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Damaged/Worn Alarm remote

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My switch did not work all the time. When I took the remote apart I saw that were it was soldered to the circuit board the solder joint had broken. Got out a very small soldering iron and fixed it.

If the switch itself has broken then I do not know where to get it. Porsche only sells the entire remote, not parts.

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I had to do the same here in California about 2 weeks ago. My remote died...went to a dealer, total cost was $305 USD (programming, key and control).

Toolpants is there a way to remove the capsule from the old key? I found a very nice GT head that DID NOT work on my car due to the Capsule (pill, or little rock that encodes the car identlity?). SO I figured if I could remove the pill I could use any enclosure..any thoughts? PCBA is same size for both controls 97 (986) and 2004 (GT).

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Don't know. Never tried. Do you mean a GT2 or a Carrera GT. But I bet Mark would like your remote so he can get the switch.

About all I know about the remote is that 1997 is an odd ball year. I have a 1997 and replaced the valet key. The remote or valet key head from a 1998-2000 will not work on a 1997 even if you have the paper tag, the key learning code, and a PST2 to program the key. Something in the 1997 control unit must be different than 1998-2000. Peter told me this before I ordered the key head and I made sure the parts guy ordered a 1997. Now that I have the parts list I can see Peter was right. 1997 parts numbers are different than the other years.

So as far as I know the only key head that will work on a 1997 is a 1997. But I learn something new every day.

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