Question about 1999 Porsche Boxster
The convertible top on my 1998 boxster would not work either, nor would the windows go down. If you have checked the fuse and it is fine, then it may be what I had experienced which is the switch located in the center console directly under the hand brake. There is a white plastic switch with a plunger on it that is engaged by the handbrake being raised. When the handbrake is engaged it activates the switch which then allows the convertible top to be activated. It's a $5.00 part, (I know, I couldn't believe it either) from the porsche dealer, and a very easy to do yourself job, it took me 10 minutes from start to finish. It would be worth spending the $5 and replacing it anyway, at least you could rule it out if it stll does not work you only spent $5 rather thank $140 an hour labor rate at dealer. Pop the side plastic panel under the hand brake on the drivers side and you will see the white plastic switch. Good luck.
Posted on Oct 23, 2008
I would honestly go to your nearest porsche dealer and have it done propely because it's most likely that the motors burnt out but i wouldnt advise doing this your self if ur not 100 percent sure how to do it, one problem taking to them is it will be expensive.
Posted on Jul 25, 2008
I have a 99 Boxster, I just came back from a top down cruise and the top wouldn't go up, i hear a click but nothing happens, i came here and read. and tried this
I (gently) pounded the metal cover the top stores in - near the rear trunck - the motor worked and I managed to close it. thank you so much
Stip your the MAN!
after i open/closed it no problems....i guess somthing got stuck
i did open the top when the back trunk was open...that could have done somthing
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
Hello jomis99 is jp .is the conv light on is one that shows a conv top open .check fuses lower left kick pannel driver side .check if the trunk is open or if the dash indicator tells you that a door is open sometimes the switch goes bad and it will prevent you to operate the conv top . check under driver seat this is were the conv top and locks ecu is located some times it will get water and the contacts get rusty or damege to the ecu ,check battery leads for sulfate and water around the batt the drain gets full of leafs and therefore gets full of water and this adds to poor cunducttivity . this is some small help before going to the dealer,or a porsche specialist .
Posted on Jul 27, 2008
Pull up the parking brake
Posted on Oct 01, 2008
That problem appears to be in the top release. this is the thing at the top of the windshield that you release. Press the button inside of it to see if that may be the problem. it is the only thing that wouldn't let your windows go all the way up. The switch inside may have gone bad.
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
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