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Rear Luggage Compartment Lid Release Cables


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I have a 2003 Boxster and have a broken trunk entrapment cable. While looking for the problem I found there are three (3) cables connected to the release mechanism. 1 is the normal electrical solenoid activated cable, the second is the broken entrampent release cable and then there is the third cable. It goes from the release mechanism to a hole in the floor on the drivers side of the rear compartment and from there I have no idea. I found nothing in the owners manual and am thinking it may be like the emergency release for the front lid in case of a battery failure. Whatever it is for won't work as the cable is slack and I don't think is connected at the end outside of the luggage area. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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An emergency release is exactly what it is. Either in case of battery failure or a failure of the normal release mechanism. The cable goes from the latch to the drivers rear fender liner and there is a loop that you can pull on which will unlatch the rear lid. I had the pleasure of unlocking one this way for a boxster owner I ran into in the gym parking lot who had locked his keys in his trunk. Whoops!

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  • 3 months later...

Both the servo motor cable and the manual emergency cable have come off the lever in the rear trunk, I am assuming this because the former does not work and the latter, I pull on the cable behind the fire wall, and it just pulls back.

Is there any tool out there, or do we have to cut the trunk open, and then what?

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