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    996 C2 Cab (1999)
  1. Reviving this thread. This problem of finding a knob-only for the forward-aft adjustment of the seat bottom persists. Has anyone found a source for the knob ONLY? The price for a complete switch assembly for $100 is not realistic -- and the dealer's price of $600 is ridiculous. Thanks.
  2. Thanks. I do know that the actual mileage was about 160K, as of last year (obtained from the single previous owner, who had all records). Then the car bounced to about 3 or 4 auction companies, where CarFax clearly shows that the mileage changed about 2 months before selling to me. I reported the mileage change to California DMV fraud and to their investigators. However, no problems with the car's mileage -- the car is meticulous and can easily pass as a 65K car. I got the original owner to re-issue to title to me showing the 160,xxx mileage, so the car is back to correct mileage as far as the DMV is concerned,
  3. Yep, having that done. I expect it to have hours comaparable to 160K miles. However, I'd like to know if it is the original speedo/odometer, and why it's not showing 160K inxstead of 60K. I was told by a local Porsche mechanic that the clock cannot be turned back on these odometers -- so either it was replaced, or one of the digits is not lighting up. I'll try the flashlight thing when I get it back from the shop. Thanks.
  4. I posted this on another web forum, but have not been getting any good info. I have a CARFAX mileage discrepancy on a 2002 996 that I purchased earlier this year. HOWEVER, the mileage is almost exactly 100,000 miles different between the CarFax report and the actual odometer reading. The original owner said the car had about 158K miles on it, when the dealer bought it (purportedly due to a blown headgasket). The car went to auction and bounced around auction companies for about 8 months, according to the CarFax. About 2 months before I bought the car, CarFax report shows that the mileage magically changed to 62,xxx miles (not 162,xxx). Because this odometer reading would be believable if it were 162,xxx, I now am thinking that the light behind the "1" in 162,xxx might have burned out or be otherwise non-functioning whereby the "1" isn't working. Is it possible for just one number on the odometer to be burned out, and not the entire set of mileage numbers? I think 2002 used LEDs, right? Is there a way to check if this is a lighting problem? Is there a way to DIY fix it, with some electrical soldering skills? Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
  5. Wife and I ended up installing the headliner yesterday with minimal problems. No need to remove the top to do it (contrary to what our local top installer said). After doing this one, we probably could do it again in 30 minutes.
  6. Thanks, but Young's installer still refused to come to the phone. He also refused to come to the phone when the top manufacturer (AutoTop) tried to call him numerous times. However, I got the answer to my question. Despite the local Norfolk "top" top installer's statement that the headliner cannot be installed without removing the top, AutoTop (who installs 2 tops a week in the 1999-2002 996's in CA) stated that the headliner CAN be installed. Furthermore, they are sending me a zipper-puller, which, of course, the scoundrels at Young's (yes, Youngs, for those of you in the Norfolk area who might be considering them!) either ignored, were unaware of, of just plain forgot -- so that I can install the headliner myself. AutoTop states that the trick is to get the glass window zipped in, THEN the rest of the headliner can be snapped into place. It's great to have not only quality parts, but quality service for the parts, as I've been getting from AutoTops. I have absolutely no affiliation with AutoTop -- matter of fact, I bought their top from eBay and never knew who they were until our local installer screwed up and blamed the manufacturer. (This is a dark blue Hartz cloth top, with glass window and heater element - $499; very high quality, good looking, and nice fitting.) Next step is to actually try to install the headliner this weekend. Will post my progress for those of you with 996 Cabs who get into my predicament in the future.
  7. We just had the convertible top on our 1999 996 Cab replaced. (Top was from AutoTop - BTW, fine construction, with glass rear window -- highly recommend it.) However, the installers (one of the supposedly "top" top installers in the area - Young's, for those of you in the Norfolk area) determined that the new top's zipper for the headliner was installed backwards -- so they simply removed the headliner and went ahead with the top installation. I'm feeling like they took me for a dummy and figured I'd shaddup and go away. Well, after a simple call to AutoTop, it turns out that the "top" top installer was dead wrong -- they simply did not realize HOW to work the zipper. Unfortunately, the technician never came out to explain to me in person; instead, there was always the protective interface of the front desk girl, or the excessively exuberant store owner. I should have recognized this common trick. Which all leads me to this question: IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO INSTALL THAT HEADLINER MYSELF, OR WILL THIS INVOLVE HAVING TO REMOVE THE NEW TOP AGAIN, WITH ALL THE PURPORTED DIFFICULTIES REQUIRING AN EXPERT INSTALLER? I'd prefer to fix it myself, rather than go thru the confrontation that is sure to follow. I'm a psychologist of sorts, and I can already predict the reaction the installer will have when I dare to challenge him. The factor of "losing face" will override any desire to admit a mistake any day of the year. Any help, directions, past experiences, would be appreciated. Thanks.
  8. You've got mail... Loren, I know this is one or two years old LOL, but could you send me those instructions too? Hope you get this. Thanks.
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