Non start and ignition switch problem

Tiny
KATTRELL
  • MEMBER
  • 2001 PORSCHE BOXSTER
  • 3.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • TURBO
  • RWD
  • MANUAL
  • 79,000 MILES
The boxster pre 2004 suffers with a problem ignition switch. The problem I have is the car will not start and the ignition key barrel is not sitting in its required position. I have been unable to lock the car remotely, which I understand is due to the ignition switch. I jumped started the car recently as it had been left for 3-4 days and it started without no hesitation, went back the next day and the battery was completely flat only flashing some dash lights. I put a trickle feed on the car for 3 hours and still nothing. Is this a cause of the ignition switch staying live. Your input would be very much appreciated
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 AT 8:52 AM

1 Reply

Tiny
KEN
  • ADMIN
It sounds like the battery is bad because it cant hold a charge, also the ignition switch should be replaced, there are several contacts which are internal that must operate correctly.

Do a draw check on the battery first,

Check this link

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-battery-dead-overnight

Let me know what you find

Best, Ken
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 AT 10:02 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides