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  • Present cars
    2002 996 Carrera 2<br />
    1993 Nissan Sentra (still going strong at 203K miles...hope Carrera does the same)
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    911 GT3
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    1999 Boxster

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  1. Hello

    Would like to replace the poorly engineered ignition on my 2004 996 C4S. I have read your DIY post and would like to give it a shot. I have already replaced the switch once and would like to avoid any future issues. My question.....What is the part number for the upgraded ignition switch? Who did you purchase from? Thanks much for your help.

    Scott

  2. OK, this was one of those, " I wish I never said anything..." posts. When I was doing the maintenance last week, I also moved a bunch of stuff around in the car. It turns out that I had set my umbrella on the outside of the passenger seat and it was resting on the seat adjustment controls; so it was continuously trying to adjust the seat even though the seat couldn't move any further. Anyway, problem solved, but thanks for the feedback.
  3. 2002 996 C2 42K miles I tried a bunch of site searches and came up with nothing; so I apologize if this is already captured somewhere. Seven days ago I was doing routine maintenance, and when I popped the hood there was a tremedous amount of + terminal corrosion buildup on the battery, like an inch of corrosion in every direction away from the terminal. I sprayed battery cleaner on it and then used a scrwdriver to break off the chunks. Since the cleaner had over-sprayed to small areas other than the battery, I took distilled water and poured it gently over that terminal and surrounding
  4. Glad to see that someone finally benefitted from this article! I would check every couple of months, but no replies until a month ago. I do need to give credit to Loren and several other articles for helping me through the repair. I could not have done it without them.
  5. The DIY writeup is done in a separate post called "DIY Upgraded Ignition Switch Installation for 996/Boxster"
  6. This is a DIY for anyone who wants to replace their crappy ~’99-’03 ignition switch with the upgraded switch/steering lock combo Porsche came out with in about ’04. I’ve seen this problem in both 996 and Boxster posts, so I suspect owners of both models may undergo this repair. I was able to do 90% of this from the driver’s seat rather than having to work under the dash. It may be possible from underneath, but I was glad not to have to do it. I’m sorry I don’t have pictures. Cameras just aren’t my thing. However, I will try to create very accurate descriptions in lieu. As far as DIYs go,
  7. DIY Upgraded Ignition Switch/Lock Installation for 996/Boxster This is a DIY for anyone who wants to replace their crappy ~’99-’03 ignition switch with the upgraded switch/steering lock combo Porsche came out with in about ’04. I’ve seen this problem in both 996 and Boxster posts, so I suspect owners of both models may undergo this repair. I was able to do 90% of this from the driver’s seat rather than having to work under the dash. It may be possible from underneath, but I was glad not to have to do it. I’m sorry I don’t have pictures. Cameras just aren’t my thing. However, I
  8. Loren, thanks as always. It works. One note for anyone who stumbles across this post in the future... The little silver 'beauty ring' around the key hole can get turned 180 degrees; at least it was in my car. So the hole into which you stick the paper clip was up at the ~1 o'clock postiion instead of ~7 o'clock where it should be. That completely explains why my prior efforts in this post weren't working. After figuring out this little nugget of knowledge (some number of hours into the effort...) and following the info above, the cylinder just falls out. Once it's out, leave the pape
  9. OK, I've got it removed. I'll write up a full description of the procedure for posterity here at renntech. The last question I have is how to transfer the key cylinder from the old to new part. I've posted that question as a new topic, but any help is appreciated.
  10. I've removed the old ignition switch/steering lock mechanism from my '02 996 Carrera. This was so I could replace it with the upgraded model. Replacing just the ignition switch in the back didn't fully solve the problem. Anyway, my last remaining task is to remove the ignition key cylinder from the old part so that I can put it into the new one. How do you do that? I read somewhere that you turn the key to position 1, stick a straightened paper clip into the little hole (the one on the upper right of the key in the silver ring surrounding the key) as far as it will go and that will sup
  11. Can anyone please confirm whether there is a DIY article for replacing the entire 996 ignition switch and steering lock mechanism? I commit to becoming a contributing member in return for accurate answers to my questions above. Thank you!
  12. I've spent two hours searching the site for this and haven't found it; so I hope this is a somewhat unique post... 2002 996 C2 with 34K miles. I just DIY'd the 4A0-905-849-B ignition switch (German-made one with the Audi rings on it) based on all the help in these forums. Thanks to all the previous articles I again have AC, lights, and wipers! Right after fixing the switch, the car started right up. I ran it a minute and turned it off. Two minutes later, it barely make a coughing sound and then wouldn't start at all. Next morning it started first turn, ran until I turned it off, then
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