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THE TOP WONT GO UP. NO MOTOR SOUND. I CHECKED THE FUSES (OK), THE RELAY (OK), THE HANDBRAKE MACRO WITCH (OK). THERE IS NO CURRENT GETTING TO THE MOTOR. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

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  • camilounevar Nov 18, 2010

    Thanks for your help Greg. I look under the hood for the Power Distribution Center but couldn't find it. The electrical items found there were the battery, and a black box (similar to what you described) but it does not contain fuses, only a circuit board. I couldn't find anything else (electrical) under the hood.
    Regarding the relay, after I checked the fuses for the first time, noting they were all good, then checked the relays... not being able to test it, I purchased a new one and... as suspected, the new one didn't do the job. Also, the relay clicks when I pressed the operational button.
    Thanks for your help.
    Camilo

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You need to check power at the fuse box.If there is no power,it could be a fuse within the power disribution center which is located under the hood.It should be a plastic box,perhaps 6"x8" with maybe 10 fuses in it which are different than the ones inside the car.If you have power there,it could be either sensor which tells if it is up or down.If the down sensor is bad,it cannot 'tell' it is down and may 'think' it is up.Is the switch you are talking about,the one which activates it?Also,what does the relay do and how did you check it?Just comment here and I will get an autolink to your post and will reply ASAP.Greg

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  • Greg McCarthy Nov 18, 2010

    Rats.Unfortunately,manuals are not available free on the net due to copyright laws.If you have your owner manual,there should be a power distribution center somewhere.Porsche may have a different setup,but almost any vehicle has the center because it is a primary defens to avoid burning several fuses,as they control many different systems which are broken up further when it gets to the fuse box.If you don't have the manual,a dealer will likely tell you for free.Like I sadi,I am not exactly sure about Porsche,but I know alot about systems designs.I don't think a circuit board would be a primary circuit protector because that would be 1 expensive fuse.Are you in USA?

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