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About emperorphobos

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    Porsche 996 C4Cab, Porsche Cayenne S 955.

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  1. OK. The issue is solved. I'd like to describe everything hoping that I'll help another fellow owner on this one: Most of the guides regarding a similar issue they don't mention or mention lightly the potentiometer, which was the case. As I said, the top was stuck at 2/3 while I was opening. I perform the following 2 things: 1) Release the air pressure valve in order to confirm that there is nothing in between the top and the back lid so I could manually open the convertible. There is a small hole on the back of the seats, not the hole that you use to manually open the bac
  2. So, in the process of getting ready for the summer at NE, I tried two months ago to open my convertible (C4-99). The convertible stuck at 2/3 and didn't go back. I got the car to my indie, stayed there for two weeks and got it back un-repaired. He told me that he tried everything, did recalibration and still, he couldn't fix it. I gone to the dealership too, paid $540 for diagnosis and they told me that they have to replace latch and/or module and since I'm loosing some oil from the cylinders, both cylinders. They quoted me $5400. I hugged them and left :) Now, the last 2 weeks:
  3. Xena, for the time being, the price of a 996 falls in general, so it's pretty obvious that wont change anything if you fix your wheels. I had issues with mine (chrome) and I redid them somewhere in NJ (In NY is not allowed), have a look in CT too.
  4. I found this one 996-613-123-00 . I noticed that this is the one that moves the window up and down though, and I don't have any problem with the window.
  5. How can you identify that your car is Millenium edition? Mine is 99 and have the Chrome wheels too.
  6. Loren hi again. So, I replace the lock mechanism and the latch and nothing changed. I still have the same issue. Any idea what else can I look for?
  7. I done alignment, tires are brand new and the rear wing is working. Probably new mechanic is the issue or maybe shocks.
  8. I was getting around 12 errors but now I'm down only to 60. I removed the control module 2 months ago and nothing strange was found on it.
  9. Aha, thanks, I passed inspection 3 weeks ago without any issues. I'll weld it thought, in your opinion this will fix it for the next 1-2 years or just temporary and needs replacement? It's on the bottom of the muffler.
  10. Hi there. I have a C4 Cab, 99 with 68000 miles. Yesterday I was under the car and I notice this crack under my passenger-side muffler. Does it need fix (is there any fix on that?) on replacement? Or it's nothing and I should leave it as it is?
  11. Loren hi again. After I tried 2 different switches it's obvious that this wasn't the problem. I guess I have to order the mechanism but I'm unable to find which one on pelican parts. Any idea what the OEM part code is? To add on this, I watch a video on you tube from a guy that had a same issue but on his case the switch on the dashboard was having a light when mine doesn't. Is that normal? Thanks!
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