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Key stuck, won’t start or crank

First dead battery then key gets stuck after new battery replaced.  Key gets stuck when turn to 1st or 2nd position.  Key is fine when in “0” position (will not get stuck).  Car started normally after battery was replaced, but with stuck key all the time.  Now it will not start or crank after leaving it parked for over a week without starting.  The new battery is always plugged into an external maintainer.  Everything works normal with the key fob.  All dash indicators lights up normally.  Doors, hood & truck open normally.

over coming electrical failure lock out

Battery failed...completely discharged....hood or deck lids in operable...key locked in ignition......fuse box in left foot well does not have red tab for charging latch there a cigarette light adapter which might work....cannot reach manual cable relese in front... and cannot access tow hook as it is in secured

Adding original CD Changer compatibility check


I have a 2003 Boxster (non S) without CD changer. I want to add a used cd changer, ideal for long rides and i want to keep the car original. The dealer charges me 1500$ for the 000.044.900.72 part wich is way too expensive.

Battery trickle chargers


Just purchased a 2016 low mileage Boxster GTS.  Since this car will not be an everyday car and may sit at times for more than a few days should I invest in a battery trickle charger?  If so what should I look for?  and is hookup easy to do.  Thanks


interior light problems on 987

I recently installed an aftermarket radio in my vehicle. I had disconnected the battery multiple times with the installation process. Usually after reconnecting my battery I get a PASM inactive message, that disappears after a couple of moments. On a previous low battery condition on the vehicle and this time also I a received an airbag alert. On both of these occasions I was able to remove the airbag alert with an ICarsoft scantool.

Boxster S Radio Noise - "Popping"

My Wife's slightly used BoxsterS has what might be a common problem when it is just sitting. The speakers make a rumbling and popping sound that can sometimes scare the heck out of you!

I removed the fuse so the radio no longer will work...but that is not a fix. I have heard the Amplifier up front needs replacing/upgrade?

What would be the best fix? Does a new OEM Amplifier end up doing it later on? We love this car as it is a rare one!


2005 Boxster S 41000 miles

hello ... I have been backing the car out of the garage every day for two weeks. I have not driven the car other than that. It has been off the trickle charger it is usualy on durring its stay out side. yesterday when I moved it out of the garage it gave a check engine signal... I hooked a h.f. scan tool and it said p0300 random multiple missfires and p0306,p0304, missfire cylider 4 and 6.. I drove the car today and it feels and performs perfectly. I will be taking the car to a "check smog only" shop soon. My question is ... can I remove the check engine with the h.f. scan tool?

Headlight alignment

Anyone know what tool is need to align the headlights on a 987?  

SRS Light stays on

When I slid the driver's seat back, the SRS warning light light illuminated.  The driver seat was replaced with a  track seat a few years ago but this is the first time the SRS light came on. The DTC codes retrieved include: 03 Airbag warning supply and 46 Belt buckle, driver. I  have visually checked wiring harness under the seat for damage or lose connection but all seems as intact as before.  Disconnecting the battery did not extinguish the SRS light.  Does the SRS system disable itself when the light is illuminated?


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