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Battery Dead.. Question

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had the car sit while i was out of town, came back, went to start, battery dead. no biggie until i went to open the hood and the security system is in my guess stuck on and has the hood lever in full lock, tried relock/unlocking doors, manual no help, etc etc. the only help my bentley book gave me was for the 02 + models nothing on the 99 model i have.

99 boxster, just would like to get the baby back on the road sometime soon. any help appreciated

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No level sensor that I know of (what happens if you park on a hill?). It's cable operated. You can reach up under the bumper and pull the other end of the cable I believe (can on mine) and pull. Also pull the release and have some one bounce or bump the hood briskly along the front and/or see if you can get something in there to pop it open.

Regards, PK

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There is a picture somewhere on here of what to do, and i couldn't find it via search. I got rid of my 99' boxster so i can't take the pic either, but basically you have to stick something thin like a really thin screw driver or a nail file in the slot between the front and rear trunk levers and slide the plate with a u-shaped cutout to release the lock. It is pretty easy to figure out once you look at it.

The reason manually locking and unlocking doesn't work is because that locking plate is controlled by a solenoid and with no power, it won't slide.

I have heard, but do not know for sure that putting in one of these cigarette ligher powered battery chargers for a few minutes might give the car enough juice for the solenoid to work when you unlock the car.

Good Luck,


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