I have a 1998 Porsche Boxster, and the key that I have has two buttons on it; one for each of the trunks (front and back). I am wondering if I could have a key programmed with a button for the doors, but I don't know if the car had that feature (I purchased it used). Was this car available with keyless entry for the trunks but not the doors?

For reference, the key I have looks like this (I do not know if it is an original key or not): Boxster key with two buttons

  • I would think contacting a Porsche dealer ( parts dept ) would be the first coarse of action. – Alaska Man Mar 18 '20 at 17:27
  • Key fobs work best if you don't put them in the blender first. ;) – RockPaperLz- Mask it or Casket Nov 13 '20 at 19:54
  • Oh, man, don't I know it. Buying an old Boxster that "runs great!" is an activity I'll recommend against in the future. – Mark Nov 15 '20 at 2:47

Doesn't your key look like this:

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The 1 button should be the unlocking of the doors.

This part from the manual is also interesting:

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I don't know how many cars actually had keyless entry in 1998, I would think it's a later feature.

  • It does not. I edited the question with a picture of the key I have, which may or may not be original. – Mark Feb 17 '20 at 16:23
  • Hmm, strange. Searching a bit I see that there seems to be three different keys, one, two or three buttons. But looks like the 1 button is the same on all of them. None of the other keys are mentioned in the manual (p914-6info.net/Boxster_Manuals/986%20owners%20manual.pdf) – Markus Feb 17 '20 at 16:30
  • must be an aftermarket key fob. – Moab Feb 17 '20 at 17:31

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