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Old 06-17-2014, 05:32 PM
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Its original. I shocked the harness for a part number as recommended in another post and there is no part #. My VIN is also out of the range affected. I called Porsche and the dealer to be sure and its not included. My car is a 1997 only 1995 and 1996 affected. The dealer said I can have it towed in and they would see if Porsche would cover it. Thats a pain though. Good news is the harness is only 110.00 bad news is the labor!
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Old 06-17-2014, 06:04 PM
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Sorry to see your woes!

Looking at the pics it looks like a loose connection or compression of the cable causing high resistance, low volts and high temp.

Most economic fix would be to strip back to bright copper, cut out heat damaged cable, replace with same gauge cable, crimp and heat shrink.

When complete, test Ohm value of repaired cable from alternator to starter to make sure the repair is good.

Should be good for another 20 years.
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Old 06-17-2014, 06:35 PM
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The orientation of the alternator cable was about 1 o'clock if you are looking from the front of the engine. Is that right or should it be a different orientation? I guess it doesn't matter what happened. Im getting a replacement alternator and harness to make sure I do it right. I hate niot being able to drive my baby.
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Old 06-17-2014, 06:43 PM
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Not sure of orientation, however seems that you've decided go all out on replacement rather than repair...best policy in the long run.

Good luck, hope your wheels are rolling soon!
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