Go Back   986 Forum - The Community for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Performance and Technical Chat

Post Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-21-2023, 11:41 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2023
Location: UK
Posts: 3
Boxter 986 bonnet dont open

Hi

Got flat battery and cant open front bonet to charge battery . Try to find emergency cable on front wheels both side but is not here . Try. with jump cable in fuse box but won't open front or real trunk , only made clicking noise in fuse box location . The remote key also not working . Try to power the car by cigarette got power to dashboard all sem to work (horn, wipers etc) but cant open bonnet by switch also the door lock buton on dash not working .

Can any one help me to open the bonnet and charge the battery ?

robedywer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2023, 08:54 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: North Cali
Posts: 750
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by robedywer View Post
Hi

Got flat battery and cant open front bonet to charge battery . Try to find emergency cable on front wheels both side but is not here . Try. with jump cable in fuse box but won't open front or real trunk , only made clicking noise in fuse box location . The remote key also not working . Try to power the car by cigarette got power to dashboard all sem to work (horn, wipers etc) but cant open bonnet by switch also the door lock buton on dash not working .

Can any one help me to open the bonnet and charge the battery ?
Same thing happened to me recently. I had to bang with my fist on the hood over the lock while someone else was clicking the switch, but then it released. Probably something should be lubricated in the mechanism,
Homeoboxter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2023, 08:58 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2023
Location: UK
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Homeoboxter View Post
Same thing happened to me recently. I had to bang with my fist on the hood over the lock while someone else was clicking the switch, but then it released. Probably something should be lubricated in the mechanism,
But in my case both front and back won't open the lock dont made any noise only click on back of the fuse box when connect positive
robedywer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2023, 02:56 PM   #4
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2022
Location: NJ
Posts: 86
Quote:
Originally Posted by robedywer View Post
Hi

Got flat battery and cant open front bonet to charge battery . Try to find emergency cable on front wheels both side but is not here . Try. with jump cable in fuse box but won't open front or real trunk , only made clicking noise in fuse box location . The remote key also not working . Try to power the car by cigarette got power to dashboard all sem to work (horn, wipers etc) but cant open bonnet by switch also the door lock buton on dash not working .

Can any one help me to open the bonnet and charge the battery ?
I have found that connecting to the terminal in the fuze box needs to be done with a decent sized battery, as it takes a fair amount of current to run the actuator. A battery charger wouldn’t cut it, but it was able to connect to my motorcycle battery (and my MC jumper cables have small clamps on the ends, which helps) and that worked just fine.
__________________
Tom Coradeschi
03 Boxster
tcoradeschi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2023, 05:15 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: North Cali
Posts: 750
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by robedywer View Post
But in my case both front and back won't open the lock dont made any noise only click on back of the fuse box when connect positive
Sorry, I didn`t read your post carefully, I missed that the clicking noise is not coming from the actuator. In that case. try what tcoradeschi is suggesting, probably it needs more juice. You can aalso add power to the connector at the fuse box from another car using a jump start cable.
Homeoboxter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2023, 07:26 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Bill Ladd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Wilmington NC
Posts: 109
Garage
I couldn’t get mine to work using a battery charger on the boost setting. Used jumper cables from a running car and that did the trick
Bill Ladd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2023, 10:25 PM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2023
Location: UK
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Ladd View Post
I couldn’t get mine to work using a battery charger on the boost setting. Used jumper cables from a running car and that did the trick
Try this also not work
robedywer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2023, 06:16 AM   #8
Registered User
 
Bill Ladd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Wilmington NC
Posts: 109
Garage
Sorry man. Hope you get it figured out.

Bill Ladd is offline   Reply With Quote
Post 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 09:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2024 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page