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  1. I have had a good run with my 986 and no problems for a good while, but nothing lasts forever... In the last month the car will randomly stall and refuse to start back up for an undefined period of time. When it happens all the lights on the dash will flash on as if the key has just been turned to the on position. The starter will crank the engine happily but there is no ignition happening. This will last for an unknown amount of time (20 min or a day) and then the car will start right up again. Only to stall out later at some unknown point. (15 min or 1 hour). I have hooked the durametr
  2. Hello everyone, As some of you may already know, we talked about designing a waterproof case for the Alarm Immobilizer Unit in Boxsters and 996s. These units get water damaged easily if the convertible top is left open during rain, or just by the accumulation of water by the car's water drains, because Porsche installed them right on the floor of the car. The costs entailed to repair this problem can reach $1,000's easily, that's why it would be more cost effectuve to protect the CLU to begin with. Therefore, after many months of revisions and working with vendors to compl
  3. I brought my car into the shop when it wouldn't start in my garage. The instrument cluster lit up but the engine wouldn't turn, nor would my radio turn on. The top worked as normal, as did my door locks. The car has been in a small import garage for 3 WEEKS now, and they claim they've ruled out the obvious, clutch safety switch, etc. but don't have the staff nor some of the equipment to peel the error codes off the computer to definitvely say the immobilizer is gone. The only positive is that they would put in a used immobilizer if I needed one. If I did that, would the new keys also open
  4. Hello all I'm hoping someone out there can help an electrical novice with my daily drive. My car has recently developed a non-start issue. I have the wet carpets problem that so many 986s seem to suffer from. Initially I thought I had fixed the problem with new door liners but it seems my problem may be elsewhere - probably blocked drains. Either way, my car failed to start last week. The central locking doesn't function, interior light is out and the motor doesn't crank. I removed the alarm unit from beneath the passenger seat (RHD UK car) and there was some slight corrosion on the circuit
  5. My key remotes no longer work. I can only (un)lock the car at the door with the key. The car isn't in energy saving mode and the batteries are new. I performed the resynchronization as noted in the factory service manual (turn ignition on, turn ignition off, remove key and press unlock button within 6 seconds); however, that didn't do anything. It's worth noting that I think the remote on one of my keys is broken, since the LED only flashes once/second and when I release the button, the LED glows dimly. But, my other key appears to be fine. The LED flashes nice and bright when I press a butto
  6. My trunk latches are locked and no longer working. I diagnosed the problem as a failing trunk latch actuator (the servo that locks the trunk latches, part # 996.624.115.01) - undoubtedly, the result of my recent immobilizer water damage. :( Has anyone replaced theirs before? How do I get in there? The PET doesn't seem to help me understand how the whole thing is assembled. It looks like I might have to remove the carpeting in order to remove the bracket in which the actuator is located. Any tips? Thanks! Jay
  7. The immobilizer gave out and had my 99 boxster towed to my local indy. His piwis was out for repairs so he waited two weeks before exploring the problem. The first attempt to reset the new immobilizer (alarm unit) and new key heads failed, I was told that the new immobilizer was bad because it would only read the keys and not reset the immobilizer (alarm unit). So, I order another new immobilizer (alarm unit) and the indy installs it and proceeds to tell me that the newest unit reads the keys and resets but won't communicate with the DME. So, today I go by to check on the status and I a
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