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I’m sorry if this has been talked about already. I just signed up here so plz forgive me. I have a 2002 986. I noticed that I have the air temp sensor on the drivers side grill. I’ve had the car for about 2 years now. I’ve never seen my instrument panel display a digital “85 degrees”. I’m hoping it’s a quick fix. I’m not sure if my year had that option. I hope I don’t need a code reader to fix this. 

 

Also, I have 2 keys. 1 with the Fob and a spare. The Fob never worked so I replaced the battery. Didn’t work. It doesn’t light up at all. I have to unlock the door with the key (without scratching the paint) and the lights all start flashing (no horn). I put a key into the ignition and the “alarm” stops. Is there a way to program the Fob again? Porsche wants $500 for it. I’m not made of money. 

 

Once again I’m sorry if these topics have already been talked about. 

 

Thank you and nice to be here! 

 

 

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10 hours ago, 986dreaming said:

Thank you. How does one know if they have that option? All I see is what’s in this pic. 

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Does the steering column have four stalks or three?

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21 minutes ago, 986dreaming said:

 

Then you do not have OBC.  The fourth stalk can be added, the OBC activated, do a search and you will find lots of DIY installations.

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9 hours ago, JFP in PA said:

 

Then you do not have OBC.  The fourth stalk can be added, the OBC activated, do a search and you will find lots of DIY installations.

 

It doesn't matter if you have 2,3,4 or even 100 stalks. From the Porsche’s maintenance people. They just plugged my car into their machine and activated it. Simple. All done with the wonderful 3 stocks. 

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9 hours ago, 986dreaming said:

 

It doesn't matter if you have 2,3,4 or even 100 stalks. From the Porsche’s maintenance people. They just plugged my car into their machine and activated it. Simple. All done with the wonderful 3 stocks. 

 

Actually, the stalk does matter, depending upon the year of the car.  On many cars, just activation of the OBC system will show nothing; it requires either retrofitting the stalk or a similar toggling device before the display goes active.  In your case, you got lucky.........

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5 hours ago, JFP in PA said:

 

Actually, the stalk does matter, depending upon the year of the car.  On many cars, just activation of the OBC system will show nothing; it requires either retrofitting the stalk or a similar toggling device before the display goes active.  In your case, you got lucky.........

Durametric pro is a great tool. Nice that my local PCA has them. Done on mine and a few others. So there’s a misconception. It even worked on a 997 and 987, 99-O4 986 and 996.2 

i woukdnt call it luck. It’s Porsche being lazy. 

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2 hours ago, 986dreaming said:

Durametric pro is a great tool. Nice that my local PCA has them. Done on mine and a few others. So there’s a misconception. It even worked on a 997 and 987, 99-O4 986 and 996.2 

i woukdnt call it luck. It’s Porsche being lazy. 

 

It's luck.  A lot of things Porsche does is driven by the bean counters, making all the early 986's standard with cruise and OBC, but without activating these systems or installing controls to operate them was a cost driven concept, as Porsche believed that these systems would be popular enough to trigger many "post delivery" activations and dealer control retrofits, and that the factory could charge as much for the options post delivery as they did if they were ordered when the car was built.  Two things they did not count on was someone would develop a cost effective alternative to the PSIT II or PIWIS systems that could switch them on, and that courts would rule it was unfair to charge full boat for a hidden option that was actually given away with the car in the first place.  Once that happened, Porsche stopped shipping all the cars with these capabilities built in.  So getting one with it, that can show anything without adding the fourth stalk was luck...….…………...

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