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  2. Richard Hamilton

    Fault codes from sensors that does not exist

    Is this a 2.5 Boxster? Have you had the car for long? Could it have been re-programmed with the US fuel map by mistake, or have a US DME fitted?
  3. matmalo

    Lost Radio Code - post your request here

    Hello, I lost my PCM codes and my battery went down. can you help me ? I tried 0528 but this code is not ok. Thanks Mathieu
  4. Kornelius Andreassen

    Fault codes from sensors that does not exist

    I know that the P1602 are from me disconnecting the battery 🙂 I have cleared the codes several times but the P1397, P0140, P0160, P1117 and P1121 always comes back
  5. My advice is to clear all the codes - drive the car -and see which ones come back. Codes like the P1602 are leftover from a battery change or when the battery was disconnected. Report back which codes came back.
  6. Yesterday
  7. My Porsche boxster 986 gets these fault codes but it is an European car without sensors behind the cat. How do I get rid of the codes when the sensors aren't there?
  8. Boulderx45

    Change Key Fob housing problems

    If you get the key working could you please share the process? I've got a working key that has a broken ring so it won't go on my key chain. I've got a quote of $500 from dealership to replace. I would like to find a less expensive key.
  9. JFP in PA

    Exhaust Smells Sweet, No Smoke at All

    One or more plugs might look marginally cleaner than the others. It does not take a lot of coolant in the combustion to make it smell, but fortunately there are relatively easy tests like seeing if the cooling system holds pressure, or testing the space above the coolant in the surge tank for combustion by products that will confirm or eliminate an internal leak.
  10. Sam Stevenson

    Exhaust Smells Sweet, No Smoke at All

    Wouldn't I be able to notice that when I pull the spark plugs though? I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary on any of the 6 spark plugs.
  11. Last week
  12. JFP in PA

    Exhaust Smells Sweet, No Smoke at All

    Sweet smells in the exhaust are oftent due to coolant being burned in the combustion process. I would have the entire cooling system pressure tested as soon as possible. This should not be treated lightly as it will only get worse.
  13. Sam Stevenson

    Exhaust Smells Sweet, No Smoke at All

    Okay, great. I just ordered one and some spark plugs since I already have the old ones out.
  14. Replacing the coolant reservoir cap with the latest '04' version is possibly the least expensive preemptive maintenance that there is on a Porsche. Strongly recommended.
  15. Sam Stevenson

    Exhaust Smells Sweet, No Smoke at All

    I haven't been able to clear codes yet It is the 5 spd manual coolant cap is blue with part number 996.106.447.00 (I did notice a little bit of fluid here that I didn't remember before. I do think I tightened the cap pretty good though) Engine oil cap is as it should be. Got all the spark plugs out and they all look fine. From my prior experience this would indicate that there is no coolant getting into any of the combustion chamber. Since the smell is near the exhaust I'll check the coolant tank and remove the trunk carpeting and see.
  16. Also, when parking brake is engaged the light in the cluster on the dash is lit indicating brake is engaged.
  17. I'll follow your instructions and let you know results. Thank you.
  18. Thanks, Richard - I had forgotten to go back and update this post after adding the other new reviews sections. Should be fixed now.
  19. Richard Hamilton

    New Reviews section added to the site

    Loren, I can't seem to access your review. The links in the above post take me to an "Oops we can't find that" page. The link in the menu bar at the top takes me to the car review menu, where it shows 1 Macan review, but when I click that it says "No reviews". Is it me?
  20. I just looked at the installation section in the manual for the Pioneer and see no special connection for the brake sensor. I would recommend resetting the unit by pulling the fuse(s) for the head unit and amp. If you have the hifi system from factory that could mean 3 fuses. I could be mistaken, but I believe the Pioneer unit uses GPS data to recognize if the vehicle is in motion or parked. After resetting the fuses. Follow this procedure. See att. pic.
  21. When the parking brake is on, does the light on the gauge cluster come on? It should. Two things come to mind, the cluster bulb and the switch on the parking brake not engaging properly.
  22. In your case with the metal dummy key substitute, ops would be the same as if your using the Porsche remote security metal key, the cranking power coming from the rear battery. You need a plastic dummy key to have crank power from the front battery. I am assuming that the sensing of metal versus plastic inserted into the ignition slot is how the system differentiates between the keys and which battery crank source to use. Have you checked the electrolyte levels and measured the specific gravity of the cell batteries?
  23. Hi bigbazuki, I don't have a dummy plastic key, but I do have a metal dummy key that I had cut locally. So that key does not have the security chip. Would that key act and work like the Porsche plastic dummy key? I have dual batteries and the KESSY systems installed. Also do you have any test procedure for the dual battery system and change over relay etc? Thanx.
  24. Replace the the front battery initially as its 5 years of age. There is no battery registration feature on your Cayenne. Front and rear batteries are different capacities with the larger capacity in the front position. Do not swap battery positions. If your car is optioned with KESSY and you use the plastic dummy key to start the car, the front battery is used for cranking. If you don’t use the plastic dummy key, the cranking operation is via the rear battery.
  25. Oh no, mine was a 996. The vid in the OP is not mine. Stumbled upon it when researching the sound mine made.
  26. crwarren11

    Exhaust Smells Sweet, No Smoke at All

    Second the coolant cap. Also check the trunk for any coolant leaking there. If the coolant reservoir is cracked it will leak into the trunk and make the carpet wet. In my case this crack was small and not enough that the coolant leaked to the ground, only to the trunk, so worth a quick and easy check. Also only happened under increased pressure such as when the car has been running for a while.
  27. Have you cleared those codes subsequent to cleaning your MAF and have they returned? Is your car manual or Tiptronic? Does the part number on the blue cap to your coolant reservoir end with '04'? Your engine oil is presumably as it should be with no condensation under the cap?
  28. Sam Stevenson

    Exhaust Smells Sweet, No Smoke at All

    I made sure to check the water pump for sure. It seemed perfectly fine for me and I didn't notice any small coolant leaks when I looked underneath. I also had no problems with overheating, but I've only gotten the car to full operating temperature twice I just decided on a whim to double check the codes and I think I ended up adopting the codes that I found while researching. The actual codes on my car are P1126, P1128, P1130, and P1133
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