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  1. I purchased a 1999 Porsche Boxster 986 about a year ago and I'm having a few problems with the electrical accessories. The top worked fine when I bought it, but now it won't work sometimes. The radio also turns on, then immediately off at startup, and it won' turn back on until a few minutes later either by itself, when I use turn signals, power windows, brake, or even just by itself. After the car is "warmed up", then it will stay on. Other things won't work right or not at all, such as the alarms for, ignition, door open, light switches, etc. The fuses are all fine, and I know the battery h
  2. I bought my 2007 C4S as a CPO from a dealer a year and a half ago. My battery died this weekend (had used it for about 2 weeks and didn't think to use my battery tender plus) but when I tried to replace it found this aftermarket battery charger attached to my car's battery. Dealer didn't mention this to me when I bought it at ~16,000 miles (now has ~32,000). Just for fun I tried plugging it in to a wall outlet but the red charging light didn't turn on. Having this piece of hardware there made unscrewing the secure housing/mount a bit tricky but I swapped the old for a new battery and the car
  3. Radio "dead" after replacing battery. I HAVE THE CODES! (But no way to enter them) I see a lot of info out there about how to find your lost radio codes and whatnot, but that is not my problem as I have my codes. The issue is that after 1)having a dead battery, 2)replacing said battery, and 3)having the car sit unused for a week while waiting on a replacement coolant tank part, I NOW HAVE A DEAD-SCREEN RADIO AND NO WAY TO ENTER THE CODE OR TURN ON THE RADIO. I can see that other people may have experienced this phenomenon but I can't seem to find anyone with a published solution as everyo
  4. (60,000km on the odometer) Now the car is completely dead with no Interior lights anywhere. Car was sitting there with a charger on timer charging for maybe an hour per day for a month while I was on vacation. The CD/radio was making a clicking sound prior to and I thought the battery needs a boost to start after a month. Now nothing! Well almost nothing - behind the dash board there is some very weak clicking/sound. Thought I ask here first - before towing it to the Porsche dealership. ?
  5. I just recently put a new battery in my 2000 Porsche Boxster and now my radio is requesting a 4 digit code. It is a cdr 220 radio, Becker 1. Type 4462. And the serial number is y5043037. Please HELP if anyone knows how to remedy this. Thank you!
  6. The battery of my car has been disconnected for about 2 weeks. Are there any issues to be expected when I reconnect the battery and start the car again? Also, on one of the electrodes I cannot get the specified torque. The 2 lugs on the wire don't stay parallel. Anything that I can do besides replacing the wire? Thanks
  7. I am considering keeping a jump starter portable external battery in the car. I am wondering if this battery could be used, when connected to the car electrical system through the cigarette lighter socket, to power the car electrical system to allow me to drive back home in case the alternator fails and the car battery is low. Vendors claim that the car could even be started using the external battery connected through the cigarette lighter socket. Is there any risk of damaging any car electrical system components doing this? Thanks
  8. Greetings everyone, (This is a noob question! However, since I have not yet found a decisive answer I turn to the community. Please direct me to the correct post, if it exists! ) Carrera 4S 2008, 997.1 was put on hazards for 24 hours. Afterwards, it appeared the battery was dead as hazards had gone off. Remote unlock was non-functional. I plugged in the CTEK trickle charger ("car mode": 14,4V / 3,3 A) in the cigarette igniter. The car immediately exhibited the following behaviors: -hazards lights flickering regularly, at approximately 3-4 Hz
  9. Hi guys, I’m writing from Italy, owner of a 2000 986 S, 84.000 km on the clock. First of all, I have to apologize for my poor English. Recently I had my cluster bulbs replaced thanks to the good DIY guides found over here, so, thank you so much for helping us all with your knowledge and patience. In order to do the job, since my car features the optional alarm, I previously disconnected the negative cable of the battery while leaving the ignition key on position 2 as read on the board in order to avoid the siren to scream (is this correct, BTW?). With the cluster back in place, witho
  10. Hello guys, Ii rented an innova to clear the codes, i just had too many old one, but weirdly a PSM failure i had for a while, but came back :-(. While it was out i was able to press the PSM button off/on and it lit up and off and appeared everything worked. Also the sports button and that struss type button could be turned on / off. Now all are out :-( I wonder where i can find out what is messed up. I went under the drivers seat, i will attach pics soon, and will like to buy those connectors with cables to re-do all that cabling down there, it is ugly. Idea
  11. Anyone experienced this scenario? Upon turning ignition key, heard a click, and had no electrical power to anything on car. After opening hood and looking around I grasped the positive battery cable and pulled / jiggled slightly to check connection from where it disappears into the firewall (if you will) area, and all electrical power was restored... car started and everything fine? Next time I went to start car experienced the same scenario. My question is...where, what does positive battery cable connect to that would exhibit these symptoms. Thanks
  12. I went to replace the battery on my 986 year 2000 key fob (I've done it before) and a tiny spring popped out, but I can't seem to figure out where it's supposed to go. Does anyone have a pic of an opened key fob to show me the placement of the spring? Or a video? Or even a nicely worded description? Thanks!
  13. I am the original owner of a '99 C2, black on black, approaching 60k miles. My Indy recomended oil change and filter, fuel filter, air filter, belt replacement, and it needed a battery. During plug removal, he discovered four or the six coils were cracked! One was pretty bad.; I'm surprised it ran that well. He could only get four Beru's on such short notice. Total damage with labor was less than $1,100, which I consider quite fair. Glad I brought it in, and I'll replace the other two when I get down to FL ( I hadn't been driving it much while it was stored in VA).
  14. Hi all I started another post similar where I thought the Horn was the culprit of my battery drain, but it was actually the Alternator causing me a drain, so thought I would summarise the issue on a new post so that this might help other 996 owners and save them a lot of money and time! This is the original post and is detailed, so take a look at this afterwards: http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/48867-2000-porsche-996-battery-drains-the-alarm-horn-is-a-constant-3v-and-hums/page-3 ​ Issue/Fault: So my 2000 Carrera Cabriolet was draining the battery in around 6 days, I was sho
  15. Recently I started my 99 Boxster and noticed that the ABS and Battery Light came on. I had this issue last year when my alternator failed so I hurried home as to make sure I didn't stall on the side of the road. I made it home and checked my voltage readings on the battery. With the engine off the battery read 12.5 and with the engine on the reading was 14.44. When I went to start the engine to check voltage, the lights were not on. Drove couple of days and the two lights came back on, but when I shut the engine off and restarted, the lights went away. Anyone have experience with this
  16. Hi all, Just leaving this as a reference file for others. I recently had an issue with a dead battery that led me to suspect the voltage regulator was the culprit. After testing the battery's ability to hold a charge, the alternator became the prime suspect. After finally freeing the alternator, I examined the voltage regulator to see it wasn't making a decent contact with the alternator spindle. It was ground down too far. Reason: Positive Battery post wasn't tightened down enough leading to the VR over-working itself. Alternator itself tests out ok. Note from the attached picture the fa
  17. 6 weeks ago I bought a Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabrio 997 from 2006. The battery has drained already four times, after standing still for or 7 days or 5 days or 3 days, with as consequence that the car could not be started anymore. After the battery got empty and I got it jumpstarted, it charges fine. After short trips and a break of for example 3 hours the battery is fine. On a 400 km trip the battery was fine as well. The battery was tested as part of the 111 points check by Porsche, and was fine at purchase 6 weeks ago. Also the road assistance did test the battery twice and said it
  18. I bought a Schumacher SE50 with the intention of charging the battery since it is way past time for a trickle charger. Can this device also unlock the front trunk using the fuse panel/door jam method if you don't have access to a spare battery?
  19. I had to change the 8 year old battery on my Boxster. I keep the car connected to a battery maintainer to keep the battery fresh but it eventually went bad. After replacing the battery, I got a psm failure that eventually went away. I was just wondering if there is anything else I need to reset after a battery change? Thanks, Gilbert
  20. 2000 Boxster S, have a dead batter and can't unlock the front trunk. Any ideas on how to manually unlock/release the front trunk?
  21. 2002 Carrera 4S. I did a search and didn't see these exact symptoms simultaneously. See attached picture. I was driving at 5k RPM in 3rd when the power of the car was suddenly reduced (by the computer I believe) and the console beeped displaying the following 4 checks: 1. Brake distribution 2. PSM failure 3. ABS failure 4. Battery -- also, as you can see in the pic, the battery voltage meter is maxing out. When I disengage the clutch from the engine the voltage drops some (and the brake/PSM/ABS messages go away and are temporarily ok) but is still running significantly higher than what I'
  22. (edited 17/May/2012 - changed from question to the procedure I followed) Hi Guys, In case you're ever in the same situation, below is the procedure I used for re-starting my 996 3.4L TIP following about 3 months elapsed of dashboard work where all of the following items were removed and now re-installed with the battery disconnected for the whole 3mths. Radio A/C Control Passenger Airbag Drivers Airbag Steering Wheel / Clock Spring Combination Switch Instrument Pod I broke the re-start into the following 3 steps which I've detailed below: Checks prior to starting engine Checks
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