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  2. Thread revival! So I've just gotten my local indy doing this and while they can code the instrument cluster and gateway modules (symbol shows up at ignition at pos. 2), they can't code DME and steering column control unit. Any idea why? I'm booking the car for the dealer to take a look at as the indy indicated that it might be their Durametric and old Piwis (to 996 only) might be the cause.
  3. Right. Totally right. My light came on at weird moments, but always stayed off for long times. On longer road trips I had a partitioned MacBookAir with me just to clear the air bag just in case. Never had it happen though. My car had the gold contacts in the seat belts. If you do go to a dealership, bring your credit card. Good luck.
  4. Thanks in advance for any ideas. After having my 2005 997 cab washed, I noticed that the trunk was popped open and the spoiler was manually raised. I believe the spoiler was raised as part of the car wash but as I neared the car I could hear the trunk release motor activating every few seconds. I fiddled with the remote and the release switch in the door sill and finally got that to stop. After that releasing the trunk or the engine lid with either the remote or the door sill buttons became intermittent. Eventually the two door sill buttons stopped working altogether and the remote did as well. I replaced the battery in the remote but still neither lid release works and now the remote does not lock the car. The car starts, runs and drives just fine but neither the trunk nor engine lid will open and the remote does not work. The remote could absolutely be a separate issue due to the battery change. I've searched everywhere and while I have read about many trunk release issues, I have not seen this particular issue on any forums. Perhaps the carwash somehow caused this but there are always coincidences. The timeframe for all of this was about 2 hours from picking up the car to eventually nothing working. Strange. Any ideas at all?
  5. I have cleared it with the Durametric scanner and it just pops up again a moment later. I am wondering if it's a loose wire. I just don't want to set the airbag off by mistake.
  6. can you just clear the code using the durametric? Its possible that the code just shows up as a "mysterious Porsche thing." Just clearing it is possibly ok. It might very well show up again in a few weeks, months, years. Check out this issue on the forum. some people have a durametric just to be able to clear the air bag light.
  7. totally agree +3. it's no extra effort to hold in clutch when starting. actually, its a good idea. I changed out clutch and brake switches regularly to avoid some of the issues noted on the forum. check it out on search engine. And its cheap insurance to keep a spare set of those switches in your tool kit. They are small and fit right in. Enjoy the ride. Have fun. Ps: what are you driving?
  8. Just like my CDR23. would simply not come on sometimes. Usually had to restart car. I think yours is a previous Becker radio. Consider replacement. And file this under "mysterious unsolved Porsche mysteries." Good luck.
  9. I own a ‘99 996 C2 Cab. A few years back the radio would suddenly cut out while driving. Display still worked so I knew it was not the fuse. Rennlist forums suggested it might be fixed by locking and unlocking the car with the remote a number of times. That seemed to work until recently. Now it starts up just fine but sometimes just cuts out. I often hear a ”pop” sound when it goes out. Similarly, it can start back up just as suddenly. My locking unlocking drill doesm’t seem to work anymore. Is this tied to the alarm system somehow? Is there some sort of sequence I should follow to “reset”? it’s all a bit weird. All thoughts welcome.
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  11. Hi, I have a 2000 Porsche Boxster with a CDR-220 Type 4462 Serial Number Y5043815. Can anyone help me find the code to try? I replaced my battery and I don't know the code. Thanks.
  12. Hello, Battery replaced and I can't find the radio code anywhere... any help is welcome CRD 210 Model R 3297 Serial W5020548 Thanks !!!
  13. I pulled the seat belt out several times and let it reel back in. It rolls back up correctly. The code keeps popping up. Can I just take that trim off and check the wiring? I don't want to set the airbag off.
  14. Thanks I will look at that when I get back from work trip
  15. You need to look behind the water pump at the engine case wall.
  16. Yes, the pump was replaced because of overheating in May 2019 (also thermostat) Appears it was driven 600 miles and taken to another shop complaining of overheating in July 2019.
  17. I believe the Gates pump has a metal impeller: I am concerned that the pump was replaced because of overheating, not because the pump had failed or was making noise. The question is why was it overheating? At this juncture, if the car was in my shop, I would pull the water pump and look at both the impeller and the wall of the engine case. If the case is tore up, you are chasing your tail trying to get the system to work. As for the reviews of the pump, some "complain" the impeller is composite, others complain it is metal, so it sounds like they could go either way. In any case, we ONLY use the factory water pumps, which are all composite impellers, and work well, unlike several aftermarket brands we have looked at. Unfortunately, many aftermarket bits for Porsches are really junk; water pumps, surge tanks, and AOS units are great examples of what not to buy. We have seen several fail right out of the box. Yes, they are a few bucks cheaper, but after some people have gone through two or three units in quick succession, that few bucks looks like a really bad deal...…..
  18. Yes, pulled thermostat and tested good. I have the paperwork from the water pump. It says 42579 which comes up at Gates brand when I do a google search. The photo shows metal impeller but people are “complaining” in the reviews that it is plastic, so who knows... hopefully composite? I drained and vacuum filled the system again. Same result. No heat. I also “flushed” the radiator hoses and heater hoses while they were off with a garden hose and there seemed to be no obstuctions. Water pump and thermostat were replaced because of previous owner overheating. Attached is a photo of the bucket that I filled and how much water it sucked in with the vacuum. New radiator cap should be here in a couple days but I don’t think that would affect the issue with no heat.
  19. Amazing guys, worked perfectly thanks very much
  20. Something 'organic" is wrong here, so let's start with the basic elements of the system: You said you pulled the thermostat and tested it, correct? Do you have the paper work from the water pump install? Can you see the water pump and verify that it is new? Is it possible to contact the shop that did the work and find out why they replaced the pump and if the original and replacement pump had a metal or composite impeller? People have a tendency to replace the composite impeller pumps in these cars with aftermarket metal impeller pumps because they are cheaper and people think they are better, which is a big problem. The clearance between the back of the impeller and the engine case is only a couple thousandth's of an inch in order to get proper coolant flow, and Porsche used composite impellers specifically because as the pumps age, the shaft begins to wobble and the impeller hits the engine case. If the impeller is composite, the impeller breaks up and fails; if the impeller is metal however, it begins machining away the engine case, creating a much larger gap, and renders any new pump, regardless of impeller type, unable to move the coolant in sufficient volume to keep the engine cool. Unfortunately, there is no coming back from this a the engine would have to come out and apart to spray weld up the are and then be machined to the correct tolerance's, which is too expensive to be realistic.
  21. I took it for a short drive again- engine was overheating steam coming out from radiator cap the heat started working intermittently I guess I could try the exact same procedure that I did again but how can I expect anything to change if I don’t do anything different?
  22. ak_siberian


    Greetings from 65 North, Alaska. Just about to pull the trigger on a 2019 Macan S. Been working on cars all my life. Having 2 Touaregs currently (one is being sold shortly) and an Audi RS5 I was spoiled with the VCDS or VAG-COM from Uwe in terms of diagnostic tool. Not (yet) wanting to cede control of my vehicle to a dealer I was wondering for any comments on PoCOM for a Macan S. Hope to learn a lot from the forum and look forward to your comments siberian
  23. Sounds correct, but obviously if you have no heat from a heater that has full flow all the time, there has to be air in the system, or the doors on the HVAC system are not moving correctly. Pull the cover off on the passenger's side next to the battery, start the car and let it warm up, you should be able to feel both heater lines and see if they get hot.
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