Just tried to get into my car and the electronic key doesn't work. Used the manual key lock to get in, alarm sounded, alarm stopped, sat down and put key in ignition and it won't start. Warning said the PSM and ABS had failed and that it needed to be taken to the Workshop. The spoiler went up and is now locked in the up position. What has happened???? Only used the car 3 weeks ago and it was fine. Now it won't start. It also keeps saying that 'the ignition key has not been removed'. Very odd.
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Yes you can still drive it. When the ABS system fails, it reverts to the old system. Meaning that when and if you hit the brakes hard enough, the wheels could lock and skid. By releasing them they will roll again. We drove forever with out ABS and most of us are still alive.
will need to reset the throttle potentiometer by switching on the
ignition (to second position) for at least one minute then switch off
before starting the engine. - do not press throttle during the one
computer is expensive before i invested in one id try to replace the sensors that control those circuits if that dosent solve the problem then id try changing the proms in the computer then lastly the computer.
Insert key into door barrel or ignition lock and turn key, whilst doing this press the unlock/lock button, the led on the dash should flash to indicate this has initialised the key to the car, then remove key and test operation of remote. If this fails then a new remote plus coding to the car by your dealership is needed
Just had same problem this morning. I had noticed that the satnav was malfunctioning (i.e. developed a mind of its own!!) a couple of days ago and then this morning PSM/ABS failure......marvellous!! Anyway, simply disconnected battery, waited 10-15 mins, reconnected battery and hey presto my boxster fired up. However the PSM failure message still showed, so took it for a spin around the block and the message disappeared and, touch wood, everything seems back to normal. I think it must have been a battery problem, so just to safe I am going to get a new battery and hopefully I can look forward to years of trouble free motoring.....one day with the roof down!!!! (Where has the sunshine gone!!!????)
I had these problems on my 2005 911 when the battery died. Apparently when it goes IT GOES. I had no problem with the battery until this time and then suddenly it was dead.
I've heard since that this is common on Porsche 996 when the battery is dead and then is should also be the case with the 986 Boxter since these 2 share a lot of components.
I removed the old battery and left the car without a battery for at least 30 minutes (while doing some other maintainance). Put a new battery in and no problems after that. On most cars if you disconnect the battery for like 15 minutes the maintainance computer resets its self and all warninglights should dissapear unless there is a real fault, then the appropriate light should come back on!