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I know this sounds a little rudimentary , but have you tried replacing the battery? Also, you might need to reflow the connections on the key fob's circuit board. If that doesn't work, then you should be prepared to replace it. I wouldn't advice owning these cars with just one working key fob. Could get expensive if you lose you one and only key fob when the car is armed. You end up having to replace the immobilizer on top of new keys.



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Similar problem with my MY2000.  First key failed last summer, 2nd key in December.  Both still started the car and manually locked/unlocked.  Fob lights flash once, no longer flicker even after battery replacement and polarity swapping.


Finally bought a new fob from PorscheParts.US for $160 delivered and found local indy to program for $68.  Probably should have bought 2 keys at the same time as programming appears to be a flat fee with most the places I talked to.

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