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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 trying to get it into a shop this week...
Makes sense...appreciate the guidance... 🙂
Thanks Loren, given its code 801b, doesn’t that code already indicate its in the passenger side airbag harness?
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...
Thanks Loren...ok, will do...sounds like it’s time any way, regardless of whether it fixes the issue or not...
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...
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...
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
Bump, any advice would be appreciated, thanks kindly
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 do at the battery level since that seems to be what was changed at the time? Thanks