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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:52 pm    Post subject: Taking seats out 997 Reply with quote

Want to take front seats out to clean down the sides and underneath. What's the situ with airbags and plugs etc. Do I need to disconnect the battery.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you disconnect the battery beforehand and only reconnect it when all is back together again you should be OK. Check if you have a tracker or similar as they could provide an alternative power source as some have backup batteries that may backfeed into the system but hopefully only when the ignition is switched on, so remove the key. If you don't, you will have to reset all airbags etc but it is easier to just avoid it!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks , I guess I could just unbolt it and leave wires on , just tip it up and Hoover underneath save any problems 😁
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just be aware that "some" 987, 997s can behave a bit strangely when the battery has been disconnected, my 987.1 Boxster S forgot that it had headlight washers and the front trunk, rear boot and footwell lights stopped working after I changed the battery for a new one nooo
It required a "handover reset" via a laptop and PIWIS by our resident Porsche Guru Mechanic member deMort to put things right for me Grin

You will get ABS, PSM and PASM ( if you have Pasm) error codes after disconnecting the battery, but these will clear after a few hundred yards of driving Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As long as you leave the key out of the ignition then you can unplug the seats with no airbag light triggered ..

For just hoovering it out then undo the bolts , leave the wiring plugged in and tilt it backwards .. block of wood to hold it tilted back.

Undo the rears first then the fronts .


Kris .. bless you .. it's rare to have issues after a battery reset but heated seats and headlamp washers inop are the main 2 items that can happen .. vehicle handover will get them working again .

PCM 2.1 and you will lose the date as well these days .

A drive over 6 mph will reset the psm lights .. steering angle sensor is the item that gets upset and will default back to old values once driven like this .
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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