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Everything posted by vza

  1. That's what I was thinking ...that the mirror switch moves on 2 axis as well and ignore the mirror 'switch over' switch. Maybe I'll pull mine and try first. Thanks JFP
  2. Was thinking the momentary 4 way to adjust mirror side to side up down would do it....so use a window or well light switch? thanks V
  3. Hi all, 99 Boxster w/ 996 cluster. Going to do the OBC hack with momentary switch instead of using the stalk. First I assume if my cluster shows the temp the OBC is enabled.Second question …..can I use the mirror selector switch 99661324100 (it has 4 switch positions ) instead of using 2 separate rocker switches?
  4. Hi All, Just upgraded my 99 Boxster Base with 996 Cluster and to my surprise it was pretty much plug and play. Replaced the oil pressure sensor with the 996 sensor with 2 leads, ran the wire to the cluster made the connection and fired it up. All the lights are working .....even the convertible light (even though the donor it wasn't a cabriolet cluster .....go figure) Question is the oil pressure gauge moves when revved.....read some treads this is normal .....just want to be sure. Also....is the only thing I need to do is bring it to an indi or dealer to correct the milage....does the VIN # have to be added as well for state inspection?? Not too sure what to do if I want to add the OBC. Pelican talks about OBC with the 986 cluster but not with the 996 cluster.....is this a option with a 996 cluster? Thanks V
  5. Recently purchased 3 spoke wheel 99 Boxster Base and its missing the air bag frame and new its almost as much as I paid for the wheel. Anyone know what the actual function of this frame is. Is it just to provide a lead for the horn(ground probably) and just to retain the 2 airbag bolts from falling out when the bag is removed. Can I fabricate my own."only thing cheap about a porsche is its owner" thanks V
  6. Recently purchased 3 spoke steering wheel for a good price (so I thought) and realized the airbag frame was missing. Anyone have one(frame) they need to get rid of? thanks v
  7. I bought the barrel it is sold complete w electrical switch I believe so you may have a left over new part. The install was a bit of a pain not too bad. You can also take the barrel apart.... has a snap ring and de-gunk it and lube it and see if it works.
  8. Doing some small fixes on 99 boxster base after finally correcting a CEL issue. My door speakers don't work (yes w fader full to rear) I tested the door speakers on their own and they work so not the speaks. I then used jumpers between output plug and head unit to troubleshoot head. The dash worked as they should door didnt so I jumped dash output from head to door speakers and dash speakers were sounding ..... now on the pinout I'm assuming front means dash and rear is door OR I'm totally incorrect and the fronts are in series and door and dash are considered front and rear speakers are only included in some sort of upgrade cause I don't have speakers in the storage bin behind the seats. There is a poweramp in the frunck. thanks v....OK They do work as faint sudo-subs....awful. So I assume the rear fader is for an additional set of speakers.
  9. I had issues w electrical part of ignition (ac wouldn't work unless I moved key a little counter cw ) replaced electrical part and had issues w key very difficult to turn, wheel getting locked up. I replaced lock mechanism and all was good. You may have to do the same.v ps I remember I had to put a good amount of torque on steering wheel to unlock jammed wheel lock.
  10. Hi I did see some fixes for that...just trying to properly diagnose what actually. needs. repair.v
  11. Hi All, Some weird stuff going on with the window drop when getting in and out of the car. 99 boxster base. The right side seems fine. It seems it only half works. Heres what's going on: Open door from inside get out, shut the door it works(only one time) Open and shut door repeatedly from the inside without getting out it works Open door from outside and shut it from outside(without getting in the car) it fails It seems I only have 1 chance to shut the door from the outside after I get out of the car. I know there are 3 micros 1. inside door handle 2.outside door handle 3.door open/closed sensor. The least expensive would be the open/closed sensor PN# 996-613-125-00 is this the one I need to replace. Where is it? Tried to find peering into the door with panel removed of course. The roof latch appears to work fine. Thanks Vince
  12. I pumped the brake ped with car off. It's high at the start and gets higher as I pump but in very small increments v
  13. OK, So I can bleed the brakes with the 'TC' option installed. I will pump the brakes w car not running see what happens. ceramic/carbon fiber pads. Thanks guys....V
  14. Hi All, 99 Boxster base.Replaced front rotors and pads. It seems as though my brakes really didn't improve much. Actually there is no real difference other than some squeal. I feel if I had to make an immediate short stop I just wouldn't be able to. It feels as though I don't have power brakes. The pedal height seems normal and not spongy. I have TC (Traction Control?) in car and read you need a PTS2 to bleed brakes in order to open a valve so the calipers remained attached during the work and brakes were not bleed because the system was not opened anyway. Any thoughts thanks V
  15. Emmm....we'll see what happens!! Does my '99 use the brake dampers??v
  16. Hi Ahsai, OK ..so am I applying it to the corners of the pad where there's a little cut outs? I believe thats where the clip and the pin meet the pad as a friction points. OK to use brake cleaner? Ever hear anything about powerstop? BTW been running the car with NO CEL's no pendings even. Thanks again for the help.v
  17. Hi, I'm replacing pads and rotors all around on my 99 boxster base. In Bentley and 101 Projects there is no mention of cleaning the calipers with brake cleaner. Also no mention of applying brake lube or where to apply it (the little packet that comes w/ Brakes). Is cleaning and lube not recommended on these cars. I'm using the Power Stop Z23 sport upgrade w/ slotted and cross cut rotors. Hope it's a wise choice. Thanks V
  18. Yes that sums it up....1st bad solenoid on bank 2 which in turn caused the transistor to go out in DME as I understand it. Mis timed bank 1 causing misfire codes ...replaced bank 1 tensioner as precaution Ahsai...oddly enough the CEL test is under engine/activations.v
  19. OK...there was an actuation for CEL and it wasn't coming on.....hey it always came on before all the time...not like I'm missing it. I've been drivin it and sounds and runs great....a lot more power! And....I PASSED INSPECTION! v
  20. Snapped right back in,....thanks.
  21. Yes I was thinking the same, funny in the referenced article his was reading 3 and 0 as well. Whats up w the CEL, now I'm thinking its not working cause I couldn't test it with the durametric.
  22. Maybe somethings goin on w the software or the OBD plug, I purchased as refurbished from durametric directly. I've been reading that fluctuating cam deviation is a sign of a failing IMS.,should I be worried about this? Could i have damaged the IMS shaft when hammering the new bearing in? Its odd I ran it again and it was stable at 3 again for a good while then started dancing again.Software also said i had P1123 and 1125 code but I had no CEL didn't specify if it was a pending code. Then I tried to activate the CEL w software and it didn't light but it does light when ignition is in the on position. Seems like I fix one thing and 5 more things go wrong. v
  23. OK....Ahsai your a genius!! I reset the DME and lo and behold. Bank 1 is +3 Bank 2 0. Drove for about an hr and no CEL so far. Now when I checked it before driving, it was solid 3 and 0 no fluctuation. After driving for an hr or so I checked it again and Bank 1 was fluctuating between 3 and 4 for the deviation, Bank 2 was steady at 0..I did replace the IMS so I'm not sure what thats about. I also may have a pending code for o2 sensors on both banks. What do you think. I added pix of fuel trims as well. Thanks so much for hanging with me and helping out! V
  24. Well if all fails I guess I'm gonna tare down bank 1 and check the cam allocation and the actuator for proper assembly but I hope I dont have to.v
  25. Yes the locking tool only locks the exhaust cam. I did however replace the wear pads on both banks. I do recall the piston and the spring but not fully coming apart and I know the 0 ring on one side is opposite to the other side. bank 1 o ring the bottom and bank 2 0 ring on the top as far as I remember. Hopefully the DME just needs a reset.
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