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Convertible Lever Broken - 99-C2 convertible


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I installed a SmartTop last weekend. As Murphys Law wants it, and after playing with the top for I few days, I recognized tonight that there is a lever broken.

Enclosed photos are of the cover on the left of the car.

Any suggestions about part nombers and how to replace the part are very welcome.

Thanks

Eduard

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I installed a SmartTop last weekend. As Murphys Law wants it, and after playing with the top for I few days, I recognized tonight that there is a lever broken.

Enclosed photos are of the cover on the left of the car.

Any suggestions about part nombers and how to replace the part are very welcome.

Thanks

Eduard

Here are 2 more pictures.

I am trying to figure out if the part is easy to exchange (moderate mechanical skills) or how much of a bill from Porsche I can expect.

I have seen Loren's post for a '03 Cab - but the mechanism seems to be a little different

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?a...ost&id=3186

996-03

Thanks in advance

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AH! yes, go to the dealer with the picture, I have replaced the same part before. It should run about $150. You will need the tox bits and allen keys to do this job, but it is not hard.

Once you get hte part, you will find out that you can replace a smaller piece, but Porsche sells you the whole linkage. I recommend:

1. Remove the existing bracket

2. Take appart the bracket for only the broken piece

3. Remove the same piece for the new assembly

4. put the new piece into the old bracket

5. Reassembled into the car.

Should be about an hour worth of wrenching, will be simple once you get into it. The plastic covers just snaps out. Hope it works

Izzy

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AH! yes, go to the dealer with the picture, I have replaced the same part before. It should run about $150. You will need the tox bits and allen keys to do this job, but it is not hard.

Once you get hte part, you will find out that you can replace a smaller piece, but Porsche sells you the whole linkage. I recommend:

1. Remove the existing bracket

2. Take appart the bracket for only the broken piece

3. Remove the same piece for the new assembly

4. put the new piece into the old bracket

5. Reassembled into the car.

Should be about an hour worth of wrenching, will be simple once you get into it. The plastic covers just snaps out. Hope it works

Izzy

Izzy,

thanks for the response - put the new part in (its all black now with a piece of plastic covering one of the levers - instead of silver).

All back in working order.

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