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I can not access the diagnosis, because the ignition will not turn on. A case like mine have been on this forum.

Posted August 27, 2008 - 06:26 AM

Hi All

Urgent help please....

Got a steering fault yesterday, removing an reinserting the key quite a few times sorted it.

Today no joy, I now have two Porsche service techs outside scratching their heads, they can't get the steering lock off to move the pepper. (They have been here for 4 hours lol)

Anyone got any ideas????

They have tried removing the battery

Jumping the car off a remote battery

The car won't even talk to the diags computer....

As the car is at home, reversed down a narrow dirt track they can't even drag it out.

Please help, before I end up with a big silver shed...

Thanks in anticipation


Posted June 20, 2008 - 12:14 PM

Driving home from the office the other day, I stop at the pool store for some chemicals. I'm not in the store more than 5mins, come back out and cannot start the car! Immediately after putting in the key, an alert appears on the dash - "STEERING FAULTY" and beeps. That's it, nothing else will even turn on, not the engine, can't roll down windows or anything. I turn the steering wheel and it turns but it should be locked right? It turns completely side-to-side, obviously not locked. I wait 10 mins, go back out to the truck and when I open the door, before I even put in the key, I get the same alert! Had to have Porsche Roadside flatbed it to the dealer and I could not move the gear shift so they 'dragged' it up the truck. They did use a soap solution to get is to slide somewhat. Now the dealer has it 2 days and still cannot fix it! ARGH! Anyone heard of this before? 04 S

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There is a special menu build in the PIWIS tester, to read fault codes in case of loss ignition power, an OPC should handle it. (examples for cars with: key problems, steering column problems, ignition switch problems, etc.) hope it helps.

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A dealer visit is your only option. You can power up a sequence of fuses in the left fuse block which will allow you to access the data connector but I wouldn't post that info on the web due to the high risk of damage to components.

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