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Remote central locking

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Hi people, got my 996 back a few weeks ago after an engine rebuild so the battery etc. was disconnected for a couple of weeks. Everything engine wise is good but I'm having an issue opening the passenger door. If I press the remote then driver's door always unlocks and I can get in, but the passenger door won't open, you pull the handle (inside and out) and the window drops slightly but the door won't open. When you let go of the handle, the window moves back to it's shut position. I read somewhere that if you press the remote twice within 5 seconds then both doors will open, and sometimes this works. I'm sure it's a safety feature but I'm keen to get it back to how it used to be when you pressed it once and both doors were ready to open.


Does anyone know how to reset it / switch it into another mode please?


Many thanks.

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What happens if you use the key to lock/unlock the door?  The reason for asking is to determine if there is a difference between using the remote and using the key.  If the key creates the same situation, passenger door not unlocking, then I believe the only solution is a visit to a Porsche dealer for reprogramming the security module in the car.  Given that the battery was disconnected for some period of time, the security module probably went into "default mode".  I've heard others complain about this same situation, i.e., when unlocking the car only the drivers door unlocks and to open the passenger door one must use the dash lock/unlock button.  It is something that can be programmed (I believe) only with the Porsche software at a dealer.  If for some reason there is another problem with the passenger door, microswitch or locking mechanism, they can also pinpoint that problem as well.

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Thanks DBJ.


I just tried this, unlocked via the key hole, the alarm went off so I opened the drivers door and pressed the remote until it stopped. Then shut the door and tried the passenger door, it opened. Locked it with the remote, then unlocked it with the remote, passenger door fine.


It may just be coincidence, otherwise I'm not sure what I've managed to change but will see if it continues to obey and report back.


Thanks again.

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