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Everything posted by stan

  1. I had the same problem with my 01 C2. It turn out that it was missing a grommit. The grommit is a plastic bushing that is press fit into the steel body. It lines up the plunger to meet with the hole in the plastic door. Without the grommit, the plunger misses the hole. I bought the part at the dealer , I don't remember the cost but it was under $10.00. Open the gas door, look at the plunger and there should be plastic bushing (grommit)that the plunger slides thru. Stan
  2. 2004 996 C2 6SPD Can anyone tell me Manifold vacuum pressure at idle? Also at what vacuum pressure does the Porsche sport exhaust vacuum motors pull the gates shut for the quiet mode. Thanks, Stan
  3. Is it possible to change the express windows to normal finger on switch movement? They drive me nuts. I noticed that after you turn off the car, the windows are in the manual mode. I have a 04 C2. Thanks,
  4. Also, Porsche states that after 4 years you need to change the spark plugs, so that might have been included in the $1600 price.
  5. I also have this problem on my 04 c2. I found that when this happens, I turn off the car, remove the key and hit the key fob lock on and then off, and this always resets and starts the radio up again!! Could be a problem with the security system interface with the bose system or the time delay with the radio. stan
  6. You must have the igntion on or the car running and in reverse when you set the seat and mirror memory! Stan
  7. Don't forget you need to have the car running, or have the key turn to the on position to have the memory work. You must also hold the Memory button as you press #1 or # 2 to set position. Stan
  8. I did the same thing on my car. It took me a while to figure why the console was rubbing the brake handle. At the front mounting point of the console there is a steel bracket attached to the hump of the car. The console can be mounted wrong on this bracket and yet all the screws will go in, but the console will be shifted back out of position. I can't exactly remember how it fits, but you will see if you look at the area. Stan
  9. HORNS FIXED!!!!!! I check voltage at the relay feed contact=Good! I pulled the bumper cover and checked the voltage at both connecters=Good! I could not beleive that both high and low horns on a new car could be bad all at once, but they where. Called my dealer and he gave me 2 new horns and said not a uncommon problem. Hooked them up and Bingo, both horns work. Used the 3rd radiator instructions to pull the bumper cover and all went well. Half the fun of owning the 911 is working on it. Thanks, stan
  10. I did a search on horns and came up with alot of helpful stuff, but could not find anything on toubleshooting the wiring. Here is the story. I bought the 04 911 c2 6spd about a month ago. Car was new with 60 miles on it. It was in the showroom for awhile and had the trunk and engine hood lights disconnected. I wonder if they disconnected the horns to prevent people from hitting the horn in the showroom? Now Here is what I did. 1) When you press the horn pad on the wheel, the relay clicks so that circuit should be fine. 2) Checked fuse and replaced with backup fuse,no change. 3) Replaced relay with same p/n and no change. 4) Checked connections at the horns and they are there. I know the next step is to probe the connections and need a wire diagraham for the circuit to show me terminal location and connector locations. I find it odd that both horns on a new car would be bad, so before I pull the bumper cover I would like to pin point the problem. Thanks, stan
  11. With headlight washers. This will be one of the cheapest parts I ever ordered! Thanks Loren!!! stan
  12. I have a 996 2004 c2 6sp and found that the plastic cover on the wiper stalk is scratched. The part I would like to replace has the white imprint of the wiper functions on it. The part snaps of the stalk, but not sure if its sold seperate. If so what would the part number be. Also all the other stalks have a matte fininsh on them and the scratched part on the wiper stalk is high gloss like my 2001 had.Weird? Thanks stan
  13. Thanks guyes, I'll give it a try tonight. Stan
  14. I removed the 3 screws, but the pod still would not come out. Are there clips that also hold it in place and if so what direction do you pull to get it out? Stan
  15. I have a rattle in the dash of my 04 996 that comes from the side a/c vents. I tried to remove the air vent pod but could not remove it. Does anyone know how to remove the air vent pod? Thanks
  16. Sorry, poor choice of words, the dealer did say it was a volunteer action on Porsche's side. I guess its not that critical? Stan
  17. I was at the dealer to pick up a part and grease the squeaky clutch pedal and was informed that the 04 996 have a service recall to change out the air filter box as some are leaking unfilter air into the engine. They ordered the new part and I will have it installed next week.They go by serial number so have your vin number checked out! Stan
  18. He is correct. The climate control in the normal mode and temp above I believe 37F will have the air condtioning compressor on. The fans turn on to cool the condensers that are mounted in the front behind the coolant radiators. You can turn off the compressor by pressing the button on the climate control with the snow flake on it. In a few minutes or so the fans will turn off. Stan
  19. Thanks Bostonduce, I have the factory upgrade alum. shift knob and brake handle. I liked the shape of the stock shift knob so I replaced the knob. What I don't like about the brake handle is the alum. silver bagde is cold to the touch (I Live in Chicago). I find that I rest my hand on the lever while driving and it is ice cold in the winter. I am wondering how the silver badge is held on, and if I can remove it to wrap it in leather. Stan
  20. Would anyone have the diagram for the emergency brake handle that shows the part break down of the full assembly? I have the alum. option and would like to revise the handle to full leather. Stan
  21. The porsche switch is a momentary switch that turns on the relay that controls the sport exhaust control valve. If your aftermarket switch is the same,you could solder the wires to the terminals. This is how most switches in cars work today, but I do not have a wiring print on this circuit so this is just a guess. stan
  22. Thanks loren, Just what I was looking for. stan
  23. Does anyone know how to change the emergency brake handle? Could use diagrams etc. 2004 c2 996 6 spd Thanks, stan
  24. Thanks, I have been stuffing the back of the seat and the picture looks like the bottom portion of the seat. When I looked under the cushion of the back of the seat I did not see a heater insert and that is why I think it is the leather cuchion pad. stan
  25. I have been stuffing the seat back of my sport seats and have come up with the with the shape I like. I have been using foam rubber and am concerned about the seat heater elements. Does anyone know were the elements are located? In the seat cushion or under the cushion? A picture would be great. Thanks, Stan
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