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Richard Hamilton

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  1. I believe these are the ones made for Durametric: https://www.sensolutions.com/index.php?id=5&tx_commerce_pi1[showUid]=18&tx_commerce_pi1[catUid]=40&cHash=e7288b0fe8dc81c63aa62d8698735149 I have one, and it works fine.
  2. If the digital speedometer is working it must be getting a speed signal, which is generated by the ABS sensors. I would suspect the gauge itself. If you know someone with a PST2 or PIWIS tester, they can check the analog gauge with the Drive Links function in the Instrument Cluster control module.
  3. PIWIS 3 is the latest diagnostic unit, and as Loren has said, you need deep pockets.
  4. My guess would be the multifunction switch on the side of the gearbox is playing up. It is fairly common to get bad contacts in the switch. Try moving the selector from park to drive several times fairly vigorously, to see if cleans up the contacts a bit.
  5. Because the green light is coming on in the instrument cluster, I think you can assume that the cruise actuator is getting power from fuse B7 (black wire). There is another black wire which goes from bridge plug BS14/2 (on the relay panel) to the clutch switch. Could this be the black wire perhaps? This diagram might help with checking the wiring.
  6. Is it a Tiptronic? If so, it might be the vacuum line which goes between the throttle body and the valve for the ATF heat exchanger.
  7. I don't know of it is available in the US, but a lot of people swear by Fabsil Gold proofer over here.
  8. Try removing the USB and OBD2 cables from the VCI. Spray the connectors with some contact cleaner, wipe off the excess, and reconnect. A poor connection will cause the error you are getting.
  9. I'll echo what Loren is saying. No problems connecting to a 996T. It may also be a problem with your VCI. FWIW, v18.150.500 is a fake. 18.100 was the last official release of the software. Try running Regedit. It will likely take you straight to the registry value which has been manipulated.
  10. Well, a quick Google took me to Suncoast Porsche at $255: https://www.suncoastparts.com/product/PCM21UPDATE.html I'll PM you a couple of other options.
  11. Take a look at item 6) on this thread: Of course, you can't tell which side is the problem without a diagnostic check.........
  12. 04035 means your system is at what Porsche call Standard Production Status. You need to update it to Level A, then Level B, and finally Level C. After doing that, you will need the latest map disk, because your old map disk won't run. I can't advise where else to get the US map DVD, other than going to a dealer. The disk might not be as expensive as you think, so it is worth asking. As I said before, when I have bought map disks from Porsche, via my Porsche specialist, they have come complete with the update CDs. I have heard that people (in the UK) buying them over the counter at a Porsche dealer come with the update disks removed.
  13. The Fuchs ATF seems to be readily available here in the UK.
  14. I know a fellow in France who has converted Middle East units to EU maps. I think you can have more than one region on the system, but either way you have to have an Activation Code for the EU maps, which is entered using a PIWIS, before loading the maps.
  15. The 996 Turbo box is a derivative of the Mercedes 722.6 transmission. SHELL Spirax S4ATF3403 is quoted as a replacement for 3403-M115 by a supplier I use over here (lubricantsupplies.co.uk). It has MB approval, but no specific Porsche approval that I can find. Porsche release approved oil lists on a regular basis. Engine oil lists seem to be released at least once a year, but the last one for Approved transmission fluids for the 996 I have seen is dated 2008, and shows the 3403-M115. The lists are published as Technical Service Bulletins. Google that and you will find sites that you can download them from. Edit: Are you sure you can't get Fuchs Titan 3353 over there? A quick Google took me to this site: https://lubricants-ils.com.au/product/fuchs-titan-atf-3353/
  16. Can you get Shell ATF 3403-M115 over there? That is the other approved ATF for the 996.2 and Turbo.
  17. You'll need a PST2 or PIWIS tester, and the Porsche IPAS security codes for your car. I once updated the fuel map in the DME of my 996T and it was fairly straightforward. Just a note of warning. Yours is DME5.2.2 and a lot of clone PST2s don't have good OBD2 cables. When programming 5.2.2 the software applies a voltage to one of the OBD2 pins during the programming routine. A lot of clone cables don't have this connection. Therefore I would go to a reputable specialist, or someone who has done it before. It is also likely you will have to go to a specialist for the IPAS codes, as Porsche are reluctant to give them to individuals. There may be other methods of flashing the fuel maps without the codes (as tuners do) but I don't know if they can change it from US to RoW.
  18. I have coded several clusters for Cruse Control, including 2003 & 2004 models with a PIWIS tester, and never had any problems with the green cruise light. However, I do tend to use a PIWIS1 or PST2 when working on 986's. Both systems were based on the Bosch software (for Bosch control units), whereas PIWIS2 was made when they started switching over to Siemens (for the 9x1). I know there were several cases of the early versions of the PIWIS2 software bricking instruments clusters when activating OBC and Cruise, so perhaps there are still anomalies.
  19. I've never heard of anything like that before. The only thing I can think of is that the program is corrupted, or the DME is faulty. I guess you could try getting it re-flashed. Sorry - not much help. I assume that the car runs fine, and you don't have a CEL. As the RoW 2.5's aren't OBD2 compliant, many of the fault codes don't throw a CEL.
  20. Is this a 2.5 Boxster? Have you had the car for long? Could it have been re-programmed with the US fuel map by mistake, or have a US DME fitted?
  21. Locking the module sets the vehicle type (986/996), but I am not sure if it sets the other parameters. The section of the manual which describes changing the module says that after the new module is fitted it has to be locked, but nothing else. The diagnostic manual says what I showed in my last post, so I presume it could be done after locking. I have only locked an airbag module once, about 10 years ago, and can't remember what options the locking routine presented me with. The only conclusive way to tell would be to plug in a Porsche Tester and try. Running my PIWIS2 in simulation mode it looks possible though. That option not being easily available to you, I would be tempted to see if the wiring exists to the X-16 and X-17 plugs under the seats. If it is there, you could just fit US buckles, and you should be able to clear the faults.
  22. The diagram shows that the US buckles contain switches and resistors. RoW cars only have a simple switch on the driver's buckle which is grounded when the buckle it inserted. So to rewire it to simulate the US buckles is not as easy as I first thought. If the wiring is in place under the seats, it might be possible to fit US buckles though. This is what the WSM shows as the coding options: The following equipment features can be changed: – Driver’s/passenger’s airbag – Buckle – Child seat occupancy (passenger) – USA (vehicles) So I think your easiest option would be to get it re-coded, or just ignore the fault codes if you don't get the airbag light.
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