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Hi Guys, I am a new member of this community and I am very happy to be here.
My name is Mathias and I just bought my very first car. I am university student so I wanted a cool, sports car and as I live in Dubai, the weather is warm so a convertible was ideal. I have therefore just bought my first car, the Porsche Boxster, 2006. As this is my first car, and I have bought it as the 3rd owner. I have a lot of questions about how I should maintain the car, and hope you guys can help😎🏎
So first of all, it’s a Porsche Boxster in a beautiful red, with a black soft top, from 2006 that has driven approx. 80,000 km.
it has a beige interior.
1) the paint inside the car has scratches and shows the black color under the beige coating. How can I fix this?
2) the speakers and radio signal is very poor and I want to be able to play music via Bluetooth and aux, is this possible?
3) is it possible to set up Cameras in the car, for parking?
4) there are scratches on the exterior, and I took it to the Porsche center, and they said they do not have a perfect match to this color as they don’t make it in this specific red anymore. Is there anything I can do?
5) the leather inside is looking a little bit worn, is it possible to fix this up?
6) lastly, is there any mods, DIY upgrades or accessories you recommend I to add to this 2006 Boxster?
If you have a 996 Targa you'll know that the little rubber piece that covers the rear glass' latch tends to degrade and fall apart. I designed a replacement piece that you can 3D print. Just make sure that you use PETG or ABS plastic so it doesn't melt when your car is sitting out in the sun. I'll probably get some filler primer and some matte black paint to make it match the rest of the trim, but I think it turned out pretty well.
I don't know how much a genuine replacement costs, but it was a fun little exercise for me.
Download for FREE here:
First of all I apologize if I do anything wrong since I only just created this account in order to ask this community a question.
We own a Porsche 996 Targa 2002 and as we all know the 996 is prone to engine problems such as IMS and oil and coolant mixture.
Today when I was checking if the engine still had enough oil and coolant and decided they needed a fillup I saw something that I did not really like.
I've uploaded two pictures one of how the coolant looks and another picture of where you add the oil.
Is the yellowish stuff you see ok or is this the first sign of the oil and coolant mixture?
The car seems to run fine and never had any problems with engine temperature, hope you guys can help me out on this one!
With kind regards,
A somewhat nervous 996 owner.
I have a big issue with my roof and windows at my 2007 2.7 987 Boxster
unfortunately most information I can find is for 986.
The roof is mecanical closed but electronic say "open" and the windows remain in "roof operation position" 4cm down
Roof is not moving anymore...
The relays S3 and S5 are already checked...so next step in the root cause analysis...
The roof motor has 2 wires. green and black.
How many sensors /microswitches are in the 987?
I can only find one, at the top.
Can anybody support with wiring diagram?
New on this site. Short intro - bought a beat up 993 Targa 3 years ago whilst living in Dubai. Spent some money on it including a bare metal respray then Company transferred me to Singapore but couldn't take the car with me so exported it back to the UK as I couldn't sell it.
Car has failed its MOT on emmissions - no surprise but trying to find out exactly what it is fitted with. The car went straight from the factory to the Middle East and has the following options:-
Rest of the world car
C32 - Arab states
M150 - leaded
Can anybody shed any light on what the above codes mean in terms of a catalytic convertor, lambda sensing etc, especially C32 and M150 codes.
Thinking to fit a sports cat to it.
Some pics added for interest.