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    '98 986
  1. thanks...they're just much tighter than i expected them to be...thanks.
  2. trying to remove the button blanks surrounding the ashtray...have the center piece removed but can't seem to find the trick to release the blanks...also do the wire harnesses connected to the window buttons just pull off or is there a trick to releasing them...just don't want to break anything...TIA
  3. thanks...i was hoping it was something simple like that...i'll have my dealer do it when i take it in for hibernation this winter.
  4. Ok so i replaced the climate control unit that died on me last fall...the good news...the new unit works...couple of questions...when i first hooked the battery back up and put key in and turned to the first position the CC headunit display blinked...once i hit a button or turned the key further it stopped blinking...also while the CC headunit seemed to work, the fan wasn't coming on...after coming in and checking how to switch from C to F display i went back out and the fan will blow the doors off...weird...could it just be the computer getting recalibrated?...any ideas...as always, thanks.
  5. thanks jeff...i agree...i agree it's hard to believe this (and the ignition switch) didn't warrant a recall...chalk it up to the price of owning a porsche i guess... hindsight is 20/20...I should have asked the dealer to preemptively fix some of these "known" issues before my warranty ended... The dealer reset the idiot light when they diagnosed it so for the time being i'll keep my fingers crossed that it doesn't come back...BTW, sorry for asking for the TSB...saw the note about contributing members having access to TSBs in the TSB section after i initially posted...thanks for the pics ho
  6. you're not alone...my '98 is having some issues...replacing the climate control head unit...DIY and save about 50%...it's easy...my visors "failed" too...$13 to get a new one at sunsetimports.com...airbag warning came on (the dreaded buckle!) so that might have to be fixed too...dealer reset the light so we'll see if it comes back...otherwise i'm gonna do it myself...parts are $100 a seat and the dealer wants $400+...you gotta expect some of this
  7. try my reply in the thread immediately below... "wet trunk"...your drain plugs might be clogged, but i haven't heard of it getting the passenger compartment wet
  8. here's where they are ... http://www.realtime.net/~rentner/index.html go to skyler's boxster and click on "drain points" link
  9. your drain holes are probably plugged
  10. took my '98 boxster in for oil change and to turn off airbag warning light...i was hoping it was just an electrical fault from the battery being out over the winter, but it was the driver seat belt buckle...don't get me started on this given that there were at least 3 TSBs on this "faulty" component...dealer wants $400 plus to "fix" just the driver side...i can buy the updated wire harness and buckle for $100 so i figure i might as well DIY it...was hoping someone might have the TSB and/or instructions on the fix...i realize i'll have to have the dealer clear the light after do the job...thank
  11. i have a '98 986 my climate control head unit is dead; part number is 996 653 101 01 the replacement unit that i received today is 996 653 101 03 are these the same? thanks. bret
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