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Convertible Roof Problem - Advice Needed

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Hi All,


I am new to this fourm so forgive me if there are posts cover this topic already....


I have a problem with my 987, which was only noticed this morning and would really appreciate some advice if anyone has experience the same thing.


I walked past my car this morning and from afar noticed the tail lights were on, which was the first sign of trouble to come. As I got closer I could see that that the plastic panel that lifts up and down to allow the roof to fold down into its storage compartment was up at a 45 degree angle. Upon getting even closer I could see the windows were open in the position they would be as if I had tried to open the roof using the button inside the cabin. 


When I deactivated the alarm using the fob the plastic panel folded itself back down to closed position and the windows rolled up, however I could hear the roof motor or rods (not sure) making a clicking noise as if they were trying to move position. I then tried to open the roof using the button inside the cabin, but this did not work. There were no error messages on the dashboard.


As a temporary fix I've removed the fuse for the roof and the fuse for the tail lights, however in doing so my rear spoiler has fully elevated! I will be calling my Porsche mechanic tomorrow to asses the problem, however would appreciate hearing from anyone who has experienced the same issue, or anyone who can offer advice. I suspect an electrical fault of some kind due to a short circuit (FYI - it rained heavily where I live last night.


Attached is a word file with a screenshot of a photo I've taken.


Thanks in advance...Gofast87


top issue.jpg




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If the roof is up and the clamshell is also up there is a good chance something has gone wrong with your linkage. Usually the top and the shell work in unison. If your topmotoris still running after its closed you may have a bad microswitch behind the latch near your rear view mirror 

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