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I ended up opening the power seat switch slightly, just enough to get a small screw driver in there so that I could move the internal switches. Now the seat will move, but I have not yet taken it out. My passenger side switch needs to be replaced because it is shot. I am going to get a used one from DC Auto.
Boxzilla -- We're both in NNJ. I see that you did an IMS upgrade. Did you do it yourself, or at a shop? Did you do a full replacement, or just certain parts? I don't know much about the history on my car, but I have over 127,000 miles. I am considering doing the IMS. Regards, Heavydee
I have a 1999 Boxtster, and I need to remove the power seats. Unfortunately, the drivers seat will only move forward, so I cannot get at the front torx bolts. Can anyone help me with this? Is there a way to manually move the seats? Thanks.
I had the same problem with my 1999 Boxster. Here's what worked for me: Since it is an '00 or older, the release levers for the trunks are manual and there is a 'lock out' plate to prevent them from being release when the car is locked or the driver's door is closed. However, you can use a small flat headed screwdriver to slide between the two levers on the driver's door sill to manually unlock them. Here's how: With a flashlight and skinny 3-4" long flat screwdriver (like one of those electrician promo ones handed out at trade shows...) slide it down between the front and rear levers. Under the front trunk lever, you'll see a U shaped cut out that will have a white plate under it. The white plate, when the vehicle is locked or doors are closed, slides over the U shaped cutout to prevent the levers from being raised. Using the screwdriver, slide the white plate from the outside of the car towards the center. Once it's clear, just pull up on the lever to release either trunk. To that note, have you started the car yet to reinitialize your key w/ the car and the immobilizer? This may solve your problem as well (a dead battery will put the car into 'sleep mode' and since it was locked... the trunks remain as such). Otherwise, you'll likely have to remove the sill plate cover w/ the levers to see what's going on, or not, underneath for a permanent fix.
I tried one of those chargers as well. Left it charging for 3-4 hours and got nothing. Plus, the car was making funny noises, so I decided it was not good to leave it. There is a process I found on line where you put 12V DC power to fuse C3, which is the alarm system. I haven't had time try this, but I will report on it as soon as I do.
Hi -- I'm a new owner of a 1999 Boxster. The battery drained completely down, and it seems like the security system completely locked down the car. I cannot open either trunk with the levers, as they will basically not lift up. I tried using the emergency front trunk release, but it will not budge. I can get in the car, but I need to raise the lid so that I can charge it. Any ideas? Thanks, Rob