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Old 12-16-2009, 04:18 PM   #1
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HELP Window/Locks/Alarm do not work

My car is a 97 Boxster, as new, with only 22000 miles. Today the power windows, power door locks and alarm system quit working. I opened the driver's side door with the key, but the interior light does not come on, the windows do not work, etc. All the fuses are fine,at least all I can see on the main fuse panel on the driver's side. Thanks for the help. jackc@fpcmiamibeach.com
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:46 PM   #2
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Check for water under the seats, you may have a drain plugged up. You can check your convertible top drains by opening the top 4" and looking under the clamshell cover.

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Old 12-16-2009, 04:49 PM   #3
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yimmy149, please explain. Is there a module for the alarm/windows and locks located under the seats? Which side?
Thanks, Jack.
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:57 PM   #4
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I checked under the seats and it is completely dry. There is no water or signs of it.
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:18 PM   #5
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Computer

The computer generally is under the drivers seat and can cause the problem you are having and that is a $1200 repair. The other is the ignition switch which is a cheap DIY repair and also causes funny electrical things to happen. You should buy a INNOVA 3100 OBD2 reader and see what codes come up. You can get them at Walmart for under a $100 or off ebay for half that. JB
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Electrical Problems

I checked it with a scanner, no codes stored. The car starts and runs perfect, but the power windows, locks, trunk release, and interior lights do not work. I would appreciate any expert advise. Thanks.
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Electrical Problems Take Time To Track

Electrical problems do take time to track down so take your time. I bet the main culprit still could be the computer under the drivers seat. The remote want open the car, the alarm will not work is a sure sign that comes from this unit when it fails. Since your are in South Florida contact Pedro at Pedro's Garage for expert help. Or the guys at RennTech.
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