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  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2000 Porsche 996 Carrera 2
  • Former cars
    2000 BMW M Roadster
    2001 BMW M3 Convertible
    2004 Honda S2000
  1. heh.. i need to wire mine up too. i have a button already. I was lazy and didn't get to order my switch until today - parts won't get here until next week :( I guess I'll be out this time around. Maybe next time - or I will just bug Kirby.
  2. Wait - can the remote spoiler button install be part of the projects? :drive:
  3. So, after having my local dealer's service advisor walk me through the process, I figured out how to change the light bulb on my halogen headlights, I figure I want to share the wealth: Tools Needed: - 5mm "female" hex socket - extension rod for socket - socket wrench - replacement light bulbs, mine was H7 Process: The steps I took was: 1) unscrew the plastic tab that holds the carpet to the side in the trunk 2) unplug the rubber round plug 3) stick the 5mm wrench socket into it and slowly turn until you hear a snap 4) keep turning slowly, it will then start pushing the housing out part ways. 5) pull out the housing, and replace the bulb 6) reverse process to reinstall the housing back in the car I beleve the same process applies for the Xenon headlamps.
  4. DIY Headlight bulb replacement on Porsche 996 So, after having my local dealer's service advisor walk me through the process, I figured out how to change the light bulb on my halogen headlights, I figure I want to share the wealth: Tools Needed: - 5mm "female" hex socket - extension rod for socket - socket wrench - replacement light bulbs, mine was H7 Process: The steps I took was: 1) unscrew the plastic tab that holds the carpet to the side in the trunk 2) unplug the rubber round plug 3) stick the 5mm wrench socket into it and slowly turn until you hear a snap 4) keep turning slowly, it will then start pushing the housing out part ways. 5) pull out the housing, and replace the bulb 6) reverse process to reinstall the housing back in the car I beleve the same process applies for the Xenon headlamps. Author dimnslow Category Carrera (996) - Maintenance Submitted 10/20/2006 02:54 PM  
  5. For all Porsche Owners... :drive: Top Gear Race with James, Hammond, and Jeremy The cars: Porsches bought with only 1,500 british pounds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBGP...related&search= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GT-...related&search= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbhC...related&search= Probably the funniest thing I've seen :jump:
  6. PeterC4, I just found out from my service advisor today as well. We had put my car up on the service rack and he told me the driver's side rear control arm may be bad, and the symptoms I described match a bad control arm. We did not have time to diagnose which of the control arm (upper or lower) was bad though. Do you know if both the upper and lower control arm can go bad and cause the symptoms I described? My thoughts are it will cost just as much for me to have both upper and lower replaced than have a my mechanic spend all the time figuring out which one is bad. Which one did you replace? Thanks!
  7. Thanks for the advice Loren :) Just for my own understanding, will the groaning/ creaking sound from those two items be affected by the temperature? I did not have this problem from May- July when it was really hot out here. Thanks!
  8. I have a 2000 911 996 C2, bone stock, 18" factory turbo twist wheels. 6-speed manual, US. 39K miles on the odo. In early mornings or cold days when I go over speed bumps at low speed or uneven pavement the rear driver side suspension will make a noticable creaking/ groaning noise as I go over the bump. :help: The car otherwise has performed well and when I brought it into the dealer I was not able to replicate the sound. But it always appears in the early mornings or when it is cold outside, and goes away towards the afternoon if the day heats up. The dealer states that it should not be a problem and really to wait until something breaks to return since they cannot replicate the issue :eek: Will be very helpful if anyone can tell me what can be the cause of it, how much it may cost, as well as if any other 996 owners experience it. I will love to be able to fix the problem myself as well, if someone can explain what I need to do. Thanks! :drive:
  9. 2000 Porsche 996 C2, 38K miles, 6 speed. San Francisco Bay Area. I'm experiencing the same creaking coming from initially the driver's rear suspension and now the passenger's as well. Is this an easy fix that I can do on my own, or do I have to talk it to the dealer? I'm also thinking if I have to replace the suspension, I should upgrade to the x74 suspension anyways. Is there a very reputable mechanic I can take to around the San Francisco Bay Area that won't rip me off? Thanks!
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