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  1. 5 min for the lights to stay on after closing the doors without locking is not unusual. I think they actually stay on for a much longer time. I never really liked the auto lock door feature. But it could be handy when driving in traffic in a "not so friendly" city , area to prevent someone jerking your door open to do unfriendly things, like robbing you. My car was pre-programmed with the auto lock, and I have never thought it worth the money to have a dealer do any reprogramming work. I might just start a thread with a question about this. Thanks for your unsolic
  2. When you lock the doors the lights go off, right? The lights will stay on a long time after the doors are closed. Eventually they should go off. The dash lights and footwells stay on when the driver door is closed. I think only the footwell lights come on when the passenger door is closed. If the lights are not going off until the car is locked, do they go off when you drive over 3 mph and the doors auto lock? There must be a rheostat or similar electronic timer that controls the auto turning off of those lights. I would have no idea where, but it might be worth checki
  3. As perhaps a final thought, what are you planning to do? Replace the tumbler, or the entire lock mechanism? there are some DIY posts on both replacements, but both are a bit advanced for me to tackle. good luck on whatever you decide to do.
  4. great. something is probably loose somewhere. maybe a connection flexes or moves around on bumpy roads, etc. smooth sailing.
  5. Great news. Hoo-Rah. this was like a Sherlock Holmes mystery. the culprit was right there staring in everyone's faces all the time. Good job. Continued good luck with the car.
  6. Good point re connectors. sometimes things do come loose. I doubt that would happen in both doors at the same time, unless the car had been apart for restoration or painting or something that required both door panels to be removed. I'm not sure that's likely. Only other possibility is that the fuses were rewired to accommodate a radar detector or other accessory and were not properly remarked. Good luck.
  7. Great pics. thanks. The crown reminds me of my time at Oxford. Questions: how did you loosen the light fixture enough to get the wedge in there? what are you using for the wedge? Cheers,
  8. A dealer can reprogram the auto lock feature to do a few things like not auto engage at 3 mph, but I agree that the self lock can't be removed. Don't leave the key in the ignition. The battery will rather quickly go bad. Cheers, and welcome.
  9. Try using a wire coat hanger bent into a hook shape. There is a little plastic pull in the right door jam that is used if the fuel door lock doesn't open. I found mine broken off for no apparent reason. It may have been hung up in the door, I don't know. But it was easy to turn a wire coat hanger into an emergency fuel door release tool. Same thing would probably work as a mechanics hook to grab the rear end release cable.
  10. you might check out the cost of a new control panel unit. I know from numerous forum topics that the each dash unit can be taken out and dash positions rearranged. So maybe there is a way to test your control, and if faulty maybe swap it out for a replacement. Or, if everything else fails, change it just to see if a new one might solve the problem. good luck with all this... the answer will be no doubt be interesting.
  11. perhaps something in defective in the dash heater-a/c control, or something is shorting out or overloading when engine is started. I think the a/c head is a drop in unit. probably fairly expensive. Never heard of this issue happening before. continued good luck hunting for an answer.
  12. A/C fuse or relay could be the problem. Do the radiator fans come on? Should be always on if A/C is operating. Doesn't sound like an A/C dash control issue, but I wonder about that too. Good luck.
  13. Doesn't C4S share turbo parts, but without center radiator? If so, C4 won't fit with C4S mounts.
  14. Greetings to 981 Forum members. (This posting is revised to correct the year and model of my friends Boxster GTS.)(and again to note car is a 981.) I have a friend who went to Germany and came home with a 2015 Boxster GTS. He has asked me about new tires and I could only tell him about my adventures with my 911SC and 996 C4S. What is the current thought re putting new tires on the Boxster? Anyone? Anyone? Does anyone have a positive, or for that matter a negative opinion, on replacement tires. My friend intends to put on 4 tires and I've advised him not to mix a
  15. Greetings to 981 Forum members. (This posting is revised to correct the year and model of my friends Boxster GTS.)(and again to note car is a 981.) I have a friend who went to Germany and came home with a 2015 Boxster GTS. He has asked me about new tires and I could only tell him about my adventures with my 911SC and 996 C4S. What is the current thought re putting new tires on the Boxster? Anyone? Anyone? Does anyone have a positive, or for that matter a negative opinion, on replacement tires. My friend intends to put on 4 tires and I've advised him not to mix a
  16. Your altruism is duly noted. Both advisements above are certainly reasonable and prudent. You need to get the fault codes printed out right away. Whatever you do, this seems to be crucial. Good luck. Hope and trust your husband is ok.
  17. have you already purchased this engine as a replacement? if not, you might want to think twice about it. good comment above. Looks like something might have torn loose in there. Maybe lots of red hot running at top end on a track somewhere. the word that comes to me to describe what your pictures show is "toast." good luck.
  18. check the cats. when going out there could be a rattle noticed at startup from one or both.
  19. Very good and easy suggestion by DB. I wonder what Hugo has decided to do?
  20. 3 quick and modest points: 1. try Red Line 10-40. 2. this thread seems to argue against installing the DOF to the IMS. I'll be facing this issue in approx 25k miles when I plan on a new LNE bearing. 3. Carefully listen to the cats. I had a clicking sound similar to what you describe that was driving me crazy, and my inde heard it in the left cat. Replaced. Solved. Good luck...
  21. Does your car have the smokers package, meaning do you have a cigarette lighter? If so, check the lighter plug. It may be that the lighter is engaged, not working, but still draining the battery. Just a thought...probably not correct but worth a check. I use my lighter plug to run a GPS, or to backfeed a trickle charger to the battery when away and not driving for more than a week. Good luck. Post back your findings, please.
  22. File this one under secret Porsche tricks. Good luck. and enjoy this forum. Endless info...
  23. Just saw this thread. good luck. You have more courage than I do. Hope all continues to go well.
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