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Old 07-30-2014, 07:50 AM   #1
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New Boxster Owner - Couple Of Questions

After driving Corvettes for 20 years I just bought my first Porsche a 2002 Boxster (red with 28,000 miles). The car was a joy to drive on the 200 mile drive home last night. I just determined the 2nd key fob remote buttons don't work. Do I have to buy a new key?

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You can buy a replacement fob case on eBay and then swap over the key shank and the immobilizer transmitter to the new case. Easy as cake.
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Oh, and welcome to the Forum! The only rule we have is: pic's or it never happened! Let's see that almost new red 2002!
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:35 AM   #4
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I'll have to work on the pics as I'm a car guy, not much of a tech guy.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:20 AM   #5
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Is the little red light coming on on the fob? Might just be a dead or nearly dead battery.
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If you isolate the problem as faulty or worn switches, you can buy replacement switch kits on eBay.

There's also a detailed installation procedure floating around the Net somewhere.

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Wow thanks for the responses. The red like on the FOB comes on when I press the button for the front and rear "trunks" but not to lock the door.
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I would spend $3.00 or so to replace the battery in the key fob before you do anything else. Mine just happened to die on me 3 weeks ago.
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You can buy a replacement fob case on eBay and then swap over the key shank and the immobilizer transmitter to the new case. Easy as cake.
On a 2002?
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Are you standing within 2.5" of the car?

Ever call it a 'Vette?

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