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Is it normal for it to blink about twenty times? Maybe about 2 blinks per second, *estimation* from memory
Hey guys, I've never noticed this before, so I'm assuming it's new and something is wrong: (Unless I was just that oblivious before and never paid attention)... After locking the car with the key, the doors lock, and the light in the center console/dash area..(red light next to the central locking switch/button), blinks about twenty times or so.. Then the security light blinks on the radio. While I know it's normal for the radio light to blink, is it normal for the light next to the lock switch to blink like that? I don't think that I've seen this in the past. I tried to open/close both driver & passenger side doors, the front and rear hoods/lids, and the convertible top latch to make sure all of the security contact points were closed properly. Does this blinking indicate some sort of error somewhere, or perhaps point to something failing? Both door locks seem to still operate just fine. Thanks in advance! (I searched the archives, but wasn't able to find anything suitable)
chaudanova started following power wire in the trunk area, LED light by central locking switch blinks after locking car with Key, Ignition Coils and and 3 others
Hey Guys, I've searched already, but I have a question that I'm trying to figure out for a friend who doesn't get on the computer enough to become a forum member. Not on my car, but on his 02 Boxster. He occasionally gets the white puff of smoke on startup, usually parks on an incline, and it doesn't always happen. On a recent trip in southern california, driving on the 73N, and later on the 73S toll road through Orange County, we noticed some strange power loss. It seemed to not want to make much power and go above 80mph. Perhaps an elevation issue? I'm not sure, but after that freeway, it seemed to perform normally. I've driven that freeway in my car before and it seemed fine, but in this trip in his car, it was acting a bit weird. I don't know if that is related to the issue or just was a fluke. Suspecting the AOS due to the occasional puffs of white smoke on startup, I recall reading threads saying to try removing the oil filler cap while the engine is on and testing the resistance. We tried that on his car, and the cap came off easily. There was a definite vacuum, and I wanted to ask, is the vacuum normal, or is that vacuum indicative of the AOS failure? Also, when removing the cap, the car's idle would change. I assumed this was normal... Any ideas guys? He is worried, and I tried to help with what I knew, but I am no expert on this issue. Thanks in Advance...
Great, you're right Loren! I overlooked it since it was bundled with a few other things as well. Turns out my fuse was fine, it was just the connector on the lighting clip that was a bit loose and needed to be jiggled into it's proper fit. Thanks again! :renntech:
Hey guys, I was going to swap out my overhead dome map light bulb to a 194 LED bulb, and seem to have shorted it out, since it no longer turns on. I went to look for the fuse in the fusebox area by the footwell, but was unable to locate the fuse for that center maplight. I've done a few searches, but have not been able to find the answer. Perhaps I am overlooking the obvious somehow in that fusebox area, but if anyone knows the answer, that would help me out tons. Thanks in advance!
Hi Glyn, thanks for your reply... Hopefully this is the problem, as HID bulbs are fairly inexpensive these days to replace. I'd like to get some thoughts on this as well, as I spoke with a couple people that deal with aftermarket lighting. I described my problem, and asked them if they suspect a bulb that needs replacement, but they figure that a bulb is a bulb and if it works, it will work fine, and if it is failing, it will simply not work at all, or it will flicker. They think that if the light is shutting off when I hit a bump or rough patch of road, that it is more likely a failing ballast. With this logic, do you think it is the ballast, or more likely just a failing bulb?
I had this issue a few times when I upgraded to the Litronics. I found that the actual issue was that the driver's side headlamp wasn't actually "locked" into place. I was using the factory headlamp tool to lock it, however, that tool tends to get rounded around the edges and wasn't really locking the light, even though I thought it was. I just used one of my ratchets with an extension and attached one of my sockets to do the trick (I think 5mm, but maybe i'm wrong). You have to turn it extra hard (I actually thought I was going to break it), but then it finally locks and snaps it in place. Yeah, my factory tool got rounded out as well, so I used a 5mm socket like you... But, unfortunately, I still get the same problem...
Hi, I have an 02 Boxster with Litronic headlights, and occasionally when driving through a rough street or hitting a bump in the road, I notice that the driver's side headlight turns off. The parking light, and sidemarkers stay on, along with all the lights of the passenger side still working. The only one that shuts off is the driver's side low beam. When that happens, I just turn the light switch off, and back on, and everything lights back up like normal. Occasionally, this seems to happen out of the blue while driving, or perhaps again due to a bumpy road... But turning the lights off, and then back on always does the trick to get them all back on, so I have ruled out a faulty bulb. I've replaced the headlight switch about 6 months ago already, and because the fact that this happens to only one side, and then the lights come back on if I turn them off/on, I'm guessing that it is not the switch. Additionally, I have removed the headlamp assemblies from both sides and re-seated/reinstalled them on a few occasions (thinking it might have been a loose connection), but the problem still occurs. Does anyone have any idea what else it could be?
Hi ToolPants, I was taking a look yesterday, but was unable to find this on my 02 boxster. I looked in the front trunk area, underneath the plastic covers on the side of the battery. Am I looking for this in the right place? Further forward in front of the brake fluid reservoir. Oh okay, awesome... and then, how can I identify which wire is the correct one to wire up to the added on daytime running foglights? Just need a 12v pos and ground... I'm currently wired up to the sidemarkers, but would rather wire it up so that it comes on by itself with the ignition... You will need to look at the schematic for your specific model year. :unsure: Hmmm... So I flipped through the Bentley book wiring schematics, but was unsure which schematic to look up? Can you please elaborate in detail in newbie terms? (It is for a 2002 Boxster 2.7 5spd) :renntech:
Hi ToolPants, I was taking a look yesterday, but was unable to find this on my 02 boxster. I looked in the front trunk area, underneath the plastic covers on the side of the battery. Am I looking for this in the right place? Further forward in front of the brake fluid reservoir. Oh okay, awesome... and then, how can I identify which wire is the correct one to wire up to the added on daytime running foglights? Just need a 12v pos and ground... I'm currently wired up to the sidemarkers, but would rather wire it up so that it comes on by itself with the ignition...
Hi ToolPants, I was taking a look yesterday, but was unable to find this on my 02 boxster. I looked in the front trunk area, underneath the plastic covers on the side of the battery. Am I looking for this in the right place?
If lowering with the Eibach pro kit springs (~1" drop), do you guy s re-use your OEM bumpstops, use none at all, or cut/trim/shorten and re-use the oem bumpstops? The setup is with aftermarket Ohlins dampers. Do these require usage of the oem bumpstops?