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My 1999 porsche boxter got wet inside. Now the lock on the driver side does not work. That means the front latch and trunk latch do not work. What can I do?

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Have you tried locking/unlocking door with the key not the remote
If central locking is working ok this will release front/rear levers
You still need to get to the cause of the problem
If you have a local mechanic [dealer would cost a fortune] go to
In list click on manuals,here you can download full/part work shop manual
good luck barry

Posted on May 27, 2011


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