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Old 03-08-2020, 04:01 PM   #1
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Mysterious electrical device.

I was changing the evap valve on my Boxster's fuel filler pipe today and found some sort of electrical sensor hanging in there. It's rod-shaped, about 1 1/2" long and 3/16" in diameter, with an 8" lead on it that has a connector on the other end. If someone can tell me what it is and where it is supposed to go I would really appreciate it.

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Year would help.
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Old 03-08-2020, 05:44 PM   #3
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If your car is '97-'04, you need to have this PDF factory parts catalog. The expanded drawings should help you identify your part/number. They also have the newer catalogs if needed.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gUVtQYvav64U4tp_d9kATIHx0QWRfUAw/view

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If your car is '97-'04, you need to have this PDF factory parts catalog. The expanded drawings should help you identify your part/number. They also have the newer catalogs if needed.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gUVtQYvav64U4tp_d9kATIHx0QWRfUAw/view

Please introduce yourself and post a pic of your car. Most of us are friendly and will be glad to help. Although some will bite when provoked. Safe travels.
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Old 03-09-2020, 06:40 AM   #5
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Haha... that's awesome.

You're not talking about the Fuel Door Lock, are you? "Rod Shaped" and in that vicinity made me think about this.....

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I have been there, it is a sensor, if you look close it should be captured by the assembly that held the evap valve, it should be held laying on the fill tube.
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Thanks for all the responses! Special thanks to rexcramer for the parts pdf--I've been really frustrated by all the errors and omissions in the dealer parts diagrams. When I get some time (this weekend?) I'll introduce myself and my 2000 Boxster more formally.
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Haha... that's awesome.

You're not talking about the Fuel Door Lock, are you? "Rod Shaped" and in that vicinity made me think about this.....

I was think that as well

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