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By Roderick Slack
The sunroof control switch (SCS)...(see picture1) kept popping out so I had to get the cover off which required removal of “bug eyes“ which are part of a Infrared Passenger Compartment Monitor System (IPCMS) to expose the holding screws(HS). Is this a one sensor system and this (picture2) Looks fine or there is a lens missing. I’ll have to check and see if I can set off the alarm while inside the car but most of these systems don’t work if incomplete...
Any fellow enthusiast recognize or have had opportunity to see this removed...normal or not.
Thank for your responses in advance(TFYR)....have to make sure my Porschease is spot on (or its abreviatitis...an obsession with having an abbreviation of letters for everything on a car. It’s actually money savings because if you had to pay for every time they printed PDK out in it’s full name the cars and parts would be even more expensive.
Quick true/false question. Not driving your car will ruin sparks plugs. True or False?
I got my 2014 Cayenne Platinum edition and it seems that the remote unlock and locking mechanism using my key fob does not work unless i am close to the vehicle, range is i would say 5 feet.
I tried to change the batteries on the key fob but issue still there, is there anything else i am missing or is it a design issue by Porsche that they corrected on a later versions ?
By Scott Clinton
I have a 2002 Porsche 996 Cabrio and earlier this year the immobolizer under the seat got wet. I purchased a used immobilizer, key for and ECU behind the rear seat. All of the parts came from the some year model etc. I put the parts in myself and everything worked great. Now i need a new key fob or atleast I think i do. The remote work sometimes and most of the time is doesn't. When its not working I cant lock or unlock the car with the remote and the front trunk will not open with the fob or the switch inside the car. When the fob works everthing works as it should in the car. Do you think this is a key fob issue or something else? Can i even get a key head programmed since these part are from a donor car? I do have the vin of the donor car.
By Philip Adler
Since I bought my Boxster the key-fob never worked, so my usual practice
is to put my key into the cylinder and turn it to unlock.
So this week, I did the procedure I've done hundreds of times, when after opening,
the resistance I've always felt while turning the lock disappeared! I could now
turn the key left and right, a full 180 degrees without any resistance. No movement
in the door latch.
And yet, when I roll the car down the driveway, the door locks do engage and so does the
latch. Something mechanical must have slipped off the cylinder assembly, and I know I'll
have to take the door apart to find out,
I'm wondering if anyone has had the same situation and what they've done to fix it.