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

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-22-2006, 09:59 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: MD
Posts: 32
Homemade one-touch top

Hey fellow 986 owners,

A friend and I came up with an easy-to-install device that allows one touch top operation. We made two of these for our own cars and we are considering making more of them if anyone is interested in buying one. The unit allows you to raise or lower the top by touching the button once. If you want to stop it, you touch the opposite button. You can then start it again in either direction by pressing the desired button.

It doesn't have speed sensing, so if you want to operate the top while moving, you can do the pin 18 hack on the top relay, which is what we did. This doesn't prevent you from trying to operate your top at high speed, but we don't think this is a big deal. It's pretty easy to know when you're above 25 MPH or so. Also you'll still need to pull your parking up a click in order to operate the top. This can be defeated as well, if you like, but again, you have to be smart about it.

The installation is easy; it goes right behind the switch. You unplug the switch and install this between the switch contacts and the connector. That's all there is to it- it takes maybe 15 minutes to install, if you take your time.

Based on what it cost us to build these, we'd be able to sell these at less than $100 each.

Anyone interested?
kenkamm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 10:46 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,518
This manufacturer advertises in Panorama and lists the part for $300 :

https://www.wilhelmy-it.de/sms/shop/index.php?mode=view&idlistpos=1

Operating the top while the car is in motion

I think if you could offer the same for less than $100 you would definitely have some interest...

Nick
__________________
*
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/DSC03717.jpg

1999 986 ( Black )
1998 MB C280 ( Black )
1999 BMW K1200RS ( Yellow )
2005 Audi A4 ( Red )
NickCats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 12:04 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: chicago
Posts: 3,510
Send a message via AIM to djomlas
getting rid of the handbrake up can be done by bending pin 16
__________________
http://i34.tinypic.com/157yslk.jpg
"I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself." ~F. Porsche
Gemballa springs::litronics::Eurotech 18s(275/225)::B&M::MOMO wheel::
exhaust cutouts::EVOcoldair intake::OEM smoked tails & sidemarkers::

colormatched bumperettes::Top Speed Pro-1 exhaust::
my cardomain/pictures page
djomlas 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 12:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, 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