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Old 07-16-2011, 05:05 AM   #1
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Be sure to keep your water drains clear ... or else

So I disconnected my battery last night to do some work, and reconnected it this morning before leaving for work. I opened the door and the window didn't move at all, which I found strange. So I went to start it - nothing. I thought hmm maybe I blew a fuse ... nope. I rechecked the battery cables to make sure they were making a good connection, everything was fine. So I just decided to disconnect and reconnect again .. well I went to disconnect the positive cable, and pull it away, and it just fell apart.

Then I remembered the small pond I had brewing in that space before I cleared the drain of the crap that was blocking it - I imagine that didn't do any good for the positive battery cable...



So make sure your drain is clear, or else you will be calling in sick like me

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Old 07-17-2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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Wow. That's pretty impressive.

Nice color too.
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:40 PM   #3
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Nice one, thanks for the tip. New to Boxster since 4 months and learning everyday! Didn't really pay much attention to the 'front' drains in all honesty.

After seeing your post last Friday I think, decided to flip open the front covers after washing the Box, to find 2 massive pools of water sitting beside the battery. And of course that same cable completely submerged. Very interesting....

I had no idea where to locate the front drains so I had no choice to plunge my hand to feel & seek. The pile of rotten leaves, dead bugs, a business card... yurk mate. That all made it quite easy to find the drains

Thx for sharing. Too simple for the majority but came in quite handy for a nb like me

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