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Then I would pull it and open it up. We often find everything from corrosion to liquid water in them after it has been wet under the seat. There is also an internal fuse in the unit as well that should be checked: Thanks for the tips and pictures, and I'll keep you posted on what I find. I'll remove the seat and alarm system as soon as I can, and keep you guys posted. - Kevin
No Sir, I have not. Should I, and is there something I should be looking for besides just general water? When I open the unit up, is it complicated? Or is it just a basic box cover. I assume all I have to do is to remove the seat, and then remove the box, then take it apart from there. I just hate to complicate things worst by messing something up on accident. There is a lot of dust around the unit, so I assume it didn't get wet. Also, if water got there, there should have been water still sitting at the bottom where the unit was. It was bone dry generally speaking, but I could be mistaken. Thanks again for your response!
Hi All! This is weird. So I had the dreaded wet carpet syndrome on the driver side (probably from some drain hole being plugged, I'll clear out each one this weekend). I checked where my alarm system is (below the seat), and it wasn't wet at all, just the carpet around it. After removing all the water, and fanning it out, I test my car and it seems to function generally normal. The only exception is my alarm. So my car is able to unlock and lock, but the indicator lights (blink once for open, blink twice for lock) doesn't work. My hazards/turn signals still work, but there is no blinking indication when the car is alarm system/locks are engaged/disengaged. Anyone have any idea? :huh: No check engine lights... perhaps I can use durametric to code it to blink my lights when I lock/unlock? Or is there another likely solution? I appreciate your help ahead of time.
Another thing I've noticed is that when I turn off the car, I assume everything is slowing to a half and I can hear a slight low squeak consistent with the same sound as it is running. I'm convinced it has to do with the belts or pulley system but I can't check since it only occurs when driving or when the car is warm and hasn't been idling a bit. I guess I could drive around for a bit and try to quickly dissemble the engine cover to recreate the sound. [emoji13] Any other suggestions?
Sir, is this what you are talking about? http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/6360-how-do-you-straighten-a-bent-clamshell/?p=31769&hl=%20clamshell%20&fromsearch=1#entry31769
Hm i checked the belt, it wasn't cracked or anything. I was thinking worn water pump, like on the way out, but initially I didn't see anything out of the weep hole. I can check again.... I really appreciate everyone's help. If I can recreate it sometime soon I'll upload a youtube video or something. It's such a weird problem, since it happens on neutral/idle as well. I hope it is a simple thing. This car is getting a bit expensive to maintain :)
Clutch is probably original, I have to check that. It grabs fine, and going 30-40 miles I hit the 5th gear and no slip or anything. Since the problem doesn't happen immediately until after I run the engine for a bit, it's hard for me to take the engine cover off and reenact it, because it usually disappears within ten minutes. I'll try it again repeatedly until I'm able to trace the sound.
Sorry I meant it could also be a snapped cable. When I get off work I can find this link how they were able to bend it back. Got a picture of the damage? The cables snapped can snap due to bad motor cause only one is pulling out of two. So it pulls unevenly with lots of load on one cable.
Hey guys, I tried this question over at another boxster forum, but I don't think I was able to get any help. Maybe because the problem is too vague :) Recently when coming to a stop and engaging the clutch with little to no gas I hear a squeaking noise until I accelerate. Any other suggestions, or ideas? It's like a weird squeaking noise until I give it a little gas or until I go. Happens on second gear to when rolling at a low RPM engagement. It also happens sometimes coming to a stop in neutral. It also doesn't happen when driving from a cold engine. It happens mostly when the engine is warmed up a few minutes later. It doesn't happen for like 10-20 minutes of driving. But it squeaks on occasion when I'm on neutral slowing down or at a stop. I'm not in gear or anything. I rev it to make it temporary stop and sometimes it stops. Other times it continues. But when I engage really low I can hear it squeaking until the clutch fully grabs. But it shouldn't be relative to the clutch if it happens on idle... The belt looks fine. Maybe I should replace it anyways? Thank you for your patience and advice. It's a bit annoying to drive in stop and go Atlanta traffic constantly hearing that rhythmic eee-eee-eee noise. Also noted is that I can replicate the noise again by putting my e brake on, and trying to engage the first gear at low rpm Anyways, I would appreciate it if anyone else has any advice concerning this issue.
The transmission motor for the convertible top I believe. It a snapped cable. I had the same thing happen to me. Not to scare you, but I took it to a dealership and ouch, 3k. 700 for the motor, 1k for the body work since the motor bent the internal frame it was on, then the rest was for labor. My clamshell was bent as well. Didn't have much a choice :/ I hope you faired better than I did. Good luck and keep us updated sir.