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Latest Convertible Top Problem

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Hey there,

Okay, this just started the other day - the convertible top starts the cycle, everything looks and sounds fine, the clamshell opens without hesitation - it unhooks and goes through the motion without any hiccups - until the top is i the vertical position - then it just stops abruptly.

I put it back down and try again - it does the same thing - the only way it will finish the cycle is if I leave it for a couple of minutes in the half down position, then finish the cycle - it works like it should - not shaky or strange movements at all, it's just like it was interrupted halfway and now it is ready to continue (like a "don't rush me, I just needed a breather!")

Any advice without taking it back for a couple hundred dollar diagnostic....

Please and thanks - As Always!

P.S. Hope everyone is having a great summer with their Porsche toys!

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Thanks for the advice - that was actually the first thing I checked, as I figured that might be the weak link too.

The connection is fine though - and then after thinking some more, I thought it probably wasn't the weak link as it stops in the same position every time - well, at least it is consistent!


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You will need the PIWIS tester to be sure, most possible faults are: front top central locking mechanism ( with the hook ) and rear side flaps micro switches.

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Just in case you have not resolved this issue... My 1999 C2 did a similar thing and it turned out to be a lack of lubrication on the lift mechanism (sides, not the motor). After lubricating it worked perfectly.

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