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Philip Adler

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    1999 Porsche Boxster Base 2.5L

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  1. Andy, if you search this forum there are a number of threads address ing this. I found one by Muzzy dated October 2006. Also doing a Google search will help, and show some YouTube videos.
  2. I just finished installing a Robbins top 2 weeks ago. Off and only took me about a week ( I work ), was at times frustrating, did include a lot of expletives, and you wish you had nimble and thin fingers! But the glass window does make a big difference, it looks great, people can't believe I did it myself, and I saved a lot of $$! Sent from my VS987 using Tapatalk
  3. Yes, I've seen this one over a dozen times. I laugh at it.
  4. Thanks. Seen all the you-tube scenarios, they make it look easy [and me stupid!]. Yeah some have replied clockwise others counter, either way, still doesn't move. Makes me think, I'm trying to turn the wrong thing. The hole does go directly to the screw, yes?
  5. Hello Forum, Trying to fix the horn-keeps-going-off issue by replacing the bushings on the airbag bracket, but I've been spending countless hours trying to get the airbag off. I know I've reached the screws with the proper torx size, but I keep trying to turn it [clockwise] but they won't budge! Anyone have the same issue, and is there some way to remedy, fix, trick it into moving?
  6. Pelican Parts sells a book called "101 Projects" which shows in detail many servicing tasks in detail. pelicanparts.com.
  7. Hey DIY, especially those people who replaced the roof on their Boxster,   I 'm trying to put the rubber seals back on the bow of my new roof, especially the pesky locking strip [assumes go first?], but has any one figured out a way to get them in? And once they're in, stay in?   I channeled the cloth into the grooves with a putty knife, used some silicone spray, but they're so tight I can't push them in!   And the rest don't want to stay in.   Any guidance would truly be appreciated.   Thanks
  8. Hello all, I've been slowly replacing my Boxster's roof sensors, as I've been having intermittent problems with the roof not opening and closing. I just replaced the one under the roof opening clip. I should get into the habit of documenting how things fit together so I don't have issues like this, but does anyone have an idea on how the light assembly stays in place? I can't see any pressure clips or fittings. Any easy or clear instruction from anyone would help. The lights just dangling out of it's placement opening. [Sigh] Thanks.
  9. Thanks to all who answered. I found someone on reddit who had the solution to the EXACT same problem with his 2000 Boxster. He solved it by buying this kit from Amazon for $3.95! Here's the link to the reddit blog: https://www.reddit.com/r/Porsche/comments/1eq7aa/how_to_fix_broken_986_lock_cylinder_for_20/ Here's the link to the Amazon part: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BT1GUNK/ref=cm_sw_su_dp
  10. Since I bought my Boxster the key-fob never worked, so my usual practice is to put my key into the cylinder and turn it to unlock. So this week, I did the procedure I've done hundreds of times, when after opening, the resistance I've always felt while turning the lock disappeared! I could now turn the key left and right, a full 180 degrees without any resistance. No movement in the door latch. And yet, when I roll the car down the driveway, the door locks do engage and so does the latch. Something mechanical must have slipped off the cylinder assembly, and I know I'll have to take the door apart to find out, I'm wondering if anyone has had the same situation and what they've done to fix it. Thanks1
  11. Had the same issue with my 1999 which also had a new tank. After doing a pressure test on the cap, found it was defective which was the reason for the steam discharge. Bleeding the tank properly took me about 8 - 10 hours. After replacing the cap, and properly bleeding the system my problem was solved.
  12. Hello, Try Pelican Parts [pelicanparts.com] 986-632-051-00-OEM $19.95
  13. Yes, thanks. I bought the top microswitch [where the roof hook locks into] as well as the parking brake switch a couple of months back from Pelican, but haven't gotten to them yet. I have lots of roof related projects including a new Robbins top with glass to replace the present cloth top [ with a ripped plastic window] sitting in the garage. Did you need to take the driver's seat out to get to remove the center console? There's instructions in the "101 Projects" book, although it isn't specific to replacing the switch.
  14. Hello, John: I hope you get some answers, because I have the same top issue with my 1999. No the top light doesn't come on. Unlike your car my parking brake light isn't on. I've had to pull the push-rods off the lid and frame in order to close the roof. It's a real P.I.T.A. to re-align the transmissions and put them back on. Sorry I could not have been more of a help!
  15. well, I decided to put the pushrods back on, since I'll be putting a new Robbins roof on the car, and I'll need to maneuver the roof up and down to do this. I followed Mike's directions, drill, cables, sync trans levers, measured, and with difficulty put the rods onto their respective balls. I had of course needed to lift the roof compartment lid to do all this, but with enough frustration hey I did it! Or did I? I turned on the car to test and immediately got the roof is open idiot light (yeah the roof compartment lid is open, but the roof is closed, with the lever pulled down and hook clear, so) I pushed the rocker switch. Nothing. Pushed in both directions, Nothing. So now I have the roof closed, but the roof compartment lid partially open. I would hate to pull thing apart again. I really would like a working convertible roof. Manually opening and closing it was so, well, unworthy of this car. I realize I'm going to get a lot of advice about micro switches, and the parking brake (no dash light indicator) but ANY advice would be great. Would love to finish before first snow! Thanks
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