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  1. Normally a dead battery change is straight forward. Yes a lot of dash error lights come on afterwards but most clear after a short drive. An airbag light requires a dealer visit, Durametric, or PIWIS to clear though. In my case I suspect the coding got messed up along the way somehow disabling sport chrono. This doesn't normally happen. Maybe the dealer tried reflashing the DME perhaps? I don't know for certain. The frustrating part is knowing more than the tech and needing to have the tech do the work because Porsche. Loren - with respect to enabling the individual memory option, do you know the specific steps to enable it? I'm sure the tech entered the enabling code in PIWIS but for whatever reason it didn't turn it on. Nothing shows up on the PCM menus. Are there multiple spots in PIWIS to enter the code like with Sport Chrono, or additional steps required to activate it? Short of opening a case with Porsche and charging me more money to diagnose the dealer is stumped. Any guidance is appreciated!
  2. Just got back from the dealer. They struggled for an hour then tried to say it was something hardware related. I spoke with the tech and asked him if he enabled sport mode in both the vehicle electrical system and the PCM with PIWIS. He only looked at the PCM section but would give it a try. Two minutes later it's working. Honestly I'm disappointed I was charged for the full hour. No luck on them getting the individual memory working on the PCM though. And to top it off they would not give me a copy of the enabling codes tied to my VIN. I feel handcuffed on this one - must see the dealer for the codes but have to deal with dealer incompetence. Oh well, I'll be swapping the head unit out soon enough anyway. Rant over, time to go out for a drive.
  3. OK, finally spoke with an experienced tech at a local indy. He was able to lookup the codes for me over the phone but says sending the codes to me is half the problem. Whoever enables sport chrono with these codes tied to my VIN needs an online version of PIWIS. An offline version of PIWIS will not be able to do it since the codes require backchecking with PAG to ensure they are valid. So I need both the codes and an online PIWIS session to renable sport chrono and individual memory. Fortunately this indy has that capability. I have an appt. on Wed to get it fixed. Should be less than a hour of labor time only. Who knew changing a battery would be so difficult?
  4. Pretty sure they've tried resetting it with PIWIS but I'll ask again. I've also reset it with Durametric and was able to verify the button and button light operates with the activation menus. Just no sport mode when pressed normally. I got the impression the tech is either new or never dealt with PIWIS activation codes before. Is there a specific procedure number they follow to get the codes from PAG that I can point them to? Or is it just email/phone to get the codes? Unfortunately this is the only dealer near me so I need to work through their less than stellar troubleshooting abilities. I'd like to go back with perhaps step by step instructions if I get a blank stare when suggesting they contact PAG for the original activation codes.
  5. I had a dead battery event. My local dealer was able to clear the codes but now I have two problems (1) sport button doesn't work and (2) no more individual memory menu item in the PCM. My car is a 2006 C2S and had these options from the factory. I'm pretty sure they were accidentally deactivated in PIWIS. To reenable I understand I need activation codes tied to my VIN which of course I do not have. I'm working on getting them locally but struggling with my clueless dealer. So two requests: 1. Anyone have the install instructions for the Sport Chrono software upgrade kit? I'm sure the process to reenable sport mode on my car is the same, provided I can get the access codes. 2. Anyone have a lead on where I can get the original access codes for my car? I shouldn't have to pay for a full sport chrono upgrade, just the time to get my original codes emailed to me. But I don't know where to start. Thanks.
  6. Helping a friend do a PASM retrofit to his base non-PASM C2. Have all the hardware and now building the wiring harness between the control unit and the four corners. Can't locate a part number or source for the connectors in the front and rear main wiring harnesses. It's the two pin circular connector that connects to the wire coming off the shocks. We're thinking maybe sourcing the PASM extension cables from Bilstein and hacking those up (ugly). Would prefer to find just the proper connector though. Anybody know where these can be found? Perhaps a VW/Audi cross reference part number? A lot of the connectors are made by Tyco Electronics. This one seems different. Anybody know the OE supplier?
  7. I have a 2006 C2S with an engine ticking noise both cold and warm. The local speedshop put a stethoscope on the engine and is saying the noise is loudest at the tandem pump. My latest PET .pdf file shows part number 997.107.022.01. Most online sites are showing 997.107.022.02 as a superseded part number. My speedshop is quoting me 997.107.022.04 but I can't find that part number anywhere in the online PET diagrams. I found a highly discounted .04 part online as a closeout, but can't confirm it will fit. So what's the right part number? And if it's the .02 one, then where is the .04 one used (make/model)? Any help would be appreciated!
  8. There are four drains, one in each corner, left & right, front & rear. The fronts can be accessed without removing the whole headliner, just the front portion. The rears might need the headliner taken down. I just posted a link to rennlist in another thread that has more info on the headliner removal process.
  9. Try this thread over on rennlist: http://rennlist.com/forums/997-forum/836784-sun-roof-rattle.html
  10. If the sway bar drop link bolt on top is loosened the knuckle will move on the strut. It's common to see the knuckle slide a bit when upgrading the front sway bar or when installing adjustable drop links. In your case check the sway bar and drop links for impact damage.
  11. Pry up the leather shift boot. There is a retainer ring at the bottom on knob under the leather boot - twist it clockwise 90 degrees. Then pull up hard, careful not to hit yourself in the head or hit the rear view mirror.
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