Jump to content

The RennTech.org community is Member supported!  Please consider an ANNUAL donation to help keep this site operating.
Click here to Donate

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)

Driver Door Window not staying down while door is open


Recommended Posts

Hello,

 

I have a 2006 997 C2.

 

The door window drops 1/2 inch when you pull the handle on the inside or outside of the door when it is shut.

 

But when the door is open the window does not stay down the 1/2 inch so when you shut the door, the window hangs outside the rubber seal and you have to tap the handle to make the window drop underneath.

 

The passenger window works perfectly fine so I am assuming its not the battery reset issue a few people mention.

 

What is the problem? Is the the door assembly? If so can someone point me to a website for the part i need?

 

Thank in advance

Matt

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
    You can remove these ads by becoming a Contributing Member.

The most likely cause of this particular problem is inside the door lock assembly, inside the door.  It's either in the circuit board or in the microswitch in that assembly.

 

There are a number of soldered connections on a small circuit board inside that door lock assembly which can crack and cause the exact problem that you have described.  The soldered connections on the circuit board can be reheated and re-soldered for a good repair.  The microswitch usually can only be replaced but Porsche does not sell that microswitch bi itself, only the complete assembly.

 

To definitively determine the cause you will have to remove the door panel and peel back the waterproof covering and then remove and test the door lock assembly.

 

Here is a photo of my door lock assembly ('97 Boxster), yours will look very similar.  The circuit board in question is inside the large white plastic housing and the soldered connections that usually crack are the ones that are on the edge of the circuit board, where the connector is attached (near the top left corner of the photo).  The movement (from its weight) of the connector is probably what causes the cracks.

 

post-6627-0-37440500-1409091457_thumb.jp

 

There are a lot of posts on the microswitch issue on this forum.  Do a search here and you'll get a better idea of what you are dealing with if it turns out to be the microswitch.  

 

BTW, to see the cracks in the solder you will need a large magnifying glass.  They are almost microscopic.

It won't cost you anything to inspect the circuit board or to fix it if you are good with a soldering iron before considering the expense of a replacement door lock assembly.

 

Regards, Maurice.

Edited by 1schoir
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello,

 

Thank you very much for your detailed reply.

 

I have had the mechanic remove this out of the door to inspect and it was in fact the micro switch broken.

 

I have ordered the complete door lock assembly off Ebay for £50 including next day delivery for a good condition, fully working used one. Porsche quoted £180 for this part but said it will take 10 working days come.

 

Will be having it fitted tomorrow once it has arrived.

 

Thanks again for your information

 

Matt

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • 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.