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1998 porsche boxster, battery is dead on car, and

1998 porsche boxster battery is dead on car and i canot get into trunk to access batter the release leve are locked down

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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/

Posted on May 17, 2010

  • Heiden Apr 25, 2011

    I have a1998 Porsche boxster,dead battery.It does not a have a remote function to activate front hood.The cigg. lighter deal does NOT work,besides taking off wheel any suggestions?

  • m208334 Apr 27, 2011

    It is possible that the lighter fuse burned out. Did you check the fuse.

    You can probably jumper 12volts directly to the fuse box. However, be really careful not to short any other electronics. Do not try to start the car with the jumper via the fuse or lighter socket.

    If the fuse is not the problem, call the local porsche dealer. The design is flawed so they should be willing to help.

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you can power up the trunk release fro mthe fuse box in the drivers side kick panel. or you can plug a jumper box into the lighter.

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