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I believe I have a trunk actuator go bad on me. I have an 01 996 (electric trunk release). Over the past few months I have had issues where the trunk would not open when pressing the remote release or using the switch inside the car. When using either method I could hear the actuator pulling but it would not fully release the lid. I could get it to work successfully, but very intermittently. Now it will not fully release the lid no matter what I try. I found the emergency release, thanks to Rentech.org!! Now that I have the hood open, I pushed the latch into the locked position with a screwdriver and I see that the actuator does try to pull the release but it just can't pull far enough to let go of latch that would hold the trunk lid down. I tried reading the voltage at the connector but my volt meter isn't fast enough to take a good reading. To me since it started to be an intermittent thing that eventually turned into a full time failure I thinking that it is the actuator that got tired. Any thoughts?
Svoruz replied to ultramens's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)With a coil pack misfire you will get a CEL. You can then connect a OBDII reader and find out which cylinder is misfiring. When I had a bad coilpack, my 01 C2 flashed the CEL almost everytime it rained or somehow got wet up through the wheel well. It rains in little bit Oregon so it was easy to make the CEL come on and see what was happening with the OBDII reader. The trick in my situation was that sometimes the misfire would show up on more than the 1 cylinder. I narrowed it down to 2 possible cylinders, but then it was pretty easy to figure out when I removed the coilpack that had been cracked. It showed small cracks in a few places. $60 for a new one and it was fixed.
Dinner is saved! I searched and found someone mention that he put some elbow grease into the hood as he pressed the release button. So I pressed down hard a few times (kinda like CPR chest compressions) as my son hit the release button and the trunk did open. I will look at the DIY - Adjusting Hood Latch Mechanism - this weekend. Not sure how it would have come out of alignment, but something is up. For now I have a chicken to eat. THANKS!
Need help. Came back from the store where i put my groceries in the trunk. The trunk will not release and I'm hungry. I can hear the solenoid make some noise but the kerchunk I normally hear is very quite now. Although I know the battery is good, I tried an external battery on the post inside the fuse panel, the same result. Even tried with the car running. Is there any other way of getting inside the trunk? Any emergency release? Thanks, Scott
Svoruz replied to pizblu's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)The cable coming out of the box goes to where?
Svoruz replied to Last Car's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Thanks for your reply. Not really sure how important the prolongation of a sound is, but I still have to ask "how important is this little box"? If it is "by-passed" with the red tube thing what would happen if it was by-passed with the OEM tube? Thanks again, Done that myself using some basic PVC adaptors from the local home improvement store. Makes the car sound a little better when wide open throttle. I believe i found the mod in the 996 DIY.
Svoruz replied to nwporsche's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Same as Flyer, mine will turn off eventually and I leave my 01 C2 unlocked for days and never had the bettery give up.
Did It on a 2001 C2! Yeah! I said words I never heard before. Must've been German.