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My Porsche cayman windows go down when you pull the door handles but will not go up autmatically when you close the door?

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I believe the issue is just a micro switch under the lever that’s easily replaceable. It’s either a NO or NC switch. If it's NC when the lever is down then you could short the connection. If it's NO then just removing the wires should do the trick. Both way you can pull the switch (needs removal of the console or very small hands) and get it working just to put the top up. You can test the function of the micro switch (in the middle of the top of the window) this way:
· Roll down your windows.
· Then press & hold the micro switch with your finger.
· The windows should IMMEDIATELY come up.
· This is how it would work if the micro switch is OK.
· If this does not happen (the windows stay down), then you have a problem with the micro switch

Also all this will test if the micro switch is stuck in "permanently engaged".

Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


Posted on Oct 04, 2009

  • Greg LeBlanc
    Greg LeBlanc Apr 12, 2014

    I had the same problem, but only with the passenger window. It occurred after the battery went dead and I had to jump start the vehicle. I searched online and found a number of comments about a microswitch in the door latch. I removed it from the door shell and didn't note any issues. It turns out that the ECU of the power window motor was most likely damaged when jumpstarting the vehicle. I replaced the motor and everything works perfectly now.



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