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Dalington wrote at 2006-10-12 13:52:38
If anyone has read this and is still confused about which fuse it is, don't bother looking for a picture. There is none. I just had the same poroblem on my '99 and through a bit of trial and error found the fuse to be C3 ( c being the 3rd row down) I also ended up connecting the jumpers using straightned flat staples which i slid into the fuse slot instead of the fuse itself. This was just for a bit of extra length. Ghetto, I know. Did it work? yes. Good luck.

Cheers.


wkrueger wrote at 2007-12-29 17:29:46
Just wanted to add that you start the fuse count in each row from the 'back' of the car, counting toward the front of the car.


E=MC2 wrote at 2008-07-29 19:13:26
Prior to reading about the C-3 fuse to open the hood on my 99 C4 I bought a portable battery booster to place into the cig. lighter, Did not work, I then purchased a solar charger for the cig. lighter hopeing to charge the battery, that did not work. Just thought I could save another owner the hassel I went through.  I will now try the C-3 fuse, which makes sence.  Thanks for the info.   Lee


rocketdoker wrote at 2009-03-13 02:12:17
I saw this solution in other postings.  The fuse in my 05 Boxster in slot C3 is Blue, not red.  I tried it anyway.  Was able to use the remote to open the trunk.  The interior releases do not work.  No joy for the hood.  So what am I doing wrong?  What a pain.


rdr2006 wrote at 2009-04-05 20:14:35
can't believe it but this actually worked. I took some regular household copper electrical wile, cut two equal lengths, flattened the ends of both with pliers and a file and slipped them into the fuse sockets...then clamped the positive side of my battery charger to the wires, the negative side to a bolt on the door hinge...worked like a charm.


CDC wrote at 2009-11-07 15:24:25
Early 996 don't have the red positive pull out point.

You will need to give it power through the fuse board.


Troy wrote at 2010-01-10 22:08:11
Thanks fella!  I have a 1999 Carerra and ran into the same battery problem on a Sunday where AAA was clueless.  My fuse in the panel was C-3 (C being third row from the top) but my 3rd fuse was a blue 15 amp.  Just an FYI and thanks again.  Oh, I used a large paper clip as an extention when I pulled the fuse out.  


Porsche RRA wrote at 2010-01-19 19:41:08
Once you have a good connection (there will be a small spark when you connect the negative cable) you should use the button on your key fob to open the front hood.


Richard S wrote at 2010-05-15 10:04:25
As advised by my local dealer... If the boot/bonnet releases seem locked then you need to remove the 3 plastic covers with a small screwdriver and use a 5mm Allen key to undo the bolts which hold the plastic mounting and levers to the side of the car.. Don't undo completely or the bolts will drop.. Lift the whole section out. Look in the middle where the cables are and lift the bonnet catch - you should be able to identify the small metal slider which is preventing the latch from fully opening. Slide it manually and the latch will now open allowing access to the battery! Prepare to be deafened when you attach the charger as you alarm will sound!


MikeBlaszczak wrote at 2012-06-27 21:41:50
This answer is good for newer Porsche cars, but won't work on the 1999 model the original questioner specifically stated he has.



You should first check to see if the car is actually suffering from a dead battery or just sleeping. If the car is locked for more than four or five days, the remote unlock radio will power down to save battery power. It won't unlock from the key fob remotely, but will unlock by inserting the key into the door and turning it. After doing that, exercising the key button should cause the radio to become active again.



If the battery really is dead, on older models, you can remove fuse C3 and provide 12 vots of power at the C3 terminals and the ground of the car -- like the door retainer mechanism. With power applied here, unlock the bonnet with the lever and remove power. You can now open the bonnet and replace or recharge the battery.


Poster wrote at 2015-07-11 09:30:05
I had the same issue batt flat whilst away I had no red toddle not a red C3 fuse I did work out that A is top fuse row B is second fuse Rowe so C is third and box was numbered 1 to 10 so I just took out the blue 15 amp fuse from that slot and as nothing to connect booster pack to I stuck into the fuse holes 2 lengths of garden wire with the plastic stripped off then attached positive of booster connector to that so that negative could reach the door clasp where door locks !! It worked amazing alarm went but pressed key and it stopped so I opened bonnet catch and jump started the car !!!! Awesome!! Thanks for sharing information saved a lot of money I reckon !!!


Poster wrote at 2015-07-11 09:30:20
I had the same issue batt flat whilst away I had no red toddle not a red C3 fuse I did work out that A is top fuse row B is second fuse Rowe so C is third and box was numbered 1 to 10 so I just took out the blue 15 amp fuse from that slot and as nothing to connect booster pack to I stuck into the fuse holes 2 lengths of garden wire with the plastic stripped off then attached positive of booster connector to that so that negative could reach the door clasp where door locks !! It worked amazing alarm went but pressed key and it stopped so I opened bonnet catch and jump started the car !!!! Awesome!! Thanks for sharing information saved a lot of money I reckon !!!


Poster wrote at 2015-07-11 09:30:25
I had the same issue batt flat whilst away I had no red toddle not a red C3 fuse I did work out that A is top fuse row B is second fuse Rowe so C is third and box was numbered 1 to 10 so I just took out the blue 15 amp fuse from that slot and as nothing to connect booster pack to I stuck into the fuse holes 2 lengths of garden wire with the plastic stripped off then attached positive of booster connector to that so that negative could reach the door clasp where door locks !! It worked amazing alarm went but pressed key and it stopped so I opened bonnet catch and jump started the car !!!! Awesome!! Thanks for sharing information saved a lot of money I reckon !!!


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