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New owner of a 2002 Boxster S. I can't get the roof to open, when I pull the lever the windows lower as normal, but pressing the lower/close switch does nothing, no noise or anything. I don't know if this is a contributing factor, but roof worked prior to the replacing of the battery.

Thank you for any help,

Josh

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This might be too simple, but are you pulling up the hand brake? Even just one or two clicks is usually enough. You may also have a bad switch on the brake. I'm pretty sure there's an article on this site about checking and replacing the switch.

-Michael

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Yeah, did try that. Will see if I can find the article on the hand brake switch. Thanks for the lead Michael.

-Josh

This might be too simple, but are you pulling up the hand brake? Even just one or two clicks is usually enough. You may also have a bad switch on the brake. I'm pretty sure there's an article on this site about checking and replacing the switch.

-Michael

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Yeah, did try that. Will see if I can find the article on the hand brake switch. Thanks for the lead Michael.

-Josh

Josh:

It's not clear from your post whether the parking brake light on the dashboard lights up when you pull up on the handbrake.

Without that light on, the top will not get power.

If the light is on and you still get no power, there are a number of other possible causes. Post here if the light does go on but still no reaction from pressing the button.

Regards, Maurice.

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Thanks Maurice, parking brake light does not go on. Did some searching and found the procedure for replacement http://www.bombaydigital.com/boxster/projects/parking_brake_switch/ I did see one post referencing that the switch can be accessed without removing the console however I don't know if that is correct or not.

Thank you again for the help,

Josh

Yeah, did try that. Will see if I can find the article on the hand brake switch. Thanks for the lead Michael.

-Josh

Josh:

It's not clear from your post whether the parking brake light on the dashboard lights up when you pull up on the handbrake.

Without that light on, the top will not get power.

If the light is on and you still get no power, there are a number of other possible causes. Post here if the light does go on but still no reaction from pressing the button.

Regards, Maurice.

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Thanks Maurice, parking brake light does not go on. Did some searching and found the procedure for replacement http://www.bombaydig...g_brake_switch/ I did see one post referencing that the switch can be accessed without removing the console however I don't know if that is correct or not.

Thank you again for the help,

Josh

Josh:

You may want to just clean the parking brake light microswitch, as that can be accomplished without removing the entire console. You can pull off the ashtray or the one little panel at the rear of the driver's side of the console and you will be able to see the microswitch.

Then, just blast it with compressed air or electrical contact cleaner (from Radio Shack). That will usually revive most of these switches as often it is only dust and dirt that affects their operation.

Regards, Maurice.

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