Question about 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera
The early production of the 1999 carerra doesn't have a connection in the fuse block to energize the hood latch. Is there some way to energize the solenoid?
I don't know what kind of 1999 carerra you are talking about; I have a 1999 carrera convertible, and both the front and engine hoods are opened when pulling on the appropriate lever next to the drivers seat. No fuse/solenoid involved.
Posted on Jun 24, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I listened the same problem with one Boxter when the battery went dead. They
called the Porsche dealer and he offered a suggestion that worked
great: Go to a auto part store and buy a small battery that plugs into
your cigarette lighter for the purpose of starting cars when batteries
are dead. Leave it plugged in for about 20 minutes and it gives you
enough charge to open your hood latch. Make sure your door is open when
you go to pop the latch, as they was sitting in my car with the door closed
and trying to figure out why it wasnt working.
Now they always keep one charged in my glove box.
Other its pull hood release latch, located on the driver side left foot.
Posted on Aug 13, 2010
SOURCE: HOOD RELEASE
try getting another person to push hood down whilst you pull the release lever if this does not work locate cable behind puller handle and use pliers to pull just a little more then when opened be sure to adjust cable a little tighter
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
The 1999 doesn't have the red connector in the fuse box. That method isn't possible.
But I had the same problem and fixed it. This will sound weird, but trust me, it works.
1) A paint stir stick.
2) A coat hanger straightened out with one end bent into a small "j" hook.
3) A flashlight.
There is a loop of cable that goes from the engine compartment latch to an area underneath the left rear tail light. Pulling on this cable will open the engine compartment.
To open the engine compartment, you need to:
1) Use the paint stir stick to gently pry up the left rear tail light slightly. Don't pry it up too much and break anything: just pry it up a little so that a small gap opens up between the bottom of the tail light and the car body.
2) Shine the flashlight into the gap and look for a small, thin stainless steel cable. Use the "j" hook end of the coat hanger to pull the cable out from under the tail light.
3) Once the cable has been pulled out enough so that you can grasp it with your fingers, give it a sharp tug. This will pop open the latch to the engine compartment. Now you can jump the battery and start the car.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
With a rarchet, extension and socket remove the bolts holding the latch to the core support and the hood will open. The cable usually just fell off. reattach or replace as needed.
Posted on Nov 20, 2010
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