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99 c2 cab, cluster info display out!

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I promise, I looked for 2 hours here! Is the boxster info the same for the 996? Do individual bulbs light up the lcd displays and can they be replaced similarly? :renntech:

Thanks so much. I am also starting the battle with the convertible top which is stuck down and does nothing, great first week with the new ride!

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For the pre-my2001 they are the same - replace the bulb(s).

Did you check the fuses for the convertible top?


Thanks for the quick reply, you have amazing patients.

Yes i checked all of the fuses. I bought it from an auction with the hardtop on it. I removed the hardtop and was able to manually raise the top. At the point when pressing the switch, the forward latch closed. When i lowered the top and pressed the switch the latch opened. I can hear the motor trying to work, so i am guessing i am out of hydrolic fluid for starters. The decklid is not responding to anything nor are the rear windows. The side flaps however do function as they should. The battery was completely dead for god knows how long, not sure if that would affect anything. Thanks for your help.


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If you're able to raise and lower the convertible top by hand, the hydraulics are most likely not pressurized. Think of it as trying to pump a hydraulic jack, but without the release screw tightened.

If you remove the panel behind the back seat, you'll see two hex bolts. There should be on in the center surrounded by a black plastic cone and one off to the passenger side.

The one to the passenger side is the pressure release for the hydraulics that move the top up and down. Make sure this one is tightened all the way. The top won't operate without it tight.

The one in the center is the potentiometer for the deck lid. The position of this bolt tells the computer what position the deck lid is in. If it is tightened all the way down, the deck lid won't move. Tighten it down and then unscrew it to the halfway point. That should give it plenty of slack to move.

Now, even if you get everything moving by replacing fuses and ajusting those bolts, you still need to hook it up to a Durametric or PST-2 to calibrate the top. The computer will run each component through it's range of motion and reset itself, so that everything works together correctly.

If you don't get any movement, you're going to have to hook it up to a PST-2 or Durametric anyway to read your codes to further track down the cause.

The parts for the cab top can be very expensive, but Oklahoma Foreign has most of them available salvage for about 1/4 of the price.

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