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  1. 2001 US 996 w/ litronics (xenon) Going to replace the headlight bulbs... looks like an easy DIY. So many brands to choose from ... which one should I choose? I'm pretty sure my temp preference is around 4200K +/- ..... I don't like either blue or yellow lights. Thank you!
  2. Ok, so I took a closer look at the tach while attempting to start the engine and it does move a little. Just a little.
  3. Thanks for ideas... update: Tach does not bounce when attempting to start up. Cranks strong but doesn't catch. I checked the fuel pump 25A fuse at position C4... it is intact. I welcome more ideas of what I should look at next? Checking the fuse was a good idea because there's been no noticeable poor running prior to the sudden "it won't start". Doubt it matters, but for completeness this is a USA car (SF Bay area) and a tip trans.
  4. Hello, it's been awhile! 2001 C2 cab, 56K miles (but driven at least weekly) One day last week, I started the car to pull it forward in the garage a few feet. About an hour later I went to start the car ... and it would not start Battery, starter are strong. Engine cranks but won't catch. No smell of fuel, so I'm suspecting the fuel pump has gone bad. Fuel filter was replaced in the last 10K miles. I'd like other opinions... On a related topic, I hooked up my generic OBD2 scan tool (OBDLink SX from scantool.net) and no codes were reported. Is there a more sophisticated scanner that would pick up additional codes from this 2001 996 ? Many Thanks...
  5. Thx for replies... but what function does it perform? Is it just a dustcap? Since I removed it I can't really say I notice much difference in either look or feel!
  6. At $3.53 it's the cheapest non-washer part I've ever bought for the P-car. Sort of wish it had a use... I'd buy more. haha!
  7. 2001 996 tiptronic cabriolet (US) The tiptronic shifter started binding and getting stuck between "D" and "M" so I took it all apart and found a triangular piece of plastic with a spring attached just under the shifter gate. The spring pushes the plastic piece upward into the shifter gate trim piece (the one with the P-R-N-D-M gates). The shifter itself passes through the hole. 996-552-687-00-01C Since it caused the binding, I took it out. Does this piece have any useful function? Will I regret removing it? Many thanks!
  8. Good idea Flanders... I applied RainX, inside & out and the windows are descending much more steadily & rapidly. Thanks!
  9. On my 2001 996 I'm seeing very slow & labored window speed going down, but not up. Slow on both right and left side, but worse on the driver's side. I think the window is binding on the rubber. Is there a good product to soften the rubber? Or am I fooling myself and the problem is that the motor is weak (or I'm losing a battery cell). thanks...
  10. Ok, got that done! Now one question left.... in removing the center console I disconnected 6 connectors under the ashtray. All easy and obvious to reconnect except the storage bin alarm wire. I didn't pay close enough attention to where it came from as I was disassembling (it fell apart without needing my deliberate effort) and now I don't have a clear idea of where the other side of the connector (the side attached to the storage bin lock) is or how the heck I'm supposed to get my hand in there to make the connectors connect. Any ideas or hints appreciated....because I really don't want to disassemble the whole console again just to put that one connection back!
  11. Thanks for the diagram Loren... if you could help me understand it, by confirming... The direction "3" is from P to D (toward the rear of the car)? The longest edge of the plastic is oriented so that it's perpendicular to the shifter travel, and it on the "D side" (as opposed to the "P side")? Thanks as always for your timely and authoritative responses!
  12. Ok, got the parking brake microsensor back in and I'm having some challenges getting the tiptronic shifter assembled properly. FIrst challenge was the retainer spring clip that would go all the way in. Finally I pushed it with the edge of a screwdriver and voila! it is in (30 minutes later of course) Now my problem is that the shifter clunks through the gears and is hitting an obstruction as it moves from D to M and back again. There is a funny shaped piece of black plastic with spring attached that goes right under the shifter cover. It has a hole in which the shifter shaft passes through. How does one properly orient this funny shaped piece of black plastic? Thanks...
  13. Ok, finally got the side covers to the center console off! I had to grab the back edge with 2 hands and pull very hard straight outward (perpendicular to the cover) and finally it let go. I now see there are 3 tabs that are aligned vertically holding in this piece. Hopefully I'll get to taking the rest of it apart during the coming weekend ....
  14. I am having one heck of an (unsuccessful so far) time trying to remove the side covers of the center console. I'm applying a lot of thumb pressure outward on the front edge, but there is absolutely no wiggle or give. (Step 4 in the BMR racing link). Also, I have a tip, so are there any specific directions related to removing the shifter knob and surround?
  15. Hi all, I'm getting ready to replace the parking brake microswitch (so that my top will go up and down) and I'm looking for details on removing the lower console panels and carpet pieces in the vicinity of the parking brake. I have this excellent write up for the switch replacement: http://www.bombaydig...g_brake_switch/ but I get really nervous about prying off panels for the first time when I don't know exactly where the clip is or just how much force is appropriate to apply. So if there is a write up on removing all those panels in the neighborhood of the parking brake that someone would point me to I'd be appreciative. (Honest, I've searched every way I could think of and have come up with nothing). Thanks! RedCab
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