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> Remote trunk release, Who makes a good kit?
pgollender
post Feb 7 2023, 08:50 PM
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Who makes a good remote trunk release for the 914? Any emergency release like the early Boxsters?
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post Feb 7 2023, 10:38 PM
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A "good" one... no such thing.
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post Feb 7 2023, 11:02 PM
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There are 12v trunk solenoids that open them remotely. As in a momentary switch mounted under your dash. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Feb 8 2023, 04:36 PM
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I attached a heavy gauge wire down thru a hole in the trunk floor
(with small grommet) accessible behind the muffler.
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post Feb 8 2023, 05:14 PM
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QUOTE(barefoot @ Feb 8 2023, 03:36 PM) *

I attached a heavy gauge wire down thru a hole in the trunk floor
(with small grommet) accessible behind the muffler.

That's a must for the electric systems in case of failure.
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post Feb 8 2023, 05:41 PM
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Down and dirty, cheap & easy. The hardest part is drilling through the latch....it's some of the hardest metal I've ever encountered. Needs heat shrink to replace the black tape, but you get the idea.

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post Feb 9 2023, 01:35 AM
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QUOTE(barefoot @ Feb 8 2023, 02:36 PM) *

I attached a heavy gauge wire down thru a hole in the trunk floor
(with small grommet) accessible behind the muffler.

My previous Boxster had a,complete electronic failure and both frunk and trunk electronic latches were inoperable. The factory is supposed to put a manual wire that is accessed thru the right front turn signal lens and near the left taillight assembly,but they were both missing in mine. It was quite a bitch to get them open. Luckily a few other Boxster owners with similar problems figured a hack which (barely) worked. After fixing the electronic failure, I inserted the missing manual cables. Lesson learned…. Never again.
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post Feb 9 2023, 06:00 AM
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Anyone have ideas/pics for an emergency release for the frunk?
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post Feb 9 2023, 07:37 AM
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Between this and @“r towle” thread on the 997 Frunk latch I’m (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif)

When did American’s get so lazy that pushing (or pulling) a manual trunk release just became too much to ask?
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post Feb 9 2023, 08:12 AM
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QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ Feb 9 2023, 05:37 AM) *

Between this and @“r towle” thread on the 997 Frunk latch I’m (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif)

When did American’s get so lazy that pushing (or pulling) a manual trunk release just became too much to ask?

There used when installing a aftermarket rear reflector.
Otherwise you drill a hole in the reflector for the trunk lock.
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post Feb 9 2023, 08:33 AM
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QUOTE(sb914 @ Feb 9 2023, 09:12 AM) *

QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ Feb 9 2023, 05:37 AM) *

Between this and @“r towle” thread on the 997 Frunk latch I’m (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif)

When did American’s get so lazy that pushing (or pulling) a manual trunk release just became too much to ask?

There used when installing a aftermarket rear reflector.
Otherwise you drill a hole in the reflector for the trunk lock.

Yup, I remember those reflectors and solenoids from the 80s. Was a bad plan then and still is. Drill the hole and be done with it.

40 years later and people still getting locked out of their own trunks (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif)
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