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

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-12-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northern Virginia & DC
Posts: 61
HELP!!! Trunk completely stuck with NO Emergency Cable

Hello everyone,

I have yet another Dilemma with my Boxster.

PLEASE READ COMPLETE STORY BECAUSE MY EMERGENCY CABLE WAS SOMEHOW UNHOOKED AND JUST CAME OUT WHEN I PULLED ON IT.

I did the complete procedure of taking apart the rear bumper and removing everything, then I found the secondary trunk release cable, I then pulled on the cable to release the trunk lock but the complete cable came out as if it was never attached to anything.

Would anyone who has done this before or taken apart a complete Boxster be able to show/tell me an alternative way to open a stuck trunk lid without the emergency cable.

Now, is there ANY OTHER WAY to release the trunk lock. Or anywhere I can cut out a hole to be able to get to the lock mechanism to release it by hand?

Thanks in advance,


Riz
OneOfaKind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 12:01 PM   #2
Custom User Title Here
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: KC
Posts: 5,928
Garage
Have to drill a hole

If you run a search, another member just did this.
particlewave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 03:03 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northern Virginia & DC
Posts: 61
I just want to know WHERE EXACTLY SHOULD I DRILL THE HOLE...
OneOfaKind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 10:35 PM   #4
Custom User Title Here
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: KC
Posts: 5,928
Garage
This may help...
particlewave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 04:40 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northern Virginia & DC
Posts: 61
So, I eventually got the trunk open by wedging something small between the seal and the lid for visibility. I then used a slim 10mm wrench to open the 2 10mm bolts that were constraining the hook half of the lock onto the trunk lid. It was extremely simple as the bolts came loose really fast.

The cables were fine and not popped nor wrecked! The little C-clip that held both cables onto the lock shaft was missing. Therefore, both cables had slid off.

PLEASE DO NOT DRILL HOLES IN YOUR CAR BECAUSE IT'S NOT NECESSARY.

I FOUND THE ALTERNATIVE BY SEARCHING AND FINDING SOMEONE ELSE WHO DID THIS AS I DESCRIBED.

Last edited by OneOfaKind; 03-14-2013 at 05:19 PM.
OneOfaKind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 08:02 PM   #6
Registered User
 
thom4782's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Foster City CA
Posts: 1,085
Nice!!! Glad it worked out
thom4782 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 07:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, 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