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Porsche boxster fault diagnosis

Hello, my instrument panel is broken. The Dealer says that he can not check the car with the fault diagnosis tool because he can make a diagnosis of the car only via a connector of said panel. Is it true or is he only trying to force me to buy a new panel?

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  • gife Jul 28, 2008

    It is just a link to another general site focused on boxster but not a direct answer to the problem.

  • gife Jul 28, 2008

    Thank you for the photo anyway, I have it already but the position of the connector does not indicate if it is connected via the instrument panel to the central unit where the data for the fault diagnosis are stored.

  • gife Jul 28, 2008

    thank you for confirming my worries but I need some technical reason, eventually a datasheet to contradict the official porsche dealer of my area(sigh)

  • gife Jul 28, 2008

    Thank you for your precise explanation, Is it possible that if the gateway of the instrument panel is broken no info at all reaches the scan unit?

  • gife Jul 29, 2008

    Now It is clear! thank you, so the dealer wanted only to screw me, could you post me the link where I can download the datasheet that you are looking at?

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Hi.....
I'm Looking the DIAGRAM for your porshe. on my PC.
And I see that if the Instrumel panel is broken. or damaged.
The scanner Don't be able to Diagnostic the instrument funtions.

But the REST of the funtion will be able the scanner to read a FAULT CODES.
If the scanner Don't want to comunicate with the vehicle ECM.
First step . Check the FUSE # B10 15amp. and # B1 15 amp. in the fuse block left side of Dash.
They give a 12v to the DATA LINK CONNECTOR.

OK.. I hope this help on your problem.
Any other information that you need I will glad to help.

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  • Juan Guillen Jul 28, 2008

    Not. Because The scanner is able to Enter at all the System.

    THE DATA LINK CONNECTOR. has a wire data for each one of the system. If you want to Diagnostic BODY The scanner use the wire for the body.. Ecm. the wire for ECM. ABS. Abs wire data. ALL of them are diferent.

    The Instrument panel are connected with the Navigation system,

    Alarm and locking system...



  • Juan Guillen Jul 29, 2008

    Sorry but NOT. I have on my Computer Auto repair Software.

    MITCHELL ONDEMAND 5.

    But any Info. That you want I can give to you.

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The connector will be there even if the side panel is gone i really think he wants to hit u with a big bill

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The connector is somewhere around the drivers seat, below the seetring weel

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I would get a 2nd opinion from another mechanic.

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  • Ekse Jul 28, 2008

    Im not actually a car mechanic, but I doesn't sound normal, that you would have to replace the instrument panel to get the error codes from the computer. Il ask my father about this, hes been with cars for over 30years.

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