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996 911 2004 CARRERA 4S - CAR NOT RESPONDING TO KEY FOB


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Hello All, 

 

My car is not responding to my key fob - when I press the unlock and lock button on the fob, it blinks red but the car does not receive the signal. When I went to go program my car at a local shop, the mechanic stated it might be a door actuator and that there might be an issue with my central alarm locking system. Has anyone else experienced this problem? If so, please let me know what the culprit is and what I should focus on fixing in order to resolve this problem? 

 

Thank you all! 

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You might need help from the stealership on this one.  Might take a piwis to reprogram everything.  Best I can say. 
Others here will likely jump in. 
Good luck. 

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Your 20 year old key fob has stopped working.  Welcome to the club.  Your circuit board in the key has broken and now doesn't work to lock/unlock the car.  Mine has been that way for 15 years.  I just use the blade to lock/unlock.  Options?  Go to dealership, order new keys from Stuttgart (only place in the world to get replacement keys), put wallet on counter and empty it of all remaining credit cards (read this as replacement keys are very expensive - $450 plus each plus ensuring programming  correctly to your car - Porsche dealer only).

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Mark, there you go...one of the pros has stepped up to the plate.  As suspected, your next stop to fix this issue is your local friendly stealership. 
Again, good luck. 

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Considering what people do to these key fobs (gone through the family washer, spent a couple of days at the bottom of a lake, ran it over with the car, etc.), I am surprise that they work at all.  Eventually everything wears out; when it does, then it is time to go to the dealer and make your wallet a little easier to sit on.................😉

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