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Thank you for the reply. I am not going to drive it too much cause i dont like the idea of relying on the door lock, if that goes out it would be bad. I may look into how much to get a new key, I just know it will be a dumb price tag from a dealer.
Where can you get the correct new design cases? My key only has One button. It should still work right?
I took the circuit board out and tested the switch. It has continuity when the button is pushed. and none when it is not pushed. The LED does work in the Key FOB. I didnt think the internal switch was bad but I am trying to check all I can. I have replaced the battery. I also tried the reverse polarity battery installation. Neither of these things helped. So is t fine to just manually use the key and the door to lock and unlock the doors? Does this also enable the alarm? It seems like it does cause the light on the dash blinks.
Okay, so Sunday I went to the store, a couple of hours later the key FOB would not lock of unlock the car... I read some about this today and nothing has worked. I replaced the battery and tried the below sequence i read worked on 997's. I also tried putting key in the door locking the door manually, leaving the key in the door then trying the key FOB to unlock with no results. I can put the key in the driver door and lock the doors and then unlock them with the key in the door manually with no issues. No alarm, no honk..... I am unsure what to try at this point. I only have one key, I hope I don't have to get another from a dealer. -Lock the doors from the outside by using the key in the door lock. -Unlock the drivers side door using the key in the door lock. -Within about 10 seconds or so, open the door and insert the key into the ignition. DON'T START THE CAR!! -With the key still in the ignition, push the unlock button on the key.
Update - #1. I found when I removed my center console to paint it upon re-installation the wires for the parking break light were running over where the parking break lever stop. So it eventually was shorting out the wire and making the light come on when any pressure was put on the lever downward. I moved the wires and made sure they were isolated and taped. Guess what.... No more light when the lever is down. LOL... So be careful that doesn't happen to you. #2. It was the reverse switch on the trans. Easy fix. #3. I found it was a little low and the cap was not on correctly. Added fluid and made sure the cap is all the way on and no more problem. #4. I have not had time to really check into this one.
#2. I replaced the part # 996.606.103.01. This fixed the issue and was super easy to do. Reverse lights work. Whoo hoo.
First let me start by thanking everyone for their responses on these problems. Everyone's input is very helpful to me at this point. I am getting familiar with this car. 1. i need to remove the center console as you stated. I have not had time yet, but will soon. 2. I have ordered the part for this as I think this is what it is. 3. Does anyone know the part number for the coolant level sensor??? This has been still happening intermittently. 4. I have read there are several microswitches in the door. Is there a certain one to look for? I also read the cable needs to be checked that it may need to be tightened...
jerry7297 replied to jerry7297's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I taped up the plate and tucked it away. All was good. Horn did stop beeping. Thanks again.
jerry7297 replied to jerry7297's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Man thank you you are a life saver. I will tape it up so it will not ground out. My alarm was beeping... I thought that was the culprit. I am reconnecting everything now. I will update with results.
Can someone please tell me what this the small plate with the wire on it is? It comes off of the wires going to the intermittent wiper speed plug on the left of the radio. It looks like it is supposed to ground to something maybe. At the moment it is not going to anything, just sitting in there.
Unfortunately no. I got caught up installing a new spoiler last week. I do intend on getting to the maint this week due to on the weekend I will be doing AutoX. Will update asap.
jerry7297 replied to jerry7297's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Racing raven bay store. They have a lot of spoilers. I like the look of this one. Not to mention it was only $77.00, primed and unpainted. I can understand it sagging after a while. It only has one screw in it. Seems like it needs another in the front. http://stores.ebay.com/racing-raven-store/PORSCHE-/_i.html?_fsub=8446464&_sid=148440089&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322
jerry7297 posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)So I bought a small spoiler for my 2000 -996. The paint I got from Sherman Williams Auto-paint was not impressive. End result is okay. I really like the new look. here are a couple of pics. I also painted my bumperettes.
I will be sure to update the post. I should be getting to this wed or thurs.
2000 Carrera 996 manual trans The reverse lights may be that relay. I will be checking it out next week. Thank you for the info. The driver window does it from inside and outside. I will have to look at the regulator.