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Porsche Hammer usage on 996


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Hi,

Just recently sold my 964 and was wondering if I could use the Porsche diagnostic tool called a Hammer on my 996. I have the connector which fits the OBD2 outlet. I know the tool was originally built for a 964 and 993, but I need to reset my airbag light and wondering if this tool would work on my 996?

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Hi,

Just recently sold my 964 and was wondering if I could use the Porsche diagnostic tool called a Hammer on my 996. I have the connector which fits the OBD2 outlet. I know the tool was originally built for a 964 and 993, but I need to reset my airbag light and wondering if this tool would work on my 996?

Thanks

 

No, I rather doubt it.  The car's use different systems, and the 996 has a lot of new technology and systems the 964/993 simply did not have, so the Hammer would not even see them.  The 996 needs a PST II, PIWIS, or Durametric system.

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I strongly doubt it.  The last update for the hammer included the OBD module for the 993 but the 996 has a different module and coding.  What do you use on your 997?  I just put together a PIWIS II and it works on all models.

I don't have anything for my 997 at this point as I just acquired it. Moving from the older model years and I don't have all the tools I need yet.

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No, I rather doubt it. The car's use different systems, and the 996 has a lot of new technology and systems the 964/993 simply did not have, so the Hammer would not even see them. The 996 needs a PST II, PIWIS, or Durametric system.

I understand it wouldn't see most of the systems, I just want to reset the airbag light and if it can't I would buy a cheap OBD2 code reader until I figure out what I need for the long term.

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No, I rather doubt it.  The car's use different systems, and the 996 has a lot of new technology and systems the 964/993 simply did not have, so the Hammer would not even see them.  The 996 needs a PST II, PIWIS, or Durametric system.

I understand it wouldn't see most of the systems, I just want to reset the airbag light and if it can't I would buy a cheap OBD2 code reader until I figure out what I need for the long term.

 

Porsche has always been pretty protective of certain systems, including the air bags.  Most inexpensive systems cannot even see the 996/997 airbags much less reset them.  You are going to need a Porsche specific tool for that.

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No, I rather doubt it. The car's use different systems, and the 996 has a lot of new technology and systems the 964/993 simply did not have, so the Hammer would not even see them. The 996 needs a PST II, PIWIS, or Durametric system.

I understand it wouldn't see most of the systems, I just want to reset the airbag light and if it can't I would buy a cheap OBD2 code reader until I figure out what I need for the long term.

Porsche has always been pretty protective of certain systems, including the air bags. Most inexpensive systems cannot even see the 996/997 airbags much less reset them. You are going to need a Porsche specific tool for that.

Okay, thanks for the info. Then I'll have to see my Indie to get it reset. And, look to sell my Hammer as it will be absolutely no use to me. Then I'll get a Durametric

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