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Everything posted by creekman

  1. Loren, I have a 996, I think you're showing me the 997. I really appreciate the help. My 3rd brake light is mounted above the deck lid and the wire goes through the cabin bulkhead never to be seen again. I have the LS3 conversion, but the 3rd brake light was not of any part of the conversion...
  2. Joe, Good thought, but I converted the 3rd brake light to an LED and the plug only goes one way. I bench tested the plug and LED. There's just no power to the plug... Electrical gremlins like this make you crazy, particularly when some of the wiring is buried in the bowels of the car.
  3. Loren, Yes, I'm aware that the junction of VS13 is 3 wires into 1... I'm laboring that during the removal and replacement of the transaxle we disturbed some wiring. That theory is just a shot in the dark. Do you know if the X23 is in the engine room or in the tail light cavity? Thanks, you're the best...
  4. I thought by posting a schematic that someone would know where the junction of VS 13 is in the wiring? Thanks,
  5. No kidding... I am going to change out the Compressor relay and check the radiator fans to be sure they're cycling correctly. My immediate problem is finding out why my 3rd brake light isn't working. I failed my safety inspection so I need to get that fixed, PDQ. See my post on that... Thanks again,
  6. It's good, I can't give you the numbers, but my guy was happy with it... Thanks for your reply,
  7. Thanks Loren, I was afraid of that, I have a back seat delete so it's a little work getting the hinged package tray out of it's resting place...
  8. Reference: 2003 996 C4S The 3rd brake light is not working, the light (LED) is good, has a ground, but no power. The left and right tail lights all work including the brake lights. Porsche schematic shows power for the left, right and 3rd brake light all come from a "connection point" VS 13. I had the transaxle down and if VS13 is in that area that could maybe account for the wire being dislodged from its connection? My car has never been molested so it has to be a simple problem if I knew where VS 13 is... Would anyone know where VS 13 is?
  9. Joe, where is this relay (s)? What you're suggesting is replacing No. 4, A/C Compressor? Again thanks for the help...
  10. Joe, I really appreciate your help, I'll pursue each idea, I never thought that the system was so cross involved with so many other components. What happen to the ole' days when you had one switch for one system...
  11. First, try to jump the post at the driver's side kick fuse panel... Do you have an owner's manual, the various ways to access the trunk are well documented.
  12. Joe, Interesting, I wasn't aware that they were tied into the A/C system. Yes on the front sensor, I thought that was the outside air temp. How do you check these 2 sensors? Thanks,
  13. When the car is cold it takes 5-10 minutes of driving before the compressor clutch engages, then good cold air. However once the car is warm up and you stop, then restart the car the A/C comes on immediately. We've installed a new compressor clutch and there's voltage to the clutch? Anyone have any suggestions on what is going on... Thanks, Mitch
  14. You don't want to know my thoughts... Tell me this is a one-off car that won the 24 hours of LeMands driven by the Porsche factory drivers. It has to be a special car with the provenance to go with it to warrant the expense. But we all do silly things that have no reason other than you wanted to do it, ask me how Iknow... Good luck,
  15. Thanks for everyone's input... I agree with DBJoe996 while I've been neglect on changing out the brake fluid I don't think it would lead to near total clutch failure. I've ordered both the master and slave cylinder thinking I would review both for leaks, then replace the master cylinder first... My question, could the master cylinder be bad and not leak any fluid, but bypassing the brake fluid internally? Thanks,
  16. Loren, I haven't changed the brake fluid in longer than that. Shame on me... There doesn't appear to be any leaks. I wasn't aware there was a clutch master cylinder, is it a part of the brake master cylinder? Brakes work fine...
  17. On my 2003 C4S the clutch has been slowly engaging closer and closer to the floor. Now I can't always shift it. The brake reservoir is full. I guess the first thing I would do is to bleed the slave cylinder. If that doesn't help would you next replace the slave cylinder, it was new 20,000 miles ago. Am I correct if the clutch goes south the pedal engages high on the pedal travel, correct? I did a search but came up dry... Thanks,
  18. Well, I wasn't aware that there was an emergency cable for the gas fill door. Speaking of emergency cables, I took my trunk cable and routed through the inner aluminum bumper and attached it to the plug cover the towing eye. I know where it is and easy to get to.
  19. If I have your question correct there is no cable. When you lock your car there is a pin that is engaged by a solenoid to lock the gas filler door. In thinking about this I would take your key fob over to the filler door and push down on the door while unlocking the doors. Also, see if you hear any noise coming from the gas fill lid area. The pin is in front of the filler opening. Also, check your fuses... Will your key fob lock and unlock your doors? I looked on the fuse layout and didn't see any fuse specific to doors and fuel door. If you need to check your fuses then I would try the "alarm" fuses, B8 Alarm Control Module and E1. The fuses go from top to bottom, 'A' row on top, then 1-10 left to right. The fuse panel is located on the driver's side kick panel in the footwell. I hope you're able to figure this out...
  20. Reference 2003 C4S; It can take up to 5 minutes before the clutch engages and the system blows cold air. I stopped for lunch, came back out started the car and the system immediately blew cold air. We installed a new clutch, It's adjusted to be very close to the pulley, there's electrical power to the compressor and the cutch, the system has a full charge of Freon. Any ideas why this is occurring... thanks
  21. I bought my Short Shifter throughPelican Parts and I believe it was a Porsche product, It didn't shift any faster, but was crisp through the gates. A good upgrade...
  22. I have a '03' C4S and the posted Tech Tip didn't work for me. I think there is a difference here between the Boxster style airbox and my 996 C4S. In my case, the dash will have to come out to split the airbox to remove the door in question. My humble advice is to start the 'Tech Tip' from inside the car to remove the door. I got everything done on top, all looked good until I tried to follow through with the directions to remove the bottom pivot. It ain't coming apart... Our local Porsche dealer wanted $1,100 to do the job...
  23. Here's a fix, plus now you can control the trunk light. For the most part you really hardly ever need the light so this lighted rocker switch works just fine.
  24. I guess you really don't need A/C, but if you lived in Texas you do or melt... I've had the insulation problem for some time and now I guess there's no more left. My A/C is slow to get going, once it does it does a good job. If I put it on the recirculating mode the A/C cools down quickly. I'm not sure if this is part of the vent door problem or another issue?
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