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1997 Boxster Door Lock Mechanism 

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I just received a driver's side (L) door lock mechanism replacement for my 1997 Porsche Boxster. However, the wiring harnesses/connectors are different. Everything else is exactly the same. Please see attached photos. Any recommendations? Maybe an adapter? 


The part number is worn off of the old one but the numbers I do see are different, PA 66 30% GF (new), PA 66 30 FG< (old)


Any ideas would be much appreciated.



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Does your car have a factory alarm?  Could be you a lock from a non-alarmed car or visa versa?

 Another possibility is that your car is a late 1997 car which means it might have 1998 parts - the door locks are different between 1997 and 1998.

You can check the driver's door sticker to see what month your car was made - and the same for the donor car.

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My car was made in April 1997. Apparently, early model Boxsters only come with 8 pin actuators. I replaced the driver side actuator and now I am having the issue of both windows rolling all the way down when I open the driver side door. I also replaced the convertible top latch switch hoping that could have solved the problem but no luck. Any ideas?

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Mine was built in March '97.

I'm pullin' my hair out with this. Car was fine when I put it away for winter. However, batter tender got unplugged, battery died. Recharged & put back on tender.

Upon uncovering for spring, Locks Don't work w/ Fob (Lock unlock, 2 beeps) or inside switch (nothing". Do work w/ key in door


Windows don't work. No door handle drop, No top latch drop, switches don't work. However, when any microswitch or switch is activated there is a "click" in each door.

Trouble shooting thus far to no avail: Top switch assy replaced, front & rear trunk microswitches checked good, wiring checked good, door latches replaced (Franlensteined New Mechanicals w/ Old Electrics) '97 models had totally different door locks (8 pin) than all other models. Installed 2nd Central Control/Immobilizer Unit (matched to car & DME), Fuses C3 & D1 are fine and have power. '97 models also have no central locking communication with the Durametric. OBDII was too new at the time.


Ideas, suggestions, prior fixes, This is really making me hate the car and all I want to do is drive it a little.




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