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    Is this the cause of dreaded: Wash Car=Major System Fault?

    Here's a photo of trunk area. Is this area the reason you merely wash your and then possibly have major problems?

    Large arrows are pointing to vent holes; behind and under them are water-sensitive electronics.

    Small arrow points to weather strip. Seems a bit fragile and minimal. All you need is a little bend in hood which is not precisely shaped like chassis, (just a matter of a few millimeters over a long length of hood) and you've got water possibly getting into areas of huge importance to car's functioning. Weather strip seems under-engineered/designed for the major job it must do (protect electronics )

    I think people should get some duct tape and temporarily cover these vents before washing car. Then remove tape of course. Any comments, insights appreciated.



    Re: Is this the cause of dreaded: Wash Car=Major System Fa

    Cause of System Fault is static electricity near the headlights. Waxing, polishing dry surface of car and headlight covers causes static electricty which traveled through the front trunk interior emergency release device to the front control module. The ultimate fix is a revised front control module with revised firmware. This revised control module is likely in all MY2006 997s and probably in later MY2005 cars, too.

    Re: Is this the cause of dreaded: Wash Car=Major System Fa

    DD964, do you know if there is a formal TSB out on this fix that I could reference my dealer to? TIA.

    Re: Is this the cause of dreaded: Wash Car=Major System Fa

    I do not think there is one outside the Porsche system. PCNA is fully aware of the replacement of the front control module with an updated one.

    Re: Is this the cause of dreaded: Wash Car=Major System Fa

    not to worry. water will not enter unless the trunk is open

    Re: Is this the cause of dreaded: Wash Car=Major System Fa

    Control module replaced when new. No problems since.

     
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