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  1. If you look at the picture on the prior page it was frayed exactly where the red felt pads were placed. That's were a small part was cut out by the dealer. To add to the renewed discussion, i'd been meaning to send in some pics of the fix on what the end result was that rid me of this little niggle. It was as simple as purchasing some felt tape (or equivalent) and working it around the area to reduce the friction. This is how it currently looks: - I just had to be sure that all surfaces that the strap is in contact with were sufficiently covered to prevent any contact with the pla
  2. Must admit that i really would have thought something official would have come out about now. Back when this was an incredibly annoying problem i had the chance to show a tech how i went about curing the problem. It was a simple matter of putting the soft top in the service position which would drop the tension on the (tension) cables allowing you to pull back the canvass. You will then see a triangular fabric by the corners (as per my previous post) that looks rather worn and battered. Simply put either a wide piece of tape or smooth adhesive cloth/felt pad on the plastic bracket that it rubs
  3. No regrets - actually, i consider it some of the best of my hard earned i've spent on the car. The film doesn't end up embedding any of the road debris or the like and instead does a good job or repelling all but the largest of objects. If the installation is a good one, the film should last for quite a while yet; i'm currently running on almost 2.5 years now and its held up to most that's been thrown its way. Maintenance of the film is not a big deal tbh, it just requires a wash and wax like the rest of the car. Some films come with a clear coat and others come without so you will need to
  4. I've heard of talk that this is easy too, but suspected it to be more relevant to the 986. Still, would be interested to know how winding back the clock is possible. Nonetheless, yes you can check using the PIWIS the operating hours (or something to that effect) that is clear evidence on the use of the car. There are several posts on this issue and there is an accepted ratio that converts the number of hours into meaningful mileage to help correlate with the mileage on the clock. I think there was talk of approx 30 miles for each hour. Pop
  5. It's a front bumper removal job unfortunately. Pop
  6. Not to worry as i am sure it was like this when it arrived. The update being restricted to the PCM and navigation, it wouldn't affect the components on the MOST bus and so wouldn't be responsible for the little glitch. As long as the car is under factory warranty, you should have no problem in showing them the exclamation marks. Just probably best not to go about explaining the update you carried out. ;) BTW, ask them to carry out severel recalls to the PCM that may not have been done yet. They may say that unless you identify a specific problem, they won't perform these "campaign" items.
  7. Off the peg, i'd say no it's not compatible, unless you also have the PCM update CD that is required to bring the revision level of the unit to one that accepts the Map DVD. The PCM units have three Model Levels currently (well 4 if you count the "+" level too) and they range from the earliest at pre May 2005 cars to those afterwards. The May '05 cut off date relates to a hardware change, but if you do a search you should find some more info on the boards. Don't confuse the previous PCM v2 units with those in the 9x7 cars which come with the PCM v2.1. If you hit the MAIN and TRIP buttons t
  8. White, you don't work in the Bat Cave by any chance? :D Pop
  9. Informative post Loren. Does this scale ring true for the other 9x7 cars? Cheers Pop
  10. Well strictly speaking it was part of the 9x7 range from new. But i'd suggest you pay a visit to a local breakers yard because i suspect that'd be the easiest way to get you hands on one. Pop
  11. I suspect the reason is because the alarm control unit needs to be resync'd with the key fob once again. I do not have the information to hand, but it has been covered here in the past. IIRC, it involved inserting the key into the ignition, turning one position and holding down the remote button on the fob for a few seconds. Pop Ps: Just to add that the fact the alarm triggers means that the CU is working fine.
  12. There has been a report on here where an OPC had overtightened the hardtop when fitting once the car had completed the PDI on customer collection. On first removal, the rubber membrane that runs the perimeter of the hard top that touches the clamshell had work into the clear coat leaving a quite apparent mark. The OPC repaired it FoC and acknowledged the mistake. The indentations, are they three equal sized circles around halfway on the soft top? If so, these circles that you see are for the bump stops on the underside of the clamshell. There is nothing that can be done about them unfortunat
  13. I did have the tool, unfortunately, I had no info on use. To my earlier question, if all works, is all OK? Don If the gear shift pops out of gear or you feel there is not enough movement to engaging a gear, then you'd need to realign the cables using the tool. This may not happen immediately, but you may be in the clear. Be aware however, that because the short shift reduces travel, it increases the forces on the joints/linkages. If the cables are not correctly aligned and you start having the above problems, you run the risk of doing damage. Pop
  14. To echo RFM's post, you need the green alignment tool to ensure the new SS is in the absolute neutral position before you connect the cables to the linkages. You say you purchased the OPE units - did the tool not come packaged together with the frame? As long as you made sure that before you removed the linkages from the original item, the cables were both in the neutral position, you can set the shifter shaft by eye (if you didn't have the tool) and without moving the cables, connect them as close as possible to a neutrall positioned SS. In other words, its perfectly possible to set the O
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