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Posts posted by kbrandsma

  1. It is my understanding that the yellow are Alarm Fault Codes that are currently not present  (STATUS - not present)  and the red are fault codes that are currently present. (STATUS - present)


    Both yellow and red have the number of times they have occurred (occurance).  You fix the red ones to turn them to yellow and the yellow cannot be cleared/erased.


    Fault Code 33 and Code 34 passenger side are the interior infrared sensor located above rear view mirror.


    Fault code 34 - Passenger compartment monitoring sensor, short circuit to B+ or faulty
    Possible cause of fault
    - Short circuit to voltage in the wiring between the alarm system control module and the passenger compartment monitoring sensor
    - Passenger compartment monitoring sensor faulty

    Fault code 46 - Central locking synchronization
    Possible cause of fault
    - Short circuit to ground/open circuit between alarm system control module and door locks
    - Door lock faulty


    Fault code 60 - Central locking limit position - locked not reached
    Possible cause of fault
    - Switch for central locking faulty
    - Short circuit to ground/open circuit in the wiring between the alarm system control module, switch for central locking or door locks
    - Driver’s/passenger’s door lock faulty
    - Control module faulty


  2. After the double beep does the red LED on the rocker then go back on?


    I replaced the door handle mechanism (which contains/includes one of the microswitches)  and that did the trick.


    Here is an excellent DIY Tutorial by Board Member Richard Hamilton on Carrera microswitches, that are identical for the Boxster, that should be helpful to you!



  3. Were you able to check for any fault codes with a Durametric?


    Are you having any problems with the passenger door window not dropping properly? 


    Or the Central Locking Switch?  (The central Locking switch is the top right black rocker switch on the dash center console)


    Or just a double beep when locking the car?

  4. Hi Pete03S,


    Did you realize you activated a 3 year old thread?


    The system is designed to deactivate the front air bag on the passenger side.  It consists of a bar attached in front of the seat and between the seat rails on the passengers side.  Longer bolts replace the original bolts to be able to hold the seat and bar to the chassis. The bar has a female receptacle buckle with an electrical harness attached.  There is a receptacle under the passenger seat to plug this harness into. A Porsche System Tester 2 (PST2), usually a Porsche Dealer will need to activate the system.


    A Porsche child seat has a male portion that when inserted into the middle front buckle deactivates the passenger airbag. Any approved child restraint seat will work, but only a buckle in that front receptacle deactivates the airbag.  Some get their own buckle from a salvage yard and then just insert it into the front receptacle so they can use their own non-Porsche child seats.


    Child restraint activation bar with buckle receptacle and electrical harness. 





    System Tester 2






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  5. I've have replaced the valve without an issue.  I also replaced the screws as they are typically for one time use as Ahsai suggests.  Don't over tighten the new screws as they can strip easy.  I figured if that didn't work I could always replace the tank. A new tank comes with a new valve already installed.

  6. Yes, you'll be fine.  I use the UView Airlift system and have a small compressor of  3 gallons.  The key is it must be able to reach about 100 or so psi.   I run the compressor until the pressure starts to drop, then turn off the venturi vacuum valve and allow the compressor to recharge.  I repeat several times until my UView gauge is in the green or about 24-26 inches.  Then once charged make the switch to add the coolant.  I've filled about 10 cars with my small compressor. 


    I pre-mix the anti-freeze in a five gallon bucket.  I agree with JP and only mix 4 gallons.  2 of antifreeze and 2 of distilled water.  The plastic tubing used as the fill tube will want to curl up so I zip tie it to something to hold it down in the bucket. And depending on how much old coolant you where able to remove, you may have to tip the bucket and place the fill tube correctly to get only new coolant out of the bucket and no air. 


    You can find more about UView via YouTube by pressing  HERE: or on Amazon by pressing  HERE:








    Using the ULead Airlift 5500 on MY98


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  8. That happened to me in a middle of my winter tire change several years ago.  Took it to a dealer and they tried 20 some keys and found the one I needed.  They then ordered it and several days later I was back in business. Set your air gun down a few notches and always finish with a manual torque wrench at 96 fts/lbs for dry bolts (no anti-seize, a little less if you use it), tighten in a star pattern with the key lug being the last one tightened and the first on loosened.

  9. You might want to get your motor serial number to determine if the original engine has already been replaced once before.  Renntech Contributing Member Mdragon went to upgrade her 2003 996 IMS only to find out that the original engine was already replaced by Porsche and the replacement engine had the newer IMS that can't be upgraded. 


    I still recommend to keep the oil topped off, have your cam angles checked with a Durametric (+/- 6 degrees) and next oil change have oil analyzed. A failing IMS with have Cam anglr problems and oil anaylsis will also be a telltale sign.  If it truly is a small RMS leak, I would wait until a few more miles and then replace along with clutch, IMS,RMS, etc.


    If RMS starts leaking more, you also run the risk of oil saturation on the clutch pressure plate in which case you'll need to replace the clutch sooner anyway.

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