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Old 09-27-2017, 08:55 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Anker View Post
The limit switch is at the bottom of the hole that the hook on the latch goes into. Try putting your finger in and pushing the switch with the latch open. If the switch is working the light should go out.
Really? On my Boxsters, that switch causes the windows to lower, but has no effect on the dash light. Unlatch the top and the light stay off. Put the top up and the light goes out before I latch it.

On the 1997-1999 models there is a switch in the B-pillar just inside where the top hinges. That switch is closed (signal connected to ground) when the top is fully up or fully down. On 2000 and later models, like James's 2003 S, that switch has been moved inside the left side top transmission. Here's a re-labeled pic of the transmission from the Pelican Parts tech article:

I only know this stuff because I have had it all go wrong in one of the eight troubled Boxsters I've bought.
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