Question about 1999 Porsche Boxster

1 Answer

Why does the dash count down to start the car?

Are you supposed to wait till the countdown is over to crank the car or do you do it before it ends? Why does it do this?

Posted by on

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Because the engineer's said so.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Hi Tyler- The countdown happens when you turn the ignition switch to the "On" position without turning the engine over. It (the countdown) is for the oil level display. Once the countdown is complete, the digital oil level indicator will tell you how much oil is in the case. You do not need to wait for the countdown to reach 0:00 to start your car.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

How do I reset "Change Engine Oil" warning light on my 2011 Nemo 1.3 Hdi diesel multispace


With key off .. Hold button down. Turn on ignition.. Not engine.. Watch for countdown till zero.. Release button.. All done...!

Nov 06, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

Tip

How to get rid of maintenance light


To remove the "maintenance needed" light from your dash display:
1.) Insert the key into the ignition
2.) Hold the "odometer reset" button on the dash
3.) Turn the key to the "on" position DON"T START VEHICLE and wait for the dashes/hyphens to countdown, and then "zeros" will flash
4.) Release the "odometer reset" button, and start your car.

Maintenance light should be gone after this is complete. For future reference, this will work everytime. If you have any cases where is doesn't work, you must have performed it incorrectly. The "maintanence" light is generic and only runs on a timer, and your service provider is suppose to reset it after they perform maintanence

on Apr 06, 2010 | Scion TC Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2001 Accent starter doesn't crank when engine hot. New battery, new starter. I have to wait 10-15 min and there is no problem???


The problem is usually the crank sensor that is faulty. Run the vehicle till its hot, when the motor does not want to crank, remove sensor pore water on the sensor to cool down, refit sensor. If vehicle starts, purchase new crank sensor.

Aug 06, 2014 | 2001 Hyundai Accent

1 Answer

Absouetly nothing happens when the ignitionis turned to start position


Don't worry or panic, This is very Common in Auroras especially with the 3.5 engine. I can't guarantee it will always start when you wait a while. But till this day my aurora does the same thing, no sound from the starter at all, then it starts. There is a good chance its the crank sensor. Not a hard or expensive job, just sucks if that ends up not being the problem. Its one of the problems with my aurora but am not exactly sure if that's whats causing it to randomly not crank. My advice just wait A while. when my aurora finally cranks, the rpm jumps and reads backwards.

Aug 26, 2013 | 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora

1 Answer

When I turn the engine over my mileage odometer disapears?


Looks like you put the mileage left for your gas consumption. Try to push the button on the rear side of the instrument cluster till you get back to the mileage .

Apr 17, 2013 | 2005 Smart Fortwo Coupe

1 Answer

1991 Honda Accord got hot. Now it won't start. It


car overheated can cause failure at the head gasket.Overheated till the car just stops can cause ring failure thus no compression and worped head.car will not run in some cases.

May 17, 2012 | 1991 Honda Accord

2 Answers

The crank for lowering the spare tire is supposed to fit into a cylinder, which when turned counterclockwise is supposed to lower the spare. However, the cylinder appears to have no slot to fit the crank...


You didn't mention YEAR or MODEL, but if it is like most Lexus vehicles, the spare tire winch has a square "nipple" on the end of it, not a "slot". You slide the jacking extension square-end first into the tube and onto the nipple. (This usually requires connecting two or more jacking extension pieces together) You then use the lug wrench (which has a square hole in it) to turn the jacking extension to lower the tire.

Apr 17, 2011 | Lexus LX 470 Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

How do reset service light on peugeot partner van


Perform the following

Turn the ignition off
Press and hold the milometer push button (the button for reset the miles mostly the right hand push button on the dash)
Turn on the ignition (do not start the car!)
Wait for the display countdown to reach 0
Release the milometer push button
Turn the ignition off.
Turn the ignition on and check that the correct mileage till the next service is displayed

Jun 05, 2009 | 2005 Peugeot 405

1 Answer

97 Gmc suburban 1500, engine tries to turn over but will not start. Usually happens after not being driven for a day, And, there is a gas odor coming from the engine area.


Anytime you have an odor of RAW GASOLINE, it is wise to discontinue the running of the engine till it located and corrected. Neglecting this fact could lead to an UNHEALTHY situation. Hoping you're getting my message. The reason it develops the problem after sitting a day is because the fuel that is SUPPOSED to be waiting in the fuel rail for the engine to start , has now leaked out and is not there FOR THE ENGINE TO RUN, so it cranks, NO START. Hope this helps.

May 06, 2009 | 1996 GMC Suburban

1 Answer

2000 chevy lumina. Is fan supposed to come on when car started


no fan comes on when engine cold start up .but it will come on when you turn on air conditioning or defrost on .if engine idling a while when temp get 190 degree the fan will kick on.if over heating you got air in system .wait until cools check coolant add more .crank engine let it idle few. minutes when start warming up turn off engine wait a while before removing radiator cap so you wont get scald.add more coolant .crank it again starting warming up turn off engine wait a while .add coolant .keep doing this procedure until your coolant stop dropping off .if you do this more than 6 times you got a leak some where.check crank level for signs.if oil level higher than normal.if everything looking good.when engine cool make sure add coolant to over flow jug cold level mark.

Apr 28, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Lumina

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Porsche Boxster Logo

Related Topics:

349 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Porsche Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21990 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

66744 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Porsche Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...