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Old 06-22-2018, 08:28 PM   #221
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This is exactly what mine does.
Sounds like its normal for our cars. Just wish one of us can figure a way around it.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:58 PM   #222
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Has anyone been able to figure this out? My factory remote recently gave up the ghost as well and I turned to Ebay for an aftermarket solution. I have an 02 Base and after wiring up the unit, I can also get the doors to lock and unlock. Unfortunately, similar to the previous posts, once the dash LED kicks on (30 seconds after the door locks), I cannot unlock the doors using the remote. I have an M535 immobilizer.

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That actually makes me feel better. Maybe itís something in the M535 that causes it not to function the way it would with an m531.

Mine is the M535, so that's not it.


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Old 06-22-2018, 10:25 PM   #223
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Mine is the M535, so that's not it.


Whelp, there goes my theory...the mystery continues.
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Old 06-23-2018, 07:04 AM   #224
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Whelp, there goes my theory...the mystery continues.
I have a thought. Before the system arms, the doors can be unlocked by the aftermarket remote, but the gas cap door remains locked. Do you guys know which wire triggers the gas cap door?
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Blue/green/red (blue wire, green stripe, red bands) for lock and blue/yellow/red for unlock (the same wires lock/unlock the front and rear trunk levers on models with release levers vs buttons).
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Old 08-31-2018, 10:19 AM   #226
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I ran into some money. Iím going to start trying to replace and diagnose this issue. I found a PDF of the original diagnosis chart. Complete with values and what to test. Car gets a new top on Thursday and when it comes back Iíll dig in. I suspect one or both of the lock mechanisms has failed. The diagnostic chart thankfully tells you how to tell. Theyíre 350-400 bucks.
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Old 09-01-2018, 03:36 AM   #227
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Thanks exactly what I have to do - unlocking with a physical key and inserting the key into the ignition within 10 seconds. Unfortunately, the remote doesn't unlock once the alarm arms. Only the interior lights light up.

None of the key resyncing procedures I've tried have worked...and I've tried all of them.
I think your key needs a repair. I offer repairs for these 986 / 996 keys, but unfortunately i'm located in Germany. https://986fans.de

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Old 09-01-2018, 03:50 AM   #228
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I called ECU Drs yesterday. I’m going to send it off to them. They’re going to verify it’s functioing properly, and program an extra key for me. As soon as it gets back from having the new top installed I’ll send the CLU and ECU to them.
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Old 09-07-2018, 05:52 AM   #229
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Ordered new door locks yesterday and sending the CLU and ECU to ECU drs this weekend. Wish me luck.
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Passenger door lock is in. No change. Will report back after I replace the drivers side. None of the activations in durametric work still. About to box up the immobilizer and send it out.
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Ive owned this car since December of 2013. I finally get the time, money, and things sorted to send the CLU and ECU to ECUDoctors, ship it off yesterday (from VA to FL) and of course, thereís a hurricane. Shipping pretty much shut down. Box is sitting in Laurel MD and will be there who knows how long. I just want to know whatís wrong with the car. Iíve waited long enough.

I know, trivial for those that are in the path of the hurricane, but Iím being selfish for a min.
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Ive owned this car since December of 2013. I finally get the time, money, and things sorted to send the CLU and ECU to ECUDoctors, ship it off yesterday (from VA to FL) and of course, thereís a hurricane. Shipping pretty much shut down. Box is sitting in Laurel MD and will be there who knows how long. I just want to know whatís wrong with the car. Iíve waited long enough.

I know, trivial for those that are in the path of the hurricane, but Iím being selfish for a min.
Oh, that sucks...
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Well, they got it today. Got an email around 1130 that they were looking at it. Never heard from them and they close at 4. I’m really curious to find out what’s wrong with it. I’m also having them reprogram the original key and sell me an additional remote.
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ECU doctors is done and itís on the way back. They replaced the immobilizer. As I knew, it had water damage. They were able to get a new key to work with the old unit, but the codes it was throwing they believe are because of the water damage. They programmed and new key for me while they had it. It should be there on Tuesday. Hopefully the issues will all be solved.
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