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2008 Cayman front hood release

Hello - My interior front hood release has quit working. The remote hood release still works. The rear hatch interior release works. What part do I need to replace?

FWIW, since a another car I test drove had this same issue I assume itís relatively common, but could not find any references. I am probably not using the correct terms...

Thank you- Eric
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Hello and welcome to the forum Eric - please feel free to give us a call at 888-280-7799 and one of our Porsche part specialists will be happy to assist you with that part inquiry.
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I have the same issue with my Ď06. Please post your finding and solution.
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So can you explain more? Is the switch located in the door sill the problem? Is that switch wobbly and not working?

If so, get a replacement switch set (have to buy the front & rear combo). It takes about 30 min to replace. DIY here on Pelican.

I bought a Wheeler Dealer 09 Boxster S that had this issue. Picked up the switch set on fleabay for $80.
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Based on Dimitriís suggestion I called Pelican Parts. Frankly the representatives were friendly but were obviously guessing on the part(s) to buy. The first couple of guesses were clearly wrong, but finally we landed on replacing the door sill switch. I hate throwing parts at things and itís over $100 and not returnable so Iíd like to be a little more sure, but I guess thatís cheaper than paying for a diagnosis so Iíll give it a shot. Iíll post results and part number if it works.
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Eric, I would pull the door sill threshold out first to see if a wire came off the switch. Easy to do and you will need to anyway to replace. Also a good time to clean all the scuff marks off the sill. Best, Mark
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The door sill switches are pretty flimsy. If your frunk release button is wobbly (esp compared to the trunk release), your switch is probably wrecked. Both switches have some weak internals and it doesn't take much of a pull to wreck one.

Emo has a good idea to pull the switch and look at it before replacing it. But there's only 1 connector for both switches, so if your trunk release works, you have juice to both.
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Well, that was a very easy fix. I finally got around to ordering the part Saturday. It came today and I fixed it when I got home for work in about 15 minutes. The part is 997-613-105-02-A05-M100. It costs $104.50, but I got 10% off as a new PCA member. Came with some welcome to Pelican jelly beans which was a nice touch since I was hungry.

Tools needed: 5mm Allen key, a trim pry kit would be nice but not necessary.

The procedure is to remove two plastic caps, loosen but donít remove the Allen bolt beneath each cap (itís about 2Ē deep so you have to feel around for the head of the bolt), pry or lift off the sill, then unplug the old switch. Removing the switch from the plastic clips that hold it in the sill took a little finesse, but I got good practice since I put the new one in backwards. Reinstalling is just a matter of reversing the procedure and only takes a minute. Itís nice to have the car 100% working again.
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