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  1. I found something from another forum that suggests that some versions would not even have the valve on the carbon canister. Have anyone seen anything similar? http://986forum.com/forums/performance-technical-chat/30449-carbon-canister-question.html#post311499
  2. I finally decided to take care of the problem. I removed the wheel lining to access the evaporative canister and wham! I am missing the WHOLE valve and the wiring... I ordered the valve but could not find a a loose cable to insert. Where should I start looking? Where is the valve connected?
  3. CEL is on with code P0447 which stands for: P0447 EVAP Canister Shutoff Valve (Output Stage) - Open Circuit I am also getting similar whirling sound that lasts for 1 second and comes in frequency of 5 seconds, seems to be coming from the evap. canister. Related? Shutoff valve malfunctioning? Is there a part-number for shutoff valve or is it with the canister?
  4. Hi all, I found this little hose unattached from the other end in the gasket near battery, on the passenger's side. What is it and where should it be connected? Car is 1997 986, US-model. Thanks!
  5. I am still trying to sort out my annoyning wet carpet problem. I have noticed that I get water in from different places and one of them is B-pillar. I have been reading through the previous posts and found this picture, I know it is from 987 and I have 986 but it looks quite the same. I marked my missing part with green arrows. It looks like a seal in the B-pillar? Is it that? Anyone help with part-number? I have tracked one of the leaks to that specific place. Some of the water goes under the soundproofing foam and from there under the seat instead of the drip pan. Thanks in advance!
  6. I have the same sound and I suspect that it is the starter engine. I noticed that if I keep my key turned to ignition little bit more (1-2secs after starting) the sound does not come. .tuomas
  7. Hi, I got readings from my Boxster 1997 today. The car is US-model and made in Stuttgart. I have my Check Engine light on with code: P0447 Code: 96 (Shutoff Valve Activated) Code: 99 (Tank Pressure Sensor) I reset the codes, tried with another (although used) cap for the tank but it did not help. If I reset the code and drive on the highway (tried for 1 hour), light will not come but if I leave the car running while parked, light will come in about 10 minutes. Any suggestions? Thanks again!
  8. Thanks guys. I will unmount the starter and take a look at it and report back.
  9. Hi, I am having a weird timing problem with the starting engine when starting up. Most of the time I get a clean ignition but maybe 1/4 of the time my start-engine seems to keep on starting right after the engine is started and gives a very bad sounding squeek for a half a second. Any ideas what causes the problem and how to fix it? Thanks!
  10. Hi, I have lost my fuse chart and I am trying to locate fuse for drivers side tail light and same side brake light. All fuses seem to be intact so I don't feel like checking them all with multimeter. I tested the light-module with the passangers side and it worked alright. I found chart for '99 Boxster from the forum but couldn't find fuse for those lights from the descriptions. Car is 1997 986 US-model. Thanks in advance!
  11. Try 1449 or 1447 If you have not already read this FAQ - please do so... Lost Radio Code - FAQ, PLEASE READ THIS FIRST Speed of light! Unfortunately it did not work. Will try 1445 and 1443 after I get rid of the WAIT-time. Correct code was 1451, pretty near the seeds. Thanks!
  12. Try 1449 or 1447 If you have not already read this FAQ - please do so... Lost Radio Code - FAQ, PLEASE READ THIS FIRST Speed of light! Unfortunately it did not work. Will try 1445 and 1443 after I get rid of the WAIT-time.
  13. You are doing a great work here! Lost mine while fixing the horn. CR-210 BECKER R 1996 V5004985
  14. Thank you Maurice, I will order the replacement parts and get some bolts with big plastic washers to make the trays stick better. I have been busy trying to dry the carpets, I guess I have to remove the seats next weekend. There was no unit under the passanger side but a black box under drivers seat. Fortunately water did not reach that far.
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