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Posts posted by kbrandsma

  1. Are they heat resistant for the barbecue?

    There are 2 ebay sellers selling the same JTC stuff. Koniktoolcom in Tennessee, and Kinetikco in California. I bought from Koniktoolcom but it was shipped by Kinetikco, so I guess they are the same company.

    Here they are out of the case.

    Already found a good use for a few of them....

  2. Hi Gus,

    Contact Sunset and order the correct replacement part(s). You will need to carefully drill out the old pop rivet and reinsert the new part with a new rivet. Pretty straight forward. Sunset won't deal with the pop rivets or the pop rivet tool, but you can get that locally at a tool store. A pop rivet tool is almost a necessity for other things. I recently replaced the visor inserts and the center frame inserts that holds the interior light, infrared security, and accepts the cabrio top. Having the pop rivet tool made it a snap.


    Yeah, not too bad, I got mine from England for $100 :huh:

    Just kidding, I think the pair of clips cost $20...

    I paid $1.69 each from Sunset Imports. Not that I ever did something dumb like breaking a clip.


    I need some help!!!

    I did something really stupid :(

    To install the camera mount I had to remove the roll bar padding in the middle. Guess what...I broke one of the two pins that attaches the part and the broken part as well as the rivet it attaches to are still stuck in the roll bar.

    Do I need a new part all together. Is there any way I can fix the mess?

    I will try to post some pics later!



  3. You've got a PM

    Hey guys,

    I purchased replacement speakers for My boxster s a while ago, and haven't had the time to make the necessary custom baffles needed to install the speakers. I was wondering if anyone out there has the capability of making a couple for my install, or if there's some pre-built ones I can purchase somewhere out there.

    I have the JL Audio Evolution ZR-650csi that I was planning on putting in the doors which come with tweeters but I don't know if I'm going to use them or not.

    And also the MB Quart PVI210 that I was planning for the Dash.

    I'd make the baffles myself, but I just haven't had the time, and I don't necessarily trust taking the car and leaving it at the audio shops around here for an extended period of time.

    Any suggestions?

  4. Hi Gabriel,

    You have a PM


    Hello everyone,

    I have a '98 Boxster with the factory stereo and front speakers (no door or rear speakers). I'm looking for a recommendation for a new stereo with an MP3 input that's relatively inexpensive for both purchase and installation. Also if anyone has recommendations for door or rear speakers, I'd be very interested in hearing them. I've come across this offer on EBay but I'm hesitant to purchase as it seems too good a price:


    Thanks for your time.



  5. I used the Targa Switch for my garage door opener hack. It is the bottom switch on the left. Any matt finish switch can be changed to gloss by using a high gloss clear spray. Several light coats does the trick.


    The part number is 996.613.155.00.A02 from Sunset and costs 26.13 plus shipping and handling.


  6. Hi Gus,

    Jiggle and pull and it will come right out. Also when taking the center console out their are two small electrical connections, one for the light in the ashtray and one for your alarm to the back console. To get the last one just lift up the center console from the passenger seat to see the connection with a flash light and then reach up and squeeze the connection clip. Don't forget to put it back the same way. Once you get it out you can examine the end and notice it can only go back one way. Some try to pull the center console out to quickly and rip the console alarm wire.

    Regards and good luck!

  7. I replaced mine this past winter and got the same codes. Did you purchase Walker or Bosch O2 sensors? My CEL came on after several starts and the engine was good and warm. After about 5-8 starts the CEL went out and didn't come on again until 8-10 starts later. It has never come on when the engine was cold and never went off unless between starts. The gap has widened and the CEL hasn't come on in the last 30 starts. Here is a thread were others had similar experiences. O2 thread

    If you get it figured out let us know.

  8. I had a similar situation when I changed my manual transmission fluid on MY 98 Boxster. They say never drain the tranny fluid until you make sure the fill plug can be removed, else you will have no way to refill the tranny or get to a shop unless you tow the car. The drain plug on the tranny was a 16 mm triple square with a hole in the middle for the drain plug. I tried removing with one without the center hole and stripped it badly.

    To get the tranny drain plug out I drilled a hole in the center with a 1/4 bit and drained the tranny fluid. I then used an easy out and crescent wrench and the plug came out with no issues. If the receiving threads on the oil pan are stretched or stripped and you need to replace the lower part of the pan the cost for that will be way below dealer prices and access to the pan is very easy to get to.

    In any case it's a good example on using a crush washer and use a torque wrentch so you don't over tighten on the re-install.

    Maybe others can share their experience, in any case good luck and keep us posted how you resolve your dilemma.

  9. Manual Front Trunk Cable

    If your battery is dead and you need to get into the front trunk, it may be necessary to locate the manual pull wire to open the front trunk and get to the battery. This might be more difficult to locate the first time. You may not be in a good location to wrestle the right front tire splash guard to find it. It might be night time or you may not be dressed in the correct clothes to be down by the tires trying to locate it. I would recommend that you take the time to locate it in good weat


  10. Front Trunk Microswitch Replacement

    My 98 Boxster's front trunk compartment light has never worked so I decided to investigate. I first swapped the light assembly itself with the exact same light fixture in the rear trunk and found both lights worked. I deduced that it must be the front microswitch and ordered a new one from Sunset Porsche in Oregon. The cost was: $43.13 plus $8.00 shipping to Washington State. The Part number is: 996-613-206-00 I removed the carpet trunk liner. The front trunk liner is made up of 2 sec


  11. You will need to shave off this tab on the white part of the amp.


    Here is the pin asignment. Make sure you check and recheck. Once pins are installed in the harness that attaches to the white receptacle, they are difficult to remove without a special tool.


    Koen De Poorter

    The Pin assignments I listed above are for the stock 6 channel amp in 2003 and 2004. Not all 6 channel amps will work. I believe the 996 Cabriolet Amp M490 is the only other one that will work and that PIN assignment is different. What AMP are you using?

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