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Everything posted by creekman

  1. Loren said this was the "pollen filter" receptacle. Receptacle is probably not the correct nomenclature for this, but here's a pix. My box is empty, should there be something in there? Or is this an accessory that I don't have?
  2. Geeez, I never thought of that, I better be sure I have the car in neutral before pulling on the cable...
  3. JudgeJon, Are you saying that the cable I have in place is not factory stock. I didn't try and pull on the cable to see if it released the engine lid when I had the tail light assembly off the car. I'll go back and check out the cable to be sure it's ready to go if need be... Now it's a 1,000', no more 1/4 mile.
  4. fbb111, Good idea, so rather than re-route the cable to the underside of the car if needed you just "gently" push up the rear tail light assembly to access the emergency cable with a hook wire... Thanks,
  5. Thanks Loren for the quick reply... Has anyone come up with a fix for the tail light hold down tabs. I thought you could pop rivet an aluminum tab, but the angles of the lens body might make that difficult? The tabs glued up well so for now they're in good shape. But that will be a future project to clean that up... Should I have a pollen filter in the body cavity? I see there's a stud at the bottom of the box, but there is also some electrical components on the side. I know my "84" Turbo Look backwards and forwards, but the 996 is a whole different animal. I'm loving the car, the engine and tranny are as smooth as silk, plus it's fast... I appreciate your help!
  6. Loren, are you saying that the bulb holder is also a switch? Or do you mean it's a bulb holder only. I originally thought the trunk light would be a rocker type lens that turned on and off the light, much like my "84" interior lights.
  7. I can't find the delete button on the "edit" page, is there one or double posts, etc? Thanks,
  8. Does everyone feel comfortable "jacking" on the engine. I've already read in several posts where members have had to replace their motor mounts because of wear, I'm wondering if this only hastens their demise? Thanks,
  9. I apologize for all these questions. I read my owner's manual, but didn't see an answer to the following: 1. I removed the tail light assemblies to Rhino glue the eyelet attaching tabs the the 2 mounting screws secure the tail light assembly. On the left side there was a Stainless Steel cable that came up through the tail light cavity floor. Is this a mechanical cable to open the engine lid? However the engine lid needs to be open to get to the 2 machine screws> 2. I removed the plastic cover (approx 3"X10") that is on the right hand side of the trunk shelf. There's nutin' there, is the box for some electrical accessory that I don't have? Thanks for your help, I'm trying to get up to speed on my new car.
  10. Thanks for the info.. Looks like a pretty simple fix. I'm guessing the latch assembly is $100 plus part? I'm not so sure that a lighted rocker switch might not be a bad idea It's a lot cheaper that a new hood latch assembly (or just the micro switch) and you will get more utility out of it.
  11. Reference: 2003 996 C4S - This is my first post, I tried to put up this message on the DIY area and I think it failed? Anyway, my problem is the trunk light won't turn off when you close the trunk lid. To verify this I put my i-Phone in video and closed the lid on it, the light was still on. The P.O. dealt with this by disconnecting the trunk light wiring. The light works, but won't shut off, anyone know where the trunk light switch is? On my "84" it's on the right hand hood hinge. I've looked every where, but can't find it. I've thought about installing a rocker switch next to the light so if you have the hood open for extended periods of time you could just switch off the light manually. Thanks for any help...
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