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- Oct 13, 2020
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- Wake Forest, NC
- '12 Tesla Model S P85, '17 Cayenne S, '20 Taycan Turbo
This is mostly inconsistent with my observation the one time I have had to use the mechanical key since April. I agree it is stiff to turn the key in the lock, but at no point did I need pliers to turn the key to unlock the door or to turn it back or to remove the key from the lock cylinder. Finger strength was sufficient, but I did wonder if I was twisting hard enough to break something... Therefore, I wonder if his manual might apply to other Porsches and not the Taycan, or might not even be a Porsche specific manual? I'd also want to check that his procedure didn't damage your lock cylinder.So, I called Porsche Assist, and the local AA man turned up. He tried to use the mechanical key which as I had found cannot be easily inserted or turned. He had to use pliers to get it in or out as it is that stiff! then there is an amazingly complex procedure which I will add as a separate thread as well to aid others. You have to turn the key in three stages according to his manual (not issued to owners??!) First you turn the key 45 degrees, then another 5 degrees, and then are able to turn it again (seems incredible). Furthermore, the key would not come out subsequently when turned back and eventually could be removed removed only with pliers.