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What is this switch?

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Hello all,

My dad just bought a 2004 Boxster S and loves the car, but we can't figure out what this switch is:


Any ideas? It looks like a window shade switch like we had in our 7 series BMW, but obviously that won't work in a convertible. The local dealer has no idea and I can't find anything on the net at sites like http://www.986faq.com/.



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It is usually soldered to a garage door opener. Since the previous owner sold the care they may have kept their opener. The three switches snap into the surrounding vertical plastic plate. Take something (like a plastic upholstery tool) and snap the three switches out together and see if it is connected to a garage door opener. In any case you will need to solder yours to the switch. Provided of course that is what you want to do.

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Looks like they added the Spoiler Switch Hack also. I wish my Boxster came pre-hacked! ;)

(The Spoiler Switch Hack includes added spoiler the button to dash insted of just having it in the footwell on the driver side.)

It is not a spoiler switch as I know it because one of the cool things about the hack is that there is a small red light that blinks when it is going up or down and stays on while the spoiler is up. Also, that is not the logo on the switch. If it is really a garage door switch I would like to know. Thanks, Ed

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As others have alluded to, that’s the factory switch for the targa. Because the symbol looks like a garage door (open/closed), it’s often used to “hack” a garage door opener controller button. It keeps a factory look.

It looks like the previous owner also installed the rear spoiler switch from a Carrara. Check if it manually raises the spoiler. The lights indicating the raising and lowering of the spoiler are also a cool non factory mod.

Edited by aron in toronto
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