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more ignition switch discussion...

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I was not getting any of the intermittant electrical issues associated with a no start of the ignition. When the wife got stranded last week we replaced it anyways due to the common failure trend.

It worked after the replacment but I've noticed now that the solution was really moving the steering wheel left/right if the key wouldn't turn. I've also noticed that the ignition is getting more stillf but again turning the wheel left or right prior or during the key turn solves the issue.

Is this common to the many Porsches?


Does it sound like the "tumbler" assembly is failing?

The steering wheel on our 986 really doesn't "lock" like most cars I'm used to. You don't feel that click after shutting off when the wheel is turned to lock it.

Comments please!

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that happens to me too. you just need to move the steering wheel a little. i think that's common among all boxsters, and not due to a failing tumbler.

Great! I hope more chime into to tell the same story and put my concern to rest. As I said you really don't feel a "lock" in the wheel at all.

The wife called me again from lunch to say she couldn't get it to turn (the key) but a good crank on the wheel (which she was afraid to do with my OK) allowed her to turn the tumbler.

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