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Everything posted by Loren

  1. The are 3 different instrument cluster bulbs. You will have to remove them to see which is which. Never seen these except from a dealer (5-6 USD each). 999 631 302 90 Bulb 1.2W 999 631 303 90 Bulb 1.5W 999 631 304 90 Bulb 3W (ToolPants's bulb pic)
  2. That relay (996 618 980 03) is only for the PSE. That's why I said to try and remove two grey/pink wires.
  3. The grey/pink wire is the speedometer A signal. Depending on the options in your car it is routed to those optional devices. Every Porsche wiring harness is custom in that sense. You will want it disconnected from the PSE but not the other devices. If you just want the PSE to work ON/OFF (not based on speed) then you can safely remove the speedometer A wire from the PSE connection. You might try bypassing the PSE relay by removing the two grey/pink wires from the back of the relay carrier and joining them separately (not through the relay carrier).
  4. Here is a list (with pics) of the most common switches: http://www.whiteson.org/boxster/mods/switches/
  5. The link is fixed. Porsche more than tripled the price of their paper manuals in January this year. The electronic version of manuals from Porsche is even more expensive. A one year subscription is $5,200.00. Updates would cost the same ($5,200) each year. Makes me glad I bought mine in 2000.
  6. There is a drum brake inside the rotor hub. Turning the sprocket adjuster one way will tighten them down and other way will loosen them. You just need to loosen enough to slide the rotor off.
  7. 996 555 425 03 V01 Left Handle in Silver You got mail also...
  8. You likely need to separate out the grey/pink (speedometer A) wire for the functions you want vs don't want. The speedometer A wire is used for the PSE trigger, the PCM start movement, and the cab top (that I know of). You need to trace down see that the ones you want to use stay connected all the time and only the PSE goes through the switch.
  9. The two most common issues are the switch on the clutch and the ignition switch. Porsche had some problems with ignition switches in the past. They introduced a new ignition switch in production builds as of September 05, 2003. Starting with VIN numbers: 99 64S 62 0554 USA 99 44S 63 5123 USA 99 74S 65 0736 USA 99 74S 69 2289 USA Either way this should still be covered by your warranty.
  10. Technically yes they will fit - but there are different springs and shocks for different optioned cars due to the weight and weight transfer (i.e. a 6 speed get a different setup than a Tip, and/or Cab vs Coupe vs Targa, etc.). There is a great article at the PCA website about this along with some real world testing. You can find it here
  11. Mark, Have a look at my 3rd Radiator DIY and you will see that each side has a radiator (for engine cooling) and an air conditioner condenser mounted in front of it. For a through cleaning you can remove the front bumper and use a soft brush on the condenser and then loosen the condenser and clean the radiator behind it. Maybe 1 hour total for the bumper cover removal and cleaning.
  12. You need to lightly tighten the tray then fit the headlight and adjust the gaps around the headlight until they are even (and look like the other one). Then carefully remove the headlight and tighten down the tray bolts (only 6 ft-lbs so don't overtighten).
  13. 180-190 is normal and under stress (mountain roads, high speed driving or heavy stop and go traffic) 200 or 205 is not uncommon. Once you slow down (or get moving as the case may be) the temp should come back to 180-190 range in 5 minutes. If not you may have some debris in your front radiators. Porsche's lifetime coolant is green not pink. I don't see any reason to change your thermostat - just clean the radiators and top up the coolant with Porsche coolant. It is also possible that there is air in system and it needs to be bled out - to do this open the air bleed valve (see my third radi
  14. Yes. They are very different in size, shape, mass sensor location etc.. The GT3, GT2, and TT share similar airboxes as the intake and engines are the same engine design.
  15. Congratulations! Yes. You are likely hearing the air pump (for emissions - not cooling). Sometimes it will also kick on while idling at a stop light -- perfectly normal.
  16. According to the parts list those numbers are correct. Enjoy... :D
  17. Don't you also need to "train" the transmitter using your old transmitter ?
  18. 996 505 425 00 70C Left Buffer (Rally Black) 996 505 426 00 70C Right Buffer (Rally Black) Sorry, I don't have a cost on that item.
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