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  1. Wow! That took long enough but I am very curious to hear what they ultimately have come out with as far as coverage is concerned. This was obviously a design issue from the start and while I may sell my car before it needs a third transfer case I no doubt think at some point it likely will. Good luck to those currently in need of one, and to all of you lined up for possible reimbursement.
  2. What I was trying to point out is that the unit pulls off as one piece. You can see that it is multi-colored as a couple of pieces are clipped together. Just slide the whole thing back- it is firmly attached to the blades but it slides on and off. Then you can undo the screw and swap the replacement part.
  3. Thanks so much. I was hoping for a different outcome but it looks like I am keeping up with the one minor (but potentially expensive) repair per week. I guess a regulator is in my future since the door handle doors signal the action - it just isnt doing what it needs to. I noticed that if pull the handle and then push down on the window that it goes down the right amount and when the handle is released it magically raises as it should. Seems like the regulator has lost some tension maybe. Try retraining the window first. Press the down button and keep it pressed for an additional 5 or
  4. I figured this had been discussed before but for some reason I could not find a thread. Seems like the gremlins continue on my car... This could be totally unrelated but yesterday I changed the ignition switch which involved unhooking the battery. Today I just noticed that the passenger side window does not do its small lower to clear the roof when the handle is opened. The driver's side still works and the passenger window operates as it should with the rocker switch - including the one touch operation. It just does not lower the +/-1/4". It does make a noise and I see it make a slight bump
  5. First off - thanks to everyone who has been down this road before me for providing tips and suggestions and troubleshooting regarding this common problem. I have been dealing with a key that would stay all the way to the right upon starting meaning that the A/C, heated seats and some other items would not function. My solution had been to simply start the car and then just move the key back one notch to the left and everything worked fine. So if others have that issue, my original solution will work but obviously the problem remains and at some point you may end up stranded if the ignitio
  6. 996 Ignition Switch replace (just the switch) with pictures First off - thanks to everyone who has been down this road before me for providing tips and suggestions and troubleshooting regarding this common problem. I have been dealing with a key that would stay all the way to the right upon starting meaning that the A/C, heated seats and some other items would not function. My solution had been to simply start the car and then just move the key back one notch to the left and everything worked fine. So if others have that issue, my original solution
  7. Greetings all. I recently received a replacement amp from a stellar fellow 996er - skiracer - (free! since he replaced his with aftermarket) and that fixed a totally dead channel for me. However I have found that when the old amp died it apparently didn't go it alone - it also blew out the mid range speaker in the passenger dash. The tweeter works still but the mid has nothing at all. So here are my questions- 1- Does anyone have an old dash speaker that they are not using? If not I will try a rear speaker if you have one of those. Actually if someone has replaced their fronts but reused the
  8. I cannot help with your actual question, but I did buy a new one for mine from Sunset and it was not very expensive. I think I bought it maybe two years ago. Give them a call and see how much a new one is before gambling on a "maybe". I know their price will be WAY below retail.
  9. Update - I met with JeTexas on Friday to hook up the car to the PST2 for testing and calibration. The computer ran through the calibration sequence without issue but that window is still not operating as part of the top closing process. Again, the window works just fine via the window switch and it opens when the top is lowered, it just does not join in on the sequence to close the window as the top closes like the other three windows. I called the dealer last week to see if they had a secret to get it back in line and they wanted to charge me 1hr to calibrate the top. The top calibration t
  10. Just recalled that I did the speed sensing mod a while back to allow for the top to go up or down when moving slowly.Any chance this could be causing the system to not 'reset'? http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...pic=38&st=0
  11. Thanks for the reply. I have tried that as well. It appears that works to reset the auto one click up and down on the front windows but it is not doing anything for the rear. Here are the symptoms again - The power window works so I manually raise it with the rocker switch. Upon opening the top, all four windows automatically retract as they should and if held past the top opening the front two raise again - as they should. Now when I close the top it goes through the whole motion until it gets to the windows. The front two raise as does the passenger rear while the driver rear does nothin
  12. Not sure I follow your message Loren. No I do not have three posts on this topic. I previously posted about replacing the actual lift which nobody seemed to have anything to share. I tackled that myself and it is fixed. I also posted a follow up with pointers since nobody else seems to have tackled that particular repair diy. I am hopeful that will be helpful since others have experienced that particular problem before. This issue is with the syncing of the auto up feature or whatever you call it.
  13. I repaired a rear window lift in my 2001 996 cabriolet this weekend and everything is working great with one key exception - that one window no longer automatically raises when the top is closed. The other three work fine - they were never disconnected but this one window stays open. I can raise it with the window switch. The other thing is that it automatically lowers with the top, it is just the auto raise function. I tried what is referred to as 'standardising' the windows in the shop manual which is noted at the end of the window replacement section but either I am not reading it correct
  14. Update - I found the shop manuals and tackled this yesterday afternoon. If anyone has the same problem I have a few pointers: 1- This is stated but make sure to put the top in the service position. 2- The shop manual lays out the steps rather well with one key exception - it may be more difficult on the driver's side I just cannot recall what was inside the passenger panel. Nevertheless the shop manual completely skips over the removal of the hydraulic top operator which is in the way of one particular nut that hold the top support bracket to the frame. This is pretty deep in to the disass
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