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Intermittent starting problem -2004 Porsche Boxster s

Lately I have had intermittent starting problems. Like a weak battery.  Just kind of whirs down. I had my battery checked and it is fine 13 v, my starter checked out fine and my alternator checked out.  If i take key out and fiddle around and wait a few minutes, the car starts fine. I am afraid at some point it will leave me stranded. Any ideas.

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It is your ignition switch, you need to replace it, you can do this by removing the plastic casing around the steering column, remove the ignition by taking out all of the bolts and putting a new one in, once you remove the plastic casing you will see how to remove the ingnition, just a few bolts.

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