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About kbrandsma

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  1. kbrandsma

    Convertible top

    I'm pretty sure you meant the soft top or the canvas top. A tonneau cover looks like the photo below. The top transmissions can be adjusted with a cordless drill (set to a low torque setting). Here is a link by 1sChoir explaining the procedure in greater detail. These usually need to be readjusted after replacing a bad transmission or a replacement of a broken (or stretched) transmission cable. PRESS HERE for Adjusting Soft Top Transmission
  2. kbrandsma

    Coolant hoses

    Some obvious places to look for are the water pump/thermostat area, front radiators, as well as the coolant tank area located in the rear trunk region.
  3. kbrandsma

    Can't find harvey

    Yes, all kits from Euro Motorspeed comes with both options.
  4. kbrandsma

    Can't find harvey

    I have used both a 6 channel amp as well as the 4 channel. A four channel works just fine. The rear speakers plug into the back of the radio. You can find a great after market rear speaker kit at Euro Motorspeed on eBay or the web. They are also the ones at Suncoast Porsche in Florida for a few bucks more. http://suncoastparts.com/product/SPEAKERKIT.html
  5. If you need to buy 4 try the Sumitomo HTR Z III from tirerack.com
  6. You need to remove the cluster and remove the bulb to test and confirm. Bulbs on the bottom row are 12v/1.2W (3-way bulb in black plastic holder). All of the bulbs in the bottom row can be removed with a screwdriver or (easier), a 6mm hex socket.
  7. Thread running concurrently, look here: http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/49953-wet-central-locking-unit/
  8. Remove the cluster and check bulb and replace if needed. You'll need to replace your clockspring which can be very spendy new. You may want to find a used one that is guaranteed to be in good working order. Used $50-$75, New $244-$310 depending on where it is purchased. Part number 996.652.211.01 Good price here: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-porsche-parts/contact-unit/99665221101/ More info here: http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/48164-how-to-replace-airbag-clock-spring/?hl=clockspring#entry265766 Make sure the little tabs or forks are there if you purchase a used one.
  9. kbrandsma

    Coolant Level

    You'll get a flashing light by the temperature gauge should the water level significantly drop and need attention.
  10. Check to see if the key fob battery is good. If ok, try turning the key in the door while simultaneously pressing the unlock door button. If that doesn't work check for water (wet carpet) behind driver's seat.
  11. Turn the ignition on one click and check to see if your airbag light is illuminated. If no light, replace it. If you have removed your steering wheel recently you may have to reset your codes and see if it comes back. An airbag error 21 ignition driver usually indicates a bad 'clock spring'.
  12. kbrandsma

    grinding noise on first/cold start

    Sounds like a classic tensioners issue to me.
  13. I thought of doing that myself as well, but the safety of my grand children got the best of me. Purchase a used one from a Porsche Re-distributor. Just my 2 cents!
  14. kbrandsma

    Squealing vacuum leak?

    Don't rule out the dipstick tube itself. I've seen them cracked before.

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