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By Radu Danes
I own a 2,5 liter, Manual transmssion, 97 Boxster. It is a Left wheel drive.
recently I have renewed all its interior so the car was taken apart.
Problem is : instrument cluster has the following issues:
- brake warning ON - car has New break pads
- no outside temeperature reading
- no lights for the blinker and long beam - they all work, but I can't see it in the cluster.
- water temperature needle(indicator) and fuel indicator - Do not budge although I have a full tank and I can hear the vents starting to cool the engine.
We ran some diagnosis but we could not find any fault - the tester said at some point that the ECU does not "see" the features but then again, when we ran a Check on each of them, tester confirmed no flaws.
Note : the instrument cluster was changed last Year, WORLD flawlessly, so... no reason for it to Not work...
After 15 years and 150,000 miles, I switched on my 2000 C2 Cab yesterday and saw the clock was not visible. I can find no fuse that is dedicated to the clock ... only various "interment console" fuses that mention several items each. Everything else seems to be working normally.
Has anyone had experience with this issue?
I've seen older posts on the this topic and only recently have repaired mine on my 03 Cayenne S. The sound indicators in the car began to weaken and then finally stopped altogether. I have driven it almost a year without the sound.
I've found a company that actually sells the same speaker for replacement, so no soldering in a new speaker that may or may not fit. It's plug and play. They sell just the speaker, or the full kit (with tools). Worked GREAT.
Here's their site:
The official Porsche instructions for removing the cluster aren't quite complete - these guys have a guide with photos that walk you though the removal. Seems a bit daunting at first because you have to remove some trim and move some dash pieces out of the way, but if you take your time and don't break anything it was quite easy.
Jeff was great - quick email, quick ship, even quick follow up.
Good luck all.
I have a 2003 996 C2 Cab. I would like to put white face gauges on it. Stickers do not appeal to me. Opening up the cluster to replace the faces sounds scary (if I go this route I will send it out to be done). I located a used cluster at a dismantler part number 996 641 984 93 it is out of an 02 turbo(6spd). My question is will it work in my car? Do I need PIWIS do reprogram it for my car or can I do this with my durametric? If you converted your car to white faces How did you do it? Did you have any problems? Looking for opinions and options. Thank you in advance.
I posted this on another web forum, but have not been getting any good info.
I have a CARFAX mileage discrepancy on a 2002 996 that I purchased earlier this year.
HOWEVER, the mileage is almost exactly 100,000 miles different between the CarFax report and the actual odometer reading.
The original owner said the car had about 158K miles on it, when the dealer bought it (purportedly due to a blown headgasket).
The car went to auction and bounced around auction companies for about 8 months, according to the CarFax.
About 2 months before I bought the car, CarFax report shows that the mileage magically changed to 62,xxx miles (not 162,xxx).
Because this odometer reading would be believable if it were 162,xxx, I now am thinking that the light behind the "1" in 162,xxx might have burned out or be otherwise non-functioning whereby the "1" isn't working.
Is it possible for just one number on the odometer to be burned out, and not the entire set of mileage numbers?
I think 2002 used LEDs, right?
Is there a way to check if this is a lighting problem?
Is there a way to DIY fix it, with some electrical soldering skills?
Anyone have any ideas?