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Re: Thanks to Pedro - top is operational again


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So yesterday the top stopped working and I remembered that Pedro had the mod to 'bend pin 18' and make it so that you can open or close while still in motion.
That did the trick and now it goes up and down as it should
I believe that would indicate that the microswitch on the Handbrake is faulty and would need to be swapped out
Correct?
Anyway, back in business and can now take her for a drive and enjoy for now.
Bending pin 18 on the top relay does not eliminate the need for the handbrake light to be on.
It just allows the top to move while in motion.
I don't understand how bending that pin made the top work if the brake light wasn't on.
Happy Boxstering,
Pedro

Pedro Bonilla 1998 Boxster 986 - 287,000+ miles: http://www.PedrosGarage.com
PCA National Club Racing Scrutineer - PCA National HPDE Instructor - PCA Technical Committee (Boxster/Cayman)

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I know. But it was not the Brake light that was illuminated. It is / was the 'Convertible Top Warning Light' that went on and the metal lid for the roof / engine access did not completely close. When I did the pin bend, it allowed it to work and no lights are on. The Parking Brake light has and is working when I activate the handle. I think I will start with that handbrake switch and them maybe the roof switch as well.
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