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Thanks for the suggestion, Jim. I don't have any chirp and no mods or upgrades but considering that the light seems to be ultimately controlled by the security system I can see how anything else connected to that box could have an effect. I've had 2 of these 996's and was always able to disable the frunk light by disconnecting the latch switch so that I could have the hood open but recently the light stayed on.
Thanks Loren. The alarm function appears to be working properly. No chirp with everything shut and also no chirp if I disconnect the front hood switch to simulate the lid being shut. Since I disconnected the luggage compartment light I still seem to have gremlin. The battery voltage is just under 12.5 in the morning, less than 1 ma. draw after everything shuts down but the charge rate never gets above 13.5 the next time the car is run. It will hold 13.25 with all the lights on but I'm wondering if the charge rate isn't high enough to really top off the battery. The alternator is was rebuilt at a local shop about 3 years ago to cure a 300 ma draw when off. When I first get home and check the voltage it steadily drops to about 12.25 while the 2 amp draw, decreasing to a little over 1 amp over a couple of hours, is shown after the doors have been opened. When the draw goes away after a couple of hours the voltage will climb back to the 12.5.
I wasn't looking for a way do bypass the problem. I already took the light out but that doesn't solve the question of why it's staying on in the first place given that it is controlled by the switch that I disconnected. Thanks for the reply though.
My luggage compartment light is also stuck on, with the switch disconnected. I have always been able to turn off the light by disconnecting the latch switch. Now the light stays on and was draining the battery. One contact on the switch and one contact on the light are always hot. I don't know if it should be that way. The other contact of the switch appears to go to a ground point which can't be true if the other is hot. The second contact of the light goes to the alarm system control unit. Any help?
HomePro posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I plan to replace the RMS and IMSB on my 2003, Carrera, Coupe, 3.6, Tiptronic. I have read about the MB version of the Tiptronic requiring the removal of the trans/engine together while the ZF can be removed separately. Is this true and how can I determine which one that I have? I crawled underneath and could not see an I.D. tag. So far I have found conflicting information regarding the trans. in this car.