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Old 05-26-2019, 12:39 PM
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Hello! I recently disconnected my battery on my 2012 Cayman and stupidly closed the front hood, which basically locked me out from reopening it. I used a separate 12V battery to power the latch from the fuse panel per the user manual. Since Iíve reconnected the battery, Iím getting 4 error messages now:

Check engine visit workshop
Dynamic cornering light failure
Headlight beam adjustment faulty
Failure spoiler control

In addition to these errors, the speedometer is not working and the rear spoiler will not go down. The car runs fine, but after driving a few miles, the messages havenít cleared. Any ideas how to remedy this? Iíd really like to avoid having to take it to a dealership.

cheers!
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Hello! I recently disconnected my battery on my 2012 Cayman and stupidly closed the front hood, which basically locked me out from reopening it. I used a separate 12V battery to power the latch from the fuse panel per the user manual. Since Iíve reconnected the battery, Iím getting 4 error messages now:

Check engine visit workshop
Dynamic cornering light failure
Headlight beam adjustment faulty
Failure spoiler control

In addition to these errors, the speedometer is not working and the rear spoiler will not go down. The car runs fine, but after driving a few miles, the messages havenít cleared. Any ideas how to remedy this? Iíd really like to avoid having to take it to a dealership.

cheers!
John

Are you certain the battery is good and fully charged? This sort of flakiness is typical of battery problems.
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Ok. Dumbass moment #2. When I reconnected the battery after locking myself out of the frunk, a bunch of codes came up and wasn’t patient enough to allow the car the clear them by itself. So I went thru each of the fuses and tested them with a DMM. When I put them back, I put a couple fuses in the wrong row, leaving a couple empty that shouldn’t have been. All the codes in the OP cleared! I now have a single code “Check engine visit workshop”. I have a OBD2 scan tool that I’ll use to see what it’s complaining about. Hopefully it will clear by itself. I’ll be more patient this time.
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The code was P0503, which is supposed to be “vehicle speed sensor intermittent”, which makes sense because when I had the fuses in the wrong location, the speedometer wasn’t working. I was able to clear that code with the OBD. Hopefully it stays cleared.

Now, to get that service engine soon message cleared. I did the last service myself. I don’t have a Durametric...
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