Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-04-2009, 08:36 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 287
Ignition Issue?

Started up first try this morning. Backed out of the garage for a little wash and wax. And then turned the key and nothing.

All warning lights illuminated. Only the faintest click - might not of even heard that but the engine cover is off. I have a new battery - so I will swap that out today.
Engine didn't even start to turn over.

Any suggestions?

urban_legend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2009, 10:12 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 7,240
First thing to do is wiggle the key and push it in and pull out a bit while turning it and see if you can get the car started and back into the garage.

My guess is that your ignition switch just crapped out on you. If you can start the car but the electrical stuff acts weird, this is definitely your problem.

The switch is plastic and not well made and they go out all of a sudden. Good thing is it's not expensive to fix as long as you don't take it to the stealership... they replace the whole key mechanism in the dash and charge you a fortune.
__________________
'97 Boxster (Black Hole for 42,000 Dead Presidents and counting) - 122k
New motor, transmission, suspension, and on and on and on it goes...
RandallNeighbour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2009, 11:09 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Use 2B NW Ohio, now NE Ohio
Posts: 563
Pedro shows how to do it.

http://www.pedrosgarage.com/Site/DIY%20Projects.html

__________________
My Porsche mechanic drives a Saturn.
'98 Artic Silver w/ Tip
vath2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page