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Posts posted by smistry007

  1. I need to remove the passenger side door storage lid. Does anyone know how to do it? Thanks

    I tried to slide the forward horizontal pin out but couldn't get a good grasp on it with the pliers. Eventually, I just took out all 10 or 15 tiny screws on the underside of the lid when I put in my arctic silver covers.

    Good luck :cheers:


  2. 24 mm socket or wrench (for belt pulley)

    I just did this and would REALLY recommend the 24mm socket instead of the wrench. The socket stays on the head and allows you to exert force without worries.

    The wrench sometimes slips off (the 24mm nut head is narrow) and you could hurt your fingers or "round off" the 24mm nut head edges.

    Is this essentially the same procedure for the 996TT?



  3. I recently removed my door panel to fix a rattle...

    there are about 3-4 torx screws in the door handle and near the door pull. the door pull needs to be popped in half to get to two of the screws. There is also another screw hiding behind the "airbag" medallion.

    use a prybar to pry off the plastic "push rivets" at the lower margin of the door. Finally, slide the door panel backward and lift up.

    Hope this helps.


  4. can someone tell me where i can buy a silver turbo logo and tell me the proper way to replace my current CF turbo logo? i heard a blowdryer, dental floss and some 3m adhesive removal was the way to go...my current CF turbo logo is hard to see :( , so i'm going back to the original look.

    thanks in advance!


    try Sunset or Ebay, and the dental floss.....


  5. Did a search but need a little more info....

    Just got new alu- look door storage lids and want to install them myself. I popped off the handles to change to alu but am not sure how to get the door lid off- I see a pin at one end of the inside hinge. Do I just pull the pin out? Having trouble grasping onto the pin.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.


  6. Name the dealer.

    The dealer is Steven's Creek Porsche in San Jose. I was told Tool Pants on babblers.org that you have a lot of experience with this, done about 100 installs and even have a CD. How would I get/buy this? Is it really as easy to install as everyone is saying? And lastly, are there any warranty implications if you DIY? Thanks.

    I just did mine this week. Although I have heard it takes 1 hr, it really took me about 2.5hrs...either way, it was not that hard and really is a DIY type of thing.

    Good luck and go for it by yourself.


  7. I had the same problem. The dealer replaced the bulb holder due to the bulb making poor contact.

    Figured it out. The contact point inside the bulb housing had a little carbon deposit on it. Cleaned it off and it works just fine :jump:

    Special thanks to Nick49, RobCBR, Loren and the entire Renntech community :clapping:


  8. Where exactly are the dump valve placed?(pic)

    I was with Jonas this weekend and we could read out a fault number P1250. this code says:

    - Boost Pressure Control Deviation - Above Limit

    and the one of the faults could be:

    Adjust by pass flaps, but what is the "by pass flaps", is it the same as dumpvalve?

    It's also a warning for a bad brake pad, could that course the low boost preassure?

    Bad brakes---> Low boost preassure????

    Take a look at this link:


    It is the step-by-step install guide from imagineauto.com.

    Hope this helps.


  9. Remove the bulb and use a meter to check for voltage on the hot lead, also on the ohm setting check for a good ground on the negative lead or terminal. You could also switch bulbs to verify the bulbs are both good. If you don't have a meter, try Sears, Lowes, Home Depot or auto parts supplier. It will cost $20-$40 for a good low end unit and will pay for itself many times over.

    I've got a volt meter- how do I know which wire is which?



  10. I feel kind of silly asking, but I'm stumped!....

    2001 996 TT, 32K miles...

    Left front turn signal light not working. Rear OK and right side ok. When you hit the turn signal lever to the left, the green indicator light blinks superfast comparted to the properly working right side.

    Went to the dealer and picked up a new bulb thinking the bulb must just be out. Changed the bulb (old buld looked fine- no obvious burn out) with a new one and still not working!

    Checked a few fuses but everything looks ok.

    Am I missing something? Is there a relay or something else that could be causing the symtoms?

    Thanks Guys


  11. You realize the seat memory and seat heater uses two fuses (per seat)? - A6 and E3 for the left hand seat.

    Other than a broken wire there is just the seat heater pads and the switch.

    Loren or any other Expert,

    I checked both fuses and they were ok. Additionally I replace the switch and it still does not work. I read in another thread that the seat heating element may be at fault. Any idea how I can test this or even repair it?



  12. Thought I'd ask the experts....

    20001 996TT, driver's side heated seat not heating. Switch flashes red when pushed but does not stay red and does not heat seat. Passenger side working fine. Already checked the fuse which was fine. I was going to try and replace the switch as my next move. Sound like a reasonable approach? Anybody know the part number?

    Thanks in advance,


  13. Ramps are nice but not critical. All you need is a philllips screw driver. The screws are located in the wheel wells- just turn the steering wheel for better access to the wheel wells. Remove the screws on each side, remove the old lip spoiler and screw in the new spoiler....couldn't be easier! :cheers:


  14. Well Gents,

    Thanks to RennTech, I jumped through the oil change hoop! Believe it or not, the hardest part was removing the aftermarket metal plate below the engine compartment! :cursing: Everything else was down-hill from there. :clapping:

    As an aside, to the other newbies considering this DIY, the oil tank plug is on the right side of the car, just behind the rear axel; it's a little hard to orient one's self with the diagram from the DIY section.

    Thanks again to RennTech and all those who have contributed to the various sections. :cheers:


  15. The small o-ring should be with the filter (1 large o-ring and 1 small o-ring). It goes on the small end filter stalk. I know some folks resuse them.

    Copper ring is for the oil tank and the aluminum ring is for the case drain plug. You need all the parts you have... and lots of oil  ;)

    OK assuming the small 0 ring is in good shape I will try and reuse it but where does the second aluminum ring go?

  16. Hello Gents,

    I'm getting the parts together for my first DIY oil change on my 2001 996 TT and have a question.

    I read the parts list from the DIY section and purchased at my local dealer, Pacific Porsche in Torrance CA the following

    oil filter 996-107-225-53

    copper ring 900-123-010-20

    aluminum ring 900-123-118-30

    they didn't have the small o-ring 999-707-465-40 but instead gave me another alum ring 900-123-106-30 saying this was all that was needed.

    Is this correct? :drive: Or should I go out of my way to get the small o- ring and not use the second alum ring.

    Thanks in advance :help:


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