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Old 03-26-2020, 12:43 AM   #41
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So I'm moments shy of buying a PST2 for this same purpose.
I understand from other threads that I'll need a 996 VIN and associated password, in order to load that 986 flash to my 986 DME. (Correct?)
In anticipation of this, I called my dealer today to see what it'd take to get them to help me with that VIN and password. No joy. They basically mocked me, that I'd think they'd just hand that out. They're kinda dicks over there.

So, question: some of y'all who've done this (TRK?) Do you have a VIN and associated pass code you can share? And if not, do you know a dealer who is supportive of this, who I could contact?

I'd sure like to know I've got a clear pathway before I pull the trigger on the PST2.

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Your Dealer in Utah is the worst in the country. I've heard multiple stories from 986 owners. I have a 996 ROW tune on my street boxster but my DME and immobilzer came out of a 996. Pretty simple switch, but I'm not sure about putting a 996 tune into a 986 dme. The immobilizer will still know it's a boxster (I think). I just put a 996 intake on my 2.7 rallycross boxster and was going to also switch over to a 996 tune. Give me a few days and I can tell you what happened

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Old 03-26-2020, 06:37 AM   #42
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Your Dealer in Utah is the worst in the country. I've heard multiple stories from 986 owners. Try Porsche of Plano. They're pretty laid back there and might give one to you. I have a 996 ROW tune on my street boxster but my DME and immobilzer came out of a 996. Pretty simple switch, but I'm not sure about putting a 996 tune into a 986 dme. The immobilizer will still know it's a boxster (I think). I just put a 996 intake on my 2.7 rallycross boxster and was going to also switch over to a 996 tune. Give me a few days and I can tell you what happened
Ha! You're a stud.

Yeah, I'm quite disappointed with the dealer options we have in Utah.

I'll watch for your update! Thanks!
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LOL. I haven't been called a stud in awhile. Text me your vin at 512-925-9171. I'll get you a code when I get one. I have a source but I normally only ask him for codes for myself. It's a source I don't want to wear out
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LOL. I haven't been called a stud in awhile. Text me your vin at 512-925-9171. I'll get you a code when I get one. I have a source but I normally only ask him for codes for myself. It's a source I don't want to wear out
Do I need the code for MY VIN? Or for the VIN of a 996 whose flash I want to load? How does that work?
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Hey Maytag; I notice no one has brought up something that should be mentioned here. I believe you have said that Utah smog for your year, like Ca. consists of OBD interrogation. Since the diesel gate saga, Ca. smog test checks that the OBD program has not been altered as this will be a fail. You might want to check this if you license your car for street duty.

PS Dealers especially VW/Porsche dealers in an "enhanced smog inspection" state will be far less likely to supply info to alter the OBD programs which could open them up to litigation. Unlike a State that does not do smog testing.

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Old 03-26-2020, 01:18 PM   #46
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Hey Maytag; I notice no one has brought up something that should be mentioned here. I believe you have said that Utah smog for your year, like Ca. consists of OBD interrogation. Since the diesel gate saga, Ca. smog test checks that the OBD program has not been altered as this will be a fail. You might want to check this if you license your car for street duty.

PS Dealers especially VW/Porsche dealers in an "enhanced smog inspection" state will be far less likely to supply info to alter the OBD programs which could open them up to litigation. Unlike a State that does not do smog testing.
Thanks for the heads-up, Monty. I don't know how to find out if they check to see if it's been altered. They do NOT do a "sniff" test, with the probe up the tailpipe (I think those start when the car is 50 yrs old... that's when the procedure became mandatory for me, anyway ) the Utah IM test (or at least my county) consists of a visual inspection and then plug-in to the OBD for pass/fail check.
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Do I need the code for MY VIN? Or for the VIN of a 996 whose flash I want to load? How does that work?
Your vin to start. I've never installed a 996 tune into a 986 dme so it's new to me. I don't think getting a 996 vin will work but I'll ask when I get the codes.

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