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    Anyone else has had gremlins appear?

    After 3200 perfect miles, I had two hopefully one time only gremlins appear. I went on a 600 mile journey on Saturday and everything was fine (except for my first speeding ticket ever in a Porsche in thirty years). Heading home from Hearst Castle, after a gas station stop, the oil level indicator flash on for about 5 seconds after I left the gas station and then the display returned to normal. The second gremlin appear when I got home and my right high beam light was on even after I turned off the lights. I had to flash the high beams to turn it off.

    Anyone else has had any gremlins appear?

    P.S. Spent 10 hours in the car today and the ride, comfort, seats were all excellent. (10 hours, 20.2 mpg, 600 miles.)

    Re: Anyone else has had gremlins appear?

    Please don't call them gremlins, when that is normal, and you are just not aware of it. There is a little switch on you fuel filler neck, that is activated when refueling, to always show your oil level, whether you are inclined to, or
    not ! It's a brilliant idea. Did you leave your turn signal on, so the light stayed on. Did you know there is also a
    " Home " position on your light switch, that will leave the lights on, as well ? Read your owners manual, and truly
    enjoy your new 997. Revvv

    Re: Anyone else has had gremlins appear?

    whats a GREMLIN?

    Re: Anyone else has had gremlins appear?

    Where did you get your ticket? On the 101 near Paso Robles / Templeton?

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    Very informative Revvv, thanks

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    Thanks Revv, but I have never noticed it before after filling up, and I did had to fill up three times yesterday. It must have been because this time was an extremely long stop at the gas station as I was trying to remove all the bugs from the windshield. I am aware of the home position, but this was the right high beam light was on, which I do not believe come on with the home/right signal, but I will try to duplicate it.

    The ticket I got was on the Paso Robles Highway (CA-46) just to the east of I-5. The road is straight and level most of the way, but right before it hits the 5, it sweeps to the right and up a little. That where the CHP was waiting with radar. I was lucky, he only wrote 75 mph in a 55 mph zone and did not care/notice that I had no front license plate.

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    Sorry about your ticket ! They suck ! I got 2 speeding
    tickets in 3 weeks in my new 997 Coupe; and I thought I really knew better. I need a detector..... Revvv

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    Shame on you Revvv! you were caught speeding twice in three weeks?? I never would of guessed it from you... you mean to tell me you don't have a radar detector yet? I'm shocked!!

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    I was stopped and warned about the lack of a front license plate today. It was just before the toll gate as you line up for the Manhattan mid-town tunnel going into NYC. You could see the cop took pleasure in stopping me. Since I drive into NYC alot and this was the first time in my 997S I may have the plate fitted to save the trouble everytime I go into NYC.

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    EnglishManInNY said:
    I was stopped and warned about the lack of a front license plate today. It was just before the toll gate as you line up for the Manhattan mid-town tunnel going into NYC. You could see the cop took pleasure in stopping me. Since I drive into NYC alot and this was the first time in my 997S I may have the plate fitted to save the trouble everytime I go into NYC.



    Great to see tax dollars well-deployed....I thought we were paying cops to look for possible terrorists at the B&T going into NYC....not looking to ticket high-end car owners who choose to not rape their front bumper....

    Re: Anyone else has had gremlins appear?

    Cops in So. CA were on a ticket blitz this weekend according to what I herd.

    Only gremlin I have of sorts are rattles. There are about four spots they are coming from: 1)left front dash vent; 2) ash tray area; 3) passenger shoulder belt where it attaches to pillar; 4) right rear inside glass. I've yet to get it in for these. I'm sure that they've managed to deaden these rattles in current production.

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    SrfCity said:
    Cops in So. CA were on a ticket blitz this weekend according to what I herd.




    That's normal, bro. End of the month, remember? They've got quota's like every other business.

    Re: Anyone else has had gremlins appear?

    what the hell is a GREMLIN!!!!???? who made up that word!!!

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    BD 997, a gremlin is one of those electrical glitches or faults that appear or come and go for no reason. I believe it comes form the movie "gremlins" maybe. We call them here "duendes" which means "elfs" or "fairies" in english.

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    BD 997 said:
    what the hell is a GREMLIN!!!!???? who made up that word!!!


    Gremlin:
    1) An imaginary gnomelike creature to whom mechanical problems, especially in aircraft, are attributed.
    2) A maker of mischief

    Re: Anyone else has had gremlins appear?

    The word gremlin comes from the the Old Teutonic word greme meaning "To anger, grieve or vex." Greme slipped into English in the 1300's and appears in sentences like this, from Anturs of Arthur in 1460, "And Gawayne greches perwith and gremed ful sare." This led to the word " greming ," the act of irritating or vexing someone and from that, a little creature, a bug in the works who screws up your plans, led to " gremlin ."

    As to why these little creatures -- -- are called gremlins, you'll have make your own guess.

    Dain

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    SoCal Alan said:
    Quote:
    SrfCity said:
    Cops in So. CA were on a ticket blitz this weekend according to what I herd.




    That's normal, bro. End of the month, remember? They've got quota's like every other business.



    This was above normal activity then

    Re: Anyone else has had gremlins appear?

    thanks guys! :-)

    Parking light feature maybe?

    One light being on COULD be the parking light feature. If you push the light stalk up or down and leave it there with the car off, one set of lights on each side of the car front and back will remain on as a parking light.... check the manual for this feature, repeat it and see if maybe that was it..... hope that helps....

     
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