Emergency Hood Opening
On Porsche Boxster 987 models (2005 and up) with dead batteries, you can no longer jump power to the driver’s kickpanel fuse box to power the vehicle and pop the electric trunk or hood.
On the 986 (first generation Boxster) the emergency cable was on the passenger side below the headlight. You could grab it through the fog light hole by gently prying the plastic trim back at the top.
On the newer 987 model (pictured), the emergency cable is now located on the driver’s side behind the inner fender well, in front of the left front tire. It is directly inward of the left front headlight. Here is a picture of one we did at Autobahn Performance Inc. Ft. Lauderdale. You will need a pair of pliers to pull the cable as it no longer has a loop in the end of it. You have to pull it with quite a bit of force to pop the hood. Then charge your battery with a charger. Try to avoid jump starting with jumper cables; if you do, connect the cars together and let the running car sit at an idle for at least 15 minutes before atempting to start the dead car.