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Old 01-18-2018, 05:35 PM   #1
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Convertible top converted to manual but light won't go off

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I have a 2001 986 that I converted the top to a manual operation. It works great and I can have it opened/closed faster than the auto operation. However, the top light is on and it won't go off. I tried holding the closed button for a few minutes but that didn't do anything. Any thoughts on how I can get the light to go off?

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Old 01-18-2018, 05:49 PM   #2
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Hello all,

I have a 2001 986 ... Any thoughts on how I can get the light to go off?

Thanks,
Bryan
The switch that activates the warning light is in the left side roof transmission. Just jump or short the wires in the connector. Brown-Black to Brown:

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Old 01-19-2018, 04:10 AM   #3
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Great! Thanks for the tip.
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Old 01-20-2018, 06:29 AM   #4
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When you say the "switch is in the left side transmission", do you mean behind the transmission? I pulled the transmission off the drivers side but I do not see the switch anywhere around or behind it. I don't think it's actually inside the gearbox since there are only a few 22awg wires going to it. Where exactly is this switch located?
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I got it. I didn't realize it was actually the 22awg wires going to the transmission that was in your photo. I jumped the brown and brown/black wires and the light went out. Thanks for your help!

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The wires connect to a micro switch which is a top position sensor. In the movement position, it's open--so that the motor runs and the dash lite is lit. At either end of the tranmissions travel, it closes. You want to fool the system into thinking that the top is either open or closed all the way. So you jump the connector as shown below.
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