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    2002 boxster s

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  1. Wow!! That is exactly what I have experienced!! I will try to go back and try the various reset / voodoo methods. This seems common among Boxster / 996 owners. Must be the keys...... But how do we rectify this? I recently purchased my car and amazing enough it had the alarm module replaced and reprogramed....and still I am having similar issues to others. rlt Sometimes the key button (little metal dome) on the circuit board just plain wears out. You can either buy a new key or an old key and just transfer your transponder pill to the new key (with the working circuit board). Be sure and get a new key with the same number of buttons. i'm having the exact same problems (2002 S). so, once the key button wears down, that causes the alarm to go off when opening manually (and not inserting key into ignition right away)?
  2. hi, unfortunately my tire popped and it is time to replace so i'm thinking of getting the potenza re050's. i heard these were not porsche approved yet. if so, is it ok i still get them fitted for my '02 boxster S? thanks.
  3. my '02 S is a daily driver as well. it's been ok in the winters for me. i dislike the maintenance costs, but is a blast to drive...
  4. cool, i'll look forward to the mod update. i agree, sucks having water coming in. are you aware if the passenger side and driver side is connected (below the seats)? if it enters through 1 side, does it stay there? thanks.
  5. frayadjacent986 - is it just your drivers side? let me know how your ziplock/bowl fix goes... my passenger side gets quite wet (behind the seat). is this most likely due to the drain holes as well? if so (would it be the ones in back or up front)? if it's just the passenger side getting wet/damp, is there danger of it leaking over to the driver side where the control box for the alarm, central locking and immobilizer resides? thanks...
  6. i'd like to know if this is common as well. i randomly have this problem. sometimes it'll close fine, other times it'll do what your first picture shows so i have to reopen 1/2 way, go out, tuck that piece in and close again...
  7. sounds like similar problem to what i ran into recently. did any of the lights on cluster stay lit? mine started as battery problem, got it replaced, died, then found out alternator was dead and got that replaced as well...
  8. it lasts years? should there be no condensation at all? i always seem to have some condensation on the trunk lid (is that normal)? cap is on tight. thanks.
  9. that's what thought at first and asked again and looked at his screen (at both body shops). i can't imagine 1500/side. so that made me question if those xenon's were different than the litronics...
  10. hi, thanks for the clarifications. yeah, i thought litronics cost ~ $1500ish. why is it that the body shop sells the normal (non xenon) headlights for 800+/side and the xenon ones for $1500/side? the dealer quoted litronics at around $2200, so i wasn't sure why the shops were charging $3000+ for a pair of xenons. thanks.
  11. hi, i have an '02 boxster s that got hit while in the parking lot. bumper needs replacement and so does the right headlight assembly. since only 1 headlight was damaged i'm contemplating on upgrading to the litronics but am a bit confused by the terminology. when they refer to xenon lights - are they referring to the litronic ones? if not, why do the xenon's cost significantly more (~1500/light)? are they different? thanks.
  12. yeah, that's about what i ended up paying yesterday (parts w/o labor). car is now working again... boxs2000 - that's unfortunate ours went out so early, (mine at 39k) but in a way our similar situation (non daily driver) makes me feel somewhat more understanding. i was so disappointed at my car/porsche when even the dealer mentioned that they rarely see them go out this early. i hope it was a design flaw for that particular alternator and that this one lasts much longer... pjslowik - i was not aware you can service/care for it. is there an an actual service that is recommended at X miles prior to it going out? for those of you who changed the alternator or regulator replacement (which seems like more work) in ~4 hours or less (boxs2000, boxsterSS, etc...), how do you guys do it so fast? the dealer took 4 hrs to fix mine...you would think that they see same problems over and over and repeated exposure would make them faster/familiar. i'm asking this b/c i'd like to try it myself but i have no experience in fixing up cars...
  13. i'll have to keep that in mind the next time i have alternator problems (hopefully i don't). i just gave the dealer the go ahead to start working on it. what is the average life expectancy and what causes an alternator to go bad? is it purely end of life?
  14. sounds like i have to have them do the work then. what is the average life expectancy and what causes an alternator to go bad?
  15. i'll ask the dealer that. i would prefer not having to spend 1k+ on parts/labor for an alternator. does it typically die that soon? i have an '02 with less than 40k miles...
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