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Oof closer inspection and backside ??? Cleaning what I can with isopropyl alcohol and hopefully I can restore some functionality otherwise I know its gonna need replacement anyways. ?
Took out seat and box under the seat, doesnt look good ? should I try isopropyl alcohol?
Polarity definitely correct, I always make sure of that. Some of the interior functions are working like the fans and dash lights. The window switches dont work (although the windows do go down slightly when you pull the door handles) central locking and key fobs dont work, hood and trunk releases dont work either. Things are probably pointing to the immobilizer even though im in slight denial. Ill check every single fuse even the ones that are seemingly unrelated. I guess ill pull the seat and see how the immobilizer looks. Worst comes to worst ill have the car towed to a german specialist 2 miles away who have the stuff to program the immobilizer and keys and bite the bullet. Most of the cost seems to be the immobilizer itself and the labor ir pretty minimal at least...
Connected positive cable first, cables were all clean. Car left unlocked now.
update: Bizarre I came home late tonight and it sounded like some kind of vacuum was running inside my car, couldn't tell what it was it sounded like it was coming from my gas cap. I ran inside to grab my key and unlocked the door, sound was still going, put the key in the ignition and magically the sound stopped. Pulling the key out the same noise again. I pulled the fuel pump fuse out and that shut it up for good. This is really weird. I wont have time to troubleshoot until Monday at the earliest. I really hope it's not the immobilizer under the driver seat, it is completely dry from what I can tell although the carpet behind is still slightly damp. The redlight on the interior lock/unlock buttom is constantly illuminated and it does nothing when I push it which I guess means theres an issue somewhere the the central locking. front hood and rear trunk don't open at all now.
I think I have tried the fuse jumper with ignition on to no avail. Ill check all the fuses one by one. I thought the row C #3 replacement was all I needed.
I have hooked up a battery to the pop out and ground and the switch did not work. I’ve used the same setup before to get the hood opened because it worked before replacing the battery... I’ll search behind the rear tail light as you said
2002 boxster S manual My battery was finally needing to be replaced. So I purchased a new one, left the new battery on a charger for a few hours before installing to make sure it was topped off. I got in the car and she wouldn’t start. No crank or starter relay click at all. Windows won’t roll down from center switches, also rear trunk kept opening when I turned the ignition. The front hood won’t open at all either via switch by drivers door or the little pop out for hooking up the battery, key fob also stopped working for either locking or unlocking the car. i did some searching and the carpet behind my driver seat is wet but the CLU box under the seat is dry since the car is usually parked at a slight angle. I’ve been drying up the area with towels. The fuse “c3 “ was blown for some reason so I replaced it with a matching 15amp fuse. im at a slight loss because I cant open up the hood (I stupidly closed it after installing battery). I know there’s a release in the passenger wheel well but I cant remove the wheel because of silly wheel lock nut (in the hood) car still won’t start either. Car interior lights don’t come on but the dash lights do. looking for any advice or maybe I missed something, I’ve checked most of the relevant fuses. Hoping the CLU box isn’t busted. After a few hours the car alarm did go off when I unlocked it and the alarm turned off when I put the key in the ignition. Thanks!