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Basil and Sybil

Alarm not working when hood down???

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Hi guys!

When I have my hood down and lock the car, then stick my hand in alarm does nothing.

Is this a senor issue, also how easy to fix?

2007 Boxster S

 

Cheers for any responses,

Mart

 

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:welcomeani:

Are there any beeps when locking?

Two beeps designate an alarm fault that requires repair.

One beep means there is (at least) one zone open.

 

Either way it is best to run a diagnostic tool like Durametric or Porsche PIWIS on the car to verify the issue.

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Unless the interior sensors (up near the rearview mirror) are bad you should get an alarm.

Though I know there were some early Boxsters that came without full alarm systems - just door locks.

 

Any good Porsche shop should be able to check the car in 15 minutes or less with either Durametric or Porsche PIWIS testers.

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When you say the word "hood", are you referring to the convertible top? If so, when the top, or hood, is in the down/open position the alarm motion or proximity sensor is switched off.

 

As a check, you can depress the recessed switch that the convertible latch would normally operate when the latch is closed and locked. Just look above the rear view mirror where the latch inserts into the windshield frame.

 

Also, there is a device you can buy that is inexpensive that will clip into the windshield frame and will close the switch. Do a search for "Boxster Red Clip" and you'll see photos and listings for sale.

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