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C2 YYY
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:07 pm    Post subject: Main Beam Switch Reply with quote

It appears that the main beam switch on the steering column has failed and needs to be replaced.

After hours of checking option codes (mine has headlight washers and an onboard computer) PET is still showing two parts

964 613 337 00 01C and 964 613 337 01 01C - are these the same part?

Also any suggestions where I can buy one - Porsche is quoting over £550!!

Many thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about breakers yards in U.K. And US bud?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a list of about 10 companies to ring tomorrow including in the US. I was sort of hoping someone might be able to narrow the field so to speak.

What makes it a real bummer is that I very rarely even use it at night and never use Full beam as I have a rather good HID kit installed. But it's still a MOT failure.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to replace the same unit earlier this year, my problem was a loose pin that was causing the headlights to flicker on/off, followed by a smell of burning. Mine was the 3 arm unit, 3rd arm being the OBC. I brought it (964 613 337 01 01C) from design 911 @ a cost of £526.29 inc VAT. An expensive loose pin, couldn't see anyway of opening up the old unit to see if it was fixable.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Off to Porsche Swindon tomorrow for them to check the unit and make sure they get the right part number. A £546 nightmare.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:07 pm    Post subject: Update Reply with quote

Having been given 3 different part numbers, the good folks at Swindon finally took the unit off to check the part number. It turned out to be a completely different unit - 964 613 341 - which according to PET has cruise, except mine doesn't.

Anyway that's what was ordered.

The important lesson here is that these items once ordered cannot be returned hence its important that the OPC takes responsibility for ordering (and for the liability if it's wrong).

BTW Lovett have a really nice 930 Turbo for sale - just £153k !!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure that a late 944 stalk at least looks the same?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:36 pm    Post subject: Finally fixed. Reply with quote

Well, £350 later and a considerable amount of frustration, we finally got to the bottom of the problem.

A loose connection un the bottom of the fuse box. According to my mechanic he had never seen this problem in 35+ years of fixing Porsche's.

So if anyone needs a Steering Wheel Column switch, I have one in stock. It has the Stalks for the OBC and Cruise control, but you can simply saw them off if not required - honest.


And on cue, the fan belt tensioner/sensor broke. Mot on Friday when hopefully normality will resume. Very Happy
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