How to Open the Lid on a Porsche 987 & 997

How to Open the Lid on a Porsche 987 & 997

How to Open the Lid on a Porsche 987 & 997?

The Porsche 987 and 997 have hoods and trunk lids that open and close in two ways – keyless fob buttons and cabin switches. Keyless fobs rely on batteries, and switches might experience faulty performance due to depreciation or moisture exposure. If you have difficulty opening lids, we can address the malfunction with a quick and convenient inspection/diagnosis that informs the repair necessary to resume functionality. Continue learning how to pen the lid on your Porsche 987 or 997. Contact us if your cabin release switch needs repair, or the keyfob needs a new battery installed at Porsche Owings Mills, serving Baltimore, Towson, Reisterstown, and Pikesville, MD.

Keyfob Hood & Trunk Lids Release

Porsche 987 and 997 owners can use keyfobs to open and close lids by pushing the matching buttons. Keyless fobs rely on batteries that lose capacity with use; dead keyless fob batteries will render this lid-release method useless. The onboard diagnostic system will provide a dashboard warning for keyless batteries on the decline. This is your opportunity to replace the battery before it fails. You might also notice a keyless fob battery decline if needing closer proximity to unlock doors.

Cabin Switch Hood & Trunk Lids Release

Drivers release hoods and trunk lids inside the cabin with the switch. Simply depress the button to open the hood or trunk lid. Although this switch might last the life of your Porsche 987 or 997, it might also fail due to severe use or moisture contact. You’ll know the switch has malfunctioned when it doesn’t work. We offer cabin hood/trunk release switch replacement as needed. Contact us for a certified technician to perform the inspection/diagnosis and repair service at Porsche Owings Mills. We will install a genuine OEM part to specifications and resume functionality.

Schedule Porsche Trunk/Lid Release Switch or Keyfob Battery Replacement

Contact our knowledgeable advisors if you have questions about how to open your Porsche 997 or 987 lids. Schedule service online or by phone for keyless fob battery replacement or lid switch release repair. We have a comfortable waiting area with a complimentary snacks/beverage bar, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, business workstations, and reading materials.

Complimentary Porsche Owings Mills Amenities

When your Porsche needs attention, it’s best to trust Porsche-certified experts like our technicians at Porsche Owings Mills; they will make sure your Porsche gets the quality of service it requires. Enjoy the complimentary snacks, beverages, and more in our guest lounge while you wait, or take advantage of our home or office pick-up and delivery service. Call us today or use our online service scheduler to set up a service appointment for your Porsche!


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Porsche Owings Mills is located at: 11309 Reisterstown Road • Owings Mills, MD 21117

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