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  1. Hello Sakke, any progress regarding the airbag warning light issue? Hope you havn't sold it.
  2. Sakke, thanks a lot for your adivce. I'll certainly think twice before spending $3200, particularly without knowing if it could be fixed. Have you dealer tried replacing the airbag sensor? Please see the diagram at the link below. It is item # 10. http://www.autoatlanta.com/porsche-parts/997-05-08/403-06.php I recalled that last year I did replace a brake light sensor when an ABS warning light came on. It was a DIY job but due to the limited space below the steering column, it was no joy at all. I'm sorry that such a nice car of yours is now grounded and I hope that the problem could be resolved in no time. Please keep me posted of the development.
  3. Thank you Loren for you advice. Can re-programming be done with Durametric? Sounds like a non DIY job if PIWIS is required.
  4. Glad to hear from you Sakke and to share with you information on this subject. Unfortunately in my case it didn't go as expected... I did try to remove the cluster by pulling out the plastic trim to expose the two screws. Despite pulling really hard, the plastic trim just didn't budge. I gave up on realizing that the scheduled minor servicing was already due. So I decided to leave it to the dealer as they presumably have the necessary tools (e.g. PIWIS) to trace the fault if it is not just a blown light bulb in the cluster. It took them more than two long weeks to complete the minor servicing and guess what...... the warning light issue is still unresolved! I was told that-- Their computer did not detect any faults in the airbag system. So it could reasonably be presumed that the system is working. Despite having removed one of the airbags (presumably the one on the steering wheel) no fault message was displayed on the cluster. Based on the above, they suspected that there was fault in the cluster and therefore the whole instrument cluster should be replaced. They don't do light bulb changes. The total cost (parts + labor) for replacement would be about USD3200. When I questioned them for not testing it with a new cluster, they claimed that a new one had to be ordered. So it remains baffling to me whether the airbag system is in fact ok. If it is only a case of blown light bulb, why is it that no error message is being displayed on the instrument cluster when one of the airbags has been removed.? I would appreciate any advice on how to deal with this problem. Looking forward to hearing from you Sakke. Is your Carrera S RHD or LHD? It may sound absurd but I've heard from a source that some models of 997 Carrera S is not equipped with airbag warning light on the instrument cluster.
  5. Thank you so much Maurice for your response. I'll definitely try to remove the cluster for a closer look.
  6. In contrast to common airbag warning light problems, the airbag warning light (dashboard panel) of my 997-1 Carrera S is not lighting up when the ignition key is inserted. It remains 'off' when the engine is running. (All other warning lights are normal--they go out once the engine is running.) I then performed the process of calling warning messages on the dashboard using the operating lever. No 'airbag system fault' message was displayed. According to the Driver's Manual, this has to be checked out by the workshop. The one and only one authorized Porsche workshop here is too busy to deal with it and I have to wait for 3 weeks! Meanwhile, I can't help worrying whether the airbags still work while I'm on the road. A search of this forum failed to reveal similar problems reported. Could it be a simple warning light bulb problem? If so, can it be replaced? Any advice would be appreciated, please.
  7. Hello Berty, Thanks a lot for your detailed explanation regarding PSE installation. I recently replaced the stock exhaust mufflers with used PSE mufflers. As the supplier was reluctant to remove the hose, wiring harness, valves, etc.from his 997, my PSE is now on permanent 'loud' mode. While I am happy with the sound, not so my neighbours. I now need to install a 12v switch to control the activation of the PSE. To do so, it appears that I first need to purchase all the necessary change-over valve (also known as solenoid?), wiring harness, hose, etc and have them properly installed in accordance with the relevant TSB (I am a contributing member). Then I need to run a switched wire from the fuse box to the change-over valve. There is no need to connect the wires to the DME. Is my understanding correct? Do you still have the spare switch. If so, I would like to buy it from you. Is PayPal acceptable? Thanks again.
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