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Old 12-06-2015, 09:42 PM
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Hi Guys, Today after the Toys for Tots meeting, I had an issue.
I came home and started to put the top up. I heard a "pop" and only one side lifted a few inches. I managed to put it back down and it looks like the fit is correct. Car is a 07 997 Cab.
Has anyone else had this happen? I will take it in this week, more curious than anything.

Thanks in advance for the replies,

Bryan

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Old 12-10-2015, 11:24 AM
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I really have not found out much. The dealer is backed up until Tuesday. I take it in Monday night.
We will post up the repair once completed.

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Old 12-10-2015, 11:10 PM
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Just a theory--perhaps a cable end popped out of its place. Usually these things are bomb proof but occasionally something like that can happen. If you can look around (at various stages of unfolding) within the top mechanism, look specifically for anything differences from the right to the left side.

Good luck, and let us know what you learn.

For my cab top, my biggest issue was the loosening up of the screws along the roof line at the top of where the front side windows meet the top. They need something like loc-tite to keep them in place. The fasteners are Torx.
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Old 12-11-2015, 03:00 PM
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I looked at a diagram. I do not see cables etc. Maybe the wrong diagram.
I can't open the top because it only lifts up on one side. (I don't want to repeat for fear of damage).
I will post up the necessary repairs once done. We can all learn from it I hope.

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Old 12-12-2015, 01:57 AM
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Please keep us informed.
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Will do.
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Old 12-19-2015, 03:05 PM
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Took the car to Newport Porsche, excellent service and quality work.
Rick West was my service advisor, He stayed in contact as a part needed to be ordered. Great communication, excellent clean work. Done in the timeframe he quoted..
Apparently it needed a control module ( this electrical unit controls the roof functions.) I suppose I should have known I had an issue. Looking back, the pass window would switch directions when the roof was being raised. I thought I was lifting my finger off the switch.
The work was performed as promised and was under the original estimate. I am very happy with the result and back on the road.

I want to thank Rick for his effort. I believe he went above and beyond.


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Old 12-20-2015, 12:23 AM
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How much did it cost you?
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i had this happen to my 997.2 cab. one side would go up and the other wouldn't. i think it was a control module issue and cost a pretty penny.
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Originally Posted by 997v2cabrio View Post
How much did it cost you?
Approximately $1800.00. However, a few small items were done too.

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