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rogerjohnsen

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  1. I've had this problem before with both my 2003 986S and 2004 996TT where the headlights don't come on when I turn the knob to the proper position. I had to replace the internal switch unit and that fixed the problem. What I'm looking for is the Audi part number if anybody knows what it is or can point me in the right direction. It's an Audi part but Porsche used it in these models and charge 4x the cost for the replacement.
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    Headlight Switch Assembly in Dash

    Hmmmm - Audi had a recall a while back due to the part shorting out and replaced it with the newer module and a wiring harness to mate the old and new design. This probably explains why I can't find the Audi part any longer and perhaps Porsche didn't get the memo? I can still find the Porsche part all day long - just no Audi comparable; which makes sense to me now... Recall Number 06V198000 Recall Date 06/05/2006 Component ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Summary ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HALOGEN LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS, CERTAIN CONNECTOR PINS IN THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH CONNECTOR COME INTO CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER CAUSING A SHORT CIRCUIT. NOTE: VEHICLES WITH XENON LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS ARE NOT AFFECTED BECAUSE THE CIRCUIT IN THESE VEHICLES CONTAINS A FUSE, WHICH PRECLUDES EXCESSIVE CURRENT FLOW IN THE CASE OF A SHORT CIRCUIT. AUDI S6 AND S6 AVANT VEHICLES ARE ALL EQUIPPED WITH XENON LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS AND, THEREFORE, ARE NOT LONGER AFFECTED BY THIS RECALL. Consequence THIS CONDITION COULD LEAD TO OVERHEATING OR FIRE. What Owners Should Do DEALERS WILL REROUTE THE WIRING HARNESS BY INSTALLING A JUMPER WIRING HARNESS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 16, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.
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    Headlight Switch Assembly in Dash

    Thank you - I've seen them cheaper but the identical Audi part was around $35 vs. $141. Doubtful but maybe mine will have the Audi part number on it somewhere so I'll check that too and post it if I'm able to locate it. It appears to be a common issue and remember the first time I had this problem - leaving the office late one night and my lights wouldn't turn on. I've seen suggestions about adding a relay to the wire because these go bad from the "arc" created on the terminals when power applied.
  4. rogerjohnsen

    Headlight Switch Assembly in Dash

    Thank you - different part though.
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    Headlight Switch Assembly in Dash

    I've included a picture as well. I know the part cross references to an Audi / VW part number; which is what I'm looking for... Many thanks! I've searched Google high and low and don't know why I'm not able to find it but had run across a post years ago when I last replaced it. I was able to find it again for my 996 TT when that one went out but can't seem to find it anymore and would rather not pay the Porsche premium price for a semi-generic part. Porsche part number 996-613-535-00
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    Anyone in 100k mile club

    Purchased my 2003 Boxster S (Tiptronic, Guards Red) new and it's just over 108K at the moment. Zero problems other than the headlight switch (need a replacement again). All service performed by dealer or my mechanic.
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    Troubleshooting help

    I realize the last post on your thread was in June but was wondering what you ended-up doing with your car.
  8. Unfortunately I can't speak to engine swaps but had seen someone did an Audi engine into a Porsche sometime ago. Seems like they mated pretty well given their genes but a Japanese engine and German car sounds like a bigger challenge. I couldn't help but wonder when I read your post if it wouldn't be easier to have the Porsche motor rebuilt rather than swapping or if there's some benefit I'm missing. Another option is a company called Renegade Hybrids (or something like that) out of Las Vegas. They do a Chevy LS1 V8 into different Porsche cars and I had ran across them back when I felt impending doom of an IMS failure on my Boxster S - which has yet to materialize. They may be able to assist with wiring harness or adapters you need given the differences in parts but may turn out to be a square peg / round hole. Just thought I'd throw that out there if it's of any benefit. In any event, sounds like an interesting project and hope to see posts as your project moves along.
  9. I'm seeing the same problem with my 986 driver's side window. I'm curious how the door lock actuator would have any impact on it. I can get it to "work" if I help the window but to me it seems like something isn't tight. Any info is appreciated!
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    Driver Side Headlight Issue

    This is where a tester / volt meter is worth its weight in gold. Easy to pinpoint problems and even a cheap one will do the trick.
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    Driver Side Headlight Issue

    That sucks - hoping it was an easy fix. I suppose the entire assembly is easy too - just more money. Will be looking to see if that fixes the problem. Good Luck!
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    Driver Side Headlight Issue

    I can't say this is for sure the problem but thought I'd throw it out there. I had a problem with both my 2003 Boxster S and 2004 911 Turbo where the lights stopped working and both were caused by the actual switch unit. It's a pretty common issue and could be what you're seeing, however, I've never seen it only affect one light and not both. Someone more knowledgable can chime in and tell you for sure but that's the closest possibility I can think of. Aside from that, I know there's a connector block that mates the wires to the headlight assembly. I had a problem with my turn signal not working and that was traced to a bad connection at the connector. Also could be the culprit in this case.
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    02 Boxster driver side window

    Did this ever get answered / resolved? My '03 is doing the same thing now...
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    Starting Problem

    The other day I drove my car approx. 20 miles and stopped at my destination. When I went to leave, the car would turn over and initially "almost" catch and then just turn over but not start. I have about a half tank of gas and there's no error codes showing - it just won't start. I searched around a bit and thought it could be the fuel pump hose issue that's somewhat common on these cars but removed the fuel pump and inspected the hoses. Any thoughts or suggestions on what to check? I'm sorry I don't have a lot of information at this point since the car is stranded at my in-laws and I don't have tools readily available. As far as before I parked it - the car was running fine and I had nothing out of the ordinary going on.
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    Starting Problem

    Unbelievable!!! I got my car back today and I can hardly believe it. The fuel pump has been replaced and a fresh oil change and WOW! All I can think is the fuel pump has been on its way out for some time now as the car hasn't performed this well in years. I think I mentioned earlier the car didn't feel as fast as I remembered it and that was definitely the case - it's back up in my favorite car list... Thank you gentlemen for your guidance in working out what the problem was. The mechanic still thought it was strange it started working after replacing the CPS but clearly this was a fuel pump issue. I had brought the lack of power issue up at the dealership (2 separate ones) and was told by both I needed to clean the fuel injectors. I've put nearly a case of Techroline in the car over the years but it never seemed to make any noticeable difference. The mechanic / shop owner who worked on the car told me to drive the car more often and that gas sitting in the tank starts to become acidic in as little as a week. I've always used premium gasoline (Chevron or Shell) but didn't realize the fuel could start to go bad so quickly. I was told this is likely the reason the fuel pump failed. :drive:
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    Starting Problem

    Good to know and I'll ask them to make sure they replace that filter as well. Thank you for this. You don't think this would be the problem do you?
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    Starting Problem

    It's possible the CPS wasn't the culprit in the first place as I never was able to actually test it and the shop didn't save the old part. I was just elated to hear it fixed the problem so not sure why it worked. (Short lived in any event...) Anyway - I thank you gentlemen for your assistance with this and will keep you posted. Just got the new fuel pump ordered so should have the car back in a few days. Side note question - Assuming the fuel pump pressure was low, could this explain the car not seeming to have the same power as when I first got it? I have a lot of fast vehicles so thought maybe it's just me. I guess I'll find out soon enough but curious in the interim.
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    Starting Problem

    I decided to have the car towed back to the shop that did the original repair so they could do a pressure test. I just received a call from them informing me I'm in need of a new fuel pump. Does this sound right?
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    Starting Problem

    All fuses check out fine.
  20. rogerjohnsen

    Starting Problem

    Should be easy enough - I'll check them tonight and report back. Thanks!!!
  21. rogerjohnsen

    Starting Problem

    Ahsai - In response to your post about the tachometer needle: The tachometer needle went from just below zero (key off) to zero (key on) to 1 notch above zero (cranking). I'm not sure that constitutes bouncing but it definitely moves. Will check the connector next.
  22. rogerjohnsen

    Starting Problem

    I see- Thank you for that explanation. Seems like will be worthwhile purchase the test kit. Is there any other tool that would be able see what's going on from a debugging perspective? I'm a computer science grad so thinking if I could see logs or messages from the computer this would give the most insight- at least in theory. Would a durametric reader accomplish this? As for the tachometer needle question- I will check and post back with the results. I can't imagine the CPS connector would be loose but will check that as well. I'll also check the output of the CPS on the ohm meter. Thanks again for your help. Super frustrating but I can't tell you how much I appreciate the knowledge on this site.
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    Starting Problem

    I don't have a fuel pressure test unit. Is it worth buying or better to have it towed back to the shop? What is the bigger picture of what we're trying to accomplish by testing fuel pressure? Once again the car shows no sign of trouble and everything works flawlessly prior to this problem popping up. Side note: At least I have a significant number of tools and a lift now.
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    Starting Problem

    It's happened again! I don't believe it but I'm having the exact same problem. I picked up the car and drove it approximately 15 miles and parked it. Just tried to start it this morning and I have the exact same problem. The engine initially started and then died. Subsequent attempts to start and the engine won't start but simply cranks over. Is it possible something upstream is causing this part to fail? This is a brand new CPS so I'm not sure why it would fail after 2 short rides.
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    Starting Problem

    Whew - took me longer to get this sorted out than I anticipated... So I wasn't able to confirm the sensor was bad since I couldn't get to it given the limited amount of tools / resources. Ultimately I ended-up having the car towed and found a great little independent shop in the area. They were able to confirm the CPS was indeed the problem, replaced it and we're off & running. JFP in PA is a rockstar and nailed it as to what was causing the problem. I'm still a little shocked this is what it turned out to be but glad it was something minor and only wish I could have fixed it myself. Porsche of Tucson wanted almost $300 for the part alone but I was able to find a place online (RM European) that had it delivered the next day for $87.52 including shipping. It's a standard Bosch part so nothing really fancy there - just searched on the part number. Thanks you so much JFP in PA sir for your help and advice!!!
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