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  1. Fair enough. I’ve been on and off RennTech over the years and know you’re very well versed and respected on these types of things. But out of sheer curiosity, how can a five chain motor have a cam skip if only one actuator is changed at a time? The cams are interlinked so I don’t understand how there’s any risk. Zombie thread bumps can be head scratchers, but I also hate having a solid question go unanswered. 🍻
  2. My understanding is that only 3-chain engines must have the cams locked. Locking the crank at TDC will suffice for a 5-chain engine. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable than I will jump in to confirm.
  3. Update: I pulled the driver side door panel off to return the crappy aftermarket speakers back to stock. When doing so I noticed that the door airbag wire harness had detached due to a cracked connector. I was able to repair and reattach it. A local shop cleared the light with a scan tool and it has stayed off!
  4. The passenger seatbelt was my initial thought and the tech was familiar with that common issue. My front passenger seat sometimes triggers the light and I figured it would be the culprit in this instance. But I don’t think the 28 code is related to that. I used to live on an island and flew turbine aircraft, hence IslaTurbine. Not very original I guess. ?
  5. Btw, “drivers side airbag” refers to the airbag in the driver side door? Or the airbag in the driver steering wheel?
  6. Thanks Loren. Any tips on how to test the wiring in order to determine if it or the airbag is at fault?
  7. So I had an airbag light pop up recently. The tech who read the code wrote down “drivers airbag circuit." The light won’t clear so it’s obviously an active fault. I recently replaced the entire ignition switch and steering lock assembly. The light came on a few days after the repair so I’m not sure if it could be possibly related. The car is a 1999 996. The only thing I can seem to find via searching is that a code 28 is related to the driver's door airbag? Any insight is appreciated. Thanks.
  8. This thread was a big help but I have a few pointers to add after changing out the lock assembly today. 1. As with others on here, I recommend removing the instrument gauge pod to give yourself more access. But you also need to make sure that you extend the steering wheel all of the way aft towards the seat. This is the only way that I could figure out that gave me enough room to access the area behind the steering wheel (due to the lower plastic shielding that is loose but not able to be completely removed). 2. I used needle nose vice grips to hold on to the open end
  9. Is a copper crush washer acceptable to use on the M96 with the LN Magnetic Plug? I have never used one but a local shop supplied me some new copper ones and acted like he was doing me a favor since they were copper. I’m a little hesitant to use them....
  10. I don’t believe so. I think all that can be done is to remove the bulb behind the dash.
  11. Update: I was able to take extra length of wire from the #2 and #5 connector wires to create my own wire for the seventh one that I was missing. I then fabricated a connector pin from a computer cable and attached it to the new wire, soldered the wire ends of those three wires together, and got the new pin to seat in the connector assembly. Put it all back together, got the car up to 80 mph and no more spoiler warning light. Fixed!
  12. Ok thanks for taking a look. I guess I'll just have to continue scratching my head as my harness is clearly missing a wire. Plus I've noticed that the wing has all of the markings of an OEM piece (imbedded PD and Turnwald lettering, not a sticker) but it is missing the "Made In France" lettering next to it. The car has all of the other factory stickers under the lid and is a '99 but was built in October 1998. I'm wondering if it that could make a difference? Additionally, the car has "XAA" on the underhood sticker. Looks like the correct wiring harness has "appreciated" in value over
  13. Loren, I've been corresponding with another factory-installed aero kit owner. He has 7 wires coming out of his connector whereas I only have 6. If you still have your aero kit 996, is there any chance you could take a look and see how many wires are coming out of your connector? Thanks again.
  14. The upper left two pins have resistance to each other. These two pins are to the wires that I don't know where they run to. The upper right two pins have resistance to each other. These two wires run to the fan. The lower right to pins have resistance to each other. These two wires run to the light.
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