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Old 04-12-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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Immobilizer and DME

The immobilizer gave out and had my 99 boxster towed to my local indy. His piwis was out for repairs so he waited two weeks before exploring the problem. The first attempt to reset the new immobilizer (alarm unit) and new key heads, I was told that the new immobilizer was bad because it would only read the keys and not reset the immobilizer (alarm unit). So, I order new immobilizer (alarm unit) indy installs and proceeds to tell me that the newest unit reads the keys and resets but won't communicate with the DME.

So, today I go by to check on the status and I am told they've had no luck, here are your keys and you need to have you car towed to a dealer.

$900 later all Ive got to show is a parts bill of $800 and shop bill of $900 (Oh they did repair a few actuators for the door locks).

Is it possible that the mechanic doesn't know how to use the Piwis tool?

Help, anyone ever have this problem with the immobilizer and DME?

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Old 04-13-2012, 06:45 PM   #2
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Likely plus he probably doesn't have all the necessay codes.

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