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My apologies John!
JTT started following 996 Ignition Switch replace (just the switch) with pictures , DRL hack/mod?, M96 Rebuilder in Toronto? and and 4 others
Jeff, this can only be done with the factory Porsche PIWIS system correct?
JTT replied to BoxerfanTO's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)BoxerfanTO, there is an outfit in Calgary that is apparently authorized by Hartech out of the UK (kind of the FSI of the UK, very good rep). I've no experience with them but at least no border or exchange issues. http://alpineautowerks.com
JTT replied to ilikebigbumpers's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Check the tensioning cable. https://rennlist.com/forums/996-forum/574384-solved-convertible-top-not-folding-closed-quite-right-pics.html
JTT replied to JTT's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Just as a follow up to this post, here are a couple of pics. First is new mount installed. You can see compared to the pic in earlier post there is a considerable difference in the clearance from the chassis to the carrier. The second shows the old and new sitting side by side on the bench. Hope this helps others.
JTT replied to robert1234's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Hey Roy, Yes, in fact I used the NAPA one (even cheaper than the Audi one). Working great, but I think I'll buy an Audi one to keep in glove box just in case. The first time changing this is a bit of a PIA as there are tiny grub screws used to secure the switch in place, but very little room to manoeuvre a screwdriver. I replaced those grub screws with M4 cap head screws that I ground the tip to a point (like the grub screws, to bite into the plastic when snugged). As there is very little torque on these, I can now tighten and loosen with my fingers, making the job super easy and quick.
JTT replied to robert1234's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Another thing that seems to cause random electrical glitches is the ignition switch (not the mechanical part, but the electrical part). I know my car would start intermittently last spring, and occasionally start them shut right back off. After much worrying about expensive controller damage I took a chance and replaced this switch (>$20 at NAPA) and all issues solved.
JTT replied to JTT's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Thanks Loren. I read a lot about exhaust tips drooping low on one side or other, and cabin vibration as indicators as well as leaks and tears. I just figured there was something more "measurable". I have no visible leaks, tears or obvious deterioration (as you can see in pic). Both exhaust tips are equal height, but I seem to have a little vibration at idle I can feel through the wheel, that I don't remember feeling when I first got the car two seasons ago.
JTT replied to JTT's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Thanks Loren!
JTT posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Does anyone have a measurement for how much droop is too much? Measured from the chassis to the carrier, not exhaust tips?
JTT posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)There seems to be some contradictory information out there on this. Did the recommended heat range change from the 3.4 to 3.6? What I seem to be finding is that 3.4 used a Bosch or Beru "6", but 3.6 went to "5" (colder)?? My particular application is a 2003 C2. Pelican suggests a "5", while what is in my car are "6", but are not likely originals (can't confirm). Which is right? "5" or "6"?? Thanks Joe
JTT replied to scb71's topic in DIY Articles - Carrera (996) - Common Fixes and RepairsScrew is M4 x .7 thread. One I used was approximately 20mm in length.
JTT replied to scb71's topic in DIY Articles - Carrera (996) - Common Fixes and RepairsWhen I did mine recently, I discovered one of the grub screws had been replaced with a longer screw that allowed me to turn it loose with just my fingers. After wrestling with a tiny screwdrive to loosem the other orignial grub screw, I replaced it also with a linger standard screw, which I sharpened the tip with grinder first. Now I should be able to do it next time tool free, and MUCH easier.
JTT replied to Myotis's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Lunenburg is a nice little town for sure. I think I'd like Texas better in Feb though When you say door sill controls, you mean the memory buttons on the driver side correct? I hadn't really thought about them. I haven't touched mine, been swamped with work and building a new garage. I appreciate you keeping me up to date! I'm horrible at diagnosing electronics.