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    1984 Porsche 911 Targa
  1. To provide an update to this post, I've completed a lot of testing with the help of many on this and other forums. I've confirmed that the control unit between the seats functions a intended, the temperature sensor in the cabin and caloric feeler sensor in the duct function as expected with resistance changing as temperature changes. My initial fault finding identified a problem with the Engine Compartment Controller (small grey relay on the left in the engine compartment). The internal workings were not allowing the small relay (for front footwell blowers) to actuate - they did work when I
  2. I've been trying to figure out what could be my problem with my automatic heater. Specifically: (1) the footwell blowers don't come on at all, but both do function with direct 12V current (2) engine compartment blower actuates (3) all connections tested as per enclosed diagram A couple of questions: (1) it appears that the additional blower relay under the hood (black round), has pin #85 and #86 reversed as it links to the automatic heater connection between the seats (I'm not sure if this could cause the footwell blower lack of activity or not however - Wt/Grn wire runs from
  3. Just to close out the discussion - cleaning the contacts on the maine windshield wiper / washer stalk did the trick. Thanks
  4. I have noticed an oil leak at the top of the intermediate seal cap, and am unsure whether it is leaking from the pulley seal above or the intermediate shaft seal. As this area is covered by a steel plate, it is difficult to confirm without possibly dropping the engine. My local dealership tech stated that he has a method of only dropping the rear of the engine partially in order to access this are and replace the seals. Can anyone comment on the viability of doing this myself? I have dropped the engine twice now, and would rather avoid doing it a third time for this task if at all possible
  5. The battery I have listed in my Pet program for the 76 911 was 999-611-023-90 which has been superseded by 928-611-101-00 (which is a 66 aH battery, same as my 1984 - hope it helps..
  6. Well, receipt, I had to order the right front seal from Dan as well, but it now fits perfectly with no noise - great item.
  7. Although I have an '84 (ROW), it does have a heat shield (but believe the bumper is off a North American spec car. The part number for mine is 930-505-511-00, but you would have to have the bolt holes in the top front edge of the bumper to screw it on (3 holes), which use M6x10 bolts (part number 900-278-024-09) with A6,4 washers (part number N-011-524-7). The heat shield (Porsche OEM) is available through Pelican parts for about $178 US. Not sure if it would fit a '77 Turbo, as it only lists it starting at a '78 option. Hope it helps.
  8. Mine does exactly the same thing - somewhat unnerving, but realistically, check the oil off the dipstick when engine is running at temp, for that extra comfort.
  9. Well it appears that my good fortune was short lived. Yesterday (not that warm) and the same problem arose again. While I had the signal light on (left and right - tried both), I applied the hazard light switch to see what would happen. Result - turn signal indicator in tachometer went out, and hazard light switch lit up, but did not blink. The hazard light switch is new also, so am wondering whether this could be a grounding out in the switch itself? Have been looking at the wiring diagram (enclosed), and am wondering whether it could be the wiring coming from the hazard light switch to
  10. Well, I'm now back to establishing my problem with the rear window defroster. I have conducted several tests (incl testing the defroster relay at the rear, and all seems ok - at least to the to pin connector after the relay with red/wh and red/blk wires which appear to go to the rear window. I also believe that the two ben ground wires come in and attach directly behind the fuel filter on the left side of the engine compartment). I believe this ground position is identified as G406, but the Bentley manual does not identify the connection point for the rear window ground wires specifically t
  11. As a follow up, I tested with both a light and multi-meter. Light fluctuated. Found the issue at the main lever switch (contacts on column arm are corroded. Managed to get some joy externally with electrical contact cleaner, but will be taking the column apart over the weekend to clean thoroughly. Cheers
  12. Thanks for the reply - I'll give it a whirl today or tomorrow (Labour Day weekend here in Canada). Not sure what a J West relay kits is, but sounds like an interesting option. Can you explain further? Skip
  13. OK, so as a follow up, I've managed to figure out the issue. Although power was in fact getting to the pump, it fluctuated between about 9.2 - 11 V for no immediately apparent reason. I have confirmed which connector is for the wiper switch by back tracking from the wiper intermittent relay behind the blower / fresh air plenum. After having removed the blower I disconnected the relay and applied my ohm meter to test continuity between the red/wh power lead and the yellow line that branches off down the line to the pump (blk lead). when I applied the washer switch at various wiper speed set
  14. Well, it seems like electrical troubleshooting will continue on my 1984 ROW 911 Targa. My problem: The windscreen washer pump will not actuate when using the drivers steering column lever. When I connect power direct to battery it functions exactly as expected. I have cleaned off the ground connections at the battery ground point and have even run a direct ground to the battery to determine if there was a ground wire fault when under load. No change. I have applied a volt meter to the leads and get readings with slight fluctuations between 9.5 and 11.70 Volts, but do have power. When I
  15. I recently replaced the washer motor with a new Porsche one as the old one was not stock and didn't appear to be working properly. The new one works perfectly when connected directly to battery with washer activation occurring as expected. When I connect it to its own wiring however (confirmed correct connectivity, it is sporadic. I have confirmed power at the harness end every time I pull the steering column leaver, but other than that I can't figure out why this could be intermittent. I have looked in my Bentley manual at the electrical circuit and can only guess perhaps its the pulse tr
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