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Old 03-10-2020, 12:57 PM   #1
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Frunk intermittent

This problem has been dogging me a while. Did a search, to no avail. Sometimes the frunk opens normally, sometimes all I hear is the actuator, but it wonít open. Usually in warms conditions, hot weather, A/C on for example. 2004 base Boxster. Can the actuator cable stretch to the point it wonít work until it cools? Could it be a fan issue on the passenger side? Now itís happening in NY, where the weather has been cool, whereas before it was summer weather. Iím stumped. Next time I open it, I will relocate the emergency cable to the tow hook area. I think I can can get to it if I pop the passenger headlight! Any advice appreciated. Thanks guys.

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Old 03-10-2020, 02:26 PM   #2
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Mine was doing that. Lubed the latch and cable end at the latch. Works a treat now.
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Mine was doing that. Lubed the latch and cable end at the latch. Works a treat now.
I believe the 2004 latch electronically is operated.
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I had that problem and fixed it by replacing the latch mechanism.
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I believe the 2004 latch electronically is operated.
Oh, yes. Maybe try lube anyway?
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It is electrically operated, and yes, it has been lubed.
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Old 03-11-2020, 08:33 AM   #7
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My latch would open the first and sometimes the second time I did it. Then would make a noise but wouldn't work. I replaced mine but before I unplugged it I tested it. It just didn't have the same force pulling after the first couple of times.

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