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Posts posted by zdr2k

  1. i have a ? my reaer passager side fog lights don't for some reason i check the fuse and the light bult and it fine any idea

    Rewired both of mine so that they come on with brake application. Like high mount brake light this draws more attention to the fact that I'm on the brakes.

    how do you rewire it or can you rewire it 2 light up and use for brakes

    +1. would you post the parts required for the passenger side??


  2. If you change to a K&N air filter, or swap out your factory air box for one of those cold air intake kits with the cone-type air filter, be sure to DISCONNECT THE BATTERY before you start the car again. Doing this can help prevent your CEL (Check Engine Light) from coming on.

    Why? Because disconnecting the battery "resets" the engine computer. When the battery is reconnected, the engine computer will start learning from scratch, with the new, higher-flow air intake. If you do not purge the computer's memory, it will detect a sudden change in the intake air, and this can trigger the CEL.

    You can disconnect the battery for up to 20 seconds and not have to re-input your radio codes. But for this type of change, be sure to leave the battery disconnected for at least 50 seconds. This will purge the machine.

    Be careful how much oil you put on the filter. You may want to oil the filter, and then leave it standing on end for 2-3 days. Wipe up any excess that collects under the filter, and blot the part of the filter closer to the ground to be sure you won't be dripping any filter oil into your intake. (If you stand the filter on end for a couple of days and you get some drips, you're using too much oil...)

    I've had a factory K&N installed in my '99 C4 for 15k miles so far. There may be a couple of HP there, but for me, I like the reduced cost and environmentally friendliness of a re-useable filter.


    99 996 installed 10k miles ago. Slight improvement in performance with nice sound. Definitely reset computer using disconnect batt procedure.

    I skipped the K&N oiled filter and bought an AEM Dryfilter to prevent MAF issues. If you need a part number let me know.


  3. Does anyone know of a good suspension shop in or near San Diego to install an M030 kit and has reasonable prices? Dieter's is good but want over $1400. Black Forest won't do unless I buy everything from them. Just looking for someone who is good and understands P-cars. I found a place in the L.A. area (Bagge and Son) that seem familiar with Porsches and can do it for around $600, I just didn't want to drive there if I didn't have to.

    I did it myself with a friend in 3 hours.

    p-car isn't really that special comparing to other in terms of suspension

    All German Auto did it for me, ~700 or so (with alignment). No issues with them.

  4. Hi all, I'm new to this board, but I have to say this is one very helpful board for porsche owners!! :renntech: anyway, recently I changed the battery and radio would need the code (which I lost it) just happened to have a alpine deck around so I decided to put it in... after everything works fine... but the only thing is I get that annoying static sound coming from speakers... does any one had this problem too? is it my wiring? (has to be, right? the factory HU worked fine) my car is a 2001 base model with the amp and door speakers... any one know a solution to this? any help would be appreciated, thanks!!! :thumbup:

    I had a simliar problem on my99 Carrera.......mine was alernator whine. turns out the power lead was too close to the speaker wires. Try rerouting the power lead away from your low voltage (RCA) type speaker connections.

    this worked for me.

    good luck

  5. B)

    While installing SS brake lines and managed to partially strip the nut at the end of the hard line on the front passenger side. How is this line routed through the car, and does anyone have any instructions or technical drawings that would be pertinent to replacing it? Any help would be much appreciated, as I would really like to have my right-front brake working again.

    When I replaced my brake lines with braided lines......I was abaolutely sure that I could thread the fittings on by hand before I even thought of laying a wrench on it. One must be very careful or one must pay the PORSCHE god many $$$$. B)


  6. Howd you guys burn out your casings?

    I was thinking of putting some phillips crystal visions in (4300k), would they burn it?

    Did you guys see this thread?


    I also installed these on mine..........

    No cutting and re-wiring required for entire installation.

    35W. Xenon Gas Filled HID bulbs. No Filament

    5000K ~ 10000K color temperature. More light output

    ~$200......and looks good.


  7. ...

    They seem to be "glued" on the normal headlights. I have no idea what they used to attach them, but it sticks very good, there's no movement at all when I pull carefully.

    I also like to keep these covers, so I want to remove 'm without damaging them nor the headlights (off course).



    I spoke to Nico Strosek today who manufactures these covers. Basically, there is a chance that your covers can be taken off and re-used (easier on a pre-facelift model like yours), but as "Tom Sch" already said, there are some issues.

    Apparently warming up the headlights doesn't help an awful lot. The idea is to take some kind of flat spatula (preferably non-metal non-scratch) and very carefully go all around the two holes and prise off the cover bit by bit. It should be possible to take off the cover without damaging it, but it is a risky procedure.

    The main issue is removing the glue from the headlight. Since the headlights are made of plastic and not glass, you are very restricted as to the type of fluid you can use as not to permanently damage the headlight. I seem to recall he reckoned that Methylated spirit would be OK, but I'd certainly try it in an unconspicous place first. Anything more aggressive I'd definitely not use.

    Apparently it takes an evening just to get the glue off the headlights.



    Where can I get a hold of Nico Strosek, I would like to buy a set for a 99 996 non-lifted. I personally like them on dark colored cars.



  8. If you go to 6speedonline.com there is a guy that covered it in alcantara. I think it was BRUCEM and I think he sis also a member here. He showed some photos of it and actually showed how it was done, nicely done I might say. Chime in BRUCEM

    thank guys. i found him on 6spd. sent him pm.

    both these boards are pretty neat. so much info to share

    jorge :renntech:

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