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  1. Appreciated the info. The mechanic told me that it was putting out 13.8 Volts. that is what threw me, that seem sufficient to keep the battery charged, yet it didnt. I left it in the garage with the trickle charge for the past two days, and it started right up this morning. Will see if the charge holds. By the way, the volt meter in the car is reading 14V dead on.
  2. I was at a stereo shop going over options for more upgrades to the audio system on my car. I had the stereo on for about 15 min without the car running. When I went to leave, I heard the dreaded "clicking" and windows went down. The stereo guy gave me a jump, and I drove it over to a European garage. He put a doohicky on the battery and said that the battery looked good, but that its only throwing 13.8v and it should be around 14.5, and you need a new alternator. After doing exhaustive searches, 13.8 doesnt seem low. it was at dead idle when he measured it. She is sitting at home right now on the trickle, I will see how that works. Also, the car started at the mechanics place when I left, so it is charging. Is 13.8v low? there are no error codes, all looks good. this is a 2000 C2 cab manual thanks b
  3. I have the exact same issue. When I bought my 996 used, it turns out that the reverse lights were not working. The mechanic changed the reverse switch, now the reverse lights come on, but the passenger side mirror moves down and doesn't come up at all after you put it into 1st. I have to move it up using the switch. It is definitely a PITA.
  4. Amen brother! I'm 43, single no kids and just bought my dream car 2000 C2 CAB and Loving it!
  5. Funny you say that. I was at a light, and the truck in front of me decided to throw it into reverse and backed right into me. It was a big truck and did a bunch of damage (5500.00). I got out, and the driver was very apologetic. I called the police, but they said they were to busy, and to just exchange info. We exchanged info, and I thought all was good. Called his insurance the next day and guess what, he totally changed his story. After a bunch of fighting and back and forth, I ended up paying the deductible, but it was listed as "no fault" so my rates did not go up. Moral of this story, if someone backs into you, get witnesses, or stay there until the police show up! Sorry for the temp thread jacking, now back to your normally scheduled Thread....
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