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SeaNile31 06-15-2011 11:18 AM

Rear spoiler won't go up??
Hit 80mph and a light came on stating spoiler error and then a red ! was on the dash.

Any idea what this could be on an 05 S?


DFW02S 06-15-2011 11:33 AM

The easy answer is fuse. I hope that's it.

ocoeeboxster 06-15-2011 12:42 PM

2 viagra in the fuse box should get it up :dance:

SeaNile31 06-15-2011 05:34 PM

Don't know what I did but it is now working. I held the button and the spoiler goes up and down...


DFW02S 06-15-2011 08:36 PM

I held the button and the spoiler goes up and down...

Well done! That's what they would do at the dealer.
And then whack you for diagnostic and labor charge.

Lil bastard 06-16-2011 09:22 AM

Using the button doesn't solve the problem, it's just a workaround.

You need to get this working automatically because the rear end will get squirrelly at speed w/o the spoiler.

It may be a wheel speed sensor, a wiring issue, a motor issue or retractor microswitch, or even the DME.

If the calibration light (spoiler light on dash) comes on at startup, but goes out once you hit 4MPH, you can pretty much rule out the speed sensor and DME, indicating a wiring or microswitch issue.

But don't rely on manual operation, it's inherently unsafe. Don't find this out the hard way.


insite 06-16-2011 09:56 AM

typically, if the spoiler will funciton with the switch AND the dash light stays on (or comes on intermittently while driving), the issue is the instrument cluster.

if the red light stays on, the signal sent by the cluster to actualte the spoiler is not being received.

ekam 06-16-2011 10:02 AM


Originally Posted by ocoeeboxster
2 viagra in the fuse box should get it up :dance:

LOL!!! :cheers:

SeaNile31 06-16-2011 10:36 AM

At what speed should the spoiler go up? I'll take it for a spin today and see what happens and report back....

clay5523 06-16-2011 01:38 PM

If you used the viagra, it should be good to go at any speed. :dance:

The manual says around 70 +, I think.

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