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actually now that i have owned the enthusiast version for several months, there was some sort of hardware glitch that has allowed me to use unlimited vins. even after software and firmware update. i have contacted durametric support about this issue and they said to just keep using it as is. going in the durametric software and tools, tool info with the adapter connected just gives a blank window. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
aureliusmaxed replied to Hayyan Al-Raisi's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)on the 996 i was working on, there was no electronic release, it's physical. when the release was stuck, i removed the pull handle assembly and removed the bolt holding in the release handle. sometimes with the cable stretched with age, or with the lid shocks worn, the lid won't release from the catch. because the lever can't get enough leverage to pull the cable enough. so i then had an assistant pull hard on the cable with a screwdriver inserted into the eye of the cable end. while it was being pulled i then pushed and pulled the engine lid, and it came un-latched. once you have the lid opened up, adjust the locking mechanism by loosening the two 10mm bolts and pressing it down as far as it can go, and back off the rubber stoppers on the underside of the lid as much as they go without falling off. be sure to spray in some lubricant too.
UPDATED: the alarm module had to be coded for european/domestic body style. the DME, key and alarm module were all sent to ECU doctors in Florida. Although they failed to follow my specific written instructions in programming the alarm module the first time, they accepted the return and sent back the package with no charge once it was properly set up. The car started the first time after receiving back the set of components but none of the alarm functions worked, and this was because the repair house didn't code the alarm to euro/Rest of World ROW. After returning the set they corrected this issue for no cost and once it was installed the alarm and engine all worked as normal. There was a combination of wiring harness issues that had to be repaired along with incorrectly programmed alarm module which was ordered from the local dealer. From what I heard the Porsche dealer here locally does not support foreign market cars and refused to; a) do the job correctly the first time b) provide follow-up support All they had to do was take notice of the VIN code showing it's a euro market body style, because on the 996 the lock system is having different wiring and components than the US market made cars.
UPDATED: the alarm module had to be coded for european/domestic body style. the DME, key and alarm module were all sent to ECU doctors in Florida. Although they failed to follow my specific written instructions in programming the alarm module the first time, they accepted the return and sent back the package with no charge once it was properly set up.
aureliusmaxed replied to vroomvroom's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Sad, I'm getting this same error code but on a 97 Boxster. Too bad the OP never bothered to reply and update his thread. From alldata;
Incognico, sorry for not getting back to your more promptly. I've attached the wiring diagrams. The instrument cluster is on sheet 3. I'm curious to how you are simulating canbus signals.
Hi there, thanks for the reply. I have instructed the owner and we are sending the components out to your business for repairs/inspection. Kind regards.
if you hang tight i will get you a pdf that should be useful to you Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
the alarm module can be disabled with a racing module that replaces it. it is sold by ecu doctors but i believe its over $1,000 . the alarm module is located under the driver seat and the seat has to be completely removed. inspect for signs of moisture. the estimate cost to hve the alarm module diagnosed is $75 which is much cheaper than buying a durametric or having a shop run the codes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
These are symptoms of your alarm module failing, unfortunately. You can have it repaired at a local flordia shop for about $750 I believe. ECU doctors ! Perhaps there has been moisture in the alarm computer which explains its strange behavior.
Hi guys. We have a 1998 Boxster in the shop. It's a JDM with 53,000 KM. Tiptronic. The symptoms are a backfire through the intake manifold when in gear, hesitation and lack of power won't go through the RPM range. What we have done; freshen the gas with new replaced spark plugs replaced maf replaced engine coolant temp sensor unbolted catalytic converter and ran without it to test for a plugged system, without change the symptoms occur only when in drive. when in park and neutral, we can rev the engine and the soft rpm limiter stays at 4K rpm. however when the car is lifted onto the hoist we put it in drive, and then we get hesitation and backfiring through the intake, when we press onto the accelerator. i have connected to the durametric and cleared/short tested for all systems and the software returns no fault codes. we also did live stream of the maf, throttle position, ect, and rpm, throttle position angle and didn't find any irrational values. we're about to run a fuel system pressure and volume test. update: i finished talking with the tech and he says that with the MAF UNPLUGGED, the problem went away and it worked all the way to red line. we didn't actually replace it with a new one yet.
sorry i forgot to update. after clearing codes and running several times, i'm getting zero error codes now. non locking and non cranking. i think it's the alarm module that was programmed for USA/Canada when infact it's domestic/rest of world car since it has the Z code in the VIN. i will be consulting with the owner and ecu doctors in florida to see if they can take in the computers and have them re-programmed.