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Old 10-17-2010, 12:21 PM   #1
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car is driving me mad! ,please help (door locks )

car is driving me mad! ,please help my key stopped opening the boot then about a week later itstopped opening the bonnet and now it doesnt open the doors anymore ,when i get in the car and start it up the doors lock as soon as you turn the key when it used to lock as soon as the car started moving ,ive changed battery in the fob but no luck help
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:25 PM   #2
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have you ever replaced the ignition switch?
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:35 PM   #3
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no have never replaced ignition switch ,whys that pal, and if it helps its a 2002 s with no pcm
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:50 PM   #4
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why's that? because it seems soooo many electrical problems can be traced back to the ignition switch...

not saying that's the cause, but if your switch has issues ( turning the key, seems loose, etc. ) at least something to look at. and since it'll need replacing at some point, $10 + some upside down time might just fix it.
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:00 PM   #5
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tony is this easy to replace or is it a job for porsche
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:21 PM   #6
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1. i've not had a need to do it yet.
2. i could be totally 100% wrong and you spend time/money replacing something that turns out to not be an issue.
3. from what i've seen/read ( search the forum there are a lot of posts on how to do it ) it's a fairly uncomplicated job, but requires lots of time on your back hanging half-way out of the car because you have to lay in the footwell, reach up and behind the dash and basically pull the old switch out and replace it with the new one. the switch is located behind where your key is inserted, to the side of the steering wheel.

from what i hear, the older, fatter or less limber you are, the more difficult.

before i undertook the job, i'd wait for a few more replies from people who are lots smarter than i.
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