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    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    '08 997TT Cabrio (Speed Yellow)
    '02 996 C4 Cabrio (Guards Red)
    '03 M3 Cabrio (Alpine White)

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  1. This is from a 996 (02 C4 Cabrio), but the question is remains, where does this part go? Where is the hole for this part?
  2. Went out to the car today and found the following part right below the brake pedal. It is covered in leather which matches my interior leather. It appears it should fill a hole somewhere around the drivers side area, but I don't see a where it goes. Does anyone know this part and where it goes? TIA
  3. Can't say this is your problem, but I had the same exact issue. I could even open/close the cabrio top and the windows would open and close, but the window switches would not function. Went for a State Inspection, went home and everything was working properly. Put the car in the garage and went into the house for about an hour. Came out to the car to run an errand and the window switches would not function at all. No fuse issues. Nothing I did, would fix it. Took the car to my Indie and after some diagnosing, he found that the Immobilizer module had shorted out. Replaced the module and everything was good once all the keys were reprogrammed. Hope this isn't your issue as this isn't a cheap fix.
  4. I understand it wouldn't see most of the systems, I just want to reset the airbag light and if it can't I would buy a cheap OBD2 code reader until I figure out what I need for the long term. Porsche has always been pretty protective of certain systems, including the air bags. Most inexpensive systems cannot even see the 996/997 airbags much less reset them. You are going to need a Porsche specific tool for that. Okay, thanks for the info. Then I'll have to see my Indie to get it reset. And, look to sell my Hammer as it will be absolutely no use to me. Then I'll get a Durametric
  5. I understand it wouldn't see most of the systems, I just want to reset the airbag light and if it can't I would buy a cheap OBD2 code reader until I figure out what I need for the long term.
  6. I don't have anything for my 997 at this point as I just acquired it. Moving from the older model years and I don't have all the tools I need yet.
  7. Hi, Just recently sold my 964 and was wondering if I could use the Porsche diagnostic tool called a Hammer on my 996. I have the connector which fits the OBD2 outlet. I know the tool was originally built for a 964 and 993, but I need to reset my airbag light and wondering if this tool would work on my 996? Thanks
  8. Had the same exact problem. Heavy rain overnight, came out in the morning to find the windows down, ftrunk and engine lid open and a swimming pool under the seats. Utlimately I needed to have the alarm computer replaced. It would seem if it shorts out it opens everything up. After checking out the car after this incident, it was found that a drain was chewed up by a rodent and the water was draining into the car. Good luck with drying things. My car was so bad soaked I even needed to replace the leather on the front seats.
  9. Yes, that's what I assumed (a groove being carved). I have no issues with destroying the nuts to get them off, but I can't get a good grip on the nuts with the needle nose. At least the needle nose pliers I have. The holes just aren't big enough to get the pliers in there for a good grip. This is why I've asked about if there were any tool recommendations. Thanks, for all suggestions and help.
  10. Thanks, but the problem I'm having is when I atttempt to unscrew the nuts they just turn and turn. And, never unscrew. I understand the concept, but they aren't doing the unscrew part on my car.
  11. Mine is not threaded and definitely somehow grooved so it won't unscrew. I put a long flat head nail inside of the socket and applied some upward pressure while turning the socket by hand, but it still isn't unscrewing. I may try some additional pressure, but there must be a tool or some kind of locking pliers which will fit through the holes and grab onto the nuts so they can be unscrewed.
  12. May be worth a shot, I'm just concerned about anything I could do which could cause some damage.
  13. I already tried this. The problem is, I don't have any needle nose which is narrow enough to fit into the hole and grab the nut at the same time.
  14. Hi, I've removed hood crests in the past on my past Porsches by just using a socket (8mm) over the speed nuts and unscrewing them with no upward pressure. Well, today I decided to remove the old clear film the PO put on the car. It’s old and in pretty poor condition. It would seem they took the crest off while installing the film so it could be under the crest. My problem is I can't seem to get the nuts to unscrew from the crest. They just turn and turn, but never get looser Anybody have any suggestions on how to remove the nuts or any tools I could acquire to do it? Thanks
  15. The key head of my key fob is really beaten up and I was thinking about replacing it. I know I can move the guts to a new 996 key head or what they call a 911 design key. But, I was wondering if the guts could be moved to any other key head, for example a 997. And, the key I fob I have today is a 2 button fob. Thanks
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