Porshe is competely dead no lights inside ,i would like to recharge the battery but i can't open the bonnet/hood as there is no power, any suggestions? thanks
i have the same problem, i am not able to open the car bonnet as the battery is disconnected the car is a 911Carrera C4s ?
If you open fusebox in footwell there is a RED section you pull out by fuse removal tool-this can be used as a permenant feed for a battery jump pack-red lead on the Red in fusebox and black on door check strap this will give you power to open front boot to get to battery.
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I have a Porsche boxster S 2001 the battery was dead but the alarm on the key was also broken when you put a donor battery to the fuse box it just sent the alarm off in the end I rang a Porsche breakers as people kept telling me about this cable to pull (PORSCHE DEALERS) wont tell you and I cud not find it on the english Boxster you have to take the tyre off (passenger side) there is a black panel near the indicator unscrew that and there is another panel which pulls off there is the cable
hello there you could try to get two male connector charging cable.They sell it at the dealer or on ebay. And charge the Porsche trough your cigarette lighter socket.For that you could use battery jumper as well.Then you can open the trunk to get to the battery.
This is a common problem. Your alarm was on when the battery went dead. When the alarm activated, the hood/bonnet opening lever locks to prevent thieves from opening the hood in case the top is down. Some boxsters have a jumper post the pulls out near the fuse box. However, I do not think the 1997-1999s have this post.
Buy a male-to-male cigarette lighter adapter at the auto store. Connect between your car's cigarette lighter socket and the other car's cigarette lighter socket. Do not try to start the ignition or the any other electronics. You should not even need the key in the ignition. You should be able to pop the door locks with the remote and open the bonnet.
You may also need to recover your radio code: http://www.a2dvoices.com/realitycheck/porsche/
I had these problems on my 2005 911 when the battery died. Apparently when it goes IT GOES. I had no problem with the battery until this time and then suddenly it was dead.
I've heard since that this is common on Porsche 996 when the battery is dead and then is should also be the case with the 986 Boxter.
I removed the old battery and left the car without a battery for at least 30 minutes (while doing some other maintainance). Put a new battery in and no problems after that. On most cars if you disconnect the battery for like 15 minutes the maintainance computer resets its self and all warninglights should dissapear unless there is a real fault, then the appropriate light should come back on!
It can only be done using the key fob. Othersise use button inside the car. If your battery is flat you need a donor battery wiring to a connection in the fuse box (positive) anf door lock(negative) but see your hand book.
Reach over the drivers side front tire in wheel well. Reach around trim in upper wheel well to find a cable, running front to back, pull toward you and it should release the front hood. Previous owner showed me this emergency release in case battery goes dead and I have recently had to use it myself on my 1998 Boxster.