Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-31-2006, 05:12 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Dublin
Posts: 6
Question Boxster Roof

Hi,

Recently purchased my first Porsche ('97 Boxster, 62k miles). The car is not quite everything I thought it was when I viewed it. However, I am going to stick with it and fix whats wrong. This week, I put a new rear window in it, and it looks better already!!

Next problem:

All too often, when I close the roof, the electric windows will not come up. Eventually, a series of opening and closing the roof will mean that the windows can come up. My guess is that this is some kind of sensor issue, but where do I start looking?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Ian Dublin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2006, 07:26 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: usa
Posts: 560
I'm sorry I don't have any suggestions (thankfully, there are many here far more knowledgable and will likely have input for you)-- just a comment. Was in Dublin for a few days last week -- sorry to see that Mayo topped Dublin in the GAA.
__________________
2k13 Boxster Amaranth Red/Black

Last edited by cfos; 08-31-2006 at 07:31 AM.
cfos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2006, 07:42 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 322
Ian,
It's probably the micro-switch in the center recess where the top release lever locks.
When it happens again, unlatch the top and push the switch in with your finger and see if the windows operate.
Do a search on the Forum for additional help. This seems to be a common topic. My windows used to go down if I accidently hit a big pothole. Some tape fixed the problem.

Regards,

derb
derb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2006, 02:03 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Dublin
Posts: 6
Thanks Derb and CFOS. I will go and have a look for that switch at soonest opportunity. Sounds like a likely cause of the problem.
Hope you enjoyed Dublin CFOS, not a GAA fan myself - much prefer rugby.
Ian Dublin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2006, 06:17 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: usa
Posts: 560
Ian

My wife and I loved Dublin and hope to return again. I did watch a little rugby, and tried to watch cricket (at the time, the Pakistani team wasn't.... "cooperating"), but was really taken with the GAA which seemed to move a lot faster.

Hope your window issues clear up and you get to enjoy your boxster!

__________________
2k13 Boxster Amaranth Red/Black
cfos is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page