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Just got the word. The top is out of "alignment" and needs to be adjusted. They are indicating that the labor (aprox 2 hours) will come in at roughly $160. I decided to go ahead with it, thinking that if I have the same problem again I'll bring it back and have them make additional adjustments for free.
It was just the right side of the tip by the hook that was cracked...the damage in your picutres by the arrows were not a problem (i.e., they were not broken). I needed an oil change anyway, so they are going to let me know what the problem might be without charge. I'll fill you in tomorrow.
Thanks again. I took a look at the plastic and it is only broken on the end. I spoke to the service guys at Porsche and they think it may be the micro switch in the roof housing (apparently there is another one there). As that is outside of my technical skills, I'm going to brin it in and pay more than I should to have it fixed. I'll let you all know how it turns out. Thanks again for all the help.
Actually, one more question. Where should I place the adhesive if it is broken?
Thanks for the tip. I'll check it when I get home tonight and let you know if that is it. Chad P.S., This board has been so very helpful. I wish there were something like it for my wife's Lexus 330!
Thanks for your help. I actually tried that too. I've pushed the plate in to roll up the windows just prior to the hook grabing hold. No go. As soon as I press the close button again, the windows roll back down. The top warning light wont click off either. I'm thinking that there may be a switch in the hook mechanism that isn't registering that the hook is engaged.
Nope. I used to be able to push in on the hook as it was making its final lock noise and that would engage it. Now that doesn't work either.
Howdy Folks, I have a 99 Cab with a malfunctioning top. Everything works fine except for the final lock (after which the windows should roll up). For some reason the clamp fails to lock. It will move into the final position make a "lock" sound, but then unlock and attempt to grab and lock again. It will continue to do this as long as I continue to press the close button. I hope my explanation is understandable. Please let me know if you have any fixes. Thanks for all your help. Chad 99 Cab
Thanks Loren. I'm having the body shop take it to an independent place on Tuesday. Since I have no confidence in BH Porsche service, they are going to test the alternator to make sure that is the problem. If it is, I'll probably order the part myself and give it to them to install. Does anybody know anything about places like www.thepartsbin.com. They have a remanufactured bosche alternator for around $280 with a 12 month warranty. Am I better off going through Porsche? Chad
So, I was apparently quoted the wrong price on the part...now it's $875 plus instal.
Hey all, I thought I post this here too to see your thoughts. I was unfortunately in a collision with pretty bad front end damage. The car has been in the shop approximately two months, though most of that is waiting for parts (or so they say). I was supposed to pick it up today, but the body shop called and said the car hasn't been starting for the past couple of days. They took it to the dealer and had the battery replaced to no avail. Dealer said it was the alternator and would be $850 to replace. Body shop says that the alternator issue was independent of the collision damage. I have a couple of questions: 1) Is it possible that the alternator was damaged due to short (either caused by the collision or the body shop when they were repairing the car)? 2) Does $850 seem ridiculous for the work? (Just found out that Beverly Hills Porsche is overcharging by at least $200) Downtown LA will do the work for aprox $625. 3) Does this smell fishy? I should also note that the body shop is an excellent reputable place. They have offered to do the alternator replacement for the cost of the part (roughly $275). I have also called my insurance company to ask them if it might be covered along with the other repairs. Any input would be very much appreciated. Thanks Chad
chadchad10 replied to chadchad10's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Problem is that in Los Angeles, there are too many radio stations. Thus, it's nearly impossible to get a clean signal.
chadchad10 replied to chadchad10's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Will do. Thanks for the help.
chadchad10 posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Hey all, I took a look at the archives, but didn't see a specific answer to my question. I finally got an Ipod and would like to hard wire it to the stock Porsche radio. I have an early build 99 cab, but the radio was replaced under warranty. The front of the deck says it is a model 220, but doesn't offer any more info on the type of radio. Is it a Becker? If so, is there a aux-in part that is made for it? I tried to bring it in to a local car stereo shop, but they didn't seem to know what they were doing so I left. Thanks for your help Chad. 99 Cab
Howdy all, Noticed the infamous coolant leak on my 99 Cab Carrera this past weekend on the driver's side exhaust pipe. Thought about purchasing the part and doing it myself, but also read (from this board) that this has been a long standing issue. So rather than spend the $230+ dollars on the part, I took it into the dealer to have them take a look. I also mentioned that while the car was out of warranty, the problem is well documented for these cars and I thought the repair/replacement should be done under warranty. They agreed to check with the regional rep for PCNA, but couldn't do so until today. Called this morning and they will cover it ($580+ for part and install). Wanted to say thanks for the info on the board. It also probably helped that I have taken the car there since it was bought (oil changes included) and they replaced the engine on the car a couple of years back. Thanks again. Chad Los Angeles