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(This is a noob question! However, since I have not yet found a decisive answer I turn to the community. Please direct me to the correct post, if it exists! )
Carrera 4S 2008, 997.1 was put on hazards for 24 hours.
Afterwards, it appeared the battery was dead as hazards had gone off. Remote unlock was non-functional.
I plugged in the CTEK trickle charger ("car mode": 14,4V / 3,3 A) in the cigarette igniter. The car immediately exhibited the following behaviors:
-hazards lights flickering regularly, at approximately 3-4 Hz
-hazard button flickering at the same pace.
-Sport chrono's hands waving around erratically
I left the car in that state for 5-7 hours. After that period, I pressed the hazard button and the flickering stopped. I assumed the car was now charging.
Coming back to it 10 hours later, I unplugged the trickle charger; the battery was still dead.
I replugged the trickle charger, on car mode, and the flickering resumed. I gave it 12 hours.
This morning, I observed the flickering was still on. I tried to turn on the engine, to no avail. The car key remained locked in the ignition.
I could not pop the hood in order to obtain a voltage measurement from the battery's poles.
My hypothesis is that the electrical system is in a faulty state and needs a hard reset, before charging can occur. Perhaps I also need a different piece of equipment.
Any help... HELPS!
I could use a little advice here. I've got a 4-post steering column that I want to install on my 986 Boxster to get my OBC functionality. According to Pelican Parts and multiple forums, I need to get these two parts from Porsche: 999-650-056-40 - Connector, 999-650-057-40 - Connector Cover and these two parts from VW: 000-979-009 - Connector wire and pins for stalk, 000-979-010 - Connector wire and pins for cluster.
Once I have these parts the instructions indicate to make a wire harness out of them.
My local VW dealer didn't have them in stock, but they've been ordered. Porsche, on the other hand, shows that both part numbers have changed to a single part number. Unsure if it's the right part, I ordered it anyway.
I'm wondering if anyone knows the correct parts that should be ordered. But, really, I'm baffled as to why Porsche doesn't have a singular part number for the whole thing? If you bought a Boxster from Porsche with the OBC option, did it not come with the proper wiring harness? Did Porsche themselves buy parts and splice them together to make a wiring harness for their own car?
It's all so frustrating!
I was really hoping someone could clear this up as to exactly what parts are needed, especially since the part numbers have changed and possibly the parts themselves.