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Trouble light for engine compartment lid is lit when lid is shut

I have a 1999 911 cabriolet. The trouble light for the engine compartment lid on the dash is often on after the car is started and blocks opening and closing the convertible top. The lid is fully shut. Is there a sensor that I can fix or could it be the spoiler not being seated properly?

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Try disconnectin the battery to reset the computer

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