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Front trunk will not open with switch.

Switch inside driver's door panel will not open front trunk. I tested the actuator by unplugging it from the actuator itself and hooking up to current from battery. Seems to be working. So I purchase a switch. Still not working. I can only assume it is in the wiring. Check the fuses, however did not check all fuses. Swapped rear trunk fuse and hooked up to front trunk connectors. Still opened the rear trunk. 

Any ideas? Is it the wiring? Any help on testing the wiring? etc. Anybody had same problem?

Long term storage

What is the accepted practice of storing a Boxster for 3-6 months where there would be no access to electricity to run a trickle charger on the car’s battery? 

1998 Boxster top not functioning intermittently - handbrake not detected

Hi,

The top of our Boxster is not opening/closing on occasion.  After some trouble shooting we determined that this was happening because the car sometimes did not see that the handbrake was engaged.  If the handbrake light on the dash did not come on when the handbrake was engaged the top would not function (not surprisingly).  Has anyone seen this issue and is this a simple contact problem (sticking, etc.) or does the entire handbrake assembly have to be changed or is there a sensor module associated with the handbrake that needs to be replaced or ...?

Thanks 

 

WHERE CAN I GET A NEW ALARM MODULE FOR MY 2000 BOXSTER?

THE "ALARM MODULE" FOR MY 2000 BOXSTER GOT FRIED BECAUSE OF WATER ACCUMULATING UNDER THE DRIVER'S SEAT WHERE THE MODULE IS POSITIONED.   I NOW HAVE THE NOMENCLATURE FOR THE MODULE AND NEED TO REPLACE IT:

 NEW OR USED M535 MODULE....ID NO:   996.618.260.07.                      THANK YOU!  JIM OWEN   605-881-2585

Driver Side Light Error

While driving recently, a warning message appeared stating to "Check Front Left Side Light." When I stopped and checked the light, it was, and is, working correctly. I replaced the bulb anyway but the error message still appears every time I start the car. Any ideas how I might get this minor, but annoying, issue corrected?

Outside Temperature Display

I recently had to replace the digital spedometer display illumination light.  No issue, no problem and it's back the way it was before. 

However in looking at various "how-to" videos I realized that I have never seen the outside temperature displayed below the digital speedometer on my car as on all the videos I saw.  Is this an option that I need to somehow electronically activate? or is there likely another issue?

 

Thanks !!

Spark plug selection

Owner's manual says I should use a Bosch FR 7 LDC4 plugs  in the Boxster. I have checked and called everywhere, even on the web and cannot find that specific plug!

I used a cross reference chart I found on the web and it recommended a NGK Iridium IX 6418. There were several others but this one seemed like the best of the ones recommended and it was the highest priced one as well. I feel "strange" putting a Japanese plug in a Porsche but it is the best one I could find.

Is that the best plug to use? Any suggestions or recommendations would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Porsche Classic Radio Navigation System

I am interested in the Porsche Classic Radio system for our 1997 Boxster. The PCA You Tube video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V74qjRuzTlU  shows replacing the same model radio (Becker CR-210) as my Boxster, only it is in a 993. But I do not see 986 Boxsters listed for this radio. Can anybody tell me if it will work? If it doesn't, why?

2008 Boxster S Clogged drains

I am so dissapointed in my Porsche dealership, and Porsche in general.  I have a passion for these cars.  Durring a rain storm, my car shorts out....you know the story.  No wear in my service manual does it mention this.  My service manager says it's part of the 40k service, (my car has 34k on it). My car was in for service over the summer.  Oil change, and I asked them to look it over...check for things.  I was told the car was beautiful. Great!

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