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Just test drove a 997 Cab. We could not get the top to go down with the key in the drivers door as all previous 996's. Does anyone know if this nice feature has been deleted from the 997 or has to be programmed? Dealer not sure.

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Are you serious? The dealer is not sure? While nothing surpirises me anymore with the dealers, I still find this one hard to believe that the dealer said they are not sure.

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Just test drove a 997 Cab.  We could not get the top to go down with the key in the drivers door as all previous 996's.  Does anyone know if this nice feature has been deleted from the 997 or has to be programmed?  Dealer not sure.

I've got a 997S cab on order (April build) and while I'm waiting I downloaded the manual and noted that there was no reference to being able to open the top with the door key as in the 996. Maybe it's been eliminated because now the rear windows also get raised when the top is lowered and Porsche is concerned about people getting their fingers mashed. Would be interesting to know if the ROW cars are the same. On the 996, the European cabs had a button on the key fob to allow remote opening of the top but the US cars did not, again because of liability concerns.

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Just test drove a 997 Cab.  We could not get the top to go down with the key in the drivers door as all previous 996's.  Does anyone know if this nice feature has been deleted from the 997 or has to be programmed?  Dealer not sure.

I've got a 997S cab on order (April build) and while I'm waiting I downloaded the manual and noted that there was no reference to being able to open the top with the door key as in the 996. Maybe it's been eliminated because now the rear windows also get raised when the top is lowered and Porsche is concerned about people getting their fingers mashed. Would be interesting to know if the ROW cars are the same. On the 996, the European cabs had a button on the key fob to allow remote opening of the top but the US cars did not, again because of liability concerns.

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Just test drove a 997 Cab.  We could not get the top to go down with the key in the drivers door as all previous 996's.  Does anyone know if this nice feature has been deleted from the 997 or has to be programmed?  Dealer not sure.

I think the 997 you drove may have been faulty <_< or UK spec is different, as the brochure says:"Electricaly powered, the hood is easy to open using a button on the centre console or the key remote. As the side windows descend, the hood box opens to recieve the folding hood". this is from a UK brochure.

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Just test drove a 997 Cab.  We could not get the top to go down with the key in the drivers door as all previous 996's.  Does anyone know if this nice feature has been deleted from the 997 or has to be programmed?  Dealer not sure.

I've got a 997S cab on order (April build) and while I'm waiting I downloaded the manual and noted that there was no reference to being able to open the top with the door key as in the 996. Maybe it's been eliminated because now the rear windows also get raised when the top is lowered and Porsche is concerned about people getting their fingers mashed. Would be interesting to know if the ROW cars are the same. On the 996, the European cabs had a button on the key fob to allow remote opening of the top but the US cars did not, again because of liability concerns.

:eek: the brochure says:"Electricaly powered, the hood is easy to open using a button on the centre console or the key remote. As the side windows descend, the hood box opens to recieve the folding hood". this is from a UK brochure.

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Just test drove a 997 Cab.  We could not get the top to go down with the key in the drivers door as all previous 996's.  Does anyone know if this nice feature has been deleted from the 997 or has to be programmed?  Dealer not sure.

I think the 997 you drove may have been faulty <_< or UK spec is different, as the brochure says:"Electricaly powered, the hood is easy to open using a button on the centre console or the key remote. As the side windows descend, the hood box opens to recieve the folding hood". this is from a UK brochure.

The key is it's from the UK brochure. The US 996 cabs did not have the key remote for the top and neither do the 997's.

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I found the same when I swapped my 996 for a 997. Dealer said the key in door cabrio retract was deleted for the 997. I can't remember why....

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