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Convertible Top on the WHOOHOO?!


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For some particular reason. My convertible top on my 97 boxster decided not to work anymore. Here is what I've done and such..

Convertible top light does turn on to check when ignition is put in then turns off

Ebrake up

Unlatch the top

(Windows come down 2 inches if windows arent already down)

Push Convertible top button and NOTHING? No noises no grinding sound NOTHING.

Also im not sure if the convertible top light in the dash is suppose to turn on when I unlatch the top or is it in the middle of the pulling back motion? I forgot!

Anyways this is what I have tried to fix it:

Tap/drop the convertible top relay

Push/repeatedly that micro switch that the top latches onto

Any other ideas? Next on my list would to be buy a relay and see if that might help but thats a 80 dollar investment that might not work? Is this my last resort? Tool pants? Loren? Larger porsche brain person then me??

Thank you

Edited by skt
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Sounds like my next move, could it be some broken rods or arms?

I had a similar problem on my '01 Boxster. Check the handbrake light on the Dash turns on when you apply the handbrake. Mine wasn't, especially if I held the release button when lifting the handbrake. I found that if I let it ratchet up, dash light always turns on, then the top opening switch works. Wierd I know, but no problems all summer.

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