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Originally Posted by Tt surgeon View Post
Electrical gremlins are my nightmare on these cars.
I hear people say this but it has been my experience that these cars typically do not have electrical gremlins unless, it has been involved in an accident and was not repaired with attention to detail, or someone who had no clue what they were doing had been in there for whatever reason, or in many cases someone has installed an aftermarket stereo, alarm, door locks, 3rd brake light, etc.. Of course, as in the case here there may sometimes be a bit of corrosion causing an issue, either with14 pin connector, one of the grounds, the yellow wire to the ignition, green dist wire, and of course one of the round relays.

Originally Posted by RarlyL8 View Post
You know, electrical stuff really isn't that bad if you have enough experience with it so you don't waste time. My "mistake" was from lack of experience. I followed the troubleshooting list in the Porsche Workshop Manual and used the tester to isolate where the power quit. Pulled the 14 pin plug and cleaned it. Wayne knew that was the likely problem by the action of the dead cut-off and kept digging until he found the faulty wire. Like most things electrical it became much easier to solve once the system completely failed.
Ahhhh yes, and sometimes we over think the problem, especially when its electrical. However, as you've stated, you replaced a number of logical components in going through this which has provided for a car that is now running like the beast that it should be. Congrats and go burn-up some asphalt!
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