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97 993 c4 cab won't start

Extremely stupid question:  I just bought a 97 c4 cab.  Off the transport it drove great twice, then I left it a couple hours and it is DEAD.  Turn key and nothing happens.  Tried messing with the button on the key, turned alarm on and off, etc.  Will not turn over.  Sometimes the dash warning lights go on when turn key, sometimes not.  Either way no go.  I suspect either a dead battery or some user error related to the immobilization/alarm system.  Can someone explain how this works and how to tell what's up in a systematic way before I get a flatbed and haul it off to repair shop?

Horn started going off intermittently on my 96 993 C4...problem with alarm system?

Over the last few weeks the horn goes off intermittently.  Sometimes when hitting a bump...sometimes when just turning.  Is this a problem with the alarm system or a possible short in the wiring to the horn?

Difficult starting vehicle Do to Imobizler

I am having a difficult time starting the vehicle. The car is a manual shift and I have the clutch depressed to the floor, when I go to start everything normally comes on as expected, however the car does not start. I then have to depress the FOB button when starting and the car will then start. I know it is the imobizler, but not sure how to fix it.

993 Engine Check Light

I have just joined PCA and know there has been much correspondence in the past regarding the dreaded CEL light.  Every year I dread the smog test and spend money to get a mechanic to "turn off" the light for a few miles of relief only, during which I rush to the smog station.  Many mechanics and dealers and dollars later I am so worn out by this cycle that I am even thinking of selling -- although I can't sell it with the CEL on!  There has never been a problem showing with the diagnostics and they say there is nothing to fix.

My radio has turned on twice this winter while the car was off.

I came out to my garafe and my car was locked and the radio was playing.  I was the last person in the car and the radio was off.

How do you program a 1996 911 single button key fob?

My car only had one key and key fob remote, so I purchased a second key and remote. I need to program the single button remote. 

Window Switches

993 window switches constantly break.  Are there any companies that make a metal (or any material) switch that won't break so often?

distributor rebuild and belt replacement

From what I have read is the most likely cause of the distributor belt failure is a bearings failure in the belt driven distributor side. I pulled mine down and sure enough the top bearing was just miles from a freeze up.  I got to it just in time. Now the bad part is I have spent two days on line trying to locate the right bearing with no luck. The company that mfg. the bearing no longer supply them. Bearing # 1201-BE-2RS-AH01  The bearing is an ANGULAT BALL BEARING. With out this type bearing the only thing left is a HIgh Proformance dual plug distributor. $1500.00

warning light

My convertible top is in manual operation, due to other factors.  The latches still work, but the top warning light and the main warning light are always on.  Can I disable the main warning light, but still have it light up when there are other issues (asdide from the top)? Or will disabling the convertible top warning light automatically turn off the main warning light?




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