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  1. Hey Loren, no it didn't. However in my panic what i should have done was keep reading the service manual section. I found the high amp fuse part and didn't keep reading as there are also 2 more fuses in the regular box. I got a bit thrown by the fact i was able to move the windows up but not down - good ol' Porsche for giving you a way to secure your car! Lesson learned- RTFM - completely! Thank you
  2. Hey All, Hoping someone can help me. I just completed what i hoped was the simple job of replacing the passenger side vanity mirror - and it was thanks to the instructions that Loren provided. However I now have electronic demons. The lights in both vanity mirrors don't work, not that big a deal - however neither do my windows roll up and down. As they were down at the time i did managed to get them to close using the key in the door but the switches themselves don't work at all. I am also unable to lower them again (but at least the car is secure now). Additional things now not working are the door lock button on the dash, which i never use but hopefully will provide a clue. All other stuff appears to be working. I can't be the window fuse as they wouldn't have closed with the key (?). The dealership said that when i may need to have everything "reprogrammed/reset" which sounds $$$. Any ideas?? Any help most appreciated. Martin
  3. Thanks very much Loren, most appreciated!
  4. Hello all, driving the other day with the long haired general in the car and she managed to break the cover piece off the vanity mirror on the passenger side. I ordered and received the replacement but i have no idea how to fit it! Is it glued in? Has anyone got any tips/links on how to replace it?? Any help would be much appreciated! Martin
  5. Hey all, Went and picked it up. The dealer found nothing wrong and was unable to replicate the issue.... Doesn't make me feel warm and fuzzy but we shall see. Thanks for all the advice! Martin
  6. Correct, except no rough patch is needed! Worse part is i have tried to get it to do it again for the service people and it won't. What concerns me was that it was LOUD, then it just stopped.....
  7. Thanks guys, i have taken it into the Garage cos i was worried i might be doing damage. Pretty sure they will say that they didn't find anything - always seems to be the case!! Will keep you posted if they do find anything.
  8. Thanks RFM. Why would it only be intermittent though??? Its not doing it all the time, just started this morning. I was just about to take it to the garage and it wasn't doing it.
  9. Hey All, I am hoping someone has an answer for this or that the fix isn't mortgage worthy! I started driving to work today, lovely weather so i had the top down. I noticed a really loud rattle from the rear underside of the car. My first thought was that it was probably the head guard for the exhaust and that i would take a look later. As i slowed down it got really bad and then i noticed that my ABS light and my battery light were flashing like crazy. The weird thing was that the disco lights on my dash seemed to be tied to the rattle??? Slowing down and braking, lots of rattle and lights, accelarating - slight rattle and not so many lights. Does anyone know what this could be? Really appreciate anyones help. Martin
  10. Did you have to cut the 987 sill's down or did you just leave the gap? Where did you get the Gauge Rings from, Suncoast is out of stock till March.... They look great by the way!
  11. Thanks Greg, I found the TSB so i should be good to go. Thanks for the heads up! Martin
  12. Hey all, I have just installed a new rear center console, which i am very :D with! However i can't work out how to get the lid off the lockable oddments box right at the back. The instructions say something about a hinge replacement kit for '99 and '00 models (mine is a MY00), which is all well and good but that doesn't have anything to do with the lid, does it??? Any help would be most appreciated! Thanks Martin
  13. Hi Blackcat, I was checking out this site http://www.bombaydigital.com/boxster/proje...es/change_pads/ and he mentions dampers on the backs of the pads to reduce the squeal. Not sure if that helps any. Good luck and let me know how you get on Martin
  14. Depending on where you are located, not sure about junkyard but you can get refurbed engines from Sunset Porsche. I was trying to talk myself into an engine swap and he quoted me less than your longblock quote for a 3.4! I would use it as an excuse to unleash hell!
  15. Not sure if you have them up that way but Currys Auto charged me about $120ish for fitment.
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