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Interbay replied to autowerks993's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I had this problem and my mechanic was able to reset the light problem and the light would go out. However, it keep coming back on and he finally replaced the seat belt clip holder on the right side of the drivers seat and no more problem. A look see at the removed part showed nothing unusual. Ed
I replaced the front seats on my 2001 996 Cab with a set I bought off Ebay. Seems they were around $400 for 2 bottoms and 2 backs. Took them to an upholstery shop and for another $200, had them installed. Was not happy with the installation so I took tham to another shop and they did a much better job. Mine were not leather but I asked for and got white thread which is identical to what came on the car. It was the same people that I bought a replacement top from and they do nice work. If I ever do it again, I will unplug the seats and sent them to the people who make the upholstery and have them install them. Probably about the same money and you will get a perfect fit. Good luck.
I bought a SmartTop 4 - 5 years ago for my 2001 996 and followed the simple installations and I absolutely love it. It will work under 20 MPH and required only one touch to raise or lower. A few years ago, I had a new battery installed and it would not work. Found the original paperwork, e mailed the company and immediately received re-install instructions. Took a few minutes and it is operating perfectly again. Ed
Interbay replied to swynn97's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)My 996 has just had the second refinish and I am very pleased. Take them out and go to a really good body shop that specializes in high end cars and have them tell you how thay would refinish them. They need to polish them, then fine polish to a near perfect and smooth finish and then the most important part is to have them clear coated just as it came to you new. I had them polished and did not have them clear coated - nobody told me to - and within 3 - 4 months they were in the same condition and you can only polish them a few times. Do it right the first time and use a professional body shop so as to get the clear coat done properly. The best thing you can do is to raise hell with anybody and everybody at the NTSB and maybe they can get the OEM people to offer replacement lens at a reasonable price instead of having to do the polish or worse yet, replacing the complete assembly. This will continue to be a problem until manufacturers and made to change a terrible product. Surely they love the resell especially Porsche which gets near $5000 for a new set. Look around at all the cars out there with this problem and 98 percent of them are going to do nothing about it. Ed email@example.com
Interbay replied to Interbay's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Got the Porsche part and I am happy to have this extra protection. Part was $108 from dealer but what the hey, it's a Porsche. Thanks for all the help. Ed
I had this problem and I noticed it when I looked in the rear view mirror at a stoplight and saw steam coming up through the spoiler. Checking the temp guage showed no change so I moved on. The next light it steamed again and I pulled over and saw water all over the engine. Took it to my favorite Porsche mechanic and it was hot. He said it was the water pump and to leave it overnight to cool down. The next day I went back and he showed me a water hose with more curves and bends than I would have thought possible. There was a plastic nipple that came out of the hose and it had broken at the connection to the hose allowing water to get out. A simple fix but a real problem as the temp sensors are in the front of the car and they failed to detect the loss of water. Good luck.
Interbay posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I am looking for an engine guard - something that will protect the engine block from damage caused by hitting the street in the rear. In the front they are called boomerangs and they are shaped to keep the front end from being damaged due to curbs. I need and want both the front and the rear pieces to protect my car. RennTech says Gembella and someone else makes them but I checked and they are not offered by Gambella. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
For a real fix, remove the headlight assemblies and take them to a body shop and ask for them to be cleaned by using a polishing compound. Here is the importnat part - as soon as finished, have them clear coated and you are back to brand new. Good luck.