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3 years later and my top repair still looks great, give it a shot before replacing top Good Luck
Hi8Ha did you put new connectors on or just splice close to connectors and use shrink wrap on soldered splice..any tips are appreciated. Thanks
1999 996, weekend ride, garage kept, 77k miles I had a bulb burnt out in drivers side headlight , pulled out to replace and all wires have insulation just crumbling off exposing bare wire. I spend an hour putting some electrical tape where I could but feel this is a temp measure. It seem Porsche does not sell this harness(inside the headlight fixture). Has nay one rewired these or found another solution? Thanks
I had this same issue on my 99 cab, replaced alternator, battery still no joy--problem was the wiring harness from alternator to starter, cheap to fix and a DIY. Good luck
butch199 replied to gazzer1's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Leak is probably in one of your hydro cyclinders on either side of the car. This is typical of older cab(I have a 99). I had mine rebuilt by a guy here in florida
I also had sepperation of the plastic window on my 1999 996. I was quoted 600. to fix(Tampa, Fl). My top was like new--so I tackled repair myself following the DIY on this site, took a weekend, but endeed up fantastic, only cost 25 in supplies and I will get more useful life out of my top . Replacing the canvas is a very chalenging job, I know someone who tried
Give Zig a call at the address/number here-he can rebuild save big $$. He rebuilt mine and all works great!! Cabriolet Hydraulics 2331-R 63rd Ave. East Bradenton, FL 34203 www.cabriolethydraulics.com
butch199 posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)My 99 C2 has an interesting charging issue, first I have just installed a rebuilt alternator and new battery. All seems well at first with the meter showing charging at 14 volts(approx) while driving. However as the weather gets warmer here in Florida and I run the AC I notice that the meter shows just over 12 volts charging(neeedle near bottom of gage. Car always starts fine. The needle also seems to drop when the cooling fans kick on to bring temps down. Any ideas or has anyone had similar issue--again already did new alternator and battery. Could this be a switch issue or something else? I know thae charging system is not complex-is this normal? Thanks in advance for assistance
butch199 posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I need to get my rear window stitched on my 99 cab. Looking for a referral in Tampa to do the job. Someone had refered BJ's upolstory on Florida Ave, but their "convertible top" guy has not shown up twicw when I dropped of car. Recommendation would be appreciated Thanks in advance
my 99 996 cab with 60k miles has the rear window coming unglued from the top. Top is still in good shape I want to get rear window stiched in to repair. I am looking for a referal of a shop that does this in the Tampa Fl area. Thanks in advance!
butch199 replied to Roberto's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I've seen the cylinder itself when I was in there topping off the fluid, but wasn't sure if it's as simple as unbolting off the old one, transferring over the hoses and re-bolting on the new one. Any tips would be appreciated. I hear that removing the back interior 'door' panel can help. I had mine rebuilt with new seals by guy in Florida, like new for a lot less than new
butch199 replied to spankey's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I had mine rebuilt by guy ibn Florida, PM me and I will give you contact info
butch199 posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I have a problem with my 1999 996 CAB top, first my rear window delaminated and I founnd a shop that would stich in a new one. I had not dropped my top for several wweks and it would only unlatch at the windsheild and time out! I manually got the clamshell open and discovered that one of the hydraulic rams was leaking. I have pulled that and am getting it rebuilt(saves a lot as Porsche wantts $600. for one) My question is why di my clamshell not open? it is driven by a motor not hydraulics. When I manuallyu open and close it(by using emergency procedures in the manual, I can feel resistance, but I assume that is because the motor is resisting. Any ideas on what could go wrong with the drive mechanism of the clamshell, looks like motor and cable would be easy DIY. What does a new or used clamshell drive unit cost? Thanks for help in advance
I have a 99 C2 tip with 61K miles, recently I noticed pieces of foam(or what looks like foam) coming out of my A/C ducts when I run A/C fan on high. Very small peices, almost didn't notice them until I was cleaning interior. Any idead what this is? Is there foam insulation on the duct work? Thanks