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Old 11-09-2019, 12:49 PM   #1
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Front Trunk Frunk Bonnet Release not working

2001 Boxster Bonnet release not working. No clicking sound when using release inside driver door. Rear trunk works fine. Had a friend check the switch was sending a signal and it is. Checked fuses and all seem to be in working shape. I am thinking I need to replace the hood lock actuator, but before I order it wanted to get some input/confirmation from anyone that has had this issue.

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Old 11-09-2019, 02:25 PM   #2
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I have the problem and I did replace actuator. This is also when I rerouted the emergency release to the front bumper area to behind the tow hook cover. Reroute rear emergency trunk release to bumperette due to failure in the rear also occurring but not the actuator failure but the cable end hooks failing at the latch. Front and rear common problem should be plenty of reading on the subject in here. enjoy . these are fun little repairs and easy for the novice like me
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Old 11-11-2019, 12:28 PM   #3
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I had a similar issue. Now and again though it would pop the hood. Managed to get a replacement actuator and changed it. It now works all the time.

At the same time though i removed the headlight and extended the emergency hood release cable with some sheathed cable to up behind the wheel liner. Just incase any future battery issues etc. easily reachable by hand.
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Old 11-17-2019, 03:25 PM   #4
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Thanks for the confirmation guys, bought and replaced the actuator and now it is all good!

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