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  1. It isn't glued, the plexiglass is snapped into the black frame. Don't use a razor blade. You just need to "unsnap" one side, which can be a really difficult, but it can be done, the black frame will bend enough to remove the plexiglass. You should be able to see the plexiglass where it clips into the frame on each side, and you can pry it out with a flathead screwdriver. Just be careful the screwdriver doesn't slip and scratch the plexiglass.
  2. It depends on the internals of the switch because they are not all the same, the standard hack uses a FWL switch which has the same problem with illumination. Unless you want to modify the internals of the switch, the only solution is to use a different switch. You can look up the internal wiring of the switches in the Bentley Manual, you want one that is internally identical to the convertible top switch. I recently updated my OBC hack that used the FWL switch with a convertible top switch to allow night illumination. You just need a small flathead screwdriver if you want to s
  3. DIY Manual Radiator Fan Switch w/ an OEM Switch DIY: Manual Radiator Fan Switch w/ an OEM Switch Fan Switch Part List $32 Defroster Switch, Matte Finish (996-613-134-10-A05) $25 Omron MY2K-DC12 Latching Relay $5 ATC Fuse Tap with .250 Male Disconnect $5 2.8MM Female Wire Terminal Various Male & Female Disconnects, Butt Connectors and Heat Shrink Tubing Various Lengths of 16AWG Wire Optional: $23 2-Butt Autho
  4. DIY: Manual Radiator Fan Switch w/ an OEM Switch Fan Switch Part List $32 Defroster Switch, Matte Finish (996-613-134-10-A05) $25 Omron MY2K-DC12 Latching Relay $5 ATC Fuse Tap with .250 Male Disconnect $5 2.8MM Female Wire Terminal Various Male & Female Disconnects, Butt Connectors and Heat Shrink Tubing Various Lengths of 16AWG Wire Optional: $23 2-Button Batwing (996-552-335-02) Garage Switch Part List $47 996TT Targ
  5. 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
  6. 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 cent
  7. 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 work
  8. 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.
  9. And I'm sure that online system cost's an arm and a leg. Thanks again!
  10. Thanks for the clarification Jeff! I am aware those less than reputable pdf's are outdated, but they have a few illustrations and diagrams that can't be found anywhere else.
  11. 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
  12. Thanks Loren! I think I will try to source the clamps locally, once my Y-hose arrives.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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!
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