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E-Brake Problem

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I'm having problem with my 98'Box e brake lever. When I pull up the e0brake the park light does not light up. This does not let me lower my top. Has anyone had this problem before ? or is this a common issue with the car. If there is a fix some one let me know, and if I need to buy a new e-brake same thing let me know. I would preffer the fix rather than buying the 300$$ lever sold here in PR.

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Very common problem. There is a switch on the hand brake that gets funky on the early cars. Porsche has since changed the design of the switch. Search around as the replacement of this switch has been covered several times with pictures.

To get your top going pump the hand brake up and down a bunch of times with the ignition on. Sometimes this improves the electrical contact in the switch because it is a plunger type switch. If you get lucky the dash light will come on. Then replace the switch when you get a chance. The switch does not cost much.

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