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My convertible top doesn't work.

I have a 1999 Boxter that has been in tip-top shape. Just yesterday, I found the red light warning sign on the dashboard as I turned on the ignition switch. Then, the convertible top won't open. Friends tell be it might just be a sensor that stops it, and that I make sure there are no obstructions at the back. I can't find any. Can you advise which specific areas I need to check?

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  • morrita Mar 12, 2009

    I have a 1997 boxster with a similar problem. I was putting the top down on a decline (not a good idea) and the top wouldnt retract fully. It was jammed up, in fact, it dislodged a plastic cover or something similar. I got the top back up, but now it won't budge and I also have the dashboard light on for the top and the spoiler. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    i have a problem ,
    my boxster 2000 just dont want to close the top
    sick and ..... of this

  • rayu4ick Apr 25, 2009

    top does not open


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Good news for our situation was this was an easy fix... There is a wire connected to the emergency break that was loose and every time I pulled the E break the sensor was being pulled and would not send the proper information to the button that removes the top.
Just put in a by pass switch on the wire for your Emergency break, don't worry your E-break will work still.

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

  • rick calvert Aug 08, 2012

    where the h is the wire in the handle? in the consol? or


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The sensors stop it becos there is a problem,.to prevent further damage. The tops are not reliable, and it could be one of a number of problems. The early cables stretch, then only one side is driven and it jams. The plastic balls (red) alos break or come off. Look at Rennsport technical forums amd you will find the answers you need.

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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