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About Dwiggy

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    All over the board.<br /><br />Cars<br />Education ( Have three degrees and working on a Ph.D.)<br />Trading<br />Hiking<br />Family

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  • Present cars
    1999 C2 Silver/Black 38K odo
    2002 Honda S2000 Turbo
    2006 Cadillac STS4 V8 (Sold)
  • Future cars
    Depends on the state of mind I am in in the future...
  • Former cars
    66 Mustang
    84 Corolla 5 Speed
    87 Ranger 351W
    76 914 VW/Porsche
    90 Izuzu PUP 351W
    82 VW Rabbit Convertible
    94 Dodge Stealth
    79 928 Porsche Project (Demolished)
    00 Lincoln LS 5 Speed
    02 Turbo Honda S2000
    06 Cadillac STS4
  1. Sorry about reviving the dead on this one people. The system had too much freon. That was it!
  2. Hi all, I have a 99 C2 that buzzes very loudly on occasion. I pulled the plastic covers off of the battery compartment on a very hot day and found that the high pressure line was vibrating when the noise occured. I put the AC gauges on and discovered that the high side pressure was extremely high (>350). The AC seems to work perfectly otherwise. Has anyone else had this problem? Is this a common problem on 996's?
  3. Let us know if you purchase them. From Superbrightleds.com the 1156 and 1157 LEDs are not near as bright as the OEM bulbs. The peanut sized bulbs are just as bright if not brighter. Also, from what I have read about the V LEDs thier 1157s are actually isolated circuits. They have multiple color LEDs for turn and tail light applications. All in all the V LEDs look to be the way to go but at a premium price. D.
  4. That would work really well on AC... ;) D. It also works well to make the LED bulb non-polarity sensitive, as in the above case. Thanks for the update W. :) I thought that a rectifier bridge was used to change AC to DC by stripping off half of the wave... but I guess what you are saying does make sense even though I wish I knew where to shop for the right LEDs. I figured they were all made the same. When I spoke to superbrightleds about this problem they did not have a solution and did not know of the issue entirely. Maybe I bought cheap 1157 LEDs as I found mine on eBay... In either case if it is not too much trouble can you send a schematic for a full wave bridge rectifier that you describe. I am somewhat familiar with circuitry but I need a visual to understand it entirely. I would like to compare your schematic to the actual 1157 LED schematics for future reference. Thanks again, D. V-LEDs on ebay. Thanks I checked out V_LEDs and they make a premium product, deffinately the way to go but very costly. They're 1157s are actually electrically isolated. I did some researching and it looks like the bridge rectifier is actually used to direct current in one way so the bulb is not polarity sensitive. D.
  5. Thanks Loren. On the connector sheet its in the door grid (d7, k7). Does this mean that the wires connect to the speakers and then plug into another connector in the door? Aren't there connectors under the dash. D. :huh:
  6. Does anyone know where the X11 and X12 connectors are located in the MY99 Carrera with HiFi sound system? I circled them in the diagram. Thanks, D.
  7. If 2001 seemed to be the year with the most cracked cylinders, this post brings up a very good question. Does anyone have a list of catastrophic failure causes according to model/production year? For example, my98 996's could be known for RMS failure or maybe my99 996's are known for IMS but not D-chunk. Research as this could be useful to those of us who primarily find holistic views of 996 catastrophic engine failure rates; as well as offer peace of mind. :huh::rolleyes: Thanks, D.
  8. No problem on the 996 I'm sure the 997 is just as easy... I bought a ten pack of xenon colored WLEDs for 10 dollars off of eBay and then started plugging them into everything! :D Thanks for the compliments :) This forum stuff is fun. D.
  9. That would work really well on AC... ;) D. It also works well to make the LED bulb non-polarity sensitive, as in the above case. Thanks for the update W. :) I thought that a rectifier bridge was used to change AC to DC by stripping off half of the wave... but I guess what you are saying does make sense even though I wish I knew where to shop for the right LEDs. I figured they were all made the same. When I spoke to superbrightleds about this problem they did not have a solution and did not know of the issue entirely. Maybe I bought cheap 1157 LEDs as I found mine on eBay... In either case if it is not too much trouble can you send a schematic for a full wave bridge rectifier that you describe. I am somewhat familiar with circuitry but I need a visual to understand it entirely. I would like to compare your schematic to the actual 1157 LED schematics for future reference. Thanks again, D.
  10. When you pry it out it will come out about a quarter of an inch and then seem difficult to move from there. You could clean it, cover it with adhesive and then place the material on it where it sits or continue to remove it. It is better to remove it as you have more area to work around and you do not risk damaging or coating the leather on the knob. If you do decide to remove the piece entirely make sure not to hit yourself in the face when you pull it out of the knob. It takes a little more pressure than feels comfortable to pull the plastic cover completely out of the knob and then it will just let go on you! :o I ended up throwing the darn thing into the back seat on accident and I almost put my eye out with the screwdriver I was still holding...LOL! :unsure: I thought I should mention this for everyone’s safety. Have fun with it and let us know how it goes for you. Maybe we can start a custom shifter trend here… D.
  11. Pillipj I sent you a pm. Let me know how much you want and I'll do a diy write up on it when I get the shifter. :lol: D.
  12. Very carefully... ;) It is a press fit. I had to a small mechanic's screw driver and spent about 15 minutes working it out around the edges as to not damage it. If you damage this part you are in trouble. D.
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