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    1999 Porsche 911 Carrera (996)
  1. Interesting. Mine doesn't have a plastic plate or washers behind the plate - it just screws right into the body. I wonder if a previous owner went to change plates and set the washer on the spoiler grill and it fell inside, and since he couldn't find all the parts, just got rid of the plastic plate completely, and I never knew I was missing it.
  2. Thanks RFM. I'll pull the whole filter housing out when I have some time, and check underneath and see if I can find what you're talking about, and if I am indeed missing rubber washer(s) here.
  3. Thanks DBJoe. I posted from my phone and didn't notice the writing in the picture. I wasn't paying attention. I have at least 4 tape measures (zero rulers) around here, but none were to be found when I took the picture (I'd love to blame someone else for moving them from their designated areas, but it was probably me). Modifications made to photo, as I'm too lazy to go back and take another one. Has such a thing ever happened with keys? I'm curious to know. I'm not actually worried someone would go through the trouble of paying to have a key made, finding out where my $15000 car is
  4. So today I changed my air filter. When I pulled the filter out there were a couple of leaves underneath as well as a rubber washer. I'm assuming this is road debris, that somehow found its way into the air intake. But I wanted to double check with people smarter than me regarding 996s just to make sure this isn't a part of the rear spoiler wing or something else close by that could have fallen into the air intake. I replaced my rubber bellows under the spoiler wing, and don't remember seeing a part like this, but figured it wouldn't hurt to check I didn't dislodge something.
  5. No folks out there with anything? I guess I'll see if I can find a mechanic in the area that will do such a trivial request for a reasonable charge.
  6. This device is supposed to clear airbag codes in the 996 (shows it in a YouTube video) as well: http://www.diagnostic-world.com/pages/Autel_Maxidiag_Elite_MD702_DS_Engine_Airbag_Transmission_ABS_Oil_Service_Reset_Diagnostic_Kit_1998_2014_189383-z=564795&p=67420.cfm But for the price, I'd probably just get a Durametric system (because it can do more on a Porsche, although this one is handy for other makes and doesn't need a computer to run), but I can't justify buying an expensive tool at the present time.
  7. I just moved my 996 from Texas to Calgary. On the drive up, I was doing up my seat belt while leaving a gas station, and the push button clicked to a different depth, and when I started the car, I noticed the airbag light came on. The seat belt receptical seems to be fine now. I only have an OBD reader, and can't get into the airbag system. I'd love to clear the airbag light. Hopefully it was a temporary fault that will stay cleared now that the seat belt button is popping up; or if the light comes on, then at least I will know I have to replace the seat belt receptical for sure.
  8. Hey JTT - I'm jealous you're living in Halifax. My wife and I keep saying we need to win the lottery so we can retire early and live in Lunenburg. More of an update: I decided to be lazy, and rather than taking the seat and sill out and checking the modules first, I picked up a second hand mirror for $40 to swap the guts out and then at least I'd rule out the potentiometers, if it didn't fix it. About 8 hours after I had ordered the mirror, hindsight kicked in, and I realized I could have just tested with my working mirror on the other side by swapping parts - to potent
  9. Follow up (if anyone was curious): I was wrong to assume the potentiometers would be trim pots or something on a circuit board somewhere (I'm too used to thinking of circuitry in terms of amplifiers and such, I guess) and not in the mirrors themselves. They ARE in the mirrors; they're attached to the electric motors in the mirror motor part. This actually makes a lot of sense, because it's how the mirror can remember it's positions by the motors actually physically moving rotary potentiometers and then remembering the resistance of that position. I should have thought harder about why they
  10. A while ago, I had a Durametric scan on my 996 (1999), and during the Short Test I received fault codes 22 (Potentiometer right mirror Open circuit vertical) and 20 (Potentiometer right mirror Open circuit horizontal) under the Seat Memory section. My question is, where are these potentiometers, if I wish to inspect them for either being worn out or having a bad connection? I can manually adjust the passenger mirror with the mirror controls, it's just that the passenger mirror doesn't work with seat memory. I'm taking a guess that the mirrors only have motors in them and these potentiomete
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