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Remote Key Entry

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I recently purchased a 1999 Boxster. I have found that neither of the 2 keys with remote entry will not operate the door locks. The LED falshes when unlock is pressed but nothing happens. I was told battery went dead while being shipped. Any ideas?

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Are you talking a bout retraing? Do you think that would work with my trunk which does exactly what kfh2818's door locks do.

Not trying to hijack, it just seems to be very related and might benifit others in they're understanding of the whole remote thing.


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Well, they might be related.

Basically the alarm system goes into power save mode after 5 days of no activity (see your owners manual). After that you need to re-initialize the remotes by locking and unlocking the doors with the metal key to reset the alarm to "normal" operation.

If the door lock releases work with the remote then the trunk should work too. I would be more apt to think the remote might have a worn out button on the trunk switch. Do you have a second remote and does it work with the trunk?

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Thanks for the reply, I see your point, activation of one door lock does them both, so why not the trunk. I unfortunatly got to replace a lost key recenly (the hard way) so I don't think its the button..

Someone just posted they had to rereplace the securirty box under thee seat (usual) and the trunk no longer works. Last time I did that it was revalation to the mechanic to take it out of transport mode. Who knows.

Regards, Pk

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Maybe it's somthing like a good old fashion analog electrical prob. Like a bum relay, motor, connections, etc.. It probably shares some of the security stuff with the doors, But theres a lot they don't share. The 2 doors share a reciver and an activator, the truck has its own reciever and activator.

Still odd that the other guy around here didn't have the problem till he replaced his blackbox. The first thing to do is probably find the electric trunk release and put 12v on it and see what happens, work on back.

Regards, PK

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