Do you know if the switch replacement required the removal of the whole top mechanism to install the switches, as suggested early in this thread?Just got it back today, and the top is working like a charm! They just replaced the microswitches at the B pillars and did not require an A/C purge. It did require some sort of calibration, so if you diy the part swap, you will still need to take it in for that bit.
SA said he's seen very few of these issues and they've been almost exclusively on 987/986's.
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Not a removal, just placing the top in maintenance mode similar to when accessing the top of the engine bay. I'll double check my documentation this afternoon to make sure no other labor had to be done. If interested, the PIWIS instruction document ID is 6164 for the convertible microswitch replacement.Do you know if the switch replacement required the removal of the whole top mechanism to install the switches, as suggested early in this thread?
After having the sensors replaced, my top hasn't even though about having an issue. I'd consider just begging them to replace them both under warranty, if you haven't already.Hi all,
Revisiting this topic since I've been dealing with this same issue and wanted to know how is everyone's top been doing. Just took my car in for the third time in the last 2 years for this issue. Warranty running out in 2 months. Everytime it goes in, the soft top would behave. When it's time for me to take the car back it acts up. They said they detect no issues what so ever and nothing comes up. It's very frustrating, I'm thinking to just taking it up on the survey as well just like the OP.
This one time when I picked up the car and drove 10 minutes away, the fault came on so I took it back to show them. Sure enough, the top behaved with no issues. I'm starting to think this top has intelligence... any feedback would be great
The latch is expensive, but shouldn't be that expensive. Perhaps they are replacing the latch and the relays at both pillars? That would be about the right price, plus that's exactly what they will need to do anyway. The latch isn't super labor intensive but the relays are more difficult.New to threads so here goes: I also have a 2013 Boxster. The top goes down 2/3 of the way and stops, a message of: fault of soft-top control system appears in the dash. The car has been at dealership in Virginia Beach for 8 days. I was told there is a problem with micro switch/relay for the latch and the cost is approximately $1,880 total, but the part is $1,400. Does this seem right, seems really expensive??? I told them to go ahead and order the part, it should be in Wednesday. Any thoughts or info would be appreciated. Thanks in advance
I guess my question actually is, how often do you raise and lower the top, rather than the percentage of time it is lowered/down.I use mine all the time. 99.9% the top is down. I don't think it is a corrosion thing. I never had an issue where the top would not go up or down. It would stop halfway, then I would have to either raise and lower it a bit until it finished the process to lower the top or close it. The below is from the quote:
Convertible Top Switch: driver's side micro switch has failed - left double micro switch kit only 1377.54