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Old 04-25-2009, 10:13 AM   #1
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Lowering the top clarification

Somehow, randomly, I got into a small debate yesterday with another Boxster owner about this.

When lowering the top, do you close the latch before the top stows, or do you leave it unlatched? I have always been taught to close the latch before the top stows on most any convertible, and I do this with my Boxster. The gentleman I was debating this with claims that the top is designed to stow with the latch unlatched.

My owner's manual is somewhere in a box in the basement, so I can't quickly look this up, but just thought I'd ask how everyone else does this....

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Old 04-25-2009, 03:56 PM   #2
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When I first bought my Boxster I would close the latch all the time, but then I read the manual and it indicates that you just leave it open. And, the windstop is designed to just clear the open latch as the top moves past it.
Now I leave it in the open position all the time.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:18 PM   #3
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I have always left the latch open on mine. Have lowered the top more times than I can count but have never had a problem. Of course don't forget to do the Boxster chop (pre 2003)
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:25 PM   #4
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leave it unlatched.

and "chop" on my pre 03! now that I"ve chopped it a million times I *really* wish I had a glass window!!!
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:32 PM   #5
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Hmmm I've always closed mine but apparently it doesn't matter if you leave it open. I used to have to do the "chop" until I replaced my top with GAHH glass top, which I'm very happy I did!

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