Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-29-2016, 09:41 AM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: uk
Posts: 5
strange noise in dash

hi guys
I have recently bought a 2002 2.7 box with 80k , in beautifull condition.
I would sure like an opinion , I have a noise that sounds like a coffee machine , not to loud but can hear it over tickover , appears to come from passenger side dash, maybe air in aircon pipes or maybe sticking relay. noise starts when ignition is switched on. I have operated all elect controls in the cabin , makes no change. apart from that little prob I absolutely love this car its a real buzzzzzzz.
thanks kezz

kezz32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 09:58 AM   #2
Registered User
Joe B's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Posts: 800
You sure it's not the ventilation system fan? They can get really noisy.
Joe B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 12:55 PM   #3
Registered User
CrisZenithBlue's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 527

check out this thread i started, you might have the same issue. foam clogging your flaps.

a possible temporary fix is put the fan on full blast and hope the foam chunks move through the system and eventually out the vents (hopefully not in your eyes)

i still have that noise happen every once in a while
CrisZenithBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 01:03 PM   #4
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Eastern NC
Posts: 653
There is a small fan and a temp sensor for the automatic climate control system behind a small round circular cutout on the passenger side dash board. At about the same location as the ignition key on the drivers side.
BFeller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 03:42 PM   #5
There Is No Substitute.
rick3000's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: West Coast
Posts: 3,209
It could be a piece of foam stuck in the 'hamster wheel' blower fan. The fan is located on the passenger side of the dash. It's not very difficult to check, it takes maybe 20-30 minutes, and most of it is reinstalling one plastic piece.

Here is the DIY I used, unfortunately some of the pictures are gone:
1999 Ocean Blue Metallic Boxster - blueboxster.com
rick3000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 09:33 PM   #6
Registered User
thom4782's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Foster City CA
Posts: 1,095
Is the noise still there when the a/c is off and the snowflake isn't showing climate control display. If it stops, it could be your a/c expansion valve.
thom4782 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 03:31 AM   #7
Project Addicted
jcslocum's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 623
You can try to trouble shoot by pulling some of the possible system fuses from the fuse panel and see if it goes away when 1 is pulled out.

1966 912, 1976 911
1986 944, 2000 Boxster
jcslocum is offline   Reply With Quote

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 09:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page