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Old 01-04-2009, 09:47 AM   #1
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Angry Ignition Problems

Hey guys, I could do with some help here.
I have a Boxster S, 2001, 62,000 miles. Has had multiple problems that I spend a fortune on to get fixed.
The Latest is the car will not start.
1. The car will make an attempt to turn over but not ever getting there
2. The gauges flicker all over the place and the windows flicker up and down at the same time.
3. There is a clicking noise as well when I turnover the key.
4. I have replaced the ignition switch last year because of something similar and replaced again yesterday to make sure it was not that.
5. When I pull out the key, there is a noise about 2 seconds after from the Key Cylinder like something dropping in place.
What other electrical problem could be causing this. Starter? Could the key cylinder do this this?

Any advice would be helpful and appreciated.

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Old 01-04-2009, 12:10 PM   #2
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Well I know about the starter ('98 with 63000m), so I recognize the dash lights dimming... but everything else looks like a bad ignition switch. But you say you just replaced it.

I know the starter will screech due to a hung up bendix and the lights will dim. I don't think that' the problem.

Keep us posted and good luck.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:55 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by stephendoherty62
Hey guys, I could do with some help here.
I have a Boxster S, 2001, 62,000 miles. Has had multiple problems that I spend a fortune on to get fixed.
The Latest is the car will not start.
1. The car will make an attempt to turn over but not ever getting there
2. The gauges flicker all over the place and the windows flicker up and down at the same time.
3. There is a clicking noise as well when I turnover the key.
4. I have replaced the ignition switch last year because of something similar and replaced again yesterday to make sure it was not that.
5. When I pull out the key, there is a noise about 2 seconds after from the Key Cylinder like something dropping in place.
What other electrical problem could be causing this. Starter? Could the key cylinder do this this?

Any advice would be helpful and appreciated.

Regards
Steve

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Did you ever find out the cause?

My car started doing the exact same thing tonight, you go to turn it on and you hear the clicking windows drop down and up real quick and lights flash (dash & overhead) and will not start.

I also had to replace my ignition switch last year and at the time bought two just in case . . . . maybe will try and replace it again but hope to hear back to your cause..

Thanks
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Old 01-10-2009, 09:56 AM   #4
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well I replaced the ignition switch also and still pretty much same thing:

Turn key - hear clicking noise and lights on dash flash, but now windows do not go up and down briefly.

Any ideas?

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Old 01-10-2009, 12:24 PM   #5
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It turned out to be a bad battery. (only about 2-3 months old too)

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