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Boxster front hood latch

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I have a 05 Boxster S. My battery died and I tried the fuse box jumper process and it didn't work. So I found the emergency latch cable in the driver side front wheel well and used that to open the front hood. Now my issue is I cant get the latch to latch and keep the hood secured. Also the switch inside the passenger compartment for the front hood won't open the hood. This is my first Porsche and I am not familiar with alot of Porsche tricks any ideas of what the problem may be or where to start would be great.

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You likely need to make sure the emergency cable is not still pulled out. And/or a little WD-40 on the latch mechanism - then work it back and forth.


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In addition to the above, check the fuse ... C3 I think it is.

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I have checked and tried those suggestions and I am experiencing the same problems. Any other Idea's?

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Solenoid which actuates latch?


I previously mentioned that I thought the fuse was C3. You may want to verify that from the fuse chart that comes with the car.

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