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  1. Just to be clear, there is no relationship (electrical or otherwise) between the immobilizer chip in your key head and the remote control locking device in your key head. In fact, valet keys have the immobilizer (necessary to start the car) but not the remote locking xmitter (for doors and security system). So, when your dealer stated that the immobilzer "might need to be reinitialized", he meant that the car might need to be hooked up to the PST2 device and digitally mated once again to the immobilizer chip in your key head .... as is done with a new key head. Locking and unlocking the car
  2. I recently purchased a 2001 carrera C2 with only 9000 miles. After about 2 weeks I started having intermittent problems with not being able to start the engine. Because it would start fine after a second or third try, I thought that I didn't step on the clutch far enough. However, last week it would not start after multiple tries. Based on discussions here, I thought the clutch microswitch went bad. I tested the switch and found it OK. I then replaced the ignition switch, still no response. I called a Porsche dealer who thought that the immobilizer need to be re-initialized (because I took the
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