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Hi Everyone, I have a small wear spot on my '99 soft top that is about 1/8" in diameter. The tough waterproof layer under the outer fabric is still intact, but I would like to stop the fabric from wearing anymore and creating a hole. I use my hardtop 75% of the time, and I plan to replace the top with a glass one when the window finally breaks, so I am not looking to do an expensive repair on this top. I was thinking of putting some superglue over the wear spot, Loctite makes a flexible/fabric superglue that dries clear. Any thoughts on doing this? Would a better option be to carefully hand stitch it back together? Thanks, -Rick
rick3000 started following Wood trim on steering wheel cracked: restore or replace?, Soft Top Spot Wear Solutions?, Rear Underbody Shield Fasteners and and 4 others
Hi Everyone, I was looking for some guidance for the fasteners for the rear underbody shield/cover. I got my car up on stands (first time under the car myself), and discovered the rear underbody shield is completely gone. (I am assuming my horrible mechanic broke it and never replaced it, one of the many reasons I am now working on the car myself). I know that I need: # 5 - 986 504 119 00 - Rear Underbody Shield/Cover #2 - 999 049 022 40 - Plastic Nuts x2 (one per side) #6 - 999 507 497 40 - Expansion Rivets x2 (one per side) #7 - 999 076 068 09 - M6 Hexagon Nut x1 (for the center stud, I need to check but I believe it is still there) Not Sure How Many of these are needed for just the rear cover? #23 - 999 591 699 02 - B4,8 Speed Nut x4? #13 - 999 073 061 02 - Tapping Screw ST 4,8 x 16 x? #14 - 944 503 255 00 - Spacer Sleeves x? The mounts for the cover are also very chewed up and I would like to replace them, can anyone confirm the part numbers/quantity? #9 - 986 504 571 01 - Cover Support x2 (same for each side?) #24 - 999 084 212 02 - M6 Nut x4? Thank you so much in advance to anyone to takes the time to respond! -Rick
I did some sleuthing. It looks like this motor (Porsche PN: 99662433200)is similar to one used on a few Mercedes (PN 2108201242), they have the same manufacture name, Temic. After looking at some eBay pictures, the connector looks identical to Mercedes part A0175452126 or A0175452128, which when you search is called a pin bushing (no pictures). I did find another picture that looks identical, but the connector number is difficult to read, I think it is 728 025 300, and it doesn't turn up as a part. This is guess work, but for about $6 you can pickup PN: 017 545 21 26, and see if it works? Let us know how it goes.
Kevin, have you looked on the connector itself for any kind of number? These connectors are often VW or Mercedes parts that can be ordered separately. I could not find any images with a number or a separate part number, you can order the entire assemble for about $60.
While I wait for the last few parts to arrive before I do a water pump replacement (among other service/upgrade items), I was reviewing my Bentley manual and the 986 Workshop Manuals (the pdf's ones that are around). I found a few discrepancies, and was hoping someone may be able to help clear them up. For the passenger seat, Porsche says to torque the Torx bolts to 15lb // 20Nm. Bentley says, 48lb // 65Nm. That's a pretty significant difference. For the motor mount, Porsche says to torque everything to 34lb // 46Nm, Bentley says 34lb // 46Nm for the mount, then 48lb // 65Nm for the yoke/bracket. Thanks again, -Rick
Thanks Loren! I think I will try to source the clamps locally, once my Y-hose arrives.
I am hoping someone familiar with the center radiator install for the 986 can help me out. I am looking for the part numbers for the six hose clamps used when installing the Y-hoses. The parts diagrams are not super clear, and I would like to order the spring type clamps as they seem to be the best type for hoses that expand/contract under pressure. Does anyone have the part numbers for these six spring type clamps? x2 Y-Hose to 'S' Hard Lines x2 Y-Hose to Side Radiators x2 Y-Hose to Center Radiator Thank you, -Rick
I recently asked BumperPlugs about getting a painted Non-Smoker Tray, they said it such an undertaking for them (ei - not cost effective), that they won't do it unless you are also buying the entire console. So you will have paint it yourself. Most Boxsters with a silver console are Arctic Silver, which is code X1. You can look here: http://www.986faq.com/4-0/#002
SOLVED: Realized it was about 40° in my garage, put a hair dryer on the amp plug and pins went right in. Thank you for the help kbrandsma!
The steering wheel is all one piece, so it would be difficult to replace or repair just the wood. I have never seen or heard of a wood replacement kit or DIY. I am not sure if a shop could repair it, so that might be worth investigating, but I suspect it would be more expensive that buying a used 4 spoke wheel. I would look for a nice 4 spoke that matches your interior in the $2-300 range, or upgrade to a 3 spoke.
@kbrandsma thank you for the help! After your post, I went ahead and took all three tabs off the inside of the amp plug (they where all one pin off compared to the 4x40W), and tried it out. Reconnect the battery and it works just fine! Very pleased this amp will work, and now I can confirm for any future 986 owners that stumble across this model amp, that it will work. One other question, I am having a hugely difficult time getting the rear speaker wire female pins into the amplifier plug. I can get them 75% of the way in, and then they simply won't go in any farther, even with some prodding from a pair of pliers. Any suggestions/tips? Lastly, for anyone who might see this and is installing the OEM rear speaker kit with the inadequate 12" extension I have a tip I have not seen posted anywhere else. Cut the brown plug off of both the speaker cable and extension. Run the speaker cable through the firewalls, then soldiered it to the 'extension' that goes into the amp. The speaker cable is long enough to clear both firewalls. I also cleaned it up a bit with some heat shrink tubing.
It is identical to the picture you posted. Same colors in the same places.
Hi Everyone, I have had a 6x40W amplifier sitting in my garage for quite some time waiting to be installed for my rear speakers. I decided to install it today, and have the entire thing wired. However, as I was about to finish up and install the amplifier, I noticed that the serial number on it is different than what most people have been installing. I have a 1999 Boxster with standard 4x40W amplifier. I want to install a Nokia 6x40W M490 amplifier with the serial number 996.645.301.01. Searching around I have only found one mention of this particular serial number. Is anyone familiar with this amplifier? Is the pinout the same for the rear speakers and/or the rest of the pins? I was going off of this: RL+ #6 RL- #16 RR+ #5 RR- #15 Thanks, -Rick