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  1. As perhaps a final thought, what are you planning to do? Replace the tumbler, or the entire lock mechanism? there are some DIY posts on both replacements, but both are a bit advanced for me to tackle. good luck on whatever you decide to do.
  2. door panel lights

    great. something is probably loose somewhere. maybe a connection flexes or moves around on bumpy roads, etc. smooth sailing.
  3. Great news. Hoo-Rah. this was like a Sherlock Holmes mystery. the culprit was right there staring in everyone's faces all the time. Good job. Continued good luck with the car.
  4. door panel lights

    Good point re connectors. sometimes things do come loose. I doubt that would happen in both doors at the same time, unless the car had been apart for restoration or painting or something that required both door panels to be removed. I'm not sure that's likely. Only other possibility is that the fuses were rewired to accommodate a radar detector or other accessory and were not properly remarked. Good luck.
  5. Great pics. thanks. The crown reminds me of my time at Oxford. Questions: how did you loosen the light fixture enough to get the wedge in there? what are you using for the wedge? Cheers,
  6. A dealer can reprogram the auto lock feature to do a few things like not auto engage at 3 mph, but I agree that the self lock can't be removed. Don't leave the key in the ignition. The battery will rather quickly go bad. Cheers, and welcome.
  7. Try using a wire coat hanger bent into a hook shape. There is a little plastic pull in the right door jam that is used if the fuel door lock doesn't open. I found mine broken off for no apparent reason. It may have been hung up in the door, I don't know. But it was easy to turn a wire coat hanger into an emergency fuel door release tool. Same thing would probably work as a mechanics hook to grab the rear end release cable.
  8. you might check out the cost of a new control panel unit. I know from numerous forum topics that the each dash unit can be taken out and dash positions rearranged. So maybe there is a way to test your control, and if faulty maybe swap it out for a replacement. Or, if everything else fails, change it just to see if a new one might solve the problem. good luck with all this... the answer will be no doubt be interesting.
  9. perhaps something in defective in the dash heater-a/c control, or something is shorting out or overloading when engine is started. I think the a/c head is a drop in unit. probably fairly expensive. Never heard of this issue happening before. continued good luck hunting for an answer.
  10. A/C fuse or relay could be the problem. Do the radiator fans come on? Should be always on if A/C is operating. Doesn't sound like an A/C dash control issue, but I wonder about that too. Good luck.
  11. tire recommendation

    Thanks, Sheriff...
  12. Doesn't C4S share turbo parts, but without center radiator? If so, C4 won't fit with C4S mounts.
  13. Greetings to 981 Forum members. (This posting is revised to correct the year and model of my friends Boxster GTS.)(and again to note car is a 981.) I have a friend who went to Germany and came home with a 2015 Boxster GTS. He has asked me about new tires and I could only tell him about my adventures with my 911SC and 996 C4S. What is the current thought re putting new tires on the Boxster? Anyone? Anyone? Does anyone have a positive, or for that matter a negative opinion, on replacement tires. My friend intends to put on 4 tires and I've advised him not to mix and match manufacturers. I run Michelin PS2's, N3, on my C4S and like them way better than any others. Cheers to all...
  14. Greetings to 981 Forum members. (This posting is revised to correct the year and model of my friends Boxster GTS.)(and again to note car is a 981.) I have a friend who went to Germany and came home with a 2015 Boxster GTS. He has asked me about new tires and I could only tell him about my adventures with my 911SC and 996 C4S. What is the current thought re putting new tires on the Boxster? Anyone? Anyone? Does anyone have a positive, or for that matter a negative opinion, on replacement tires. My friend intends to put on 4 tires and I've advised him not to mix and match manufacturers. I run Michelin PS2's, N3, on my C4S and like them way better than any others. Cheers to all...
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