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  1. I am looking for a VIN decoder capable of identifying my 2000 996 factory options. I have already tried a few without success. Does anybody have one that works? Thanks
  2. Thanks, Loren. Would you recommend to use contact cleaner, compressed air or a product specifically designed to clean printed circuit boards?
  3. Thanks for your reply. I thought that, if the red light on the key illuminates when pressing the button, the circuit board is not broken and is working properly. Is that incorrect?
  4. I have 2 keys for my 996. I have replaced the batteries in both and, when I press the buttons, the red lights illuminate on both. But only one key lock/unlocks the car door. The other doesn't. What could be wrong with the other key? Thanks
  5. It is like a roar (kind of...), pretty loud. I lifted the lid, I could not see anything, mainly because the airbox covers the A/C compressor. I plan on removing the airbox soon to see if anything has changed after the compressor was initially inspected. When I re-started the engine, it was immediately after turning it off without time for anything to cool off.
  6. Thanks for your reply. The compressor replacement is already scheduled for next week. I need to drive the car a few miles around here and then I need to drive to the shop that will replace the compressor, which is a few miles away. I am intrigued by the fact that turning the engine off/re-starting eliminates (at least temporarily) the noise. I was wondering if other members have experienced the same thing. Knowing what is going may help to make a determination on whether the car can be driven to the shop or it needs to be towed.
  7. The A/C compressor has seized and the compressor clutch appears to be disengaged, but sometimes I hear noise coming from the engine compartment and the engine does not run smoothly. If I stop, turn the engine off and re-start the engine, everything goes back to normal. This has occurred 3 times in about 100 miles. Any ideas on what is happening?
  8. Per my previous post in this thread, after adding refrigerant, the A/C worked normally. We then looked for leaks using sniffers, but we could not find any. After 3 months and a few hundred miles, however, the A/C stopped working again. Also, on the following day the A/C fan stopped working. If I press ‘+’ or ‘-‘, on the A/C console, I can see the fan speed indicator going up or down, but I cannot hear the noise of the fan. It is dead. I understand that the refrigerant leak may be larger than we had hoped and all the refrigerant may have leaked out, but why the sniffers were not able
  9. I am looking for a confirmation of the part number of the 'plastic covering' that holds the interior lights (near the rear mirror). The part number that I have found is G99655555710G13. It looks like it is the right part, but I am not sure about the color The interior of my car is Navy Blue. Could somebody let me know if the color of part G99655555710G13 is correct for the color of my interior? Thanks
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