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Key-Lock-Cable adjustment


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Ok heres what ive got: 99 boxster w/ auto tip.

The key lock is out of adjustment with the gear indicator lever and I want to see if I can adjust it.

Heres what its doing: Car can be put into gear without key being turned or inserted. AND once key is inserted, I am unable to press the lever button down. (it must be done before key is turned on to get into gear)

I know that it is a recal for this car. I took it in recently and the dealer wouldnt perform the recall because he wanted to replace the cable first (around $600).

Where is it adjusted at? Key lock end or shifter end?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Ok heres what ive got: 99 boxster w/ auto tip.

The key lock is out of adjustment with the gear indicator lever and I want to see if I can adjust it.

Heres what its doing: Car can be put into gear without key being turned or inserted. AND once key is inserted, I am unable to press the lever button down. (it must be done before key is turned on to get into gear)

I know that it is a recal for this car. I took it in recently and the dealer wouldnt perform the recall because he wanted to replace the cable first (around $600).

Where is it adjusted at? Key lock end or shifter end?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Little help?

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Ok - im not sure anyone is listening, but this is where im at so far. I have disconnected the cable from the key assembly and this has not remedied the problem.... But i did unplug the ignition switch - And this does fix the problem - apparently there is a silonoid that keeps the button on the shifter from being engaged when the key is turned....

Is this a bad silonoid possibly?? or a bad ignition switch?? apparently these go out often, but I havnt had any other symptons of this...

If someone has a schematic of the shifter and knows where all the screws are to remove the center console - this would be of great help.

thanks

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I don't think there are that many Boxster owners with Tips that have had problems so please be patient and we'll try to help out.

Have you tried disconnecting the shiftlock solenoid wires from the harness and then applying a 12 volt signal to the solenoid to see if it is working properly?

That would rule out the solenoid and likely lead you back to the ignition switch.

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I had to go the local porsche parts house to get a brake switch so I just went ahead and just bought a new ignition switch for $20. I will change it and see if that helps...

***Does anyone know how the whole shiftlock system works??? It seems there is a mechanical cable, as well as a electrical silenoid that operates it... Mine works backwards now(unlocked when key off - locked when key on)..***

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