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  1. Jus put to say that I will likely never delve so deeply into the internals of the engine in my 2003 986S. Yet I learned a lot from this thread and appreciate the time and energy that went into solving this problem. Kudos
  2. Ok, off to my indie shop. I kno w the durametric cannot code for a child seat. Can it read the computer for a fault related to the child seat airbag disable?
  3. Loren. I've had the bad buckle before so I'm familiar with that. Just curious as to if, in your experience, fully extending the passenger seat belt to activate the ALR mechanism does anything that could cause an airbag light to turn on. Thanks for your help. carlos
  4. I have an airbag dectivation system installed in the passenger seat of my 986. Installed it with no problem, had the computer coded to recognize it. Tested it a number of timea, airbag light flashed on and off for 60 seconds just as it should when the seat was present, and solid on when not present. First time I actually went to use a child seat, however, I got an airbag fault. Before I had even connected the buckle. Could the ALR (Automatic Locking Restraint) be faulty and could that trigger an airbag light? Durametric can't see this circuit, so I need to go back to my indie shop which has a PST2. Scratching my head as it just seems too much of a coincidence that something which had been working fine ceased to work precisely at that moment.
  5. Thanks Jeff. Just looked at the price of a dash swithc (~50 from Sunset) and decided that was too much
  6. Are these switches (I'm referring to the ones on what I call the horseshoe, e.g., the lock button) momentary on/off or simple on/off devices? And if so which ones? I don't need a lighted switch. Looking to add an FM modulator (one that only is active when energized and only then kills the antenna signal ) to my 986 and would like to keep the look as stock as possible
  7. Just to close the loop on this, the wiring harness worked and the engine is in the car
  8. Thanks. I'll let you know if it was a success. I too dislike just throwing parts at a problem, but in this case ...
  9. I have neither. My indie, a well respected shop, has a durametric and reported no faults when the scanned the alarm system. And it's the gove box not the center console. I'll phrase my question sligthly differnently: IF (I know that's a big word) the problem was at the glove box door switch, would this be the right part to make it work normally again?
  10. Durametric didn't show a fault code. But it chirps once on arming and opening the glove box doesn't trigger the alarm.
  11. I have a 2003 986S with a minor alarm fault that I have identified as coming from the glove box. I get one chirp when setting the alarm and if I sit in the car with the alarm on and open the glove box the alarm doesn't trigger is this the right part number to fix this: 996-622-501-00 Thank you
  12. Don't buy into the song and dance about the IMS which says "if it's good at 30k it'll be good at 230k" Ask me how I know
  13. Too long a story to go into, but suffice it to say that my 2003 986S Tiptronic needs its engine wiring harness replaced. The part numer on that original wiring harness is 986 607 011 16 which has been superseded by xx18 I have access to a harness with a part number of xx14 Am I correct to assume that these are backwards compartible? What differences are there between the xx16 and xx14? Thanks Carlos
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