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Everything posted by Loren

  1. Patrick, Yes. That's why I am concerned that you might not have the right bumper. The headlight openings and fender opening are different on the later cars. Can you verify with the company you bought from that you got the right bumper?
  2. I don't know of a way to extend the steering column. An aftermarket wheel with a new hub might bring it out a little further but most of the wheels give up the airbag. Have you thought about different seat options? Like GT3 seats and a tall man bracket from Brey-Krause? BTW... I've already asked for a tall man bracket for standard seats and B-K doesn't make one (and doesn't plan to).
  3. Hmm... The part number Patrick said he got is: 996 505 983 01 The part number shown in my (-MY02) parts list is: 996 505 980 02 G2X and installation TSB is: 996 505 980 00 G2X. The parts list is newer so I would believe it. The part number for MY02 and newer Aerokit II front bumper is: 996 505 983 02 G2X Hmm... I wonder if Patrick has the right bumper? MY02 bumpers will not work on MY01 and earlier cars.
  4. 1. Even in America parking brake and handbrake are the same (it's just that some American cars parking brake is foot actuated). So handbrake (on the console) is what I am speaking of. 2. The Carrera does not use a relay for the top. It has a top controller box (see item 4 in the first post). So I think you would need to cut this wire and connect it to ground (controller side) to see if Jeff's trick will work. I still think this would need to be only when operating the top or the parking brake light would be on all the time (?) 3. The Grey/Pink wire is the speed sensing wire and the Brown/Yellow wire is the handbrake sensing wire. This are two different operations here. 1. Disconnecting the Grey/Pink wire should allow you to open the top while moving IF the handbrake is pulled on to the first click. 2. We are theorizing that disconnecting and bring the handbrake wire to ground will have the same effect as pulling the parking brake to the first click.
  5. Thanks! A number of folks with the same leg room issues have gone with the GT3 console delete. You lose a little storage room with this but gain leg/knee room. I think these are about $100. Some pics from Carnewal.com and Suncoast Porsche (Carnewal also has a leather trim portion for another $40)
  6. The line in the pic directly above (with the arrow ?) inside the bumper (not the drawn line). My bumper had the same line but with addititional tabs. As I said the rubber insert needs to fit over that lip on the cut bumper.
  7. Hmmm... very strange considering the right rear line is the longest line in the car. Any chance it was fluid from the previous bleed (before the super blue)? Also, you did open both bleed valves at each wheel (total of eight)?
  8. The passenger sill is easy. Just remove the rubber mat and the two screws underneath. The just pry it out with your plastic spatula. The driver side has three plastic plugs on the seat side of the sill that need to be removed to get to the hex bolts (you may need to push the carpet down a little to get to them). Once these are out carefully lift and disconnect the electrical and hood release cables.
  9. Patrick, If you cut on the line inside the bumper cover, I think that would be best. The black rubber piece in your radiator kit fits up and around the bumper opening. You plug does look like mine -- just without the tabs.
  10. Two things come to mind... 1. Castrol SRF is synthetic and doesn't mix well so it is good you took out as much of the old as possible. But it would surprise me if you saw more blue later (like from the ABS). 2. What order did you bleed in? For Carrera's it's: Right rear, Left rear, Right front, Left front. Isn't the TT the same?
  11. The parking brake wire (like the speed wire) go to the convertible top control unit (computer). But I think Jeff (Tool Pants) makes a good point -- perhaps just bringing this wire to ground (only during operation) will fool the controller. The correct color code for the handbrake wire (MY00 only) is Brown/Yellow
  12. There is only one bolt that hold the clamp aroung the tailpipe. I think it is 15 mm. Loosen the clamp and take the old tailpipe off. Put the new tailpipe on and tighten just so that it can still be moved. Align it so that the top most part of the tail pipe is at least 22 mm from the bumper cover (vertically) and centered horizontally while sticking out 7 -10 mm beyond the bumper. (Don't blame me these are Porsche specs -- I generally line them up so they look the same on each side). Do the same with the other side. THEN you are ready to tighten them down -- if you tighten then down too soon then you will likely have to go back and move one or the other to get them aligned with each other. Probably a 15 -20 minute job.
  13. The German across the back of the car(s) -- Erprobungsfahrzeug means: Test vehicle
  14. Yes. Do NOT put the key in the ignition while you are removing the seat... as this can trigger the airbag warning light. Not the airbag itself but the warning light -- if that happens it must be cleared with a diagnostic tool (PST2 or OBD II). If you want to be extra safe then disconnect the battery.
  15. Pull forward the control button (25) of the light switch (31) as far as it will go (direction of the arrow) towards the front. Press in the locking device at the lower side using a small screwdriver and remove the control button towards the front. Undo the fastening screws (21) at the side, remove the side vent towards the front. Disconnect the plug connection (30) of the main light switch. You will need to remove the seat to hook up the reverse wire for the mirror. The reverse wire disables the self dimming when you put the car in reverse. The seat is not hard to remove as long as you have a Torx E12 (E is for external) socket. Sears as well as other tool places have these.
  16. I think you should be okay. To be sure have someone else slowly jack the car up while you watch how the plastic deforms. If you see the plastic starting to bend too much then you may want to move the jack closer to the tire... and try again.
  17. Are you talking about the aerokit bumper (996 505 980 00 G2X)? If so.... If you look closely at my pics the inside of the plug had some black silicone like sealer. I cut the edge of this enough to peel it back and strip it out. Then the plug just pops out. If you have a standard bumper you need to buy a whole new inside insert.
  18. Porsche does not sell the buckle only (my guess would be safety/liability reasons). Since you only need the buckle, a wrecking yard or perhaps someone that has change their belts out would be a good bet. Any buckle from a 996, TT, or Boxster should work fine.
  19. Antonio, Those are the correct color codes (green/red) for a MY02 or newer Cab with 6 speed rear springs. (p/n 996 333 531 27). The yellow (or orange) is the spring plate tolerance code.
  20. 1. The spoiler harness part number and detail is in the Tech Tips Section 2. The center console removal is different for MY02 and newer cars. I will need to know your model year. Also, how much are you replacing? just the outside surrounds or the vent and defroster covers too?
  21. Antonio, If your car is a MY02 or newer you can retro-fit the X74 suspension. Jonathan(Unitah here) has done this. He can give you all the details.
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