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Old 11-17-2006, 04:25 AM   #1
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I have a '99 Boxster that got a little wet here in the floods of the Northwest. Security system went in to lockdown. Dealer says $3000 to fix it, but there's gotta be another way. Any ideas???? Apparently, Porsche security is proprietary and no one else can work on them, creating a perfect environment for gouging. Is driving through a small puddle really going to cost me 15% of the value of my car?

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Old 11-17-2006, 06:11 AM   #2
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Can you get your car insurance to pay for the repair? If you have water damage...maybe.
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Old 11-17-2006, 07:05 AM   #3
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Insurance said no, might press them on it later, looking for options.
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Old 11-17-2006, 07:13 AM   #4
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What parts got "wet"? Possibly you can purchase parts, at a savings, from; www.sunsetporsche or www.suncoastporsche and have the dealership do the work or a qualified Porsche mechanic in your area.
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Old 11-19-2006, 08:35 AM   #5
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The carpet around the unit got saturated, but there was never standing water touching the unit itself, just a very wet, cold and humid atmosphere, therefore some condensation.
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Old 11-19-2006, 10:27 AM   #6
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Hi,

Sorry, you're screwed. The Unit shorted out and must be replaced, not a chip, the whole Unit...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99

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