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Old 07-05-2005, 05:13 PM   #1
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Angry 2005 roof problem

Today after owning my 2005 boxster for 2 weeks the top would not retract. When I remove the center latch on the roof the windows go down 1/2 way and the sensor says removing top.

Then I hear a noise in the dash - like a small motor stoping the top. Nothing ever moves. I took the car to the Porsche delearship and they said that it is probably out of allignment a bit and the sensor is stopping the top so it does not break anything.

Does this sound right to anyone? Ever happened to your car?


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Old 07-05-2005, 05:34 PM   #2
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Nope, not yet. Great...I'm glad you gave me something to look forward to.
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Old 07-05-2005, 06:28 PM   #3
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I've come to realize that Porsche probably makes the crappiest mechanical tops period...

More often than not, if you ask a Porsche convertible owner if they have experienced problems with it, they HAVE.

Hell, I saw a 996 convertible today with the convertible top cover stuck halfway up/down. It's pathetic.

If you haven't experienced trouble with it, you will one day.

Word of advice - when it happens and it gets stuck half way, or just doesn't move at all...pound on the area where the latch goes when you close the top. There is a sensor there and if you kick its ass, it'll work most of the time...
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Old 07-05-2005, 06:32 PM   #4
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I spent $55k on a car and I get to hit it every once in a while to trick it into working! Oh well, at least it still looks great. J/K love the car.


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