2008 Porsche Boxster Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Porsche Boxster

2008 Porsche Boxster Problems

Valve cover leaks are common
Valve cover leaks are common.
Electrical Portion of Ignition Switch May Become Erratic or Fail

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.

Power Windows Won't Lower Due to Failing Cabriolet Top/Door Handle Micro Switch

The power windows not lowering when the Cabriolet top latch and/or door handle is operated or lowering unexpectedly while driving can be caused by a failing Cabriolet top or door handle micro switch. Diagnoses will be required to determine which switch is at fault and will require replacement.

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2008 Porsche Boxster Questions

Why won't our Porsche start without checking the oil first? (1 answer)

I know you can check the oil by turning the key to the first stop. However now every time we try starting the car it won't let us start until it checks the oil level. And sometimes it makes you check it twice before starting. This every time now.

The dashboard on my 2008 boxster s was dark when I went to start it. (1 answer)

Radio and heater fans worked, the blickers worked even though I could not see the indicators on the dashboard.WhenI got home, and restarted the car, the battery was very low like it had been drained by the lights. Where do I start to look?

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