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hood/trunk warning light

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I have an 04' 996 Targa with 12000 miles. It is new to me & the warning light for the hood/trunk was on when I purchased the car. After a few days of driving it went off but occationally re-lights & then goes off by itself. The battery is original & was in a low charge state when I purchased the car. I think the battery is still weak as the starter seems a bit slow. The dealer can't figure it out because the warning light is off when I take it to them. Is this a bad sensor or maybe a bad battery? How to test and/or fix the sensor would be appreciated. Thanks

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If the battery is nearly 5 years it old then it's time has come and gone. I would replace it before it strands you somewhere.

Chances are the warning light is an intermittent microswitch in the front latch.

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  • 2 weeks later...
Thanks Loren. Are there instructions on the site for how to replace that micro switch that you can point me towards.? Cris

It's been covered here before a few times. It is inside the front latch mechanism.


Checked the sensor without success. Replaced the battery & voila! Light is off. Thanks much

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