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Old 12-11-2019, 08:15 PM   #1
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Burnt looking plastic window? 4 keys? Looking to buy a boxster

Hello, I'm looking to buy a boxster and found a decent one. It has a new clutch and ims, but theres 2 odd things. The first is that it comes with 4 keys. Not really sure why anyone would need 4 keys but oh well. The second is that the plastic rear window looks almost burnt, it could be just weathering and such. Anyone have any input?

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Old 12-12-2019, 05:55 AM   #2
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Looks like the top stayed folded away and the car was left outdoors (in sunny SoCal) for 20 years or so. Time for a new top.
I have three keys - two driver keys and one smaller valet key.
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Old 12-12-2019, 10:45 AM   #3
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Novus 1,2,3 kit is what I used to polish some of that window out. Inside and out, work up from the most abrasive to finally a polish.Looked new and lasted for 5 years.

A new top with glass window can go about $700-800 parts and maybe the same in labor depending on where you live. Or two people and maybe two days. Or junk yard and a top and frame off a 2003-2004 Boxster.
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Old 12-13-2019, 04:27 AM   #4
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May have 4 keys because someone swapped in a different immobilizer and left the exterior locks the same, so one set starts the car, the other set locks the doors.
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Old 12-13-2019, 07:00 AM   #5
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If the top cleans up well and is in acceptable condition the plastic rear window can be replaced . Any convertible shop or decent sized boat yard can do it . If the top itself is crapple I would suggest looking for an OEM top/frame from a 2003-2004 as you get the factory fit AND a glass window . Or you can have a convertible shop put a new top on your existing frame . Lots of options available .

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