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Porsche Boxster, 1997-2002 Top, German A5 Acoustic, Glass Window, Black
1997-2002 Porsche Boxster Convertible Top


Material: Haartz German A5B/DS Acoustic
Window: Heated Glass
Color: Black

Price: $639.00

Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Item ID: 10-07-BOX-030

Description Additional Info Installation


Fits all models between 1997 & 2002


Our 1997-2002 Porsche Boxster convertible tops are manufactured in the USA using the original patterns and specifications. This convertible top is made with an upgraded German A5B/DS Acoustic cloth topping material and includes a new heated glass window and electrical wiring harness.

Boxster Convertible Top


New DOT rated glass window is securely bonded into the rear window section. From the exterior, the edge around the window has a clean, finished appearance with no piping needed to hide stitching, gluing or imperfections that may arise from other bonding methods. The fabric has been carefully notched by a computer controlled cutter around the radius to ensure proper adhesion around the entire perimeter to eliminate potential leaking. The technology is unique and protected by worldwide patents and we guarantee the bond to the original purchaser for the life of the vehicle.

Boxster Glass Window


Manufactured using premium Haartz German Sonnenland A5B/DS, a superior quality topping with dobby backing. The topping material is an acoustically enhanced three-ply composite made of acrylic twill weave outer fabric, a rubber inner layer, and a polyester lining fabric. It provides up to 3dB (a significant) reduction to noise levels.

The German A5B/DS is an incredible new technology that effectively seals out road noise. These Tops have been time-tested in hundreds of installations, which is why we feel comfortable providing a 100% guarantee that you will not have any problems with the fit.

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  • First quality German A5B/DS Cloth / Canvas with a dobby weave lining
  • Provide up to 3dB (a significant) noise reduction from standard Sonnendeck
  • Precision cut with Gerber automated computer guided cutting equipment
  • The entire top is cut from the same bolt of cloth for consistent color & pattern
  • Stitched with matching colors using the finest bonded polyester threads
  • DOT approved heated glass window with embedded defroster wiring
  • Includes the wiring harness to connect the defroster window to electrical system
  • Includes new steel side hold down cables already securely installed on this top
  • Deck seams are blind stitched and PFAFF heat-sealed from the inside as original
  • Factory-style retainer attachments are sewn-in for an easy & accurate installation

How Does A Glass Window Fit into the Boot?

1997-2002 Porsche Boxster convertible tops were offered with plastic rear windows. You can purchase a replacement top with either an original style plastic window or a glass window similar to the 2003 and newer Boxster. The Boxster glass window is a DOT approved aftermarket window with the safety emblems and includes embedded defroster wiring and a wire harness kit to connect it to the vehicle's electrical system.

Like the newer Boxsters, the glass windows for the 1997-2002 Boxster are smaller than the plastic window. This is necessary since the larger plastic window folds when it is retracted into the top boot. And since a glass window does not fold it's size is 35.5" wide by 12'' tall to allow it to fit into the boot properly.

The trade-off is a slight loss in visibility because of the size and a big gain in clarity in your rear view mirror looking through glass compared to a plastic window that will discolor over time.

Porsche Boxster Wiring HarnessHow to Connect the Wiring Harness

When you purchase the glass window convertible top from us, you receive a new rear window defroster wiring harness.

For all Boxsters sold in the US, with heated, electric mirrors there is a connector behind the seat belt harness on the driver's side where you can plug in the wiring harness.

One side of the wiring harness plugs into the window connector. On the other side there are two defroster connectors. One side is for negative and the other side for positive.

Just plug the harness to the window and connector behind the seat belt for it to work. The glass window defroster will activate when you turn on your mirror defroster. Do not turn on the defroster when the top is down to avoid build up of heat in the top boot. Detailed instructions with pictures are provided in the included installation guide.

The Convertible Top comes ready to install. No sewing required.

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1997-2002 Porsche Boxster Convertible Top

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Better than OEM! May 16, 2016
Reviewer: Laurent from Rouen, Normandy, France  
I bought a German A5 Acoustic Glass Window for my 2001 986 S.

The quality of the fabric is excellent (better than the original OEM).

I am not a mechanic but I was able to complete the installation on my own in about 10 hours. It is not a difficult installation as long as:
- You follow carefully the instructions
- You have the right tools
- Someone is available to help you for the specific steps where you have to apply an adhesive and where you are as a consequence under time constraints!

The delivery was very fast: ordered on Tuesday - delivered on Thrusday in France!

Finally, there is an excellent customer support.

I will recommend to anyone willing to change a Boxster convertible top!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Boxster top May 16, 2016
Reviewer: David Haas from Marietta, OH United States  
Replacement top fit perfectly and directions we easy to follow.  I'd highly recommend an Auto Tops Direct replacement!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Best Top and Best Price May 16, 2016
Reviewer: Doug from Charlotte, NC  
I did a lot of research before purchasing a replacement top for my Boxster and I couldn't be more pleased than I am with the Top I received from Auto Tops Direct. If you need a replacement top for your Porsche this is the place to buy it. No Bull. You can't beat this deal. Fit and Finish are excellent.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Replacement top May 16, 2016
Reviewer: Mai U from Montgomery, AL  
Terrific top at great price.  Actually best price. Glass window is much better than plastic.  Just got it and haven't got a chance to try out defrost feature. Also "Locate an Installer" feature from this site helps me locate people who knows how to do the install.  Thanks...

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
The quality was great May 16, 2016
Reviewer: J Reynolds from North Attleboro,¬†MA¬†United States  
I was extremely happy with the quality of the Auto Tops Direct Porsche Top vs. the OEM top.

The quality was great! The price and quality made this purchase a great value!  

You definitely need to be mechanically savvy to install this top. Do not attempt if you are not somewhat mechanically inclined.

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