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  1. Unfortunately the Carrera instrument cluster is not compatible with the Turbo's oil quantity measuring system. Bill
  2. This would be a good time to clean any accumulated debris from between your radiators and air conditioner condensers. http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?/videos/view-5-porsche-996-986-front-bumper-removal/ Bill
  3. I'd address number 5 sooner than later. Funky ignition switches cause a lot of seemingly unrelated problems. Check out this DIY: http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/29137-996-ignition-switch-replace-just-the-switch-with-pictures/ Bill
  4. Creekman, The following might be of some assistance: BROKEN PLUG HARDWARE. For those DIY’ers who have broken the lock on one or more of the instrument cluster plugs or who are afraid they might, here’s the part number you need : PNA 721.04.300.202. This part number gets you a package with the three colored (blue, green, gray) covers/locks and all three black plugs. They only come as a set of three and cost $27.00 (2007 MSRP). The blue, white and black covers/locks and plugs are available for earlier cars too. Have your Porsche technician (not parts guy) check his "Porsche Electrical Connect
  5. I had a situation where my alternator voltage would start out (cold engine/alternator) with a charging voltage of about 13.5 and droop to about 11.0 volts as the engine/alternator came up operator temperatures. Appearantly, voltage regulators have a heat related failure mode. The fix was (after eliminating battery, ground/power cables) replacing the voltage regulator. A voltage regulator costs about $20.00-25.00 and can be replaced easily.....once the alternator is removed from the car. I, in fact, didn't work on the alternator. I took it to a auto-electrical shop recommended by my dealer. The
  6. In an effort to summarize what has been learned so far, Ill start with the Carrera instrument cluster itself. The assumption of the DIY is that the instrument cluster is fully functional. I have a concern with the instrument clusters found on the internet auction sites. Did the seller just decide one day that he didnt need the instrument cluster in his car? Or, is it available because it was removed from his car for cause? I would put more trust an established re-cyclers parts because the instrument cluster in the donor car was probably working properly before the accident and, given no physic
  7. On page 143 and page 149 of the MY03 Carrera Owner's Manual re. Convertable Top Emergency Operation, there is a statement that says not to operate the top normally until the car has been taken to a dealer for service. I think that the MY99 Carrera Owner's Manual has the same information. I think the top system has to be re-synchronized following being opened or closed using the emergency procedure. It takes a PIWIS or PST2 (or perhaps a Durametric) to re-synchronize the top system. Bill
  8. Here is an older DIY for an installation of an AVIC in a non-MOST bus Boxster/Carrera. http://www.renntech.org/forums/tutorials/article/109-porsche-boxster-avic-d3-installation-instructions/ Check for an installation kit sold by RennTech member Trieullionaire. Trieulilionaire and his brother have an e-Bay store that sells the kits. They are easily available for informational help as well. I'm not connected with Trieulilionaire's operation. I'm a satisfied customer....twice over. Bill
  9. Aside from the CarFax report, get a PPI done by a Porsche technician - dealer or reliable independent (not to be confused with the cousin of a friend who works on foreign cars). The large discount may be due to problems with the car that are not related to the body work. Bill
  10. +1 on getting your alternator load checked. I had a situation where my alternator voltage would start out (cold engine/alternator) with a charging voltage of about 13.5 and droop to about 11.0 volts as the engine/alternator came up operator temperatures. Appearantly, voltage regulators have a heat related failure mode. The fix was (after eliminating battery, ground/power cables) replacing the voltage regulator. A voltage regulator costs about $20.00-25.00 and can be replaced easily.....once the alternator is removed from the car. I, in fact, didn't work on the alternator. I took it to a aut
  11. "1) Check front hood level from bumper - hood is lower than the bumper. Should they be even?" The hood / front bumper relationship is correct. The hood is aligned lower to eliminate wind noise. Bill
  12. Can someone explain how the results of the suit covering MY01 to MY05 996s/986s excludes cars that have been "in service" for ten years. That would seem to eliminate MY01 to MY03.5 cars from consideration. BTW this is part of the verbiage in the settlement: "The following Porsche Boxster and 911 vehicles that experienced or will experience IMS related engine damage are included:" Just wondering.......seeing how I own two (an MY02 and an MY03) Stuttgart grenades. Bill
  13. Kevin, I wish I could help with the voltmeter problem. I don't understand the nomenclature "pure". I would suspect that there is a compatibility problem between the 996 cluster and the 986 circuit board........although there is no such problem with the oil pressure gauge. You might run the situation past the folks at PA Speedometer or the manufacturer, VDO. As to your question about the PST2 / PIWIS having an enabling function for the voltmeter, there is none. You can check the system voltage to compare with the voltmeter indication. When you find the solution to your problem, please let
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