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Old 05-15-2019, 04:41 PM
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Default Anyone know what this plugs into (passenger side wire by transmission linkage)

2003 C4S. I was working up under the car today and noticed this guy just hanging there. WTF!
I have no idea what it was connected to. I looked around and didn't see any open plugs but maybe if I had a better idea what it is I might have better luck finding its mate.

This is on the passenger side just by where the shifter linkage connects to the transmission.


In this pick you can actually see a part of the shift cable and a bit more of the wire with a clip for it to go somewhere.


Oh and nothing seems to be broken. I can start and drive the car with no issues.
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Reverse light switch in the tail (nose cone) of the transmission.










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That is what I was going to say. I agree ^^^
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x3, I just replaced mine. Go see if you have reverse lights (I bet you don't)
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Well dang. I won't have a chance to get back under until tomorrow but it sounds like you guys are in agreement. Thanks guys.
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Would you also not get the beep when you get into reverse? Or is that just a parkassist feature?
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I don't have a beeper in either of my 996.

This switch is a simple normally open switch that is pushed closed when the transmission is moved to reverse gear. That closes the connection and your lights come on.

For diagnostic purposes, you can jump the two terminals to see that your reverse lights illuminate (assuming all else is well: bulbs, wiring, connectors, etc.)

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Originally Posted by cds72911 View Post
I don't have a beeper in either of my 996.

This switch is a simple normally open switch that is pushed closed when the transmission is moved to reverse gear. That closes the connection and your lights come on.

For diagnostic purposes, you can jump the two terminals to see that your reverse lights illuminate (assuming all else is well: bulbs, wiring, connectors, etc.)
The beep I get must come from the park assist
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Maybe this should be in a separate thread, but what is park assist?
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Originally Posted by cds72911 View Post
Maybe this should be in a separate thread, but what is park assist?
Porsche's official name for rear parking sensors
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