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    2001 Boxster S, Lapis Blue, GHL Exhaust, K&N Filter, DeSnorkled, Pioneer AVIC-X930BT SatNav, B&M Short Shifter
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    997 911S
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    73 MGBGT, 1997 Boxster
  1. Thanks Richard....def sounds like something the dealer will need to fix...ouch!
  2. My airbag light came on (997.2S) and had the code read and cleared....8008 - Drivers Side Front Air Bag Stage 2 Above Limit Value. It came back on about 12 hours later and we cleared it again and it hasn't come back on again for now...any ideas what this message means please? On another forum they suggested the battery might be on it's way out....it is the original battery so 7 years old this month but seems to work fine. I only drive about 3000 miles a year and trickle charge it during the winter. Thanks Gary
  3. Everything back together and working better than I can ever remember...very smooth...just need to get the dent taken out of my clam shell from the twisting. Costs $168 to replace push rods and cables...beats the $2000 others have been quoted by the dealers. Thanks to everyone for their posts...couldn't have done it without you. Gary
  4. That's unlikely since it is one motor that drives two cables. I just finished taking mine apart and putting back togehter...one of the cables was broken. I offered my phone number if he wants to call me in the last reply. GW
  5. Same thing happened to mine... Here's what to check. More than likely the cables how broken. There are that are driven by one motor. When one cable breaks, the motor carries thus lifting the clam shell on one side and not the other. If you keep trying to open it, there is a red/white plastic ball joint on the end of the arm that connects to the top and that will break stopping everything. There is a way to release the top and do everything manually but you will probably have to get from the drivers/passenger seat and pry off off the spring that is connected to the clamshell. If you want, give me a call 616-304-1951. When this happened to my 01 S it freaked me out....unfortunately my clem shell is bent so I'm hoping to get it straightened out. I purchased the replacement cables and push rods from Sunset Porsche...$140 for everyhing. Gary
  6. It seems to be working...I didn't realize how slow the lever moves and how little it moves...for some reason I was expecting it to whiz round!
  7. Thanks Mike...this helps plus Wayne from Pelican Parts emailed me a picture too. I'm having a problem getting the lever to turn with the drill. I wanted to test the transmission before I put it in the car and when I attach the cable and attach drill to the other end, nothing turns? I have taken the transmission apart and everything seems to be where it should be and does turn without the plastic housing screwed on...any ideas please? Thanks Gary
  8. I did that and couldn't find any that had a specific picture of the position. Maurice who is the expert on this repair had suggested he could send a picture and I have sent him a PM and email but no response yet. Thanks Gary
  9. If anyone could take a picture this weekend I would be very greatful please? Thanks Gary
  10. I recently (this week) had a cable snap on my top and before I realized what was happening it tweaked the clam shell. Out of panic I took off the V levers without noting the position. I have everything fixed but need a picture of the V lever to know where to position them please...anyone? Thanks you can email me: gwinder@yamaha.com (Music not Motors)
  11. I second the comments that Maurice has been a great help. I was able to diagnose my problem to a broken tip on one of the cables that caused the red ball joint to break thus warning me there was a serious problem before I completely ruined the clamshell. As it is, I think I may be able to repair it and at worst case I have found a replacement at a salvage yard. I may still need some help on where to position the V levers since I had to take those off to release the torque. Thanks Gary
  12. After trying to find out what caused the red balljoint to break, I found the square drive broken off in the motor...hoping a replacement cable does the trick. GW
  13. Had the same thing happen to mine. At first I thought it was the red ball joint that had broken which it had but I was more interested in why that happened. Turns out the square drive from the cable to the motor had twisted off suggesting the cable is jammed somewhere along the line. Hoping a cable replacement will fix the problem...parts to be ordered tomorrow. Gary
  14. OK...after dismantling the clamshell so I could see what was going on, the culprit was the red ball joint...as suggested, it had broken on the drivers side....the bad news is I have a twisted clamshell which hopefully a body shop can straighten out....there are no creases just a big bend. I'll order the replacement parts tonight...metal type. Is there a way to check of the motor and transmissions are OK before I put everything back together? Thanks for all the posts...on a side note, I found a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses that I thought were stolen about 8 years ago..they were $275! Gary
  15. You mean the red ones? I popped both of them off so I could release the top but the clamshell is still stuck half way up on one side and almost closed on the other....see picture. How can I release the clamshell please? Thanks Gary
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