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Front Trunk Release

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I have a 1999 Boxster, its the regular model.

My problem is the front trunk, it wont open

I can use the secret under the wheel well and if i Pull on the cable it works but I cant do that in public......

Any ideas? How do you tighten the cable as that is my guess....

odd it would go just like that....


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Thanks for the Diagrams and Instructions

After inspection it appears that the cable is connected, you can only get the front hood open if you Yank the hell out of the fender and have someone lift up on the hood....

I was then thinking ....is it the lock it self .....

I simulated a hood closing by pressing down on the brass tooth, I then had someone pull on the switch and I can see the other Tooth retract and the main tooth does not want to move up when it is released...

So I soaked it with some silicone lube and it seems to be working but it sometimes it still gets stuck....any ideas... I can see 2 bolts holding it down but I dont want to remove that for no reason without asking you guys....

Also the front trunk light does not turn on....

is that build into the switch somehow.....


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uhm front trunk doesn't come on meaning U got a bad latch(blown bulb?).

try to get those 2 bolts loosen a little bit?, lubricate with some sort of liquid oil.

if U kept jerking in the fender well, I'm also thinking perhaps there is too much slack on the cable?

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So I thought I would try to jump the 2 wires that go into the latch and bingo the light turns on....

I finally got the courage and closed the front trunk and it releases now almost perfect from inside the car so i dont think its the cable after all.... I just had to throw grease all over.....

so any ideas what to look for on the latch to trigger the trunk light ?

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Awesome man Thanks that pretty much explains it all....

Im going to play with the switch tommrow to see if I can get it to work before I call the dealer in Vancouver

Cause Im sure its more money in canadian funds.....

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