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Here is an update. I was able to get the lever lock plate out of the way and I can now open up the front/rear lids. I took some pictures to help those that are faced with the same issue in the future and would be glad to share them. Please PM me if you need to see them. Thanks again to all that helped. :)
Thanks for the info guys. I'll try the new suggestion. If it comes down to getting to the locking solenoid, I may need to disassemble the lever housing as per the links below. http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/19949-trunk-and-engine-compartments-locked-battery-fine-cvar-unlocked/?hl=%2Btrunk+%2Blocked http://www.renntech.org/forums/tutorials/article/33-hoodtrunk-latch-release-removalinstall/ I'll try to get to this over the weekend. Wish me luck.
Hi Logray, I tried your suggestion but it didn't work. After a certain point, you can't toggle back and forth any longer. The locked red light stays on. You have to pull the inside door handle once before you can actually click the lock button off. I even tried the procedure with the key in the accessory position still with no luck. :( I'm open to any other suggestions.
Hi All, Wondering if someone can chime in with some help. My battery died and as a result my front trunk and engine lid are both locked. I tried all sorts of methods to get the proper voltage to the car via the cigarette lighter outlet but nothing worked. I finally had to go under the right front wheel well to manually open up the front trunk via the emergency cable located there. I was able to put in a new battery, and start the car. Unfortunately both the front and back lids are still locked. I tried using the key in the door lock to lock/unlock the door. I tried using the remote control. I kept the key in the door lock while trying to open up the front/back lids. The doors locks/unlocks like they should and the car can be started. The only issue is that I can' t open the front/back lids. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Logray, Thanks for the link. It had all I needed to get the computer ready for my smog test. I wish I looked up the procedure beforehand. It would've saved me my Saturday morning. :)
Any update on this? I drove my car over 130 miles this past Saruday but my computer still doesn't pass the readiness check. Did the drive cycle work? Here is my question link.
Hi, thanks for the reply. I'd appreciate the driving check links if you have them handy. FWIW, I'm using an Innova OBD2 code scanner to check if the computer is ready.
Hi, thanks for the reply. I'd appreciate the driving check links if you have them handy. FWIW, I'm using an Innova ODBD2 code scanner to check if the computer is ready.
I have a 1999 996 C2 with Motronic version 5.2.2. I had some 02 sensor errors and replaced both the upstream and downstream sensors on the passenger side bank. Afterward, I reset the computer an drove for over 100 miles continuous and 130 miles for the day. Anyone know how many more miles I'll have to drive to get the computer ready for a smog check? Is there a faster way
Here is a copy of the invoice. Note I also ordered extra washers and the threaded bushings that come in contact with the plate just in case.
This thread is a great resource for anyone that has been frustrated by Porsche's lack of forethought in this matter. I just ordered a couple plates from Sunset Imports in OR and they were not too expensive ($24.86 ea). I attached a couple pics. At this point, I just need to schedule the installation on a free weekend to get them in.
I have a weird issue with my driver's side door. When I use my key to unlock the door, it unlocks the door but when I try to open the door, it doesn't let me. I do see that the window actually goes down a little as is normal operation. When the driver's side door is stuck, I have to enter from the passenger side and actuate the inside door handle latch twice to get it to open. This problem seems to happen off and on. I'm wondering if something in the door mechanism just needs to be lubed. Anyone have any experience with this issue?
Hi Loren, Thanks for the update. I'll order a pre cat O2 sensor for bank 2 and see what happens. Hopefully, that'll take care of the problem. I'll keep the board posted.
Hi Loren, Thanks for your feedback. I double checked the Durametric codes and I definitely have a P0159 and P1276. I also ran it against the following link: http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/996-forum/489609-info-sources.html The P0430 was taken with my ODBCII scan tool however just recently. The P0159/P1276 combination were both taken at 3 to 4 different intervals during the past year. Is it possible that the Bank 2 pre-cat, twc, and post-cat are all bad?
Just checking to see if anyone can help chime in on some error codes I've been getting. I've reset the computer multiple times but the same error codes seem to come up. P0430 Catalyst system efficiency below threshold bank2 P1276 Aging of Oxygen Sensor Ahead of Catalytic Converter (Cylinders 4 - 6) - Below Lower Limit P0159 Porsche fault code 23 - 02 sensor ageing behind cat. c. bank 2 From the looks of it, I think that I should change the front and rear O2 sensors for bank 2 and see what happens. Thoughts?