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Access rear trunk release cable

Trying to get the trunk opened, have wedged under rear-tail light to access release cable but can not find it.

Anyone have a picture or diagram to allow access?

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  • BXTA986 Mar 18, 2009

    Battery is OK and the switches to the solenoid appear to be working fine because the rear trunk makes that familiar whirring noise as if it's trying to open but it doesn't. The Boxster is MY2002 and I learned that there is a REAR trunk emergency release cable. Can't find it though......any ideas exactly where it's located?

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    I have a similar problem... I lost my FOB Key and now my primary rear hood cable broke.. AND I deff. don't want to pay a dealer to help me open it. PLEASE GOD TELL ME THERE IS AN EMERGENCY CABLE for the rear hood on a Porsche Boxster 99

  • Papua May 18, 2009

    where can I find the emergency cable to open the rear trunk of my Porsche Boxter 2001?
    thank you in advance

    best regards

    Otto

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This happened to me too on my Porsche Boxter S 2004 - the actuator is working, the battery is charged - but the rear trunk won't open from the key fob or the inside release.

I removed the driver's side rear tire, I removed one nut from the wheel well cover closest to the back of the car, I looked inside and saw a cable. The wheel well cover could be pulled back enough to fit my hand in, so I reached in and pulled - the tunk popped open.

The problem is that my primary rear trunk release cable is broken - still need to fix that problem - but the trunk is open.

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OK - might not be the same but I have just collected my son from the station, he loded in his luggage and pushed the boot (rear trunk to you in the States) closed. When we got home it would not open on the key or the sill release buttons - just the familiar whirring sound. After some thought I raised the rear spoiler to get a grip on the rear edge of the offending lid and (after ensuring it was unlocked) it just lifted up. The problem was his sleeping bag strap - it had fallen over the catch recess as he closed the lid and was taken down with the catch. This provided just enough friction to prevent the lid from popping up normally.

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