2002 Porsche Boxster Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Porsche Boxster

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2002 Porsche Boxster Problems

Alarm/remote entry problems due to accumulated water in electronic control units
Accumulated water in electronic control units can lead to various alarm and remote entry problems.
Electrical Issue Due to Failed Ignition Switch

If the vehicle cannot return to run position after start or if the interior fan is not getting power, it may be the electrical portion of the ignition switch has become erratic or has failed. The entire switch assembly should be replaced.

Check Engine Light due to cam tensioner/timing issues

Cam tensioner/cam timing issues can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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2002 Porsche Boxster Questions

I have the OEM radio with one CD. (1 answer)

Without crazy modifications, is there a solution to be able to play music from iPhone via bluetooth or other method

radio will not switch on after jump starting the battery (1 answer)

could it be the fuse at the back of the radio other fuses are okay

side mirrors not working - replaced switch, has power (1 answer)

side mirrors not working - replaced switch-still not working

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2002 Porsche Boxster Recalls

Recall 03V004000
CERTAIN 2-DOOR CONVERTIBLE PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE TIPTRONIC (AUTOMATIC) TRANSMISSION MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITH AN INCORRECTLY ADJUSTED KEY-LOCK-CABLE DOWN TO THE SHIFT SELECTOR. IF THE KEY-LOCK-CABLE IS NOT ADJUSTED CORRECTLY, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE IGNITION KEY WILL SNAG UPON B...

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2002 Porsche Boxster Reviews

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2002 Boxster. I bought my boxster S with 18K miles on it a yr ago and have driven 9k. The car looks great and i get a lot of compliments when I drive it. Unfortunately, I've had to replace the ignition switch, oil seperator, headlight(normal maintenance), stereo and i'm on my way to the to the mechanic to discuss pulling the engine to address a low oil pressure problem..........very disappointi...
Have had my 2002 Porsche Boxster for just over a month (2,000 miles now--about 50/50 highway to local roads) and I will now ALWAYS own some Porsche. Am already looking for another one...another variety of Porsche. :-) No problems. Dealer treats people differently than a Chevy or Ford dealer. Much higher level of respect. This Boxster (and I'd imagine all of them) handles amazingly well. The spe...

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