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Many members here and elsewhere own a Durametric and use it frequently. it is a very good investment if you enjoy working on your car or even want to be better informed. Even if I was the "just take it to the dealer" type, I would still want to be able to do things like reading/resetting codes....not to mention the wide array of other functionality Durametric offers. If you are really a DIY type then in my opinion the Durametric is a must have. The Durametric also holds its value pretty well if you ever want to sell it at a later time.

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If you are a member and are looking for any electromechanical advice you are an idiot not to have made the investment in a Durametric. Sorry for the harsh words, but getting advice on any mechanical/electrical problem without a durametric code is like going to your orthopedic surgeon complaining about your knee without him having an MRI to look at.

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Does the professional version allow me to program the keys? My Alarm module M535 got wet, drying it out fixed everything but the immobilizer, Will buy a new one but it will require programming of the keys, Would have to have it towed to Porsche shop with a PIWIS to have it programmed, Some shops want to provide the module also.

So if any one knows if it can code the keys let me know, I checked the matrix and for a 2001 C4 it showed no on the alarm, but the Boxer with the same Module it said yes.

Thanks in advance

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Does the professional version allow me to program the keys? My Alarm module M535 got wet, drying it out fixed everything but the immobilizer, Will buy a new one but it will require programming of the keys, Would have to have it towed to Porsche shop with a PIWIS to have it programmed, Some shops want to provide the module also.

So if any one knows if it can code the keys let me know, I checked the matrix and for a 2001 C4 it showed no on the alarm, but the Boxer with the same Module it said yes.

Thanks in advance

No, it does not program the car's alarm module (you program the car to accept the key, not the other way around). The alarm module also has a finite number of "slots" to accept new keys, once these are used, you are in the market for a new module.

I also just rechecked the Durametric matrix, it say "no" to coding on both cars.

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....The alarm module also has a finite number of "slots" to accept new keys, once these are used, you are in the market for a new module.....

On a 986/996 there are four key registers. With a PST2 or PIWIS you can delete registered keys, so there is no need to replace the control module. You just delete the key from a register, and add a new one.
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....The alarm module also has a finite number of "slots" to accept new keys, once these are used, you are in the market for a new module.....

On a 986/996 there are four key registers. With a PST2 or PIWIS you can delete registered keys, so there is no need to replace the control module. You just delete the key from a register, and add a new one.

Richard,

I have not seen a car with all four positions taken (yet).

Correct me if I am wrong but don't you also need the the old key to delete it?

Or is there an overwrite capability?

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You have to first delete the unwanted (lost or faulty) key from the register, and then you can use that register again for a new key. This is the process outlined in POSES:

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When I got my Turbo there were 4 keys programmed, but only two came with the car. I deleted the two missing keys without any problem, and added a new one when one of the originals failed.

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