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Old April 19th, 2007, 08:09 AM   #1
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Front trunk won't open

I need help! My front trunk (MY' 99 Boxster) won't open. I tried to locate the emergency wire in passenger side/front grille but I can't find it. I found a wire with puller by the passenger door and pull it and trunk wont still open
the worst part..my son's backpack w/ his homework and books are in there
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Old April 19th, 2007, 08:41 AM   #2
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Gerry this is from Porsche Pete it covers how to access the trunk for a dead battery on a '99. Should give you all the info you need.
http://www.ppbb.com/boards/ppbbphp/s...rue#Post155773
If that doesn't help, try this one. http://www.ppbb.com/boards/ppbbphp/s...rue#Post808738
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Old April 19th, 2007, 09:21 AM   #3
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Thanks, buddy! I'll try to do it once i get home today
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Old April 19th, 2007, 12:04 PM   #4
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ummmmm this sounds alot like "my dog ate my homework" to me.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 02:01 PM   #5
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I know..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
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Old April 19th, 2007, 04:16 PM   #6
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rolling on the floor laughing
*** every day with out a CEL light is a good day for me
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Old April 19th, 2007, 06:32 PM   #7
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Okay..I found it online (thanks to Larry) 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 April 20th, 2007, 07:41 AM   #8
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Jerry, is the battery dead? If so, you may be able to get a cigarette lighter charger and leave it plugged in overnight to give you enough juice pop the trunk.

I'm not around this weekend, otherwise I'd give you a hand. I'd like to see how to get to the "secret wire" too.
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Old April 20th, 2007, 07:47 AM   #9
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battery is not dead..i've been driving it like a mad man
Does it really has something to do with battery eventhough you could open it manually by the latch on the driver side?
For sure, once I start working on it, i will have elena make a pix profile, step by step...hahahahaha!
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Old April 20th, 2007, 09:54 AM   #10
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Question Tools Needed?

Gerry,

What tools do you need, Kev is asking.
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