on my car california at the moment.
Job has been more than this 'amateur' had bargained for. Just completed rear rotors and pads on my 03 Cayenne S. First wheel, difficult for all sorts of reasons, second wheel a breeze. HOWEVER, the first wheel (right rear) has a horrible noise coming from it as I drive... I thought it was the parking brakes engaged too much. I readjusted the parking brake to virtually open, and the sound is still there. So then I thought maybe the metal cover behind the rotor was rubbing - I checked it out and doesn't appear to be an issue. So, when I pulled the old rotor off, the parking brakes were tight. I hadn't loosened them enough and essentially then just muscled it off. I then 'clicked' them completely loose, and putting the new rotor on was a breeze. I also checked everything out - the three spring clips that hold them were all in tact and it didn't appear I caused any problems. However, could this have done something? Anyway, I am about to just give up and take it in to really pay for my errors... unless anyone has any ideas? Amateur Ken.