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Old 04-19-2007, 05:45 PM   #1
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Front trunk won't open

I need help! My front trunk (MY' 99 Boxster) won't open, the worst part..my son's backpack w/ his homework and books are in there

I told my son last night...try explaining to your teacher about what happen and he said, well..i think I'll go for the old school "my dog ate my homework" rather than telling the teacher for the whole class to hear that" Yah, we have a Porsche but the trunk won't open and it has this constant "CEL" on and the airbag lights all the time..hehehehehehe! but it's a great car


Okay..I found it online (thanks to Larry from other forum) on how to find the release emergency cable to open up the front trunk. Now the problem is..my garage has no tools whatsoever, except for car cleaning supplies and product. My garage is like a cookie jar but has no cookies

Is there anyone around the bay area that has tools needed (jack, jack stand, torx screwdriver) to remove my wheels and wheel well liner that's available this weekend so I could go to your garage or driveway and let me borrow the tools so I could fix the trunk and open it?

I kow it's too much to ask, but right now, I can't afford to buy the tools needed

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Old 04-19-2007, 05:48 PM   #2
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Man, a garage without tools? tsk tsk tsk...
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Old 04-19-2007, 06:07 PM   #3
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Should have moved the trunk release cable to the tow hole....
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Man, a garage without tools? tsk tsk tsk...
I know, i know..what ashame Im blaming my wife for that..ahahahahaha!

yah,bogg..that's what im planning to do
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Old 04-20-2007, 02:00 PM   #5
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99% sure I am going to the Canepa thing tomorrow. http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=13461

If you can make it then let me know right away so I can bring some tools.
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99% sure I am going to the Canepa thing tomorrow. http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=13461

If you can make it then let me know right away so I can bring some tools.
Thank you very much for the offer,T/P! Im still waiting to see if I got somewhere to go this weekend with wifey..im like 50/50 right now. but if we're not going anywhere this wekend, i am there in a heartbeat... or I could use that as an excuse so I could go and probably I could ask for you guys to give me a hand fixing it

after talking to the other guys ot the forum, I think it's the spring that is no working.

Let me know what you think about it.
http://www.babblers.org/forums/showthread.php?p=42701#poststop
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Old 04-20-2007, 03:00 PM   #7
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T/P, I will be there tomorrow around 9:30am with other members of PCA GGR. Is there an entrance fee or some sort?
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Old 04-21-2007, 06:07 PM   #11
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T/P living up to his nickname

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yap...T/P rocks! Thank you tool pants, now my son could submit his homework
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OK, but what method did you use to open the hood?
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It was an inside job.

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good one, Tool!

@ Paul, T/P uses the small prybar with towel and viola...opened and son's homework is safe
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