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  1. Hi Tool Pants - I found this picture in a post of yours from many years ago. So, if you're still out there, I hope that you don't mind a question! I have not begun to remove my steering wheel or gauge cluster. I have bought a used 4 stalk unit to replace my two stalk unit that came on my 02 base. I am about to start on this OBC mod and in this picture I see the harness that you built with the yellow wires and I know that those wires ultimately plug into the infamous white plug shown in many pictures that resides behind the cluster. My question regards the 2nd plug shown in your picture that comes out from behind the 4 stalk assembly. Where does that plug into - will it be obvious to me once I pull the gauge cluster out - do I have to unplug that from something to enable me to remove the cluster?  
    If you don't mind, can you please respond to my email address as follows: dmpreston356@gmail.com
    Thanks for your time and help. 
    David Preston


  2. It is said that if you are going to reuse the belt you should mark the direction of rotation. Maybe this is something from the olden days.
  3. http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php/topic/32635-smogging-a-boxster/ Read the link. I was actually due for a 7th smog test last month but have not found the time to do it.. You did not fail the test - your car was not ready for the test. You cannot have a check engine light on. On my year there are 5 readiness codes. If you click on the link then click on the next link. On 3 of the 5 need to be set to start the test. Before I had a PST2 the smog guy would plug his machine into the obd port to make sure at least 3 were set. If they were then he would do the dyno test. Now that I have a PST2 I check the car while I am outside the shop to make sure at least 3 are set. If the are set then I give the keys to the smog guy. I have not kept up on the Calif smog biz. There was a test only, test and repair, and then a gold something. Test only could only test the car. If it failed then you had to go a test and repair to see why. I don't even know if they will do a pretest anymore. Once I had the PST2 I was able to determine for myself if the car was ready for the test, so I have not kept up on things.
  4. Your profile says you have a 1998, and the steering wheel did not tilt back then. Just slides up and down.
  5. The alarm horn is like a normal 12 volt horn. Remove the horn and test it with a 12 volt battery. If it does not make noise then there is an adjustment screw. The screw is covered with a plastic plug. Remove the plug and you can then turn the screw in or out. If you turn the screw while it is hooked up to 12 volts you might get it to work. I was able to get a "dead" horn working this way. But it sounded funny so it was replaced.
  6. Have you pushed the button yet to see if the car blows up.....
  7. I am very rusty on this. But when we put in that mirror or a Traffic Pro we had to find the reverse signal wire. Is that what you are looking for. Pic is from a 2000 2.7.
  8. I have never replaced the pump, but I have seen them after they were replaced. No sealant on the metal gasket.
  9. No clue what is inside the unit, as we do not have this alarm feature in the US. But on the UK boards they say there are problems with water getting inside due to its location next to the battery. I thought the solution was to relocate it to a dryer place such as under the seat.
  10. The side marker lights do no not blink with the turn signal/haz if that is what you think is the problem.
  11. With a 1997 that I have owned for 11 years I am sort of a smog expert. CARB has taken over this state. I do get fault codes because the rear wheels spin on the rollers, and the fronts do not. ABS does not like that. But this has nothing to do with emission fault codes. I have a 5 speed manual transmission so I do not see tip fault codes.
  12. Check PET or your local dealer. I think you can order what is called a "stipulated" ignition switch or for the other locks.
  13. Remove the belt and start the car. That is what I did when I thought I had a noisy belt or bad bearings on something back there, This will rule out the belt. Yes, you can run the engine without a belt oln. Then play around with all the pulleys. Too much bad noise for it to be a belt I think.
  14. The fan can run after the key has been removed, even if the fan was not on while your were driving around . It is called heat soak or something like that. But do as Loren said and check to see if the temp sensor is where it should be.
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