1998 Porsche Boxster Starter Relay

Electrical problem
1998 Porsche Boxster 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 100252 miles

Hi guys! Okay, The starter relay is NEW ($20.00) Found the yellow, yellow/black, red/blue in relay station. installed. it didn't work. Turn key-nothing.

Cross blk/yel, and yel wires, (str/ign) turn key-Seems ignition not powered.ENGINE TURNS- NO START.

Ign. to relay wire good. Starter to relay wire good. Fuse good. New Relay BAD?

Is there an ignition relay? Can the DME (rear truck,left side[?]) prevent powering ign.?
DME or a relay?


Please guys, I have a service manual ordered, but I need my car today, thanks I owe you, and WILL domate as soon as I know that I don't need it for the repair. Promise.
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Friday, July 2nd, 2010 AT 7:22 AM

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Does the car crank and not start or is there no crank at all? If there is no crank check the clutch switch under the dash on the clutch pedal. It has 2 wires going to it and has an arm approx 1" long on it. Hook together these 2 wires then see if it cranks. Check the dme relay, it supplies power to the starter relay. Its located near the starter relay w/4 wires. Red/blu, red/green, red/brn and again red/green. See ifs there is battery voltage at pin 30, if yes jump to pin 87 and see if it cranks. Could be a bad dme relay. All of the gray relays should be the same so if u think one might be bad you can swap it with another gray relay. Theres also a ignition relay, black, red/blu, brn, red/white. This should be a standard relay also. Hope this helps.
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Friday, July 2nd, 2010 AT 5:32 PM

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