recently had new top installed maybe a year ago. It sat in drive while we were away about 5 or 6 days. Returned and right carpet appeared wet [no standing water].. AAA was able to start and let run a few hours. Next day would not start. Took it to very trusted mechanic.
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: They could not charge the battery or open trunk and door [both electrical] Car started and stopped making noise as if electrical device was running. They fear a number of electrical devices could malfunction e.g. airbag, A/C, etc. Fear that electrical connections throughout could have corrosion. Not confident that the computer below the carpet/floor could be damaged as well. Fear unknown extent of water damage could drive repair fees through the roof. They imply this water damage may cause insurer to consider the car totaled.
JA: What year is your Boxster?
Customer: Is it possible to buy and reinstall electrical system perhaps from a damaged Boxster and that would not have the water corrosion or otherwise buy new parts? suggestions?
JA: Are you fixing your Boxster yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No it is in the hands of two trusted mechanics that have worked on it for years. My strategy would be to buy new electronics to extent necessary. They are waiting for the USAA adjustor, They fear they will just keep trying only to see they didn't get it all and that could continue etc
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: was hit and re-done from front to rear with GEICO spending aboiut $6000 to make it like new. Had installed a new top with rear windo including defog etc So recently put in top condition Thanks