Jump to content

Server Lease Renewal/Software Licenses

Our yearly server lease, software licenses, as well as hardware operating costs, WERE due Dec 4th, 2022. Our current donations have fallen far short of the funds we need to renew. Please remember the RennTech.org community is Member supported so please consider a donation to help...  THANK YOU!

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

Front *and* rear trunk levers locked--how to unlock?


Recommended Posts

Drove to work today, as I do everyday, but when I got to work I discovered that the front and rear trunk levers are locked. Doesn't matter if the car is on or off, those things aren't moving. The only way to access rear trunk is with key fob.

The previous night, I noticed a strange behavior when I unlocked the driver door: the passenger door was still locked, the interior car lock button was red lit, and even when I pressed the "unlock" side of the car lock button the passenger door would not unlock. In order to let my buddy into the passenger seat I had to reach over and manually open the door.

What's going on? Did I inadvertently put my car into some kind of lockdown mode? How do I fix this?

On a related note: does anyone have a link to a 1999 boxster owners manual?

Thanks for any help!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Drove to work today, as I do everyday, but when I got to work I discovered that the front and rear trunk levers are locked. Doesn't matter if the car is on or off, those things aren't moving. The only way to access rear trunk is with key fob.

The previous night, I noticed a strange behavior when I unlocked the driver door: the passenger door was still locked, the interior car lock button was red lit, and even when I pressed the "unlock" side of the car lock button the passenger door would not unlock. In order to let my buddy into the passenger seat I had to reach over and manually open the door.

What's going on? Did I inadvertently put my car into some kind of lockdown mode? How do I fix this?

On a related note: does anyone have a link to a 1999 boxster owners manual?

Thanks for any help!

Check for moisture/water under the driver's seat, where you will find the central alarm control unit. If water gets in through clogged convertible top drains or by some other means, it could damage the control unit. That unit also affects the windows. Have you noticed any unusual behavior from the windows or any other seemingly unrelated symptoms?

Also, for the trunk and hood, have you checked your fuses (located in the kick panel to the left of your ankle as you are sitting in the driver's seat).

There is also a more distant possibility that this may be related to your ignition switch, although that usually produces more symptoms than what you are describing.

Regards, Maurice.

Edited by 1schoir
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the reply!

There's no moisture (it hasn't rained in months), but I haven't checked the fuses yet. I think it might have been something weird with the way I unlocked the car. My key fob's "door lock" button is broken, so I have to use the key to lock or unlock my doors. I may have turned it to the "lock" position before turning it to the "unlock" position.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Check for moisture/water under the driver's seat, where you will find the central alarm control unit. If water gets in through clogged convertible top drains or by some other means, it could damage the control unit. That unit also affects the windows. Have you noticed any unusual behavior from the windows or any other seemingly unrelated symptoms?

He has a 99' so his hood and trunk release are manual cable operated levers, not electric like on 2000 and later cars.

You're problem has to do with a little tab that I believe is in the middle of the 2 levers. I've seen a post about this before, but i can't find it now. i think you have to turn a little tab with a flathead screwdriver or something like that 90 degree. when you lift up on both levers (even though they won't go up very far) it might give you enough room to look in between the levers and see whats going on. Maybe unlocking and locking the car a few times in rapid succession might fix it too.

Good Luck

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators

The lock solenoid react in some cases only with the remote not with the key. Since your car suffers with a central locking problem, you have to check the relevant fault codes with a diagnostic tool. Meanwhile you can remove the lever trim by loosing both deep seated allen screws (behind the tabs) and disconnect the solenoid from the lever unit.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...
The lock solenoid react in some cases only with the remote not with the key. Since your car suffers with a central locking problem, you have to check the relevant fault codes with a diagnostic tool. Meanwhile you can remove the lever trim by loosing both deep seated allen screws (behind the tabs) and disconnect the solenoid from the lever unit.

Same symptoms (but only front lever locked on 200 996 C2) caused by a blown fuse...

JP

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.