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Old 05-11-2007, 09:52 PM   #1
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Parking Break Sensor?

Hey guys having issues i realized it when my top wouldnt go down- the parking break isnt sensing its in park. I came to this conclusion by checking the light on the dash and it not registering the break was up. after a few pulls it does register that the parking break is up and the top works fine.

So what part do i need to fix it? how much labor is involved ?

Thnx in advance fellas...

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Old 05-11-2007, 10:25 PM   #2
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Hi,

It's not a sensor, it's a simple switch. The switch is PN# 996.613.112.01. Replacing it involves removing the Center Console. Shoot me a PM w/ email addy and I'll send you the procedure...

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Old 05-12-2007, 04:53 AM   #3
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I bought the switch with the intention of replacing it, but when I opened the center console up, I noticed that the wires were just loose. The switch is only about $7, but it may save you a trip to the dealer.
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Old 05-12-2007, 08:19 AM   #4
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It is not hard to replace the switch yourself. 2 San Jose Boxster owners want to work on cars. You might hook up with them.
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Old 05-12-2007, 09:59 AM   #5
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It is not hard to replace the switch yourself. 2 San Jose Boxster owners want to work on cars. You might hook up with them.

who wants to work on my car =) lol
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:22 AM   #6
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You don't have to remove the console to replace the switch. I've done it a few times with just a pair of needle nose pliers... only takes a few minutes.
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:47 AM   #7
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I'll get one of the local women Boxster owners to do it. Aileen aka Madam No Fear has worked on more Boxsters than any guy I know. She will put in a short shift at the same time.

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