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About IRA_Engunere

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  • Birthday 07/01/1958

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    Atlanta, GA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    1992 964 C2 Cabriolet
    1983 911 SC Targa
  • Future cars
    2004 996 Turbo Coupe
  • Former cars
    2004 996 C4S Coupe
  1. Does you car start with the "pill" only key? My guess is the the "pill" contains the RFID needed to start the car and the board contains the transmitter for the remote control functions (door and boot locks). Both need to be programmed into the car's DME. The PET does not show a replacement board, only the replacement key head. Not sure about aftermarket boards. No way to know if a used board will be functional or programmable. My suggestion is buy an OEM replacement key head from a discount (online) Porsche dealer or parts house then take the new key head and the old key to your l
  2. The RFID transponder "pill" looked fragile, so I swapped boards between the working and reflowed fobs. I repeated the various reset procedures but the reflowed board still did not unlock the car. While the good board was out of the fob, I was able to lock and unlock the car while it was 20+ feet away from the transponder "pill", so it doesn't seem that the remote board and RFID transponder interact once the remote is paired to the car. Thanks for the suggestion; now I feel I've tried everything I could. I'll order a new key fob and take both the new fob and the reflowed fob to the dealer
  3. I recently purchased a one-owner (making it a two-owner) 2004 996 C2S Coupe. It came with two 2-button key fobs (one working and one non-working) and a valet key. Per other posts on this topic, I took both fobs to the local auto parts store and tried them out on the remote tester. The tester responded to the working fob (good to know) but not to the non-working fob. I followed the solder reflow directions in the referenced post. Then I took the reflowed fob to the parts store and sure enough it is now transmitting. So the reflow process works - thanks for the great post! However, the
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