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Old 05-25-2007, 11:19 AM   #1
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Exclamation Spoiler not fully deploying. Any ideas why?

This is my first posting folks so please help me out!

My spoiler is not fully deploying at 75 MPH and the red light does not come on (other than the initial startup of the car) to identify an error in the deployment process; it deploys about half-way and that's it. When I drop below 50 MPH it goes back down - no problem. Also, I can fully deploy it manually using the button under the dashboard. I tried deploying it manually yesterday and on the first try it only deployed half-way. I pulled it out by hand with no problem and the light stayed on. After using the button again to make it go down the light went off. Since it is fully deployable by hand it's not the acutator. The light only came on that one time and has not came on since.

Any ideas?

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Old 05-25-2007, 12:39 PM   #2
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Sounds like a bad relay. The Spoiler has 2 - 1 to extend (#3), the other to retract (#9).

Try swapping them and see if the issue doesn't reverse itself. If so, it's the relay. Hope this helps...

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Old 05-26-2007, 02:10 PM   #3
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Thanks MNBoxster. This is why I love this site. I don't have this problem, but if I ever do I've just learned how to check for the probable cause. I have a word file I keep to cut and paste good info like this when I see it. Sort of my own trouble shooting guide.

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