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Moving the Convertible Top to the Service Position

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Many thanks for the DIY to gain access to the engine bay. I know its a simple thing for you veteran Boxster owners, but this kind of basic assistance gives a newbie owner like me the confidence to become more involved with maintenance and repair of my car. The hard work of people like you who post very comprehensive DIYs (with terrific pics, by the way!) really help folks like me to get a more complete level of enjoyment of Boxster ownership. Thanks to you I changed my air filter without a hitch and saved a bundle of money. Now I am ready to learn how to take on more significant maintenance and repair jobs in the future. Thanks again!


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This is an extremely easy DIY. I'd rate it a 1/10.

DISCLAIMER: If you screw up your car doing this or hurt yourself, it's your fault, not mine. DO NOT do this if you have a plastic window and it's below 50 degrees outside. You could split the plastic.

Please take heed to Roger's advice about not doing this when it's below 50 degrees. I bought my 2002 Boxster in early April , snap, went the plastic window. It was a little faded and was on my list of things to replace, I just wasn't planning on replacing it immediately. With the cost of just replacing the window verses the entire top, I opted for the top replacement. All told with cost of the top plus replacement, count on around $1,000. :o

I did a lot of research and was planning on doing the install my self but saw too many posts on this site and others that it is rather difficult. I opted to have it done and was glad I did. I isn't that difficult as far as mechanical, howerver it is an art and you need to do several to to get "it". I would compare it to buying the material for a suit and then making the suit on a sewing machine in your home.... but would you wear it in public?

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