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Found a strange new feature in my 996

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If I park up on a hill, lights on, first gear selected (floored clutch pedal), pull hand break on and leaving my foot on the break pedal turn the engine off with the key......the car stays fully alive......I mean fully alive......even with the key removed!!

Yup, radio, dash lights, headlamps, engine......everything....just like I never turned the car off at all. Happens every time. But only if "all" the above are true. E.g, if I don;t keep my foot on the break pedal or don't leave it in 1st gear it turns off as expected.

Is this normal?

Edited by Scouser

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Scouser - You know that absolutely everyone is going to go out and try the same thing! I think I'll try it in my 987!!!!


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Yeah its a great joke p.viby, maybe I should have waited 'til Apr 1st to tell everyone.

.......except I am serious. And I can reproduce it every time. How weird is that!

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When I had a problem with my key cylinder (I think that is what's called). I was still able to turn on radio, air condition, windows, sunroof even after I took out the key. Replacing the unit fixed it right away.

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Hi Berny...

Now that is interesting. I think what it means is that you are about to have another RMS replaced...or that you are parking on a hill somewhere in England where the druids used to dance...


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