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 Post subject: Door won't open from inside
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:35 am 
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I had to let my daughter out of the passenger side of the boxster tonight as the inner door handle stopped working. :roll:
The outer handle is fine and the window still drops when you pull the inner handle,
Common problem?

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 Post subject: Re: Door won't open from inside
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:07 pm 
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This might sound like a stupid question but did you pull it twice (1st pull unlocks, 2nd one opens & all this assuming your car locks doors when it goes above 5 kph). If not then more than likely one of the microswitches thats in there. Theres a guide listed on Pelican Parts Website below if its any help......

http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Boxster_Tech/78-BODY-Door_Handle_and_Lock/78-BODY-Door_Handle_and_Lock.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:43 pm 
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Thanks for that Chris.
The car does self lock at 5kph but I always press the dash button before I get out.
I had ruled out the micro switches as the window still drops when you pull the handle, but I will have a good poke around in there tomorrow, as I will be taking both doorcards off to sort out a leak too.
(and fix my broken mirror switch trim and the dipped beam bulb that's blown and the drivers seat motor that's also packed up this week!)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:58 pm 
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Just had a quick read of my manuals & in 101 Projects for your Boxster they mention a small plastic piece that breaks often (green arrow in photo) which is the bit that attatches to outside handle.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:10 pm 
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Great pic!
The outside handle is fine Chris, but I suspect the plastic part at the end of the Yellow arrow might be the culprit. :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:49 am 
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Door handle fixed. The cable had popped out of it's retaining clip,
so refitted it and secured with a cable tie just to make sure.

Also managed to cure my roof leak by window adjustment and mirror removal/refitting.

Took the carpet out as it was like a swimming pool in there! :shock:

While I was in there I regreased the shifter mech and cables and adjusted the handrake

before refitting everything bar the carpet. Got my 'broken' drivers seat fixed too by putting

the plug back in underneath. :roll:



The foam underneath the carpet is just soaked through, so it will stay in the garage until

it's dried out. Just hope it doesn't stink once dry.

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