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Everything posted by royp4

  1. Pushing inward on the headlight assembly as you turn might allow the mechanism to turn.
  2. Finally got my cab back from dealer after 3 weeks. I have learned a valuable lesson. As others have already posted, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of keeping the drains and trays clear. Experience is the best teacher, but it has been a very expensive class. Some of the dumbest engineering design decisions I have ever seen. Despite the cost and my stupidity, I felt so good when I picked up my cab yesterday and drove that sucker. Think I'm a 996 addict.
  3. Finally surrendered and had my cab transported to the dealership. Verdict: Dead CLU due to water from clogged drain. They have had car for a week and tell me the carpet is still not dry. Waiting for car to completely dry out before installing new electronics. Repair estimate: $2300. I am very sad.
  4. Thank you all for your help. Looks like it's time to cart my cab off to the dealer. Dammit.
  5. Thank you kbrandsma. I did indeed find quite a bit of water behind driver's seat, as well as a pool of water under driver's seat. I have removed CLU and hope to dry it. Did this earlier today, and even though door remote wasn't working, the car started. I drove it about 4 miles to my home. I then did what I guess was a dumb thing. I placed key in ignition, switched car on, and held fob button down for 10 seconds. Apparently this attempt to resync didn't work. Back to engine not turning over when attempting to start. Any suggestions? Thank you again.
  6. Ronnie38, I looked at the ECUDoctors website. With the rebuilt unit, did everything have to be reprogrammed? Thank you for responding.
  7. Hi, Here are my facts. I really need your advice. I have a 2003 Carrera 996 cab. After a hard rain I discovered the following problems: (1) Water under the driver's seat (2) Key fobs light up but will not unlock doors. (3) Alarm works when I manually lock door with key. (4) After unlocking door manually with key, alarm goes off after about 10 seconds. (5) Car battery is strong, and I don't believe it to be my problem. (6) When attempting to start car, all dash lights and gauges work, but engine will not turn over. (7) Alarm lights on dash flash appropriately Is the problem my centra
  8. My 03 cab key fob suddenly stopped working. Will not remotely lock or unlock doors with either key. It will not start the car either. Inserting either key will unlock or lock the door, but not disable to alarm. Will also lower or raise top and lower windows. So what could cause this? Tried removing ground cable from car battery for about 5 minutes, hoping for a reset. No apparent change. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  9. Any recommendations on an online salvage yard that might have the cover plate I need? Thanks for all your help so far.
  10. I need the part you see when the cupholder is closed. It has a little cup emblem on it. I just don't want to blow big bucks to replace the entire cupholder if it is possible to get a replacement faceplate. Thank you all. A used one would be just fine as long as it is black and in good shape.
  11. Hi all. It's me with another dumb insignificant question. The front plate on the cup holder on my 2003 996 cab popped off. After a thorough search of the car, I can only surmise that it flew out the window. Anyone know where I might find a replacement? Thank you for your tolerance. Roy P
  12. The mysterious red warning lights do indeed attach to a radar detector. While I have not searched for the unit itself, I did find the radar antenna attached inside the front bumper. Thank you all for your input. Mystery solved.
  13. Thank you for all the feedback. I have been paying close attention to it and I think Wyovino is correct. Every time it comes on there is a trooper in the area. Seems that certain businesses with electronic doors also set it off. Any ideas on where the main unit could be mounted?
  14. Hi all, I have recently begun to find water in my driver side door storage tray after a rain. Anyone have an idea where this might be coming from and how to fix it? Thank you in advance for your help.
  15. Wet driver's side door storage tray 996 cab

  16. Yes JFP, there are 2 unlabeled red round lights, one just below the voltmeter, the other just below the oil pressure guage. When starting the engine, both lights come on. The one on the left side immediately switches off, but the one on the right blinks about 3 times before extinguishing. I don't know if these lights are related to the gauges above them or have some other purpose. I have also noticed a low volume chime unrelated to the blinking light. I recently had the ignition switch replaced and wonder if this could be a factor, At any rate, thank you for your time and interest. I am baffle
  17. Hi all, I have noticed two small red lights just below the instrument cluster of my 2003 996 Carrera. There is one on the left and one on the right. The right side one blinks when I start the car but I have no idea what it means. Probably a dumb question, as I have asked quite a few previously. I downloaded a pdf of the dash cluster but it doesn't show these lights. Can anyone help me please? Thanks in advance.
  18. I checked my ironing board but apparently it is optional equipment on ironing boards. :king:
  19. According to the dealer, it is the water pump, which I kind of suspected. Back in the late 80s I had a 944 and experienced 2 water pump failures with it. Just part of the whole ownership experience I guess. I still love the 996 and can't wait to get it back. Nothing I have driven has compared to the performance of the 996.
  20. Thanks for your help. The car is currently being flatbedded to my dealer. I'll let you know what they find.
  21. Does "not a good thing" mean engine damage, expensive repair, or something else? I understand why a water pump would be expensive, but could someone explain why a leaking coolant fill cap or leaking surge tank are bad news? Please forgive my ignorance on this subject. Thank you
  22. I have a 2003 996 Carrera cab. When I got to work this morning I noticed coolant flowing from rear of engine compartment. The temp gauge never peaked, and none of the idiot lights came on. Any ideas on what this problem is would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance
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