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    Alpharetta (Atlanta) GA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2017 C4S, 2016 C4S Targa
  • Future cars
    911 Turbo
  • Former cars
    2016 911 GTS4S, 2016 Panamera 4S

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  1. Great! Thanks for clarifying. (Yes, I did mean AGM; my mind wandered to a variation of the Porsce GT3 monike... . It charges you!)
  2. That’s the one I’ve got (Porsche’s battery maintainer, pictured), presumably will work on new Porsche battery (AG3)? vs. earlier post that newer cars, with AG3 batteries had to be hard wired. (I’m caught in the middle of two opposing opinions. I’ll let you two resolve your differences!) IMO, since Porsche made it for Porsche batteries and is still selling it to maintain their AG3 it will work, unless there’s something I’m missing. Thanks for followup.
  3. Then, unless I hear back the battery maintenance device sold by Porsche is intended to plug into power port as wired, not hard wired.
  4. I’m a little confused: I thought a quality battery maintainer was a trickle charger by definition - releasing charge as battery depleted. Also, this may be a nit but in my C4S there is no cigarette lighter per se. instead, there is a dedicated power port on the side of the passenger’s foot well. It may (or not) be same specs/functions as lighter, or greater? I’m not informed.
  5. As it turns out all of your points proved to be the case. Dang, Is it also true the Porsche cigarette lighter won’t trickle charge? I used to hard wire before I got into Porsches. As it was indeed bad, dealer has now put in a new battery and run the relearning defaults and tested for parasitic drain... . Happy again in unun land,) Many thanks and regards.
  6. I appreciate and understand your input. While I’m not new to Porsche I am new to problems with them. This is my 4th, 2nd 911 but my wife gets one when I do (so 3rd 911. She currently has a ‘16 Targa 4S, custom build.) I buy new to avoid problems even though it costs more. I know where it’s been and I’m fastidious with care. This one is new, 400 miles and should be covered under warranty. Heck, they ought to give me a new car after buying 8 of them there within~4 years. I love them and am jonesing for a Turbo S2 but it’s a bit much on $$$. (Wife won’t get a T2; I’ll be lucky if I do’-) Unbelievable, but I had a Porsche trickle charger on it while it sat 4 weeks - had it set to ‘off,’ which caused all these problems. I could have pooped a porcupine! So, now it gets towed and I’m nervous as the long tail cat that they’ll send some dunce to pick it up with an old bent dodge pickup with crane... . Any and all tips appreciated.
  7. 2017 C4S, which I already sent. Original problem resolved, trunk opened. Howeve, next step of problem is dead battery! This is a new car with only 400 miles. Do you think jump start attempt blew the battery or just sitting undriven 4 weeks. It’s otherwise getting towed to the dealer=(
  8. Thanks, but I’m not checked out on ‘radio codes’? You’re nor referring to Sirius code? IAE no power... . Do you think jump start attempt blew the battery or just sitting undriven 4 weeks. It’s otherwise getting towed to the dealer=(
  9. This is first use of forum, so please excuse if my comments are out of order. I just want to thank those who helped by answering and one who tried by note. Between the contents of all the answers the trunk is open. FYI, Major problem now - can’t charge dead battery on this new car (400 miles)??? I put a battery charger on for 24 hours and can’t get past ‘bty bad’. (No reason to believe Charger is bad. Any DIY ideas?) Thanks and regards from Atlanta, GA.
  10. When battery is dead the electrical system is down, as is the trunk for accessing battery. I have tried connecting positive to red fuse and negative to door arm. I ran current using jump starter but could not get latch to open. Does anyone have any other ideas to open truck, e.g. force lift? Thanks in advance. Is this also true for current year C4S? Quote for 1999 911: <<There should be a release cable under one of the headlights. You need to use something to fish it out. If you do a search at renntech.org you will find it.>> Thanks
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