Manual: 2011/2012 911

Page: 156

Convertible Top
Brief operating instructions can be found on the back side of the driver's sun visor.

  • Please see the chapter "CAR CARE INSTRUCTIONS" on page 194.

Convertible Top Operation

If persons or animals are near or in the way of the convertible top mechanism's moving parts, parts of the body could become trapped or crushed.

  • Make absolutely sure that nobody can be injured by the convertible-top mechanism or the convertible-top compartment lid.

Do not operate convertible top:
– At temperatures below 32 °F/0 °C.
– When one side of the car is on a curb, a hoist or a jack.
– When items of luggage or other objects hinder the convertible top movement.
– With the rollbars extended.

  • Avoid frequent operation of the convertible top with the engine off; the vehicle battery would be unintentionally discharged rapidly.
  • Drive only with the convertible top fully open or closed (end positions).
  • When opening or closing the convertible top, ensure there is sufficient clearance above the convertible top (e.g. in the garage).
  • To prevent damp stains and abrasions, only open the convertible top in a dry, clean state.
  • Park your car in the shade whenever possible, as the fabric, rubber material and color can be harmed by long exposure to sunlight.
  • The convertible top may only be actuated during driving on even surfaces.
  • The convertible top must not be used with strong counter wind (over approx. 50 mph/ 80 km/h).

Door windows and side windows
The side windows are lowered automatically when the convertible top is opened. The door windows close automatically if convertible top operation is not interrupted when the convertible top reaches its final position.

When the door windows are closed, the rear side windows can also be closed.

When opening the door windows, the rear windows open automatically.

The side windows are lowered automatically when the convertible top is closed. All windows close automatically if convertible top operation is not interrupted when the convertible top reaches its final position.

Preconditions for operation of the convertible top
– The ignition must be switched on (engine running or off),
– the engine compartment lid must be closed,
– the speed must be below approx. 30 mph (50 km/h).
If this maximum speed is exceeded, the opening/closing procedure of the convertible top will be interrupted.

  • Reduce speed.
    Press button again.
    The opening/closing process is ended.