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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-06-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By bmsamson
switch test

that's about what i was thinking. push 12v and see if multimeter shows power on/off with the switch on/off. i don't know how it would override my key fob, but stranger things have bamboozled me on...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-06-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By bmsamson
just to clarify

the light on the switch does go off after i open the passenger door, if that matters. but that is an interesting thought. how would i test it?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-06-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By bmsamson
lock/alarm issue

03 base. I've had a problem for a while now, been living with but really would like to solve it. It all started one day when I hit the lock button on the dash, which I almost never do/did. Since...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 09-07-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,890
Posted By bmsamson
I said 03 base in OP. I might suggest that you...

I said 03 base in OP. I might suggest that you read a post through to the end before replying, and if you have nothing helpful to say, donít bother.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 09-04-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,890
Posted By bmsamson
Sadly, I have not. I tried replacing the battery...

Sadly, I have not. I tried replacing the battery in my fob, but as expected that did nothing. I even stopped by the local dealer, who said they hadn't encountered this problem before so didn't have...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-21-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,890
Posted By bmsamson
Door lock problem

Until yesterday everything was fine. While driving I hit the door lock button on the dash (which I almost never use) and since then my key fob won’t lock/unlock/open trunks, and when I use the key to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-08-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By bmsamson
the issue that I was really getting at isn't how...

the issue that I was really getting at isn't how to get it to open with the key/switch not doing their job, but rather how to actually fix it so they do. thus the actuator/latch replacement, which...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-08-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By bmsamson
still not working

So I replaced both the latch and the actuator today. While the new actuator is clearly working, I can hear it, see the cable retract the piece it attaches to in the latch, when I close the lid it...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-28-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By bmsamson
still wondering about that little cable

Thanks for that. so the actuator is the part that jams into the top of the latch and runs out towards the drivers side, and if i peel away more of the frunk liner i'll see it running to the corner...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-28-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By bmsamson
Hood latch issue

I've been having troubles with the frunk on my (03 base) Boxster not opening for about a year now. I've been able to access it the few times I need it with the emergency cable, which I've relocated...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-13-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By bmsamson
oh, i've got lots of those. thanks for the tip,...

oh, i've got lots of those. thanks for the tip, and thanks in advance for the pic. i think i get it now, but more info is always helpful
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-13-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By bmsamson
A little more help please!

Hi. Thanks for this. I'll start by trying the remove and spray the switch test, but I'm looking at my Bentley re removal and while most of it seems straightforward, the first step on removing the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-12-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By bmsamson
Thanks JFP, I was excited when I saw that part...

Thanks JFP, I was excited when I saw that part pull up at <$50, but isnít that ignition switch, not headlight? At least thatís the description I saw in a couple of places
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-12-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By bmsamson
Headlight switch fail?

After 16 years I suppose anything can fail, but with the replacement part costing more than $150 i don't want to buy if that's not the problem. I recently replaced a bulb, and then had to pull the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-19-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By bmsamson
Sticking Frunk

03 Base. Frunk won't open. Well, sometimes, but not consistently. I can hear it trying if I use the key fob or the latch inside the car, but it doesn't actually release. Used a soft tool (bicycle...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 07-08-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By bmsamson
Thanks!

Thanks. I found a mention of T55 on another board, so hopefully that's it. Apparently they switched from allen at some point, as the bolts they're selling these days are all Torx.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 07-08-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By bmsamson
What size torx for caliper bolts?

Parts are on the way from Pelican to do my front brakes; I know I need to buy a torx for the caliper bolts but donít know what size. Anyone out there know? Iím at the hardware store now and canít...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-28-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,567
Posted By bmsamson
Ignoring the 'bickering' I'm struck by the fact...

Ignoring the 'bickering' I'm struck by the fact that none have endorsed the Brembo pads/rotors, though they seem to be a viable option for calipers. I'll have a look at these and see where they come...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-28-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,567
Posted By bmsamson
Thanks, I'll add these to the list to consider.

Thanks, I'll add these to the list to consider.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-28-2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,567
Posted By bmsamson
I fully agree. I'd again refer back to my recent...

I fully agree. I'd again refer back to my recent tire purchase; there were certainly many probably adequate and far cheaper options available, but I went Pirelli to save much over the Michelins but...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-28-2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,567
Posted By bmsamson
No worries. I for one understand that two...

No worries. I for one understand that two identical parts can come off the same line one day, and one meet Porsche's specs/tolerances, and another not, and the former may appear in a Porsche-branded...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-28-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,567
Posted By bmsamson
Thanks for your input. My iPhone is made in China...

Thanks for your input. My iPhone is made in China also, I donít necessarily consider that a dealbreaker. The company thatís willing to put their name on our product is responsible for QCkarma...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-27-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,567
Posted By bmsamson
Yet another newbie looking for input on brake pads/rotor brands

Hi. First time doing a brake change on my Boxster, trying to get an idea of what to get. Surprised to see that AutoZone carries Brembo pads and rotors for our cars, with the current 20% off deal...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-24-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,808
Posted By bmsamson
You're correct!

I know this is an ancient thread, but from personal experience I will tell anyone looking that breaking into the cabin does indeed disable the controls for trunk and frunk. Don't waste your time and...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-24-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,808
Posted By bmsamson
looking at this old thread because I had this...

looking at this old thread because I had this problem yesterday. Problem is, AAA calls a locksmith who pries the window a little, reaches a hook in to release the door handle, so we're in, but the...
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