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Everything posted by emperorphobos

  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!
  12. In the near past I had multiple issues with my alarm. Now, finally I'm down to the last one: Error 60: This is an error with multiple solutions, so I run some test with my durametric and I found out the following: Door Lock Test: I hear from both doors sounds Door Secure test: I hear a small click (seems electronic) from my drivers door but not from the passenger door. I'd like to mention that my central locking switch never worked so far. It has no light at all. In both my doors the window goes up and down when you open the door. Finally, when you try the 3 clicks manual lock
  13. It sounds like the bearing to me too. I had it replaced recently but the whole thing ended up to 3K and a full gear box rebuild after clutch was only 8K miles old and replaced on dealership.
  14. Do you have any idea if the steering wheel from a 997 will fit the 996? As long as I search on forums I can't find a positive or negative answer to that.
  15. Problem solved. After I replaced the clock spring ($39 from UK from a boxster) I got the Durametric Error 01 for the bulb. I changed the bulb and everything is fine now. Thanks for the help everyone.
  16. Thanks dporto. That's where I'm looking too. The fact is that you can find them half of the price from UK, but they don't ship here. I use to buy a lot of parts from there.
  17. I'm trying to find a 3 spoke steering wheel for my manual '99 996 with the airbag. So far everything as a combination is 800+. I'm able though to find much cheaper with triptronic. I don't care if it looks odd and of course the fact that it wont do anything, my question is does it fit? Is it the same? Thanks
  18. Thanks, I think I lost the grommet, but somehow I can push it there and stays for 3-4 drives.
  19. thanks kbrandsma. I ordered a used one. Let's see if that solves the problem. Going to work today with my speedometer too to see why the bulb isn't working.
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