Porsche Boxster Problem Report
Porsche Boxster 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.
I had the same problem. Although I could turn off the engine and remove the key, turning the key as difficult and neither the fan or windshield wipers would operate. Replacing the switch resolved all the problems. Access to the two mounting screws is tricky. I suggest using a screw driver used for eyeglasses, flat blade, 2 1/2 inches long. Replacement of the plastic ductwork requires patience as the mating end by the door drops. Pay attention as this end is not rectangular and will only fit one way. - Visitor
I changed out the switch to resolve the issue - Visitor
Steering wheel locks and will not unlock - Visitor
Key can be difficult to put in ignition, headlights are dim, bright lights don't work, wipers quit working, radio sometimes stays on indefinitely after car is turned off. - Visitor
Ignition switch would not turn nor release the key, engine ran in the off position-replaced ignition switch - Visitor
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side mirrors not working - replaced switch-still not working
Over time, the engine carrier or the rubber portion of the front engine mount yoke can fail.
The power windows not lowering when the Cabriolet top latch and/or door handle is operated or...
While driving, the car lost all “pulling” power. I stepped on the accelerator and it did not e...