Jump to content

Server Lease Renewal/Software Licenses

Our yearly server lease, software licenses, as well as hardware operating costs, ARE due Dec 6th, 2021. Our current donations have fallen far short of the funds we need to renew. Please remember the RennTech.org community is Member supported so please consider a donation to help...  THANK YOU!

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

Instrument Cluster lamps all remain on with Ignition Key turned off


Recommended Posts

I had my 2003 986 stored for 45 days. When I returned the battery was dead. A check of the 4 year old battery indicated a new battery was a good idea. I replaced the battery and now when I turn off the ignition all of the instrument panel lights remain on. Before the car was stored I had no problems. I have to remove the fuse to get them to go off and if I replace the fuse they all come back on. I would try and do some troubleshooting of the problem except I cannot find a wiring diagram for a 2003 986. Anyone know of a source of wiring diagrams? I tried the Bently manual and it does not cover the 2003. Any help would be appreciated.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you push in on either re-set button at the side of the tachometer, the digital instrument lights will illuminate. You might check to see if either button is stuck in....carefully. If you break a shaft, you'll find that there is no "official" replacement part available. A RennTech board member is a source of new shafts (satisfied customer here) or an old instrument cluster will have to be dissambled for the shsft.

BTW, per the Owner's Manual, the digital instrument lights will remain illuminated for 4 minutes after you leave the car.

Bill

Edited by whall
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators

BTW, per the Owner's Manual, the digital instrument lights will remain illuminated for 4 minutes after you leave the car.

But should go out immediately after locking the doors with the remote control.

986 2003 Euro version.

A defective combi instrument is not excluded.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

The light dimmer control on the left side of the tachometer was stuck. Thanks to everyone for their help.

this was the exact same thing that happened to me. when i installed the aluminum trim to my gauges i must of jammed the dimmer switch.

anyway, a battery, ignition switch, and 400$(my mechanic figured this out) was what cost me to figure this out. unfortunately i did not see this post.

so hopefully others will learn from this :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.