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Convertible roof down not work

My boyfriend is unable to operate his convertible roof on his Porsche Boxster which has been sitting outside his house for a while. The car is a 1998 model on a (T) reg. The windows and indicators both work. Could it be a fuse or somethng more technical?

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  • freddie bos Mar 21, 2009

    i have the same problem.roof is down and when I press the roof up button nothing happens.

  • Doug Cartlidge Aug 02, 2013

    Just bought a 2007 boxter, dropped the roof and low and behold when the rain came...can't get it up!! All fuses OK

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    electric windows do not work

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Hi I have a 2006 convertible tigra however now the roof won't go down and the boot won't open via the buttons inside the car, I get no beeping sound at all, I have also checked the fuses and they are fine, what could be causing this?


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I had the same issue, and I found out there is a switch under the center console that is depressed when the hand brake is engaged. sometimes this swith gets stuck. u can unscrew a portion of the center console from the ashtray i believe and unjam the switch. i hope it helps

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Amazing!! Really frustated, was a lovely sunny day after work today and the roof wouldn't come off, got home tried to fix it by looking at the fuse but that was ok. Googled "my boxster roof wont work" and came here, the solution was perfect, now works! and the sun has gone in! Thank you very much

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Actually, there is a small panel that is at the Emergency Brake handle. To remove it, just pry at the top with a small flat tool, e.g. a butterknife, and remove it. The switch that you are looking for is a "micro-switch" which is the one directly below the handle assembly. If you cross the two wires going into the micro-switch, you can test if this IS the problem. You can cross them with a paperclip, as this is non-damaging to the wires, and coupling. IF this works, tyou must relace the switch, ifit doesn't work, then try the relay over the left foot of the driver. It is the BIG one that goes all the way across the panel. It is centerally located, and is double sized. It is longways horizontally. GOOD LUCK! Thanks for calling

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