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ivanuf replied to red_smeg's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)When it happened to me I had to replace the shift cables, you need a lift to do it, but other than that. Not a big deal. I got the parts from suncoast and did it myself. The hardest part is to disasemble the console area, which you already did.
Sorry for the slow feedback. I do not use the car that often, but I keep it plug to a battery tender. As clarification I replaced two switches from my old 996, not this car. Second I do not have a second key, so it makes it hard to try the trobleshooting sugestions. What I did was to change the battery on the key that I have, and so far it has not happened again. Will keep on testing and will keep updating the tread.
I have no 2nd key, the battery is one year old and I keep it with a battery tender.
My 06 C2S Cabrio 6 speed with 50,000 miles has the following problem: At random and with out any pattern when I put the key in the ignition nothing happens. I mean no instument cluster, no noise from the steering wheel lock, nothing. Turn it left or right and nothing, keep the clutch down and pump it and it makes no difference. I play with the key, in and out and turn it to the left/right and in one of those trials you hear the click sound of the steering wheel lock and the instrument cluster lights up. Then I can start the car. I am a previous 996 owner and had to replace the ignition switch on my 996 twice, it is very similar to what is happening now, but as I understand the switch is completely different. From my durametric I get no codes.I tried electrical contact cleaner inside the switch and got under the dash to verify the clutch switch adjustment and it is fine. Any suggestions? Thanks Ivan
ivanuf replied to ivanuf's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Ok guys I changed the oil with Mobil1 0w40 and the car is working fine now. On the last Oil change my shop was out of 0w40 and they put 20w50 and it worked fine for 6 months But after that the oil pump was starting to have problems pumping it in the mornings. Note That one of the reasons I was not concern at the time was that I live in PR and the temperature Never goes below 75 degress (F) during the winter and in the summer it gets in the 100 degrees (F). But I guess that at 50,000 miles on these engines they still have like new internal tolerances.
ivanuf replied to ivanuf's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Any diagram to the location of the Oil Pressure sensor?
My 06 C2S with 50,000 miles developed the following problem recently. After a night on the garage I put the key on the Acc to check The oil level, and oil pressure goes up to 2, then I start the car And the oil pressure drops and a oil pressure warning comes up on the screen And the check engine light turns on. After this I turn the car off and I put the key On the acc again, then I get the same oil presure, but this time when I turn the car on The pressure goes up to 5psi and stays there until the car warms up. After that the car Will start ok until it cools off again. I have a durometric scanner and it shows no faults in memory. After this cold startup ritual the car works fine and shows no problem sign. Tomorrow I will clean the MAF and change the oil(is not due, But worth the try). Any additional ideas or recomendations
Finally I received a call from Porsche. A dealer can refuse to install or program an ipod adapter if not purchased from their part store. So make do your research before you buy one. It is a right they have according to Porsche customer service advisor.
I got an e-mail from Porsche asking for my vin# and what look like a cookie cut apology letter, but still no action.
If I install the adapter myself is there a way to make it work with out taking the car to the dealer? If not, anyone interested on a brand new never used Original Ipod Interface?
No one answers that number. Any others? If not can someone call the 800 number and tell them to contact me at 787-310-8421. Thanks.
I can not reach the 800 number from Puerto Rico, is there a non-800 number?
I got my original Porsche 997 C2 Ipod adapter from Suncoast several months ago. I decided since the units needs to be programed by the dealer when installed anyway to ask my local (and only dealer) for a quote to install and program the unit. The customer advisor informed me that as a dealer policy they will not install any part not purchased from them, also they will not program the unit if I install it. Is this a right the dealers have? To refuse service or install original parts on a vehicle. I tried to call customer service at 1-800-PORSCHE but only covers continental US. My car is a 997 C2.
ivanuf replied to ivanuf's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Color plus is the supplier that is asking for the information. I have also used them before and their leather dyes are great.
ivanuf replied to alanf's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)No joke. I wash over 80,000 cars a year and been doing so for the last 20 years. I have seen my share of misinformed people that have a generalized wrong idea about the industry.