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2005 Porsche Boxtser S - PSM & ABS Failure

Just tried to get into my car and the electronic key doesn't work. Used the manual key lock to get in, alarm sounded, alarm stopped, sat down and put key in ignition and it won't start. Warning said the PSM and ABS had failed and that it needed to be taken to the Workshop. The spoiler went up and is now locked in the up position. What has happened???? Only used the car 3 weeks ago and it was fine. Now it won't start. It also keeps saying that 'the ignition key has not been removed'. Very odd.

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Sid

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  • cwnas Jul 05, 2008

    i never had a response on this?

  • cwnas Jul 05, 2008

    how?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    Just experienced the same problem.

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I have a similar problem my car will not turn over after pumping gas the accessories come one but will not start

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U hung up
you will have to try again

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

  • chris07551 Jul 05, 2008

    can u try live chat to me at all i no exactly wats wrong with ur car as this happenes at my work all the time



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