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By Ravi Matharu
My 99 996 has started beeping twice when I press the key fob.
It locks and then immediately unlocks.
Also when opening the drivers side door, the window goes down when handle is pulled but goes straight back up when the handle is released. So the window obstructs the door closing.
I have the following Durametric Alarm errors:
Voltage failure during alarm
Status: not present
Frequency counter: 1 10
Voltage failure at terminal 30
with alarm system active
Status: not present
Frequency counter: 1 46
Control locking synchronization
Status: not present
Frequency counter: 2 49
Status: not present
Frequency counter: 1 21
W lead ( DME immobilizer)
Status: not present
Frequency counter: 1
What's the best way to proceed with fixing this?
Instrument cluster completely dark and gauges not moving.
How to save $5000 in 3 easy steps.
2002 Boxster S
Here is my story, the problem AND THE SOLUTION.
I have a 2002 Boxster S which was sitting for approximately 6 months unused. As you might expect the battery was dead when I went to use it. It was easy to jump with a portable jumper starter. The car started right up and it was easy to drive. However, when I stopped to get gas, the dashboard instrument cluster went crazy and all the idiot lights came on. Even though I had driven the car for about a half-hour the battery was dead, so being prepared, I use my portable jumper starter. The car started up fine, however all the idiots lights stayed on. The instrument cluster otherwise worked. Drove home, left the doors slightly open so that I would not get locked out, and open the hood so I could get to the battery, then turned off the car. Shortly thereafter drove to get a battery, but now all the idiot lights were on and the instrument cluster was completely dark. Gauges were not moving. Nothing! The battery was replaced while the car was off. After restarting with a new battery, the gauges were not moving, the instrument cluster was dark and now only the check engine/oil pressure idiot light was on. Drove home and turned the car off. However, the check engine/oil pressure idiot light stayed on, even though the car was off. I asked my local mechanic who recommended, "Just take it to Porsche". So I called the Porsche dealer, who could not take the car for a week, but figured it needed a new instrument cluster and after diagnosing fees and the all the other fees and costs would be a few thousand dollars. So, I decided to search the web. I did not find an example exactly like mine, but after my research it seemed that the main computer might have been confused by too many low-voltage signals since the battery was weak. I was sure there had been no overvoltage situations or sparks. I had little to lose, so I thought I'd try the following which worked!
Tools needed: 10 mm socket wrench and portable jumper starter.
Disconnect the negative (black) cable from the battery using a 10 mm socket wrench.
Reconnect the negative (black) cable to the battery using a 10 mm socket wrench.
If needed use the portable jumper starter to start the car.
Smile and save $5000.
The instrument cluster is working perfectly and all the idiot lights are off, even the radio works! Hope this helps someone else!
I have a 2003 Boxster base model (2.7) with auto. Current showing code P0600 and DTE 61. Had a few different Porsche mechanics look at the issue and have not found a solution. Cleaned the electrical connection at the transmission and verified the ground connections at the tiptronic control module. Had the DME, tiptronic module and immobilizer checked and they were found to be working.
Does the Can-bus connection between the DME and the tiptronic module extend to the immobilizer or other modules? All I could find is information up to the 2001 model year.
Looking for a reason why the DME Is not communicating with the tiptronic and how to test the Can-bus circuit. Is there a wiring schematic available for the 2003/2004 boxster?
2010 Carrera S 6M Cab 150k miles
TLDR: Dealer tells me the code is 2402 and Durametric returns 0024 with a description that matches the dealer.
I am getting screwey values when I look up actual values.
I try to clear codes and they don't seem to clear.
Has anyone else seen this?
I got CEL after about 1000 miles after replacing the catalytic converters myself. I pulled the codes with my Durametric and got:
0024 - DMTL Diagnosis module for tank leakage; pump drive rUpper limit exceeded
0010 - Intake camshaft driver
I took it to Porsche because I wrongly figured this was related to my cats. They pulled the codes and said the car was throwing 2402 and that the 0010 was in the system but had been there for a long time and was not relevant.
Now I had cleared that 0010 about a half dozen times so I thought it was fresh. It did not register at the time, but that means my reset did not work.
They said that it would cost $1,100 to replace the DM-TL and filter. It was very likely the right thing to do because they tried to actuate it and it would not spin.
As I have dropped about $14k on my Porsche habit in the last 30 months and my wife has had about enough of this, I paid the diagnostic fee and replace the parts myself (saving about $700).
Now my Durametric is still pulling the same codes plus a new one:
0014 which it says is No signal/communication
That code, like the 0024, is not in my copy of the Porsche 997 essential companion.
So when went to look at live values relevant to the DM-TL the Durametric was putting in some weird results. Percents or bars when the units should have been seconds.
Background: DM-TL is a complicated pump/sensor that determines that there are no leaks in the gas fume recycling system. It pulls low amps if there is a leak, so a high value means there is a problem with the pump or maybe a short.
2000 Boxster Tiptronic with 113k mi. I recently removed the transmission to deal with another issue, but while doing so some of the brittle SAI hoses cracked and/or became disassembled. I have replaced the cracked lines (i.e. not all of the lines) and reconnected according to the following picture, with the exception that I have a Tiptronic and there is a hose that runs to a changeover valve on the transmission:
I get the typical SAI codes, P0410 (80) and P1411 (208), about every 150mi driven. Otherwise the car drives great...SAI pump is running and holding air as usual.
Presumably, I have something connected incorrectly, possibly with respect to connection to the transmission changeover valve. The one thing I notice different than before removing the transmission is that the car seems to be running cooler than before. I suspect this could be caused by the changeover valve for the transmission as I think it controls the flow of coolant to the ATF cooler (not sure about this and hoping for clarification). The other thing that I don't really suspect, is that the new hoses used do not have the small bulbed end to help with that snap-fit into the intake sleeves.
I have not found a good image showing the SAI hose routing for a 986 Tiptronic, so if anyone knows of one I would be very grateful. I have the Bentley manual which also does not show a Tiptronic-specific diagram for SAI routing.
Any other ideas or does this sound like simply incorrect hose connections?
Many thanks for your input!