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  1. Thanks for the advice. I'm going to garage it for the next few weeks until I do the work.
  2. Awesome. Thanks everyone. A follow-up question: It is almost Christmas, so I really don't want to spend all the Christmas money on a brake job or else the wife will not be amused. How much driving would be considered safe in the present condition of the brakes under normal driving conditions. I'm in Austin, so like all Texans I lock my doors, make chili, and don't drive at the slightest chance of frozen water coming from the sky. Can I wait until January?
  3. I believe the time has come to do some brake work on my 97. I bought the car with 65k miles, and have now reached 102k miles. The excessive brake wear light on the dash came on this week, so I've got to at least do the pads. I've been searching the archives for a Do-It-Yourself article for the whole procedure, but have not found it. Can someone point me to a good vendor for pads? My driving is strictly street, no track. Is there anything special to be done with turning the rotors? What else would you suggest doing? Thanks!
  4. Is there another DIY article on this for removing the instrument cluster and replacing the bulb? I have the exact symptom here on my 97 with the bulb failing for the odometer. I can still see the increasing mileage when the sun shines at the right angle on it.
  5. Again, same here. I had my window replaced here in Austin on my 97 at an aftermarket top shop. Mine was $450. Edit: oops. Didn't realize this thread was five months old.
  6. Thanks for the photo. I thought of just gluing something on there, but it seemed so un-Porsche-like. I am ordering the part from Sunset since's it's only about 20 bucks. It has gotten progressively worse, so I figure it's probably safest to just replace the darn thing. This is a great forum.
  7. Howdy all, I've read a few posts on here that tell me I'm not alone in the Boxster crowd when I drive over a bump in the road and my windows decide to lower halfway because the car thinks the top is being activated. The wife does not really appreciate this little feature while we're driving. To get the windows to raise again, I just have to disengage the latch and re-engage it to make sure the latch goes far enough into the hole to press down the button again. A couple of questions for folks: 1) Is the correct part to replace the "Convertible Top Latch Switch" that goes in the center between the visors? 2) Does anyone that's replaced it have any instructions they could share?
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