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02 996 C2 spoiler permanently raised

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Is it possible to keep the engine spoiler in a permanently raised possition? Every drive I drive I manualu raise it via the fuse lanel botton. Im worried that always raising it will cause the actuator to fail prematurely. If I can just keep it always raised would be perfect.



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Codes are for emissions related stuff.  The dashlight should stay off.  You are simply cutting the power to the spoiler.  The other thing to try is remove the spoiler up and down relays in Relay Support 2, under the rear carpet.


996 Relays.jpg

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D8 is not the correct fuse to pull for an 02 c2, D8 is strictly the radio. Which explains why my radio stopped working when I pulled it. D7 is listed for rear spoiler.

Heres a link with all the 996 models and years fuses listed:


List of fuses and amperage for Porsche 911 (996) (1997 to 2006) including fuse box location and fuse box diagram
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Quick update

Remove of fuse D7 allows the rear spoiler to remain raised, however it also disables the engine compartment from opening. Perhaps there is another way to keep the spoiler raised by disconecting the lifter mechanism, though I dont want to have an illuminated dash light for a spoiler malfunction.

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This worked twice for me over the years.

Check D7 fuse and replace if bad (mine have been ok but this is a good place to start. Do an electrical system reset: Disconnect the battery negative terminal for 5 seconds or so and then reconnect it.

Then try the rear-deck/spoiler raise/lower switch  on the front of the fuse box (driver’s foot well area, press lower downside of switch in this case to manually lower the spoiler). Spoiler should lower normally and be ready for normal  speed determined operation. Good luck!

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Thank you for the detailed response. However i wanted my spoiler permenently raised. I already sorted it by pulling D6. I just need to re-insert that fuse if i need to open the engine compartment. But its no big deal since i hardly ever need to access the engine.

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