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Posts posted by 996noob

  1. Well, the car itself is a Mk1 997 Turbo with some substantial modifications, and the person who owns it would like to place a Turbo S badge just like the 2010 Mk2 Turbo S PDK. If possible, I would like to get the placement specs for the 2010 Turbo S (coupe) in order to help him adhere the badge.

  2. Immobilizer is under drivers seat. You must change that too.

    Donor immob/dme/pill in key must all match.

    Wiring harnesses must match (otherwise you need to rewire, but prob better option to get another donor set)...

    (green box behind key not so important IIRC)

    If all the connectors match, I think you should be OK.. IIRC 2001 and 2002 boxster should be compatible both use DME 7.2.

    boxster didn't change DMEs to 7.8 until 2003 (not sure about immobilizer, but I think that should be oK too)

    I have a question. I have a 986 from 1997 that does not have M531 (Immobilizer) option code. Does this mean that if I need to replace the DME, I do not need any ipass codes, just swap in a new DME?


  3. Hi Loren, it seems like I've got the same info as you. Interestingly, the PET seems to be wrong. I have checked this on my PET too, and it shows even a part number with the VIN Filter on. Unfortunately, there is no sensor on 5 of the GT3/GT3RS I've seen in the last 3 months. Because of this misalignment of information, it has prompted me to post here to seek the answer.

    I've not been able to sight this sensor on any 997 GT3, but they are plainly obvious on Turbos and Carreras.

  4. Hi Guys,

    I've looked at many 997 GT3's and I have been unable to locate the suspenion compression angle sensors on the car.

    997 Carrera's and Turbo's have a linkage and rotational sensor on the left suspension, Front and Rear, connected to the "coffin arm". GT3's do not.

    So how does the GT3 measure the heights of the Front and Rear?

    There are certainly height values to be read when using a PIWIS. Just can't figure out how they get the values from.

    Anybody able to shed some light?

  5. I checked a different GT3 today, and it seems that the GT3 does not have this sensor like the Carrera models.

    Does anyone know where the sensors for suspension compression are for a GT3?

    Check to see if you have a sensor on the rear driver side suspension. Its usually a small black plastic box with a long plastic rod that swivels off one side and connects to the A-arms. Its common for them to break where the rod connects to the suspension. Which would cause the headlights to adjust out of normal range and may cause the code.

  6. I checked and there is no sensor on either the Rear or the Front suspension. I checked, re-checked and triple-checked! I'm very familiar with the sensors that you are referring to, but they are non-existent on this car.

    Front body computer says Rear Sensor error and Actual Values show 0.00V from that sensor. But the question, where is the sensor? Could it be that the GT3's don't use the lever arm angle sensor on the arms like the Carrera's do? If they don't then is it in a levelling ECU somewhere?

  7. Hi,

    I've a 2008 997 GT3 that has a headlight adjustment error on the dash, and through the PIWIS diagnostics I have an 8033 Compression Angle Sensor (Rear) error. Indeed the Actual Values of the rear sensor is 0.00V. However, the car physically does not have suspension height angle sensors on the lower arms either front or rear, similar to the Carerra models, even though the PET catalog seems to indicate that it does. So hence, the puzzlement of this problem.

    I have been told that there are level sensors in the control unit for the Litronics, but I can't find anything conclusive. I do know that the 996 GT3 had levelling sensing control units under the headlight.

    How does it measure the suspension angles without the sensors on the arms?

  8. On a '98 996 the Tip shifter and selector button are locked when key is off, but once I turn the key, the Tip button is unlocked and I can shift out of Park. But this is without pressing the brake! So there is no safety anymore!

    I've replaced the brake switch and the Tiptronic shift lock solenoid at the base of the shifter box, and it's still the same.

    Any suggestions where to check next?

  9. If the spoiler control unit and aux control unit (both under the seat) are new, and the spoiler can be moved up and down using the hand switch, but the spoiler warning light is always on and never goes off, what could it be? Other than checking the microswitches and the wiring, any other suggestions?

    What is the function/logic of the warning light when it is on? i.e. what conditions will cause the warning light to be on?

  10. Did some reading and I will go ahead and answer my own question, for anyone who might have the same queries as me.

    General Notes from 993 TSB 4/98 6863 : "Airbag control units are supplied from the Parts Department in an unlocked state. If a newly installed airbag control unit is unlocked, the airbag warning light will flash until it is locked. A flashing airbag warning light is NOT an indication a faulty condition with the airbag control unit! Once locked, the airbag control unit cannot be unlocked! Therefore, the proper vehicle type must be confirmed before locking. After locking, it cannot be changed."

  11. Thanks to both for your excellent replies. This makes perfect sense. I will try a new bulb, and if it is still a problem, check wiring as Loren suggested.

    I have a question about the option in the tester to "Lock" the airbag. What does this do? And, if locked, can you unlock it?

  12. I recently got an airbag error code 19 on a 993, description is "Airbag Warning Light", which I assume is the airbag warning light itself is faulty. This seems strange since the Airbag light is lit, which is what led me to retrieve the error code to begin with.

    Doesn't this seem strange? Any thoughts?

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