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Nicoc4s
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:42 pm    Post subject: 996 Convertible Reply with quote

Guys is there any way of getting the roof down with the key?
 
  
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alex yates
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah. Press and hold the roof button on it.
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Halcyon
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Yeah. Press and hold the roof button on it.


996.2 don't appear to have this function, Alex.
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4b4
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Er, Sorry, Mine does?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4b4 wrote:
Er, Sorry, Mine does?


What!?!? WTF

Ok..
Not ALL 996's appear to have this functionality then Sad
It seems that there is an extra option NOT to have it:
533 No convertible top operation from remote control

So does your key have three buttons? Question
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine has 3 buttons: Unlock/lock, roof operation and frunk opener.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Mine has 3 buttons: Unlock/lock, roof operation and frunk opener.


Mine too?
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Halcyon
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

every day is a school day! Very Happy



Mine's the middle one, more or less.
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Kingb4
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine also controls the roof from the key. I wonder why anyone would 'opt' not to have this function.

Worryingly the roof seems to respond to the remote even when the hardtop is on..... Surprised That panicked me.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Halcyon wrote:
every day is a school day! Very Happy



Mine's the middle one, more or less.

Sorry posts crossed....Halcyon I wonder if a previous owner of your car lost a key and replaced it with a cheaper/readily available 2 button version
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kingb4 wrote:

Sorry posts crossed....Halcyon I wonder if a previous owner of your car lost a key and replaced it with a cheaper/readily available 2 button version


a similar thought occurred to me - but they must have replaced both keys if they did! Very Happy
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Bluebird911
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Car is a yr 2000 Cab.

I have a 3 keys, but the two main keys have two buttons (one above the other). The top main button is bigger and cycles lock / unlock. The second smaller button below it has an image of the roof and operates the roof remotely. There isn't a button that operates the front luggage bonnet.

Never use the button to operate the roof remotely, completely pointless as I can drop the roof once in the car.

Seems that the are a number of key variations.
 
  
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Nicoc4s
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply guys. So if you have the 3 button key the roof opens from the remote
 
  
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deMort
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicoc4s wrote:
Thanks for the reply guys. So if you have the 3 button key the roof opens from the remote


Yes .. but a 2 button key can easily be coded to the car .. then it wont work as you have no button to press .
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4b4
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seem's typical Porsche then - you pays your money and you takes your choice!

Presumably, the three button option will be more costly, both to purchase the fob and to code it to the car to operate three separate commands?

Perhaps that's why the local OPC's want £325+ for a 'new' 3 button key?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just to add ..

On a 997 there are codeing options for comfort .. i cant remember off hand for a 996 though .. i dont think there are but a codeing check of the convertible roof cu is a good start if you have a 3 button key which doesn't work .

Reguards the button working with a hardtop on then it shouldn,t .. there is a switch failure there somewhere , i would have thought there will be problems with the hardtop removed and operateing the cab roof though .. warning message or not locking is what i would expect .
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a recent survey of convertible owners (who expressed a preference)

62% have three buttons
38% have two buttons

Just in case anyone still cares
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kingb4 wrote:
Mine also controls the roof from the key. I wonder why anyone would 'opt' not to have this function.

Worryingly the roof seems to respond to the remote even when the hardtop is on..... Surprised That panicked me.


I also discovered that the button to open the frunk (froot?) also unlocks the doors, presumably to save numpties like me who drop the key in with the shopping and then close the lid.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bluebird911 wrote:
My Car is a yr 2000 Cab...

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..Never use the button to operate the roof remotely, completely pointless as I can drop the roof once in the car.

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On the contrary, it is quite fun to watch from outside the car. Like a budget Transformer.
 
  
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4b4
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dombo wrote:
Bluebird911 wrote:
My Car is a yr 2000 Cab...

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..Never use the button to operate the roof remotely, completely pointless as I can drop the roof once in the car.

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On the contrary, it is quite fun to watch from outside the car. Like a budget Transformer.


Damn impressive in Supermarket car parks!
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