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Can anyone help me, I have a 996 Cabrio Manufactured in April 2003.

I have recently had the hood control unit replaced by my Porsche dealer and the car recoded.

Can anyone tell me if you need to have the handbrake on to operate the hood in your cars of a simliar year.

I know this might sound strange but I had a smart top fitted before and I cannot actually recall how the roof worked without the smart top.

The issue is that the handbook of the car makes no mention of the handbrake having to be on and also says the hood can be lowered at upto 25mph and I am therefore unsure if my dealer as either put the wrong roof control unit on or programmed it with the wrong software.

Thanks.

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Parking brake has to be engaged in order to operate the roof on the 2003 model. It's all the more reason to get SmartTop again.

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I've got a 2003 cab and the roof can be raised and lowered up to 30 mph (its a european model). Porsche made a change from 2003 onwards to have this operation - 02 cars havn't got it. Not sure if this is different for US models, but it may be the dealer has put an old roof controller in.

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I've got a 2003 cab and the roof can be raised and lowered up to 30 mph (its a european model). Porsche made a change from 2003 onwards to have this operation - 02 cars havn't got it. Not sure if this is different for US models, but it may be the dealer has put an old roof controller in.

Spoke to my Porsche dealer this morning and they have a simliar car to mine there and it does the roof in motion.

They are liasing with the Porsche technical bods. Apparently there used to be two roof control units with different part numbers, however now there is only one.

Will let you know what happens.

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Just been back to my opc and it was a coding problem.

Had the hood control unit replaced and they have to programme the unit to tell it what year the car it is fitted to is.

I would say that the problems with my car all started when my opc decided to re-code my car whilst in for a service.

I would strongly advise anyone taking their car for service to ask the dealer not to mess about with the coding on the car.

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