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Old 08-16-2014, 03:28 PM   #1
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Unhappy parking brake

hi! I just bought my first Porsche its a 1999 boxster with really low miles and its beautiful. but the other day I drove with my top down and I went to put it back up. but when I pulled the parking brake up the park light would not cut on so the top wouldn't come up. its happened to me a few times. does anyone know why the parking light wont come up when I pull up the parking brake.

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Old 08-16-2014, 05:34 PM   #2
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Parking brake micro switch. If the car thinks the parking brake is not on, it won't light the dashboard and the top won't go up or down. I thought I had a link handy but I can't find it. Try a search on parking brake micro switch and there will be several threads.

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Old 08-18-2014, 04:15 AM   #3
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OR bypass the microswitch by swapping out your top module with a "comfort top" module.
My microswitch was acting up, on and off.....now the top works perfectly.
Best thing I ever did.
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:36 AM   #4
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Or do a search before you post a question that has been asked and answered dozens of times already. There are several detailed explanations of the problem and the fix already posted, you just need to look.

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