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    Going away for a week should I simply lock doors with keys?

    I m going away for a week from 8/5-8/12 and do I need to disable the alarm or would it be fine still after 8 days with no driving?

    Re: Going away for a week should I simply lock doors with keys?

    Unless it's changed since my 99, there's no reason to do anything special. I often travel for a couple of weeks (on bizness - the last time include HK) or leave the car in the garage during our bad weather season for weeks with no apparent ill effect.

    Re: Going away for a week should I simply lock doors with keys?

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    ptcja said:
    I m going away for a week from 8/5-8/12 and do I need to disable the alarm or would it be fine still after 8 days with no driving?



    Park it and leave it as normal. When you get back just use the key to open it. I have left a 996 for 5 weeks without an issue! My 997 has been left for 5 days, 10 days and 4 weeks untold times in the last year and doesn't miss a beat when I get back.

    Re: Going away for a week should I simply lock doors with keys?

    You need to check the owner's manual - it explains what to do when you are leaving your car stationary for a while. There is even a 'hibernate' mode. But it's all in the manual.

    Re: Going away for a week should I simply lock doors with keys?

    Yes, if I recall correctly the car goes into hibernate after one week - you may have to open the car by using the key in the traditional way, as the remote function may sleep. Also I think after opening the car the traditional way you have to insert the key into the ignition lock rather quickly in order to avoid the alarm horn to make music
    But I'm not 100% sure as my baby never got rest for more than 12 hours - so you better have a look at the manual.

    Re: Going away for a week should I simply lock doors with keys?

    You might also consider purchasing a battery trickle charger. I store my Boxster for the winter and use a battery charger to maintain the computer.

    Re: Going away for a week should I simply lock doors with ke

    Car goes to hibernate mode after 5 days. When you return your remote will not open the car. You should unlock and then relock with the key, then unlock with the remote again. Anythign else will set the alarm off when you open the door !

    Re: Going away for a week should I simply lock doors with ke

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    percymon said:
    Car goes to hibernate mode after 5 days. When you return your remote will not open the car. You should unlock and then relock with the key, then unlock with the remote again. Anythign else will set the alarm off when you open the door !


    Don't you have something like 20-30 secs to put the key in the ignition before the alarm goes off?

    Re: Going away for a week should I simply lock doors with keys?

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    Porky Tokyo said:
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    ptcja said:
    I m going away for a week from 8/5-8/12 and do I need to disable the alarm or would it be fine still after 8 days with no driving?



    Park it and leave it as normal. When you get back just use the key to open it. I have left a 996 for 5 weeks without an issue! My 997 has been left for 5 days, 10 days and 4 weeks untold times in the last year and doesn't miss a beat when I get back.



    So leaving it as normal is fine? Hibernating mode? Did you have to reset the alarm?

    Re: Going away for a week should I simply lock doors with ke

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    wtsnet said:
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    percymon said:
    Car goes to hibernate mode after 5 days. When you return your remote will not open the car. You should unlock and then relock with the key, then unlock with the remote again. Anythign else will set the alarm off when you open the door !


    Don't you have something like 20-30 secs to put the key in the ignition before the alarm goes off?



    From experience of the 986 - NO !

    Re: Going away for a week should I simply lock doors with ke

    Here is what I found in the 996 owner's manual ...

    The remote-control standby function
    switches off after 5 days, If the vehicle is not started or unlocked with the remote control within five days, the remote control standby function is switched off (to prevent discharging of the vehicle battery).
    1. In this case, unlock the driver's door with the key at the door lock.
    Leave the door closed in order to prevent the alarm system from being triggered.
    2. Press button 1 on the remote control.
    The remote control is now activated again.

    Re: Going away for a week should I simply lock doors with ke

    EricAlain, its 7 days for mine and I think I have it. It's gonna turn itself off after 7 days and all you do is use the key to unlock the lock and then press 1 again.

    Re: Going away for a week should I simply lock doors with ke

    Both the above are correct - its on page 18 of the US owners manual/handbook.

    The title says 7 days, the description states 'after 5 days the remote is dissarmed to save battery life'.

    Re: Going away for a week should I simply lock doors with ke

    I don't know about the 987, but on my 997 if its been over a week it goes into hibernate mode, but all I need to do to 'wake' it up is pull on the locked door handle once.

    From there, I just press the button on my key remote and everything operates normally. Hope this helps.

    Re: Going away for a week should I simply lock doors with ke

    Thanks MHakkinen

     
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