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    san diego
  • Porsche Club
  • Present cars
    1999 Porsche Cabrio
    1969 Alfa Romeo "Boatail"
    1995 Alfa Romeo 164Q
    1980 BMW 635 Csi "Euro"
  • Future cars
    Gulia-Cloverleaf; the 911 is the wife's car - im just the wrench
  • Former cars
    67 Austin America
    69 Opel GT
    66 Ford Panel Van
    69 Alfa Romeo Spider
  1. Once again thank you. Will be back in couple of weeks and now have a project to come home to
  2. Thank you Kbrandsma, Yes, there was wire and plug in the door, that I plugged into the speaks. So, I assume that there should be a wire in the front boot area that I would plug into the amp. Now the questions: Is there wire from the head unit to the amp that should be in the front boot? Where would i find it? What type of amp is needed? 6 way, since there are 6 speakers? And same question about power to the amp? Thank in advance. Sergio
  3. I have a 1999 996 cab. It has the four regular speakers (front dash, rear seat sides) and the normal Becker 220. I tried a search on this subject but just found upgrades for those who already have the hifi option in their ride. I recently came across two door panels with the built in bose speaker set up. I have taken the old door skins off and see that there is a wire in place for the speaker. I have installed both door skins plus speakers but when I turn on the radio unit I get not sound and going into the menu I can seem to find a option to access the door speakers. Is there something I am missing? Is there no sound going to come from those speakers regardless? any help would be appreciated. Sergio
  4. 1999 Carrera: have removed the tire, brake cali, disc, hub and bearing. Did not use the "Porsche" hub/bearing puller. Used a generic puller. Now it's time to put it back together and before I shoot myself in the foot I thought I might ask for some advice. Since I am not using the tool that I have seen on my searches on how to do this and I do not wish to spend 200+ in obtaining the tool, but I do wish to save myself from pit falls, I query: What is the best method, (without the Porshce tool) to re-install the hub? Thank you in advance. Sergio
  5. Thank you, I had found the micro switch issue but was still worried about the top.
  6. I recently had some vandals do some damage to the rear quarter window and convertible top of my 99 cab. I have replaced the lift arms, the bracket that attaches the top to the body, and the quarter window. It looks like the took a large hammer and just beat the heck out of the rear part of the top causing the frame to twist. So it also looks like I need to find and replace the back frame below the window and the cross member just above the window. Yet having a bit of trouble in finding used replacement parts; I may just have to buy new ones. Until I find those pieces I am just going to put on the hard top and remove the whole convertible top. Now the issues: 1. I noticed that, when checking the alignment of the top I pushed the top button to bring up the convertible top, the rear quarter windows went down and now they will not come up. Is there a sequence I need to initiate? I have placed direct power to the motors and they work fine. 2. Is there an issue with removing the convertible top and using the hard top for a temp. period of time? Thanks in advance for your help. Sergio
  7. I was hoping that since the rear wheels were 9.5 in., that the narrower rim might make up the difference and not have the tire rub on the fender.
  8. Hi Loren, The offsets are 50 and 54 respectively. Serg
  9. Not to hijack the thread ... but: I have a chance to purchase a set of wheels 18x7.5 and 18 x 9.5 respectively for almost nothing. I was thinking about using them as a secondary set for winter, etc.... I have 18x8 and 18x10 mounted on my 99 996 cab at the moment. Is the .5 in diff going to have a significant effect?
  10. It was 13 and 8. Now I have another question. I found a source that has all control arms but they are from the right side rear as opposed to left side rear. Are these parts different from left rear to right rear? If so then I still do need the part numbers; if not then I think I have found my solution plus a couple of spares. Thank you.
  11. Thank you Loren, From your diagram I may be mistaken as to one of the pieces. It looks like "8" is definitely the top arm that I am looking for, but the lower arm, that run under 8 and behind the hub might be item "13" I might be wrong that it was boxed end on both sides. It was dark when I looked and I was looking toward the interior of the area. Does 13 run parallel to 8 but underneath? Thanks again. Sergio
  12. 1999 cab. Trying to replace the lower and upper right rear control arms. The ones that look like a doublesided box end wrench. Question 1. Are the upper n lower the same part? 2. Are the control arms from left to right side interchangeable? 3. Considering that these are not "wearable" items; does it matter if I replace with new or used? 4. Part number? (they are not hear, so I can't just go look) Thank you in advance. Sergio
  13. Thank you logray, excellent link, and I did get the parts from Pelican; should have looked around while I was there. Thanks again. Serg
  14. 99- 996 with trip. With the help of the forum (quick thank you) I was able to determine that I had a bad bearing/idler pully. I have removed the air box and am trying to determine: 1. the correct torque for the attaching bolt on the upper idler, and 2. does it require a specific spanner or wrench, or can i use a common open/box end? Also there was a great video (shows removal of box and how to on the tensioner) when I first looked at how to do this but I have since grown a few days older and cannot remember the search words i used. Any ideas? Thank you in advance for your help. Serg
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