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New owner and Convertible top problem

Hi Everyone,

I recently acquired a 2000 Boxster, 5 speed. I have always been a fan of Porsche and its offerings so finally took the plunge. I fell in love with handling when I first test drove the vehicle and have been even more impressed since taking ownership.

In the first week, I had a top failure which ended up breaking the red socket on the convertible rod. I ended up disconnecting the assembly and making it a manual operation which I actually like better than the motor drive.

When the socket broke, I was in the process of putting the top up. I had to get the top to a point where I could drive it home which took helping the top along while holding the motor button. Now the light on the dash for the top stays on all the time. With the tops drive linkage disconnected, I pressed the convertible top button until the transmission actuated the limit switch to turn off the light in the dash.

Here is is my question. when I pull down the latch to open the top, the windows drop the required 3s or so. The windows also drop correctly when opening the door confirming the correct operation of the windows. Once I raise the clamshell and put the top down manually, I can not raise the windows all the way up anymore unless I press the top Microswitch. I thought I had a bad microswitch so ordered one up and replaced it. Same thing, I could not raise the windows the last 3 inches with the top down.

It almost seems like the vehicle thinks the top is still in the process of opening or closing which may not allow you to raise the window. What logic needs to happen in order to allow the windows to go up all the way?

Any ideas on how to correct this situation so I can roll up the windows fully while on the highway?

Thanks in advance!!

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I have a clip I ordered from Suncoast Porsche called (of all things) "The Red Clip" which may work for you. I think it cost about $8.00. It clips onto the roof microswitch and makes the car think the roof is closed and locked

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Thanks! That may be just the thing I need! I’ll check it out.
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