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Spoiler is stuck on up position


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Hello ,

I have a 2001 carrera and the rear spolier is stuck in the up position. I boosted a dead battery and shortly after i notice the wing came up on its own while it was in park.Something must of happened during the boost. Has anyone ever experience this? I thought after i took it for a ride it would go down, no such luck. So i have no idea how to start to diagnose this problem or where to look. Nearest porshe dealership is about 500 miles from me... Can anyone give me some pointers? I also changed the battery.the battery was completely dead and wouldnt even boost later that day. Any help please?

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Check fuse D7 - should be 15A. Check it with an ohm meter (out of the circuit).

Also, there are 2 spoiler relays - one for extending and one for retracting. Positions 3 and 9 receptively - on the relay panel next to the DME behind the rear seats.

Try swapping them and seeing it the problem reverses.

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Thanks for your help everybody , I lowered it down using the switch on the fuse panel which I had no idea it was there at all .. I don't know anyone with Porsche, that was really helpful . I am so pleased with this website and forum and the members . Everyone is great!

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  • 7 years later...

This worked twice for me over the years.

Check D7 fuse and replace if bad (mine have been ok but this is a good place to start. Do an electrical system reset: Disconnect the battery negative terminal for 5 seconds or so and then reconnect it.

Then try the rear-deck/spoiler raise/lower switch  on the front of the fuse box (driver’s foot well area, press lower downside of switch in this case to manually lower the spoiler). Spoiler should lower normally and be ready for normal  speed determined operation. Good luck!

 

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