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  1. Thanks, I think u r correct In regards to being needlessly concerned...I did replace an 8 y.o. battery that probably actually needed to be replaced...I “think” the charging behaviour I’m seeing now is “probably” normal given different charger types...it’s not a daily driver but I think I can relax and carry my soon to arrive mobile jump starter battery pack, if for some reason I run into problems...Thanks again
  2. Ahhhhhhhh, good point...no I don’t lock the car with the remote...could that be causing the 20 min charge time on a fully charged battery? Is there a way to verify this could be why I am seeing what I am seeing? Thanks
  3. Any feedback would be appreciated folks...Today, full charge (showing on my trickle charger) , backed out, washed it, had doors open etc, drove back in, 20 min to fully recharge on 10 amp charger...Does that sound right or could there be an unwanted draw causing this?
  4. Hi, I went to the dealer today...they were finally able to clear the airbag code which they attributed to a voltage glitch, perhaps when a battery gets low etc previously they were unable to clear it but today they said it went from active to passive... i did install a new battery the other day (After the car threw the airbag code) and trying to determine if there is actually a draw on it...when I came home today, I hooked my trickle charger up (1.1A) and it took 7 hours to fully charge...the other day I hooked my 10A charger up after a 30 minute drive and it took 30 min to fully c
  5. I have an amp meter on my battery charger...it seems to me the second I stick the key in, the meter goes from charged at 2 amps to like 8 amps, a 6 amp drop...I removed both driver and passenger seat 30amp fuses, no change...are there certain fuses you would start with? BTW, this is a 2008 RS60 Spyder (BoxsterS) with 8500 original miles...thanks edit...please ignore this post...my amp meter was simply showing me that when the key was inserted, it went back to 10 amps of charging instead of a 2 amp trickle charge when charged...I still don’t know where the Short is however but tryin
  6. Thanks Loren, given its code 801b, doesn’t that code already indicate its in the passenger side airbag harness?
  7. Just a follow up...I did stick a new battery in today, no dice...code 801b keeps coming back after clearing...definitely behaving like a short as something seems to be drawing power from the battery, according to my battery charger...
  8. Thanks Loren...ok, will do...sounds like it’s time any way, regardless of whether it fixes the issue or not...
  9. Just wanted to double check...is there a snowballs chance in hell that a bad battery could throw such a specific code (801b)...I’ve been reading the forums this weekend and noticed a couple cases where a low battery caused an airbag code... if you think there is a chance, I could start with a battery load test...the battery is 8 years old...thanks edit: the battery is currently not holding a charge as I gassed up today and the battery was dead, just barely managed to get it started...it’s currently on a trickle charger and shows charged but when I drive, it quickly drains
  10. Ok thanks, definitely beyond me then...it must be coincidental that the dealership adjusted the battery terminals and the air bag light came on...just timing I guess...thanks again...
  11. Thanks for the warning, I SINCERELY appreciate it...I was “thinking” of simply removing the passenger side door panel to see if there was any obvious chaffing of wires etc...Does that sound like a safe plan or is there still risk of deployment? Thanks again
  12. Hi, I was at my Porsche dealer yesterday and during my maintenance they noted the battery cable terminals were not secured to battery and the ground wire to ground cable was loose (nut was upside down). They secured battery connections, Covered vehicle battery maintainer, Created Val, sent Val (I’m not sure what all that means...) anyway it now throws the airbag light with code 801b, which has to do with the passenger head airbag short circuit to B+ ...what would be the best way to debug? I’m not that technical but do have an Autel reader for Porsche...is there something simple I could just d
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