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  2. Thank you Loren waiting for the radio to reset now still says wait ! Thanks again o hope it works I'm so excited to actually have music in this amazing car !
  3. According to Michelin, the 245/35r18 will fit an 8" wheel. That said, it creates a f/r diameter ratio of .95. That's a little bit below the stock range ratio for winter of .97. I was assuming that since the stock sizes won't throw errors, anything within the range of ratios from the stock sizes would also not throw errors. This one, being outside of the range may throw errors. I wasn't willing to risk it. I bought the 235/40r18. If you go with the 245/35r18, please let us/me know if they fit and throw errors. -Brad
  4. Please help me get the correct code ! Serial X5018286 or XS018286 47/98 TYPE 4362
  5. Yesterday
  6. Thanks for the info, Joe. The project had to be put on hold for a couple weeks but I am working on it again. I managed to get the frunk open with the manual release cable. It required quite a bit of effort to pull but it popped the lid. Now the trunk won't close at all. I can drop it and the latch will catch but it won't fully close, the lid pops back up. Any ideas on that? To clarify: the single beep of the alarm can be caused by the gas cap, the fuel filler door latch, or both? Also, wanted to add: I left the negative battery cable off for about 30 minutes and got the same result: car fired right up with key, but no lock/unlock from the remotes. Front trunk button like it's still dead, though engine and hatch glass buttons work fine.
  7. If it makes you feel any better, closest independent to me quoted close to $5,000 for IMS job. This is on a 2003 Tiptronic.
  8. changed rear driveshaft center bearing no good now have vibration 40 mph and above
  9. Perfect! Thanks Loren. Next item is the center armrest, the one that flips up and has the two compartments. Anything on that? Just want to remove the flip up top not the entire console. CBB
  10. Great, Ill swap out the Crank Position sensor. Thanks guys
  11. Does anyone know step by step how to remove the front armrest? I have a diagram of parts but don't know the process involved to remove cleanly. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! CBB
  12. I am looking for some help/advice on how to remove my speedo gauge face. I have everything removed but can’t figure out this last piece in the center. Thanks in advance.
  13. #33 is under the car along the transmission going to the heater core.
  14. Per the photos on Pelican of those two hoses, it looks like the one ending with "-05", which includes the small T nipple section.
  15. The hose that I pointed out in the photo's part number seemed to be #18 (either 99610685006 or 99610685005). But I checked some diagram and confused with #33 (99610622266). Where does #33 hose connect to? I have 2002y Carerra 3.6L. Thanks.
  16. View this tutorial Radiator Grill Mesh and Painting The radiator grills on the 986 sit very low and thus tend to collect quite a bit of debris and garbage faster than other cars. The design of the radiators and front air intakes is such a way that any debris which enters the grill get jammed between the radiator and the inside of the front bumper body panel. Cleaning out your radiators and the garbage stuck behind the front bumper should be done periodically as leaving anything in there can cause inefficiencies to your cooling (A/C and engin Author mrplow911 Category Boxster (986) - Mods Submitted 03/23/2019 06:59 AM Updated 03/23/2019 06:59 AM  
  17. Does anyone know where the #1 and #3 hose are connected from? To my knowledge, they are connected to the engine but don't know the exact location. I appreciate if you have a photo of them. Thanks.
  18. The radiator grills on the 986 sit very low and thus tend to collect quite a bit of debris and garbage faster than other cars. The design of the radiators and front air intakes is such a way that any debris which enters the grill get jammed between the radiator and the inside of the front bumper body panel. Cleaning out your radiators and the garbage stuck behind the front bumper should be done periodically as leaving anything in there can cause inefficiencies to your cooling (A/C and engine) and also rust your radiators once the debris gets wet. By adding mesh to the standard grill, using gutter guards for rain gutters, you can reduce the amount of debris which can enter your grill. This is a simple process and adds not only functional value, but I think it looks pretty great too. For me it took roughly 4 hours to access, clean the radiators and air intakes, and add the mesh to my front grills(not including painting the grills). Parts you'll need: • Gutter Guard (this is the same stuff you use for rain gutters on a house to keep leaves and junk from building up in the gutter) - Buy two sheets of this. • High gloss, black spray paint • Tiny black zip ties - nothing too thick, but don't go too wimpy either. You'll need about 4 zip ties. Tools you'll need: • Torx set • Vacuum • Aluminum shears • Wet rag and soap to wipe down the air intake duct which is likely dirty. I won't cover how to remove the front bumper, as that's available widely across Youtube, Renntech, and other DIY sites. Here's the Youtube video I used (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=280&v=X2q54XtupVo). So we'll get started with this tutorial once you have the front bumper cover removed. 1. The first step is to remove the grills which are held in place with 4 plastic tabs and pull out from the inside of the front bumper cover. This is fairly straight forward – just be sure to follow the general rule of not trying to force anything! Use the images below to help. From this image, you can see 4 plastic tabs are used to secure the grill in place, while 3 tabs on top are flat and just used to align the grill. 2. With the grills out, it’s time to trace them on paper so you can cut your mesh correctly. I used a big sheet of painters drop paper, which I’ll later use when painting the grills, to trace around the whole perimeter of the grill piece. It’s important to trace around the whole piece rather than just the vent portion, because the grill is rounded and so the mesh will need to bend in order to make this a tight fit. If your mesh is too small debris will be able to make it past your grill. 3. Now it’s time to cut your gutter guard. Using the metal shears, cut the mesh to match the outline you traced in step 2. I found it easy to use a box knife to score and transfer the tracing from the paper to the gutter guard (since the gutter is painted, you just use the box knife to score the paint). Your cuts don’t need to be perfect. Mine aren’t rounded, but you’ll see that they still create a great seal for stopping junk. 4. This next step is optional, though it makes a big difference in terms of looks! I painted by grills. There’s nothing fancy you need to do when painting them. I applied three coats of paint just to ensure it was solid. Let them dry for at least a day or two or else the paint will easily chip. 5. The next step is to cut a whole out for the outside temp sensor which is sticks through the left grill (when looking at the car head on). Before cutting the hole for the sensor, be sure to test out your mesh by holding it against and fitting it (bending it to form) with the respective grill it’s for. This doesn’t need to be an exact science, and in this case it’s always better to cut less and test it rather than cut too much. I determined where the hole needed to be cut by holding the fitted mesh against the grill and scoring the part of the mesh which aligned with the hole on the grill. I cut a small rectangle that is about a half inch, or in my case three snips of the mesh. I probably couldn’t gone a bit smaller, but you can’t really notice. 6. Next step is to adhere the mesh to the grill. I did this a bit differently than others have since I didn’t’ want the mesh to be permanently attached to the grill. I used small black zip ties which aren’t visible when viewing the car but hold the mesh securely in place and allow it to be replaced if they become damaged or a future owner doesn’t want them. In the picture below you can see I used 4 zip ties for each grill. Two on the very bottom which help support the mesh from sliding down, and two at the very top which help the mesh from being pushed back into the intake duct. 7. The most difficult part of reassembly is aligning the outside temp sensor with the hole you made. Prior to having mesh installed this was simple because you could just put your fingers in the grill and guide it. There’s no trick to this, just take your time aligning it as you put the bumper panel back on. It doesn’t need to be aligned perfectly since you can use needle nose pliers to adjust it after the bumper panel is in place.
  19. That's great timing. My current Hankook tires are completely worn and I need new tires before I bring my car out of hibernation. I was planning on buying the MPSS in the same rear size as you suggested above, but I wasn't sure about the front size yet. Your analysis definitely helps, and I'd also like to reduce oversteer on the car so if there is a chance that the 245/35r18 would fit I might try it. I'd have to double check that the tires would fit on a 8" wheel though. Has anyone run with these sizes yet?
  20. Please help need radio code 2000 Boxster Cr-220 Serial #5027629 Type 4462
  21. Last week
  22. Nice find! Please let us know how it goes and whether the fix is good.
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