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    San Francisco, CA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    '99 Boxster
    '59 356A
  • Former cars
    '83 Lotus Esprit Turbo
  1. The accursed flicker then "cyclops vision" as I turned into the driveway tonight was cured in a matter of 20 minutes. (It pays to have some spare H7 bulbs lying around the house - particularly if the other vehicle's daytime driving lights "eat them"). Of course, 15 minutes of that was actually spent reviewing the workshop manual and finding the box of Nitrile gloves. If I ever find the engineer (or engineers) who designed the front light pod for the Boxster, I'll be buying them all a beer. Great engineering makes those cr@ppy tasks a pleasure. Porsche - you made my Sunday night. (I just had to share - few outside of this board would understand)
  2. Firstly, thanks to the forum for the assistance in getting the hood (bonnet) open. Now for the newbie question of the week: How do I jump start the car without blowing anything up ? The manual has this wonderful diagram and instructions.... assuming that you have a spare battery and separate leads but since I have one of these (Jumpncarry 660) and I have no idea where to connect it ? (Henry V - I borrowed your pic of the battery bay, I hope you don't mind) I've heard conflicting advice about connecting +ve to +ve & -ve to -ve (*shudder* - If only I hadn't snoozed through high school science and the class on parallel and series batteries) So besides feeling that I am too dumb to own a "booster/jump pack" - could someone please let me know how to get the car started while minimizing the risk of destroying the electrics.. Thanks !
  3. Becker of North America 650 East Crescent Ave, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458 Phone: 201-961-1399 Fax: 201-327-2084 Becker Website
  4. Happy Holidays all ! :help: Open question to the collective Renntech forums ? The CDC-3 Changer in my '99 Boxster appears to have taken a liking to the CD casette and refuses to "spit it out". Additionally, although there were some signs of life, with the odd whirr and click, it is now deathly quiet under the front hood (bonnet for the UK among us). So, while being dreadfully loathe to be wasteful and make a doorstop out of the changer, any ideas on where in the SF Bay Area one can get it diagnosed and potentially treated, or for extra points, perhaps a step by step guide to nursing the beastie back to health ? Any and all suggestions warmly welcomed. Cheerio James
  5. Well, I'd still like to get a few odds & ends done on my Boxster, and I know that there were a couple of folk who were also keen to do a little communal maintenance... Any location sponsors out there ? :) Thanks James
  6. OK, Joe has offered to host on the 8th (if we have enough attendees) and I can't seem to find the mail from TP (offering to round up "the usual suspects"), so... If you are interested in coming along, can we have an indication of "firm interest" for the 8th October 2005, so that we can determine if this is worth putting on as a "happening" ? (also an indication of what you want/need to do would be great) Thanks James
  7. Thanks for the offer TP, I unfortunately can't roundtrip Financial District, Home, San Jose & back in my lunch-hour (although it'd be fun to try !) Perhaps after hours or at (the kindly offered garage) in Half-Moon bay on the 8th ? Thanks James ps. I pulled the CDR210 & checked the cable to the CDC-3 are firmly plugged in :( ~ they are... Although... when I fiddled with the CDC3 connector there appeared to be faint sounds of life in the shuttle. (The shuttle is still jammed tho' ~ anyone know of a shuttle "emergency release" without having to undo the changer from the bracket ?)
  8. Hi All, I've got some small cosmetics that need doing, namely the drilling out & riveting in of a new windstop clip as well as some electrical sleuthery to figure out why the CD shuttle is somewhat "non-responsive". Not possessing requisite experience or tools, I'd love to have the company of person(s) who have either (or both !) Will gladly help with other owners projects (if I can) or at least, I'll bring beer ! ~ for use after the drilling & riveting is done ! :) Any volunteers (& venue sponsors) for a DIY get together sometime soon ? Regards James
  9. Without complicating your install, I thought about what you are trying to achieve, and I would suggest that when you build the "mute" for the detector, you would probably want a visual confirmation that it is muted (ie. an LED) ~ the LED could extinguish past 30mph, but then at least you know that your detector is "unmuted" again, as it would be disastrous to be nicked at speed with your detector on "mute" ! (just a thought) Regards James
  10. Hi all, given that there is an inordinate amount of things that one can inadvertently damage/destroy when DIY'ing an AC recharge I am loathe to try it myself. Which led me to the question which is "Does one go straight to a dealer for an AC recharge, or do you trust your pride and joy to a local AC shop ?" What is the expected charge for a regas (assuming no leaks) & is it false economy to take it to a non-P dealer ? (I'm based in San Francisco, CA & the car is a '99 Boxster) Your opinions would be welcome ! Thanks James
  11. Just received my Stainless steel guards (with crests) from "sales4pnparts" on eBay. For $85.50 (delivered) they beat out the other alternative which was the rubber guards. These ones have a curve over the sill to cover the edge (which makes sense). Will fit them in the week & post a photo. (They look better in person than the pic on eBay). Hope that helps
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