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Heavydee

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    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    1999 Boxster
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    Late '70's 911 Targa
  • Former cars
    Triumph TR6

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  1. I bought my 1999 Boxster 5-spd, US spec, with 127,000 miles on it three years ago. It had just had a new water pump and thermostat put in. I have since done front and rear brakes, new convertible top with glass window, repainted my wheels, new left side condenser, replaced the AOS, replaced shocks and struts, and had work done on the VANOS system. Right now I am battling a CEL light that gives me codes 1124 and 1126. I have cleaned the MAF and replaced the AOS, but I am still getting the codes. I found and fixed a couple very small vacuum leaks. Still get the codes. Very frustrating. I did the oil cap test, and this does not seem to be the problem. I would really appreciate any input on this topic. My next move may be to replace the fuel filter, as I have no idea when that was done. Last week, my a/c compressor and clutch blew up, so I am looking for a replacement. I have found a new Denso unit for around $320, plus the drier receiver for $15. Has anyone ever used either a remanufactured unit or the Nissens brand of compressor? The Boxster is not my daily driver, so I am wondering what is the best way to go on purchasing a new compressor. All responses would be very appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  2. The fuse seems to be okay. The windows will go up if the top is clamped shut, so that says to me that the micro switch is okay. (correct?). Is there something else that you would suggest? Thanks.
  3. Thanks, Loren. I will check it out as soon as I can.
  4. I know... I know... Just search, but I don't know where to start. Two years ago, I researched and trouble-shot my non-functioning top and got it to work by replacing the the sensor/switch at the top of the windshield. Everything worked perfectly until I went to put the top down today. Turned the car on, hand brake on, undid the clamp, the windows came down half-way, I pushed the top down button, and nothing happened. I played with the handbrake, turned the car off and on, and still nothing. the windows would not go up, even with the clamp reset, so I tried putting them all the way down and back up again. the passenger side went down, but would not come back up at all. the driver's window went down, but would only come back up to the point where the windows automatically lower to when the clamp is opened. Very frustrated. Any help on where to begin would be greatly appreciated. My car is a 1999 Boxster, 2.5, manual transmission. Thanks, Rob
  5. I ended up opening the power seat switch slightly, just enough to get a small screw driver in there so that I could move the internal switches. Now the seat will move, but I have not yet taken it out. My passenger side switch needs to be replaced because it is shot. I am going to get a used one from DC Auto.
  6. Boxzilla -- We're both in NNJ. I see that you did an IMS upgrade. Did you do it yourself, or at a shop? Did you do a full replacement, or just certain parts? I don't know much about the history on my car, but I have over 127,000 miles. I am considering doing the IMS. Regards, Heavydee
  7. I have a 1999 Boxtster, and I need to remove the power seats. Unfortunately, the drivers seat will only move forward, so I cannot get at the front torx bolts. Can anyone help me with this? Is there a way to manually move the seats? Thanks.
  8. I had the same problem with my 1999 Boxster. Here's what worked for me: Since it is an '00 or older, the release levers for the trunks are manual and there is a 'lock out' plate to prevent them from being release when the car is locked or the driver's door is closed. However, you can use a small flat headed screwdriver to slide between the two levers on the driver's door sill to manually unlock them. Here's how: With a flashlight and skinny 3-4" long flat screwdriver (like one of those electrician promo ones handed out at trade shows...) slide it down between the front and rear levers. Under the front trunk lever, you'll see a U shaped cut out that will have a white plate under it. The white plate, when the vehicle is locked or doors are closed, slides over the U shaped cutout to prevent the levers from being raised. Using the screwdriver, slide the white plate from the outside of the car towards the center. Once it's clear, just pull up on the lever to release either trunk. To that note, have you started the car yet to reinitialize your key w/ the car and the immobilizer? This may solve your problem as well (a dead battery will put the car into 'sleep mode' and since it was locked... the trunks remain as such). Otherwise, you'll likely have to remove the sill plate cover w/ the levers to see what's going on, or not, underneath for a permanent fix.
  9. I just bought a 1999 Boxster with 127,548 miles on it. It has a couple of things that I have to work out, mostly because the previous owner did not take care of it properly. But it still drives great.
  10. Wizard -- That worked for me. I thought that I had posted it. Thanks for posting it though. It did the trick for me. Heavydee
  11. Hi -- I have 1999 Boxster with CDR220 radio. The serial number is 15088026, Type 4462. Thanks is andvance for your help. Rob
  12. So, I tired putting power to the C3 fuse using a battery charger, and this did not work. I cannot open the hood. Any other ideas? I am very frustrated and desperate.
  13. I tried one of those chargers as well. Left it charging for 3-4 hours and got nothing. Plus, the car was making funny noises, so I decided it was not good to leave it. There is a process I found on line where you put 12V DC power to fuse C3, which is the alarm system. I haven't had time try this, but I will report on it as soon as I do.
  14. My car does not have this terminal feature. I have found that I have to put power to the C3 fuse. Does this sound right for a 1999?
  15. Thanks for the advice. I will have to try it during daylight tomorrow.
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