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

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-29-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 2
What size are the ignition switch screws?

I am replacing my ignition switch, and there is some sort of wax covering the screws. I wonder if someone can tell me what kind of screws they are- torx, flat, or phillips? Thanks in advance...

GringoEJS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2009, 08:11 PM   #2
Registered User
Lil bastard's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Du Monde
Posts: 2,199
It's just paint covering the screws used to lock them in place. Using a small screwdriver, you can clean the paint out of the screw slots to loosen the screws - just regular slotted machine screws. You do not need to remove them - they will loosen sufficiently to remove and replace the switch. Then re-tighten. There really ins't a need to repaint them, but if you want to, you can really use any paint - just a dab. You could also probably just use white-out, or even carpenters glue.

The screws are not listed in the PET as replacement parts, but check with a dealer and maybe they can set you up if you need to replace them.

1990 Porsche 964 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
1976 BMW 2002
1990 BMW 325is
1999 Porsche Boxster
(gone, but not forgotten)

Never drive faster than your Guardian Angel can fly!
Lil bastard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2009, 09:14 PM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 2
Thanks for the quick response, Lil bastard! I didn't know that was just paint. Using a tiny flat head my switch was swapped in 10 minutes.

GringoEJS is offline   Reply With Quote

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 03:45 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