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Porsche Boxster, Electrical, Convertible
#16 of 25 Dead Battery
May 05, 2010 (1:29 pm)
I have an '06 Boxster S, in which the batteries have been replaced previously. I noticed that if I would leave the car sitting for more than 10 days, the battery would go dead.
Within the last six month I replaced the battery but now that I haven't driven the car in over 10 days, the new battery is also dead.
Something must be draining the battery although I can't find anything further to turn off. Any suggestions or ideas??? Thanks,
#18 of 25 Re: Dead Battery [fedlawman]
May 17, 2010 (12:25 pm)
I appreciate the suggestion of a battery charger and I do have one. But, the problem being is that the vehicle at times is parked in a public parking area, i.e., airport, where it's impractical to have a charger on and leaving the front bonnet ajar. It just doesn't seem reasonable for the battery to discharge after 10 days. Is anyone else having this problem? I can't find anything ON, which I have control over to turn off. I know the car is full of electronics, but have no clue as to what to do (?). Any other ideas? Thanks, Ed
#19 of 25 Re: Dead Battery [ed95682]
May 24, 2010 (9:19 am)
I, too, have been surprised by how quickly the batteries discharge. If I had known all the quirks on this car (and there are many), I never would have bought one. You might try a solar battery charger that plugs into the cigarette lighter socket.
#20 of 25 Re: Dead Battery [longislander1]
Sep 04, 2010 (8:26 am)
I have recently managed to cure the problem I had - The battery on my 2003 Boxster S was draining in 2 days if the car wasn't used. Did the usual of buying a new battery but just got the same - completely dead within 2 days. Took it to the garage expecting them to do as I'd been advised, use a volt meter and take each fuse out one by one - but they had had another Boxster in a month previous with the same problem and managed to find the fault - it was a part that sits close to the steering lock and houses the ignition barrel. In essence what should happen is that when you take the ignition key out everything electrical on the car should shut down but for some reason the fault in the barrel meant that everything was staying live - hence total drain within 2 days. So far so good with the new part - left the car for a week and it started first time. Sorted!!
#21 of 25 Porsche 2007 Boxter Serious Problem!
Dec 01, 2010 (1:31 pm)
My Boxster stall 2 times in last 3 months, on the highway after flickering of lights!! The local authorized dealer and Porsche NA cannot find the defect. There is no code on computer diagnostics by dealer/service. The car is still under warranty. Does anyone have similar experience or solution? Please help
#22 of 25 battery
Mar 15, 2011 (2:30 am)
hi ive just brought a 06 boxster and had problems with the stero/center console switching itself on and off... some times it works for days and days but then it plays up day after day!! is it just a loose connection and can anyone recommend a garage ( Staffordshire) also i went to start the car this morning and the battery was completely dead, even tho i have been using it on a regular basis, does anyone have any ideas if the two are linked or just coincidental thanks
#23 of 25 Re: Dead Battery [spoonsm]
Apr 21, 2011 (10:49 am)
Do you have the part number ?
#24 of 25 boxster horn problems
Oct 22, 2011 (2:44 am)
Hi. I have a 1999 2.5 Boxster. Just recently, I found that the horn has developed a fault. It works fine when the ignition is switched OFF but won't work with ingnition on. Still works when key inserted but as soon as the key is turned, it's dead. Could this be the electrical part of the ignition switch or is it something else?
Thanks in anticipation of finding some advice.
#25 of 25 Electrical problem
May 14, 2012 (12:33 pm)
I recently bought a 1997 boxster. Problem 1: windows and top won't work. Also one head light shines brighter than the other. Now to make it worse my key won't turn the engine. Any ideas or solutions I can check at home.fuses seem good.