Jump to content

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

windows not working, interior light not working, button illuminations

Recommended Posts

Today, I took off the horseshoe panel and the two side panels to install a GPS unit.

To remove one of the side panels, I pried it open and then disconnected the convertible top switch, the door lock/unlock switch and the mirror heater switch. I am quite certain I connected everything back correctly. But now, those switches don't illuminate. The convertible top switch still operates. But when it does, the windows don't drop at all. The mirror heater switch don't seem to work (the indicator doesn't come on). The door lock/unlock switch doesn't work (doors don't lock/unlock, no indicator).

In addition, the window switches, on the centre console near the hand brake, no longer work. I can't wind down the windows at all.

The windows still drop that little bit when I open the door.

There must be one common problem that's causing all this.

Anyone come across anything like this before?

Edited by Jinster
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Problem solved!

I found a few other posts on the forum. People have had the exact same problem after pulling out those switches to install a GPS. For some reason, the 3rd fuse from the left on the 3rd row blows. I checked mine last night and thought all fuses were okay, but this morning, under better lighting conditions, I found that fuse blown. I replaced it, and everything is ok now.

Thanks for your help, nonetheless.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.