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About 2seatcollector

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    Fixing issues in clever, low cost ways.
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  1. I believe at some point I saw instructions posted, perhaps under tutorials, for a simple bypass of the emergency brake lockout that prevent the top from being raised or lowered with the car is motion. The bypass instructions included a making a jumper wire. Can't seem to find this with a search, but perhaps someone here knows it's location.
  2. I'm trying to remove the heater control on my 2002 986, so I can replace the malfunctioning LCD. Since the failure of these older LCDs (the radio has the same issues) is such a common problem, I thought there might be a tutorial here, to review, before I go prying away at the dash. But I haven't been able to find one by doing a simple "Heater Control Removal" search. Can anyone enlighten me with a link or the smoothest removal procedure? Spring is almost here, so I need to fix this for driving! Also looking for the easiest way to replace the partly defective display on the Becker Rad
  3. For those Cabriolet owners with older plastic windows that are clouded, stained or scratched, I have a recommendation for some simple, inexpensive hope-in-a-bottle. Having read all the posts I could find here on RennTech, and then followed up by reading about the various products on the manufacturer or distributor web sites, which included products with three steps, products that only came in entire roof refurb kits, and products that cost too much, I moved on to a broader market research of vinyl window cleaners. The boating and camper industries use these sorts of polishes or cleaners far
  4. Thanks for the tip! I had already run through headlight switch functions, under the same suspicion you suggest. All lamps function as they should. If the instrument light ambient light sensor is the issue, can it be replaced? (I've seen on 911 and Boxster forums how expensive instrument cluster replacement can be!) - 2seatcollector
  5. SEE SOLUTION TO PROBLEM AS CARRIED OUT AFTER THIS POST BELOW On taking my 2002 Boxster S out after winter storage (at night), I noticed that although the main instrument functions light up bright as usual, the background or perimeter instrument lights did not. After pulling out onto the driveway the instrument lights came on, and all was well. But then I started testing them and found they don't always turn on. In fact, if they are on, and I turn the headlights on and off, the instrument perimeter lights go off. They do eventually come on, and seem to stay on once on, provided no other
  6. Thanks to all for posting the OBC Hack information and to Loren for directing me to the links. I was reviewing the comprehensive D2 Performance instuctions before starting the little project and noticed there are no instructions for the wiring of the harness itself (the D2 step-by-step mentions wiring instructions, but there are none there, nor a link). Even worse, everyone refers to a 5 wire harness. Suncoast sent me all the necessary parts as a kit, and included three long yellow wires for a harness, and the little black six position clip. Six positions, three wires and everyone talking abou
  7. You should search for OBC (On Board Computer) hack. About 8 pages of results... http://www.renntech....showtopic=19446 Thank for this Loren. Looks like the needed info is scattered about. Nothing on whether or not the any of the Durametric kits will allow OBC turn on though. Perhaps I'll post a separate query on that. Thanks again. 2seatcollector
  8. You should search for OBC (On Board Computer) hack. About 8 pages of results... http://www.renntech....showtopic=19446
  9. Spring is here, so I must do the labor. A teeny plastic retention nub broke off and popped out of my 2002 Boxster turn signal in fall. When I asked Sunset Imports (truly a great help) if I could add the trip computer by replacing the broken three-stalk instrument module with the four stalk (a few bucks more), they said yes, compiled the list of extra parts and sent them to me. They also suggested that the instructions for this relatively easy DIY were somewhere here on RennTech. I have searched, to no avail, but I may be looking in the wrong spot. Any help would be appreciated. Also, does
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