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Front and Rear Lid Switches


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There are two small levers (switches?) at the base of the driver's door that operate the front and rear lids. Mine don't work. Are these mechanical links operating cables? The movement is very short. They feel more like electrical switches.

Is there any other way (except of course the remote key buttons) to open the front or rear lids from outside the car?

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There are two small levers (switches?) at the base of the driver's door that operate the front and rear lids. Mine don't work. Are these mechanical links operating cables? The movement is very short. They feel more like electrical switches.

Is there any other way (except of course the remote key buttons) to open the front or rear lids from outside the car?

These are mechanical switches now, and I believe the procedure to open them with a dead battery is covered in your owner's ,manual. Give that a look. Would be the same process as what you are dealing with.

DC

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The owner's manual indicates that an electrical connection is necessary to open the lids. I take that to mean that they are electrical switches.

The dealer that they were not working because a cable needed adjusting but I believe he was wrong.

If they are switches, I am considering removing them entirely and replacing them with toggle switches which work.

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The owner's manual indicates that an electrical connection is necessary to open the lids. I take that to mean that they are electrical switches.

The dealer that they were not working because a cable needed adjusting but I believe he was wrong.

If they are switches, I am considering removing them entirely and replacing them with toggle switches which work.

Well...Not sure on Boxsters, but on my 997 Turbo there is a cable for that emergency. Also a way to clip a battery at the fuse panel to jump it. On the 996 there is also a way to reach the cable to open in an emergency and there are instructions on this site. At any rate, the switches are in fact electrical....You can hear them click when you pull them.

Good luck,

DC

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There are two small levers (switches?) at the base of the driver's door that operate the front and rear lids. Mine don't work. Are these mechanical links operating cables? The movement is very short. They feel more like electrical switches.

Is there any other way (except of course the remote key buttons) to open the front or rear lids from outside the car?

Both switches are electrical and interface into controllers for the rear and front lids. The front lid is operated by the front controller and the rear lid is operated by the rear controller - these then go into the door lock circuitry which have "less complicated" controllers to open the lids. I have some schematics for my 07 Box that I could send you (can't post due to copyright laws) -- send me a PM with your email if you want them.

Also, when you pull on the switch, do you hear any noises of any kind for the two lids? If you know someone who has access to the PIWIS or the Durametric tools, you can exercise these controllers and open the lids to show that the controllers are working.

Regards,

paul...

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I'd love to have the schematic. My e-mail is alfloiz@toast.net.

Both switches feel "soft" when I pull them. There is no click. I suspect the plastic levers are broken.

There are two small levers (switches?) at the base of the driver's door that operate the front and rear lids. Mine don't work. Are these mechanical links operating cables? The movement is very short. They feel more like electrical switches.

Is there any other way (except of course the remote key buttons) to open the front or rear lids from outside the car?

Both switches are electrical and interface into controllers for the rear and front lids. The front lid is operated by the front controller and the rear lid is operated by the rear controller - these then go into the door lock circuitry which have "less complicated" controllers to open the lids. I have some schematics for my 07 Box that I could send you (can't post due to copyright laws) -- send me a PM with your email if you want them.

Also, when you pull on the switch, do you hear any noises of any kind for the two lids? If you know someone who has access to the PIWIS or the Durametric tools, you can exercise these controllers and open the lids to show that the controllers are working.

Regards,

paul...

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