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2001 C4 convertible.Softtop not working. All I get is a clicking sound from the rear.

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  • evo4462 Sep 08, 2010

    It is a Porsche convertible,not a BMW.Thanks for your time.

  • evo4462 Sep 08, 2010

    2001 Porsche C4 convertible top will not work. When I push the button all I get is a clicking noise from the rear.

  • evo4462 Sep 08, 2010

    2001 porsche c4 convertible. Relays fine but would like to know locations of micro switches for the soft top.

  • evo4462 Sep 08, 2010

    I noticed up under the dash drivers side there are what looks like relays. Do any of those control the soft top?

  • evo4462 Sep 08, 2010

    There are relays under the dash on the drivers side. They are numbered. Do any of these control the softtop?

  • evo4462 Sep 09, 2010

    I,m thinking the same thing. Where is the relay located?

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There is at tool for emergency operation that you'll need to use to manually operate the flap and put it into the full down position. After that the top should be able to be closed using the switch as normally unless you have other problems. Also try this :--- remove the rear carpet cover from behind the back seats (2 phillip screws), use a flashlight and you will see the rotating parts screw like lifter. Grease this screw and then check. Check the convertible top control unit. The control unit located under the drivers side footwell, sort of under the dash vent. The part is a real pain to get out since it located on top of another electronic box with a VDO label on it.Check the connectors of the control unit.Wiggle the connections and check if top moves. The control unit is housed in a plastic case which comes apart easily. Look closely at the one of the connector pin solder joints, it is easy to see where the problem is. There can be a crack in the solder joint around one of the pins. Carefully heat up the soldering iron and re-flow all the solder joints on the pins adding a little extra solder. Then put all things back together and give it a try. --------------------- And there is a micro switch. the microswitch on the emergency brake. There is a copper conductor that attaches to the back of the brake arm under the center console. It can come loose and loose its contact with the switch.Check that also.--------------- Thanks. keep updated for any more query.you can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

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I'm not sure if this info applied to your model, but as reference guide could be helpfull; You can find it here: Pelican Technical Article: Convertible Top Repair - 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08)

Hope helps.

Posted on Sep 09, 2010

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    ZJ Limited Sep 09, 2010

    Try to find it in the rear. Carefully remove the plastic plugs using a knife or screwdriver. Unhook
    the carpet from under the plastic "brackets" by pulling gently in the
    middle and on the sides...



    Remove the carpet to see the big grey (sometimes black) box which is the
    convertible top control. It carries the words "Steuergerät Verdeck" in
    German.



    In the last pic you can see the relays (colour-box).

    Test it.

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Hi! Looks like a faulty relay to me. You will need to have the relay replaced for it doesn't have enough power to lift the top. Please replace it and see how it goes. HOpe this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

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    dj_relly999 Sep 09, 2010

    Hi! HOws it going?

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Hi

Please check this link regarding your query:-

http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/techarticles/101-Projects-74-Convertible/101-Projects-74-Convertible.htm

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