People love their Boxsters and Porsche has been keeping their customers happy since introducing this sporty little roadster with the 986 in 1996. As great as these cars are to drive and as fantastic as they look on the road, sometimes they do develop problems that need to be addressed by a professional mechanic.
One issue that drivers of the Porsche 986 have reported is a failure of the vehicle's central locking system. The central lock button does not lock the door. Other drivers have reported that when they use the key to unlock the door manually, foregoing the keyless entry remote, neither the interior lights of the vehicle went on nor did the passenger side unlock as it usually does. When the driver attempted to start the vehicle the engine would not turn over. A possible conclusion to draw from this situation is that the car's central locking system is still engaged and the engine is therefore locked.
A possible solution to this that would be both simple and relatively cheap to remedy, is to replace the fuse in the system. There is an external 15 amp fuse that operates the immobilizer that may have burned out. This is something that may be able to be replaced by the owner, although it might involve removing the driver's seat. This may disrupt the driver's side airbag. It may be best to take the car to a professional.
If you are experiencing a malfunction in the operation of your Boxster 986's central locking system, then you need to bring your vehicle in for a complete inspection by a local German auto maintenance mechanic. Your mechanic will be able to provide you an estimate for the repair of the locking system as well.
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