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Roof issues for a newbie

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Hi all, 


This is a wonderful forum that has assisted me greatly as an anonymised reader of posts so I thank you for that. 


Apologies if i am posting in the wrong place! 


I have the following issues with my 2001 Boxster 986. 


I have replaced a broken drive cable for the roof mechanism however when I came to align the clamshell I ended up breaking the plastic ball joint. 


Subsequently I am awaiting a new plastic ball cup. 


However, at the same time I attempted to fix the broken roof drive cable I installed a new stereo (headunit) in the car.


When I did this I disconnected the battery. When I disconnected the battery the alarm went off and the car clearly didn't like it. 


Now when I operate the roof (in manual with the mechanism disconnected) the windows won't drop, however they did drop before (prior to the new stereo being installed/battery being disconnected). 


Is it likely that the microswitch is fried from my battery being disconnected or could it be a fault from me trying to align the hood improperly? 


Thanks in advance to anyone who can help. 

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