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  1. As OP says, starter does not turn over. The car is like it's ready to start, all proper dash lights on, waiting for the key to be turned. It starts when it wants to... or not. This car has been gone over for 5 years by the prof. service techs at the Porsche Service Center. Cables, grounds all appear okay. They don't have a clue why it does this. And being intermittent makes it a bear. The car may go months without this issue. Then it rears it's ugly head and the refuses to start... till it wants to. Every component from the key assembly to and including starter has been replaced. It left me high and dry overnight last week. It may be first throw of the key and it starts to repetitive throws over time. Yesterday it started on the 11th when I left and the 2nd when I headed home.
  2. Thanks, Uwon. Yes, that module has been replaced, along with every other module, incl clutch micro-switch, affecting the starting of the car. Gremlin still there. Last thing that was done, 2 weeks ago, was the cam positioning sensor. Last night tried to start it. Spent 40 minutes trying to start it. No go. This morning tried again. 30 minutes. Ready to quit. Okay, one more... and it started. It's infuriating. I'm finding it hard to think it's a cable connection given it may start no problem for months. This car is a nightmare.
  3. 1999 Carrera4. 5 years I have chased this intermittent problem. Sometimes the car refuses to start. Starter will not turn over. All maintainance has been done at a dealer service center. They say they've never seen this issue before. It's not DME they say. Every component from entire key system to the starter, as part of the security system/start permission, has been replaced. Car can go for months with no issue, start every time, then it's like a gremlin grabs it and it will not start. No error code(s) reported. Everything appears normal and proper with dash lights. Might be a minute, an hour, a day, a week... and it starts. You never know if it will start or not. Possible weak point in the wiring? Software issue? I'm flying blind on this. Has anyone experienced anything like this?
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