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Felix Gomez

Convertible Top Fail

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I am experiencing the following with my 1999 Porsche Boxster top:

1. The open top indicator remains lite all of the time

 

2. The top doesn’t go down whenever I pull the hand break and press the button to release the top but the windows do go down.

 

3. I tried the fuses and the relay and they seem in good condition 

 

4. When I pull the handbreak, the light comes on so I don’t think it’s the micro switch in the handbreak.

 

can someone help me in fixing my top. 

Edited by Felix Gomez
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A few possibilities and things to check come to mind from your description...

 

Have you tested the B-Pillar microswitch to see if it is shaped (bent) correctly and for continuity?

 

Have you tried to apply 12 volts directly to the convertible top electric motor (located under the center of the clamshell).

 

Since you have a '99, have you checked the black lever microswitch that is located above the electric motor under the center of the clamshell?

 

What, exactly did you do to check the fuses and the relay, and which fuses did you test?

 

Did you pull out the latch assembly and test the TWO different microswitches there?  It seems that one of them is working for sure (the one that allows the windows to drop down when you  pull the latch), but the other one may be warped or otherwise faulty.

 

Regards, Maurice.

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