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  1. Does anybody have a recommendation for a good shop in the San Jose - Palo Alto area to do front and rear brakes at a reasonable price? The Porsche dealer wants $2,000 just for front brakes at 78,000 miles. Thanks for your help
  2. I need to get my rear window stitched on my 2000 cab. Looking for a referral in San Jose, CA / Bay Area. Any advice is welcome. Thanks in advance
  3. Thought I share this with you. My Key fob stopped unlocking/locking my 996 convertibles doors + alarm. The light on the key still flashed but it did not do anything. Solution: I locked the door by inserting the key and then pushed the lock/unlock button (key still in) and my key started working again. Hope it helps someone.
  4. I know its maybe a little too far south - I used them and they are really excellent: http://www.bodystylebycecil.com
  5. I considered buying them from Becker - pretty pricey. (price is per knob) Came across a DYI for coating the knobs with plastic and decided to give it a try - total cost ~ $6.50 - no brainer at that price. Result is excellent - like new knobs - I am german and very picky. Here is the link: http://www.pedrosgarage.com/Site_3/Fix_Sticky_Radio_Buttons.html
  6. Same problem here on a 2000 996 CAB. It returns to its programed position when I press the memory 1/2 button. But after reverse tilt it only comes up about 75%. Have researched it but did not find a solution.
  7. Before I change out hardware I wanted to know if there is any hidden programming trick. It looks like the mirror is always resetting to a "neutral" position" just not exactly to the position programed in memory 1,2 or 3. Any insight is appreciated.
  8. I have a 2001 996 convertible with memory seats. Putting it in reverse swivels down the passenger mirror - exactly what I want. However when I put it in forward, it returns to a position which seems to be independent of memory 1,2 or 3. If I press one of the memory buttons the mirror goes to the programed position. Anybody figured out how to make the passenger mirror go back to a position programed in memory 1,2 or 3 ?????
  9. I have bought the Griffin Technology Autopilot cable for my 99' C2 convertible. It does not seat properly in the cigarrette lighter plug - floating around. I believe the older cars had somewhat looser lighter sokets - anybody encountered this?
  10. I use 76 - they have 100 octane and 91 octane here in California. I mix ~ 4 Gal of 100 octane with the remainder of 91 octane.
  11. There are some cameras which are build into the frame for the license plate like this one: http://www.autoanything.com/licenseplate-f...9A2316A0A0.aspx
  12. monkeydust, Can you let us know how much they are charging you for the job - I am in the same situation.
  13. Loren - thanks for the quick response. Are there any hidden traps/secrets replacing it? I used Goop Household Adhesive and Sealant to glue the part to the metal hook. The instructions that came with the part instructed the use of adhesive instead of glue. I believe that adhesive is more rubbery, and glue would be too brittle in this applicaiton. It was an easy repair that took a total of 15 minutes max. I used an exacto knife to cut the new part so it would go around the pin. I also have not contributed because I don't use Paypal. I would like to contribute by check if at all possible. JohnJ, I got the part now - however it came without instructions. How is it installed? Any hints before I try it? Thanks Ed
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