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Dead battery hood Trunk release My advise! Be Prepared.

If you have a Porsche Boxster and your battery go's dead, or you close your trunk while working on car when the battery is dis-connected (like I did) Here is some basic prep advise.

1-You can carry a small 12 volt battery jumper inside your car behind passenger seat, with a 2 foot long jumper wire. Small speaker wire..

You can open your front hood/trunk while putting 12 volts of power on the C3 fuse located in your fuse box 3rd row down 3rd fuse.

2-I also carry my Porsche tool bag inside the car behind my passenger seat. It is normally behind your spare tire in the front trunk. But if you can not get your trunk open a tow truck driver can not pull your Boxster up on a flatbed truck because he needs your tow hooks that are inside your tool bag...
Liability issues..Some Towing companies are affrade of Porsches.

You could actually get into a problem where you can not start your car, or even tow your car. It can make things more easy if you keep your tow hooks out of your trunk, and a battery jumper, and small fuse jumper wire inside your car.

There is also an emergency trunk release outside the car under the left fender well. It is rumored that some early boxsers 97,98,99 do not have it.,,some..

You could also pull (very hard) on the actual trunk release cable from inside the car behind the fuse box, but I would not recommend that one. You could break something.

Putting power to the C3 fuse is best, very easy, takes 1 minute!.

My car was locked, alarm set, battery disconnected, outside door key chuck broken (like that for years I never use it), I only used remote, While I was working on car. I left front trunk loose, but then someone decided to do me a favor and shut it all the way.LOL So I slim jim, get in, jump C3, no problem.

Hope this helps people.

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I think somewhere they sell a 'jumper cables' that go from cigarette lighter in one car to the cigerette lighter in another car.

Seems easy enough
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Yeah that can also work, but sometimes it dos not..

I think If your battery is disconnected it will defiantly not work. he he
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am l in the wrong forum? mine is manual in the front and the rear
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am l in the wrong forum? mine is manual in the front and the rear

NOPE

You know those Boxster people they just 911 wannabe.
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am l in the wrong forum? mine is manual in the front and the rear
I think so. My trunk release is a cable that needs zero volts of electricity, much like the door key. There is no place to put a battery in my key.
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Why is it every day now, it seems, we get posts on Boxsters, 993's, 996's, etc? It's all good, but when I do find time to scan the forum, the last thing I need to read about is getting into the trunk of a 986 with a dead battery.

While I'm on the soapbox, the same applies when people reply to a thread I'm subscribed to with "subscribed". That means I get a notification and have to look at the thread to get a new notice on a real post as well as delete the e-mail. Why can't people figure out they can subscribe to threads without bugging everyone else?

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Early and later 986/996 models have different fuse arrangements.

Replacing the battery every 4 -5 years helps too.
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If the battery is disconected and 12 vdc is applied, then the electrical release will work
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