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About dherrick

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    Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Porsche Club
  • Present cars
    2003 996 Turbo
  • Former cars
    1997 BMW M3
    1985.5 Porsche 944
  1. Resurrecting an old thread. Has anyone found a solution or a supply for the instrument cluster connectors for the 996/986? The part number referenced above is no longer available. The parts guy at a Porsche dealership said that 996s are now considered classic cars so I'm on my own. I believe that the OEM connectors were made by Tyco. My green connector fell apart when I was replacing my instrument cluster after replacing the time adjustment and trip meter shafts. The locking arm broke so I tried using duct tape to seat, however that is apparently not sufficient to establish a good contact, as I get multiple failure warnings when I start the car. Thanks in advance
  2. i don't know if you solved your problem but there is a DIY on 6sppedonline forum that goes through the repair that you are seeking. Good luck. http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/996-turbo-gt2/315592-diy-rattling-sunroof-headliner-fix.html
  3. Attached is a photo of the mirror baracket wtih the mirror removed.
  4. I was able to remove the failed autodimming mirror. Contrary to the service manual, It does not twist off like the non-dimming mirror. It slides downward, parallel to the windshield, ouf its bracket. Here is how I did it. 1. I pried the cable covers apart and removed from the mirror base 2. using needle nosed pliers, I disconnected wire plug. 3. taped wires and led circuit board to windshield to keep out of way. 4. took a punch with the end wrapped in duct tape and with a hammer from over the top of the mirror, tapped on the upper portion of the mirror bracket as close to the base as possible. After about three taps the mirror slid downwards, out of the mount. Its now off to radar-mirrors for repair. I hope this helps somone else with the same issue.
  5. Thanks Loren. So I can't pop the mirror out of the socet joint and have to remove from the windshield. Got it. Do I remove the plastic housing on the base? If so how? I can imgine cracking the plastic housing with the channel locks when trying to rotate. Also there is a cylindrical tube the runs into the head liner that I assume carries the wiring, I don't see how that will allow me to rotate the base of the mirror?
  6. I have a 2003 996TT with a failed auto dimming mirror. It's become all cloudy with the exception of a small clear area in the lower middle. I am planing on sending it to radar-mirror for repair however I have not been able to find any DIYs on how to remove the mirror from the mount. Can anyone point me in the right direction? It looks like a simple ball and socket connection that would just pull out, however with the sensors and the pushbutton on the mirror I would expect there to be some wiring involved. The service manual proceedure seems to reference only the non auto dimming mirror which requires clamping the base with pliers and rotating 90 degrees. I don't see any way to rotate this mirror 90 degrees as it hits the upper console panel. Thanks in advance for your assistance.
  7. They are 10 mm x 2 mm. I've been using viton, but nitrile will likely work. Even the the viton at $1.28 ea beats $8.Try these Viton http://www.oringsusa.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1006_489&products_id=489016515 Nitrile at $.06 ea http://www.oringsusa.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1006_488&products_id=488019276
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