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About rogerjohnsen

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  • Birthday 05/16/1969

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    SF Bay Area - California
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    Boxster S (986)
    911 Turbo Cabriolet (996)
    '69 Karmann Ghia Coupe
    Ducati 1098
    Yamaha R1
    Yamaha Roadstar (x2)
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  1. I've never heard anything like that from mine. It's kind of hard to hear but sounds like it's right at the end of the video.
  2. rogerjohnsen

    Headlight Switch Assembly in Dash

    Hmmmm - Audi had a recall a while back due to the part shorting out and replaced it with the newer module and a wiring harness to mate the old and new design. This probably explains why I can't find the Audi part any longer and perhaps Porsche didn't get the memo? I can still find the Porsche part all day long - just no Audi comparable; which makes sense to me now... Recall Number 06V198000 Recall Date 06/05/2006 Component ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Summary ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HALOGEN LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS, CERTAIN CONNECTOR PINS IN THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH CONNECTOR COME INTO CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER CAUSING A SHORT CIRCUIT. NOTE: VEHICLES WITH XENON LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS ARE NOT AFFECTED BECAUSE THE CIRCUIT IN THESE VEHICLES CONTAINS A FUSE, WHICH PRECLUDES EXCESSIVE CURRENT FLOW IN THE CASE OF A SHORT CIRCUIT. AUDI S6 AND S6 AVANT VEHICLES ARE ALL EQUIPPED WITH XENON LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS AND, THEREFORE, ARE NOT LONGER AFFECTED BY THIS RECALL. Consequence THIS CONDITION COULD LEAD TO OVERHEATING OR FIRE. What Owners Should Do DEALERS WILL REROUTE THE WIRING HARNESS BY INSTALLING A JUMPER WIRING HARNESS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 16, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.
  3. rogerjohnsen

    Headlight Switch Assembly in Dash

    Thank you - I've seen them cheaper but the identical Audi part was around $35 vs. $141. Doubtful but maybe mine will have the Audi part number on it somewhere so I'll check that too and post it if I'm able to locate it. It appears to be a common issue and remember the first time I had this problem - leaving the office late one night and my lights wouldn't turn on. I've seen suggestions about adding a relay to the wire because these go bad from the "arc" created on the terminals when power applied.
  4. rogerjohnsen

    Headlight Switch Assembly in Dash

    Thank you - different part though.
  5. rogerjohnsen

    Headlight Switch Assembly in Dash

    I've included a picture as well. I know the part cross references to an Audi / VW part number; which is what I'm looking for... Many thanks! I've searched Google high and low and don't know why I'm not able to find it but had run across a post years ago when I last replaced it. I was able to find it again for my 996 TT when that one went out but can't seem to find it anymore and would rather not pay the Porsche premium price for a semi-generic part. Porsche part number 996-613-535-00
  6. rogerjohnsen

    Anyone in 100k mile club

    Purchased my 2003 Boxster S (Tiptronic, Guards Red) new and it's just over 108K at the moment. Zero problems other than the headlight switch (need a replacement again). All service performed by dealer or my mechanic.
  7. I've had this problem before with both my 2003 986S and 2004 996TT where the headlights don't come on when I turn the knob to the proper position. I had to replace the internal switch unit and that fixed the problem. What I'm looking for is the Audi part number if anybody knows what it is or can point me in the right direction. It's an Audi part but Porsche used it in these models and charge 4x the cost for the replacement.
  8. rogerjohnsen

    Troubleshooting help

    I realize the last post on your thread was in June but was wondering what you ended-up doing with your car.
  9. Unfortunately I can't speak to engine swaps but had seen someone did an Audi engine into a Porsche sometime ago. Seems like they mated pretty well given their genes but a Japanese engine and German car sounds like a bigger challenge. I couldn't help but wonder when I read your post if it wouldn't be easier to have the Porsche motor rebuilt rather than swapping or if there's some benefit I'm missing. Another option is a company called Renegade Hybrids (or something like that) out of Las Vegas. They do a Chevy LS1 V8 into different Porsche cars and I had ran across them back when I felt impending doom of an IMS failure on my Boxster S - which has yet to materialize. They may be able to assist with wiring harness or adapters you need given the differences in parts but may turn out to be a square peg / round hole. Just thought I'd throw that out there if it's of any benefit. In any event, sounds like an interesting project and hope to see posts as your project moves along.
  10. I'm seeing the same problem with my 986 driver's side window. I'm curious how the door lock actuator would have any impact on it. I can get it to "work" if I help the window but to me it seems like something isn't tight. Any info is appreciated!
  11. rogerjohnsen

    Driver Side Headlight Issue

    This is where a tester / volt meter is worth its weight in gold. Easy to pinpoint problems and even a cheap one will do the trick.
  12. rogerjohnsen

    Driver Side Headlight Issue

    That sucks - hoping it was an easy fix. I suppose the entire assembly is easy too - just more money. Will be looking to see if that fixes the problem. Good Luck!
  13. rogerjohnsen

    Driver Side Headlight Issue

    I can't say this is for sure the problem but thought I'd throw it out there. I had a problem with both my 2003 Boxster S and 2004 911 Turbo where the lights stopped working and both were caused by the actual switch unit. It's a pretty common issue and could be what you're seeing, however, I've never seen it only affect one light and not both. Someone more knowledgable can chime in and tell you for sure but that's the closest possibility I can think of. Aside from that, I know there's a connector block that mates the wires to the headlight assembly. I had a problem with my turn signal not working and that was traced to a bad connection at the connector. Also could be the culprit in this case.
  14. rogerjohnsen

    02 Boxster driver side window

    Did this ever get answered / resolved? My '03 is doing the same thing now...
  15. rogerjohnsen

    Starting Problem

    Unbelievable!!! I got my car back today and I can hardly believe it. The fuel pump has been replaced and a fresh oil change and WOW! All I can think is the fuel pump has been on its way out for some time now as the car hasn't performed this well in years. I think I mentioned earlier the car didn't feel as fast as I remembered it and that was definitely the case - it's back up in my favorite car list... Thank you gentlemen for your guidance in working out what the problem was. The mechanic still thought it was strange it started working after replacing the CPS but clearly this was a fuel pump issue. I had brought the lack of power issue up at the dealership (2 separate ones) and was told by both I needed to clean the fuel injectors. I've put nearly a case of Techroline in the car over the years but it never seemed to make any noticeable difference. The mechanic / shop owner who worked on the car told me to drive the car more often and that gas sitting in the tank starts to become acidic in as little as a week. I've always used premium gasoline (Chevron or Shell) but didn't realize the fuel could start to go bad so quickly. I was told this is likely the reason the fuel pump failed. :drive:
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