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    London, UK
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    996 C2 Cabriolet
    Mitsubishi Evo X FQ-300
  • Former cars
    BMW M3 (E90)
    Mitsubishi Evo VIII FQ-330
    Audi S3
  1. Update - auto technician initially though the problem could be "the reverse [back up] light switch falling out of position and shorting on the exhaust", but after inspection it was a cable running through the body somewhere that was chafed and was shorting. All fixed now, I'll speak to the electrician and try to get more information as to the location and circuit the short was on.
  2. Thanks, but that is a bit beyond me - I wouldn't even know how to do a continuity test on each circuit. :( I do have an amp meter somewhere though! :) Perhaps it's time to get an auto-electrician involved?
  3. OK guys, I've had a play today with some new fuses and it seems that no particular system is causing the issue. I started off by starting the car with no fuse in the B5 slot, then put in a 10 amp fuse with the engine running (slot is meant to have a 7.5 amp fuse). I could operate both electric seats (manual plus memory adjustments), roof and driver side wing mirror, but after about 10 seconds of adjusting the passenger side wing mirror the fuse went. I could still adjust the seats at this point, but the roof wouldn't open. I then did the same again, put a 10a fuse in with the engine running
  4. Ok thanks, will do. I was hoping someone might have a place to check for a short, but I guess I may have to take it to have a professional look at it.
  5. Hi All, I picked up a 2001 996 Carrera Tiptronic Cabriolet (C2, pre facelift, RHD Euro version) a couple of weeks ago and the past week it has started blowing fuse B5 (7.5 amps), which means the folding roof mechanism, electic seats and electric mirrors no longer work. When I replace the fuse, everything works perfectly for a short while (as little as 5 minutes), then the fuse blows again and back to square one. I couldn't pin down what is causing the fuse to blow, but I'm pretty sure it blows whenever the car is started. I also took a look under both seats and as far as I can tell, all o
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