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964 convertible lift motor location

my driver side lift motor is not working. I purchased a new one. Has anyone ever replaced one or even know where it is located. It looks like it should be behind the back seat. anyone know for sure?
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I'm no expert.

964 has two motors. One for the left side mechanism, one for the right side. If one failed the other would probably still try to work. If you don't hear one working then you may have a microswitch issue not a motor issue.

To answer your question, the drivers manual should describe what to do if you have a failure in the open position and you need to manually close the top. It tells where the access panels are (by the seat belt retractors. ) to disconnect the motors from the transmissions. Start here.

Be careful reconnecting the motor or you will bend the top frame big time.
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my driver side lift motor is not working. I purchased a new one. Has anyone ever replaced one or even know where it is located. It looks like it should be behind the back seat. anyone know for sure?
The top has only one motor to lift the top, the other motors are in the top frame, and they are for locking and unlocking the top, which one are you referring to?
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The top has only one motor to lift the top, the other motors are in the top frame, and they are for locking and unlocking the top, which one are you referring to?
My 87 cab has two motors located by the rear seats. I looked at the parts diagram for a 964 and it shows two motors in the same location. What more can I say. You might look at your drivers manual as suggested or just remove the panel and see what is behind it.
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Yep an 87' not a 964 thou.
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If you go here: "https://www.porscheatlantaperimeterparts.com/products/porsche/electric-motor/Engine-electric-motor/3745695/98662411701.html" you will see a diagram of the2 motors. They appear to be mounted on a shared bracket so they are probably in the back somewhere.

You might also have a bad cable (looks like a speedo cable) that connects the motor to the gear box.
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The 2 motors are behind the 2 rear seat-backs .
Remove firewall-shelf covering to see them .
From there are cables running to each gearbox located in rear side panels ( that stretch ..... )
The big plastic plug in the rear side panels is to loosen the gearbox to disengage them so you can manually work the roof .
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