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Andymuir

Raise or lower soft top with key remote

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Hi all

Year 2000 996 Carrera 4 cabriolet

The remote locking is working really well since I did the mod on the antena. However the remote operation of the hood mostly does nothing and when it does start to open or close it only moves for a second or 2. Then I have to get into the car, ignition on and use the dash switch which always works OK.

Is the reciever for the remote hood operation the same as for the locking? If so where else should I look for the fault?

Thanks for your help.

Andy

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The receiver is the same but OEM the 996 does not have the ability to raise and lower the top with the remote key fob. This true for the use spec cars, a DOT constraint. With European cars I think this capability was standard. There is a "RemoteTop" aftermarket product that gives US spec cars this option. I have/ had it and loved it. Unfortunately mine quit working after a year or so and the manufacturer did not warranty it for what they said was a known defect . I admit is was "out of warranty" for the product, but the manufacturer acknowledged the problem and said they had redesigned the product to eliminate the failure but would not replace mine. They did offer 25%off a new module. Still may do that sometime as I loved the capability of opening and closing the top with the remote, but really felt they should have replaced the unit given the acknowledged the design defect.

I just noticed that you are from Ireland so your car should have the capability. With the use mods once the process strat you don't have to hold the remote button.

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