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

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-02-2017, 07:40 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: canada
Posts: 5
Rear trunk light on dash

Hey guys just picked up a 2000 boxster and the rear trunk light on the cluster stays on even when the trunk is closed. Is there a fuse for that, i dont see it labeled anywhere? Thanks guys!

z24modifier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2017, 07:48 AM   #2
Multi-Boxer Driver
 
Deserion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Orange Park, FL
Posts: 1,311
Garage
Could be a microswitch in the latch. Can use your phone to see if the trunk light is going off inside when you close it.
__________________
-Chris
2004 Porsche Boxster 2.7
1991 Porsche 911 C2 Targa 3.6
2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R
Deserion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2017, 08:23 AM   #3
Motorist & Coffee Drinker
 
78F350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,736
Garage
Does the light go out when you start driving? It is probably the spoiler warning light. There is no separate indicator for just the rear lid.
__________________
I am not an attorney, mechanic, or member of the clergy. Following any advice given in my posts is done at your own peril.
78F350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2017, 08:41 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: S.California
Posts: 2,012
Quote:
Originally Posted by z24modifier View Post
Hey guys just picked up a 2000 boxster and the rear trunk light on the cluster stays on even when the trunk is closed. Is there a fuse for that, i dont see it labeled anywhere? Thanks guys!
Do you also have the rear trunk warning light illuminated on the trunk operating button on the Drivers door sill ?
Gelbster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2017, 08:52 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: canada
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by 78F350 View Post
Does the light go out when you start driving? It is probably the spoiler warning light. There is no separate indicator for just the rear lid.
It stays on while driving, im about to do the phone test and see if the light is actually going out
z24modifier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2017, 08:53 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: canada
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gelbster View Post
Do you also have the rear trunk warning light illuminated on the trunk operating button on the Drivers door sill ?
I will have to check on this
z24modifier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2017, 09:09 AM   #7
Custom User Title Here
 
particlewave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: WA
Posts: 6,087
Garage
78F350 is correct. You don't have a rear trunk lid warning light. You are likely seeing the spoiler light.
particlewave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2017, 09:16 AM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: canada
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by particlewave View Post
78F350 is correct. You don't have a rear trunk lid warning light. You are likely seeing the spoiler light.
Ahh ok so it doesnt go out while driving, what could be the problem? Is there a fuse for that to check?
z24modifier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2017, 09:18 AM   #9
Custom User Title Here
 
particlewave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: WA
Posts: 6,087
Garage
Most likely a position limit switch. Try operating the spoiler using the switch on the fuse panel and verify that it goes all the way up and down.
particlewave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2017, 10:50 AM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: NoVa
Posts: 67
Garage
I had this same thing on my 2000 I bought last Aug. Check the fuse panel, mine was blown. I replaced the fuse and it worked properly. After a few weeks I started hearing grinding from the spoiler when I raised or lowered it. I sprayed some white lithium grease on both piston arms and raised and lowered several times. Each time I moved the spoiler the grinding lessened until it finally went away. It has worked fine ever since.

The driver's window was sounding similar so I sprayed some WD-40 on the tracks and it quieted down and raises and lowers smoothly. After that I tried to hit all the hinges I could find with white lithium as preventive maintenance.

Alex

alex.rhodes 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 10:23 PM.


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