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Old 05-12-2020, 11:26 AM   #1
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Manual Top Conversion Power Issues

Hey guys,

I recently purchased a 2000 Boxster and the top wasn't working. Found this awesome forum and this guide and converted it to manual.

Stuck Convertible Top - Manual operation...

After doing that and wrapping the brown and brown/black wire together the dash lights still stay on after shutting the vehicle off. I'm not sure if there is "another thing" to look for or if there are some steps I can do to figure out the culprit??

Battery held a charge fine up until I did the manual conversion.

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Bump. I know the manual conversion gets asked alot but I have looked at all of those threads and this is a unique (to me) problem. Any help guys???
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By dash light, do you mean the general cluster (odometer, clock) displays staying on or the top warning light?
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Try removing the relay for the top, it's under the dash above the fuse panel.
The red arrow in this picture:


There are useful steps for troubleshooting the top in this web page if decide to fix it: https://www.justanswer.com/porsche/3vq2d-own-2004-boxster-s-the-top-will-not-go-down-when.html
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By dash light, do you mean the general cluster (odometer, clock) displays staying on or the top warning light?

The entire dash. I'm running there today to jump it to move it and i'll snap a pic after I removed the key and let it sit for a couple minutes (I know they turn off after a slight delay of removing the key)
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Try removing the relay for the top, it's under the dash above the fuse panel.
The red arrow in this picture:


There are useful steps for troubleshooting the top in this web page if decide to fix it: https://www.justanswer.com/porsche/3vq2d-own-2004-boxster-s-the-top-will-not-go-down-when.html
This is awesome. I'll play with this while i'm there thank you!
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The entire dash. I'm running there today to jump it to move it and i'll snap a pic after I removed the key and let it sit for a couple minutes (I know they turn off after a slight delay of removing the key)
I'm guessing...

Disconnect the battery... reconnect... see if that doesn't square things up.
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I'll definitely give that a shot thanks for the suggestion!!!

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I'm guessing...

Disconnect the battery... reconnect... see if that doesn't square things up.
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Old 05-31-2020, 09:50 AM   #9
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Battery was completely dead couldn't even get it jump started so i'm getting a new batter mid week and will get it running and let you guys know. Sorry for the delay but I greatly appreciate the help/suggestions

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Try removing the relay for the top, it's under the dash above the fuse panel.
The red arrow in this picture:


There are useful steps for troubleshooting the top in this web page if decide to fix it: https://www.justanswer.com/porsche/3vq2d-own-2004-boxster-s-the-top-will-not-go-down-when.html

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