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I own a Porsche Boxster (1998). I was leaving the auto repair place after having new tires put on. It was a nice day thought I*d put down the top. I had used it the day I left if for tires. Well, nothing happened. I could hear the motor working but nothing happened. The light that indicates that the top is down is now lite all the time. The sensors in the brake that lower the windows is working. I tried to take a look where the top goes down and found that there are two cables and it appears as if the white connection from the cable and whatever it goes to are broken. It looks as though they have snapped. By the way the auto repair person told me he had no idea what had happened and it wasn*t his problem. Anyway can the cables be replaced alone or is this going to be a total top repair?

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Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Kristin, You're going to need to take the vehicle to the dealership to find out the exact problem with the roof. I can't see any reason that having tires replaced would affect the roof unless you can prove that someone there tried to drive it with the top down and broke it. If the cables are broken, you may be able to question the repair place. But first I would find out why the top is not working and what may have caused it. Lori

Patty Streeter,  at Kristin, Check out what our expert says. You may need to take your car to your local authorized dealership or to an ASE certified technician. You can find a certified tech near you by searching here:

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