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

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-25-2015, 08:00 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 154
Top does not work, where to start?

One of the things I need to get sorted before I even think of putting on a new top! The top will not go down, or up on its own. Where do I start? What can I test? What are the obvious offenders? Any help please!

__________________
Defectfully
Patrick
Hogosha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2015, 08:09 AM   #2
Registered User
 
CHRISP357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Kuna, Idaho
Posts: 308
Just had this the other day! Set the parking brake. Does the light come on, on the dash?
CHRISP357 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2015, 08:11 AM   #3
still plays with cars...
 
BoxsterSteve's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Baden, ON, Canada
Posts: 1,084
Garage
Most common problems are with the e-brake switch in the console and the top micro switch under the latch hook at the top of the windshield. Google away, friend it's all here somewhere.
__________________
Six speed 2000 Boxster S
Arctic Silver on Metropol Blue | LN Dual Row IMSR | Arctic Silver console, spoiler frame & bumperettes | Crios mod | Technobrace | RoboTop module & modified convertible top relay for one-touch roof operation
BoxsterSteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2015, 08:15 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 344
More info

Hello,
Sometimes I read these postings too fast and miss some details, but in your case, there just weren't enough details. For example, you only state the top does not go up or down. So, just what is happening when you put on the parking brake, pop the latch at the rear view mirror and push the button on the dash? Is the convertible top light illuminated on the dash? Do the windows drop down, does the top's motor run when you push and hold the button? If the motor is running, does it make a loud clicking noise? Does the convertible top boot move, but not the top? We need more info. Good luck, Joe
Xcellr8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2015, 09:31 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 154
Joe, you are absolutely right, I don't really give much info. With parking brake one, pop the latch, windows go down, hit button, boot goes up, but I have to drop top manually.
__________________
Defectfully
Patrick
Hogosha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2015, 11:52 AM   #6
Motorist & Coffee Drinker
 
78F350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,887
Garage
Check figure 3:
Porsche Boxster Convertible Top Repair - 986 / 987 (1997-08) - Pelican Parts Technical Article
78F350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2015, 05:20 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 74
I'm suddenly having the same problem. I've checked the fuse, and the PARK light works when I apply the handbrake. If the windows are up, when I open the latch the windows go down a little.

I think this all means that my parking brake switch is OK (because the light works), and the switch near the latch is working (because the windows go down).

I'm not sure how to manually drop the top to test if it will go up once down.

Looking at the schematic there seem like there are more switches back near the mechanism. Maybe one of those is broken, or the control module?

DG Boxster 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 09:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, 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