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  1. Follow-up ... I found a post which showed that on a car with an electric wing, one can reach the latch from under the raised wing. Since my car has a fixed wing, I could not do that. Instead, I reached through the louvers of the deck lid (pic1), removed the rubber shroud that goes to the intake, reached in under the black plastic cover of the engine (used a few rags to hold the plastic pulled apart), and was able to see and push the latch with a long screw driver, right where the cable was supposed to attach. Pic 2 shows the disconnected cable and, pic 3 and pic 4 show how it connects. The is
  2. Yes, but I can see from the bottom that that the cable is completely detached from the latch, so pressing the lid will not help. I need to figure out a way to get to the latch with causing the least damage. Looks impossible from the bottom, so I think I will try to go through the slats right after the air intake. If anyone had done this, I would appreciate some pointers.
  3. I have the same issue with a 2013 Carrera S with Aero kit. The main cable came loose from the latch. The actuator is working but since the cable is loose it can't release the latch. Because I have a fixed wing, I can't reach the emergency cable. Do you guys have any other ideas how I can get to the latch to release it?
  4. Thanks. I will try to isolate the issue using a resistor, but I know that replacing the contact unit yet again will fix the issue … temporarily. It just looks like there is something causing the contact units to fail, and I can’t put my finger on it. When I take the “failed” units, I test them for connectivity on all four wires as I spin the unit from lock to lock and I don’t get any disconnects. However, when I put them in the car I get the error as soon as I turn the steering wheel.
  5. Hi All, I have a 99 C4 which I purchased back in 2003. In 2005 the airbag light came on with error 21 – (ignition circuit driver). I changed the clock spring – 996 652 211 00 with the same part number and the problem was fixed. Last year, in November 2012, I got the same issue and purchased a clock spring contact unit – 996 652 211 01 (this number superseded the original part number above) and the issue was fixed again … for about a month! I figured it must have been a defective part and ordered a new one. The new part was installed in January and now, in March, I just got the same error 21 a
  6. I need to find someone who can reprogram my DME from OBD2 to RoW in Miami. Looked at the registration tread but did not see a local post. Could anyone help or recommend a shop that can do this for me?
  7. I know that a lot of you use the racing Carbotech pads, and was wondering if anyone is using their street compound called Bobcat 1521? I found several good reviews of this pad, but none on a Porsche forum. Has anyone used it?
  8. Surely appreciate your willingness to share your Pcar expertise. Coolant cap leak/removal ;-) cakasa

  9. Your valuable suggestions (Muffler Removal) was right on point. Can't thank you enough for taking time to write a thorough response. Don't drive faster than your angels can fly. ;-) cakasa

  10. I can't open the link to the DIY. Does anybody know if it has been moved, or if it is posted to a different location?
  11. how are the $800 headers different than those? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-PORSCHE...sspagenameZWDVW I
  12. I used Loctite 574. Much better than any RTV silicone I ever used.
  13. based on the pic you only need the wire harnes and the locking hook (other than fan and hinges)
  14. I am considering cat bypass pipes and wanted to know if anyone has looked at the secondary air pump when installing those. Based on the below info posted by Loren in the 986 forum, looks like the air pump runs from about 1 to 3 minutes after a normal start up. If I am not mistaken the duration is determined by the ECU based on data from the secondary O2 sensors (is this correct?). If this is the case, does that mean that the pump will run for the full 179 seconds with by-pass pipes? Also, does anyone know if the operation of the pump is affected by switching from OBD2 to ROW DME? Am I overlook
  15. I am also in Miami and have been trying to figure out how to eliminate the cats on my 99 C4. It looks like the DME needs to be reprogrammed so we don't get a cell. Could you please PM if/when you do it, and let me know who did it for you. Thanks, Ivo
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