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About keytohwy

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    Benicia, CA
  • Porsche Club
  • Present cars
    1999 Cabriolet, savanna beige on ocean metallic
  • Former cars
    1967 MGB
    1965 Mustang
  1. If you haven't joined the PCA, do so now. Then call your local dealer and ask for the part, the price, and if there is a PCA discount. I've found that many parts I've sought are available locally for about the same price. It isn't always the case, but a quick phone call will give you the answer, and at worst, you start to build a relationship with the local dealer.
  2. Update - Jimmy3530 is correct, as per Loren's directions. The relay to remove cannot be seen in this photo (hence my confusion). The relay that was to be removed is behind the tall black one in the photo, which is to say, third from the left, top row. Replaced it and my hyper flash is gone. Thank you!
  3. Thanks. Though from Loren's description, the relay you refer to is not on the top row. I pulled it anyway, and replaced with the one from superbrightleds.com, and my lights still hype flash on turn signal. So to confirm, it is the large black one in the picture that needs replacing?Thank you,Keytohwy
  4. Thanks, to you both. I simply could not wiggle it out. I've now taken the entire frame out. That was simply enough by removing 4 screws. Once it was completely out, I was able to remove the unit, but it was still VERY snug. I could have fought it for quite a while with the normal method of removal and still probably come up short. Thank you!
  5. I've searched and searched and cannot find the steps for removal of a 1999 Nav head unit. To be clear which model, I've included pics. Thanks for any help!
  6. Have you checked the fluid level in the battery? Seems like a basic step I haven't seen mentioned. I bought my 996 used and when I checked the batty, it was thirsty, drinking almost 1/2 gallon of distilled water.
  7. +1 on this. I called all the Bay Area dealers the other day looking for quotes on Oil Pressure Sender Steven's Creek - off the charts expensive Stead - Never returned my call Fremont - Scott was great. Quoted price lower than Pelican, even before PCA discount. And he had the part number memorized ;) Livermore - never returned my call Sonnen - Price competitive with Fremont Rector - price competitive with Fremont I'll continue to try to use these guys when I can. Bummer that Stead, my closest dealer, couldn't be bothered to return my call.
  8. Johnny, I bought a small part from Steven's Creek in San Jose. Pricing was very much in line with what online retailers were charging. It also felt good to do business locally. I haven't had the need for a ton of parts, but I look forward to working with them more often. I'm closest to Walnut Creek/Stead, but with my job, I travel all over the Bay area so I can shop around a bit next time I am in need. Good luck!
  9. Did you get an answer? Can you supply me with the info based on the CD player? Thanks.
  10. It is new-ish to me as we'll. I got the pro version so I'm not limited to how many cars I can read, partly so I could help folks like you. Let me know...I'm around.
  11. Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I jumped it and took it for a nice long drive. No problem since (about 3 weeks).
  12. Recently, I did some work which left my battery not strong enough to start my car. I quickly checked the manual, as this is the first time I experienced this with my Porsche and I didn't want to do anything wrong. Anyway. I learned about the terminals to use in the engine bay...and it said NOT to pop start the car as it could damage the cats. Any truth to this? My driveway and street are on an incline and while it wasn't a pain to jump start, a second option would be nice should need demand it. Any thoughts?
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