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Old 08-05-2007, 10:28 AM   #1
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What is this plug for ? / Hardtop question.

Hi,

I saw this plug behind the drivers seat ?

What is this ?

My guess is plug for the hardtop rear-window defrost, but thats just a guess ?




How do I check if my car has been prepared for hardtop ? I want one ...
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:37 AM   #2
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you are correct sir, thats for the rear defroster on the glass window on a hardtop
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:52 AM   #3
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is that default on all boxsters ?

BTW. cool signature pic, but your background repeat photoshop job in the right side is not up to your regular standards !

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It is standard on a US Boxster because the electric/heated mirrors are standard in the US. On ROW cars without the electric/heated mirrors that plug does not work because a switch on the dash is missing.
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good eye, but believe it or not, thats how it looks like in the original pic as well.
i think it looks like that is couse i took it at a low angle and it was a really hot day, so u get those heat waves on top of the horizon, where the car is, so that may have something to do with it, i dunno .
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Old 08-05-2007, 02:00 PM   #6
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It is standard on a US Boxster because the electric/heated mirrors are standard in the US. On ROW cars without the electric/heated mirrors that plug does not work because a switch on the dash is missing.
How does that switch look like ?

And if I buy a hardtop can I get get the switch and the plug connected or is it mega-expensive !?
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its the switch just under the convertible top switch.
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good eye, but believe it or not, thats how it looks like in the original pic as well.
i think it looks like that is couse i took it at a low angle and it was a really hot day, so u get those heat waves on top of the horizon, where the car is, so that may have something to do with it, i dunno .
Hehe... it's a great photo thats for sure I also saw the picture you took when cleaning the MAF, great angle...
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its the switch just under the convertible top switch.
I have that button already - would that mean my car is ready to power the back window of the hard-top ?
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I have that button already - would that mean my car is ready to power the back window of the hard-top ?
im not sure, but i would assume it would work


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Hehe... it's a great photo thats for sure I also saw the picture you took when cleaning the MAF, great angle...
thx, i actually just had a picture published in a article, for some Vodafone promo thing or whatever, i didnt even read the article yet lol
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Since you have the switch the plug will work.

Here is a ROW car without the switch.

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Since you have the switch the plug will work.

Here is a ROW car without the switch.
Hmmm... how can I see if my car is prepared for a hardtop ? Do I need special parts installed in the car to be able to lock on the hardtop to my car ?

I have only owned the car for a few months so I dont know if it at one time had a Hardtop
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do a search man, there was a lot of discussion on this
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Hmmm... how can I see if my car is prepared for a hardtop ? Do I need special parts installed in the car to be able to lock on the hardtop to my car ?

I have only owned the car for a few months so I dont know if it at one time had a Hardtop
Check this post for information about the spin locks:

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