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2006 C2S

I’ve unsuccessfully searched the forums for my issue.

About half the time, I turn the ignition key but nothing happens-no dash lights and starter won’t engage (with clutch fully depressed). Happens whether or not the steering wheel is in the locked position. I am able to overcome the issue by pulling out the key, wiggling the steering wheel and re-inserting/turning the ignition switch several times. Is this a DIY lubrication issue, or, does it require a new ignition switch and/or key barrel?

thanks in advance.

Johan

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I would start by replacing the electrical part of the ignition switch.  Two screws, unplug and it is out.

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Are you referring to the control module?

I found this on Pelican and it appears to screw in rather than being held by two mall screws.

johan 

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Uwon, I'm having the same issue.  The start or non start issue is random but annoying.  I don't understand why this is a problem with Porsche and not any other car I've ever owned or driven.

 

Hoping we can get some answers that will fix this once and for all.

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59 minutes ago, Uwon said:

Are you referring to the control module?

I found this on Pelican and it appears to screw in rather than being held by two mall screws.

johan 

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This is correct for the 997-1.

Older 9x6 series have the one screw hold-down.

 

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19 minutes ago, David HUDGENS said:

Uwon, I'm having the same issue.  The start or non start issue is random but annoying.  I don't understand why this is a problem with Porsche and not any other car I've ever owned or driven.

 

Hoping we can get some answers that will fix this once and for all.

 

Is it the same issue - "sticky ignition switch". Or, is it just hard to start - please describe.

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1 hour ago, Loren said:

 

This is correct for the 997-1.

Older 9x6 series have the one screw hold-down.

 

Loren, I’m wondering how the key tumbler assembly interacts with the module above. Does the tumbler push a rod into the module for the first click of the key followed by a further turn of the rod (with fingers, presumably) to start the car?

Johan

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I believe inserting the key releases the switch to turn if the key indents match up. So yes, push to activate - turn to unlock/activate.

Also, the round ring and ignition switch require a special tool (supplied with the car) to release the ignition switch from the dash.

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On 2018-04-07 at 1:23 PM, Loren said:

 

Also, the round ring and ignition switch require a special tool (supplied with the car) to release the ignition switch from the dash.

 

No special tool supplied with my car. Can you use a straightened out paper clip as in the 996?

johan

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7 minutes ago, Uwon said:

 

No special tool supplied with my car. Can you use a straightened out paper clip as in the 996?

johan

 

Yes, as long as it is not too big or too small.

 

1. Lever out the small cover, at the top right next to the ignition key, at the ignition switch using a screwdriver.
2. Then, push a pen, for example, into the opening next to the key, turn the ignition key to position 0 and pull it out.

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On 4/7/2018 at 10:47 AM, Loren said:

 

Is it the same issue - "sticky ignition switch". Or, is it just hard to start - please describe.

It's definitely not sticking or sticky.  I simply turn the ignition to the right and sometimes nothing happens.  I then have to turn the key to the left to "reset" it, then try turning the engine over again.

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48 minutes ago, David HUDGENS said:

It's definitely not sticking or sticky.  I simply turn the ignition to the right and sometimes nothing happens.  I then have to turn the key to the left to "reset" it, then try turning the engine over again.

 

How old is your battery?

If it is 4 years or older it should be replaced.

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On 5/29/2018 at 8:22 AM, Loren said:

 

How old is your battery?

If it is 4 years or older it should be replaced.

I bought the car last summer, so I'm not sure.  I'll have to take a look at it and see if I can't decipher the label.

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