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I just got this 97 Boxster I love it, but I noticed a few minor issues. 1) The Air Dam is Loose on one side, 2) The mesh piece that goes in the Roll bar where your head has broken tabs, 3) The small Amber  Headlight Corner Trim  that is triangular flew off on the drivers side 4) The Radio needs a code and the airbag light is on due to the battery dying before I came to get it. (It starts fine now after a jump) 

97 Boxster 986 


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After replacing the missing Amber Trim I glue it down at the fin not the clips with Loctite plastic bonder. I had already glued the one I snapped off while changing the headlight on the other side at three points (It's fin was gone thanks to manhandling it). It has yet to come off btw. For the air-dam spoiler I noticed three "Expanding Rivet 5,0 X 11,5 99950749940" I believe that hold the trim on after inspecting one I realized it was not coming out by prying it. I attempted to tighten the barcket as best I could with the trim in place on the loose passenger side of the bracket (986 504 613 01 Item #4) this is the Allen bolt (item #6). It appears the institution of a pop rivet may protect the trim from leaving the bracket at high speed, but may  prevent removal of the trim should I need to make adjustments or disassembly at another time. For now I will experiment with both solution before removing it to properly tighten the boot. I certainly want to have more options with the remaining plastic rivets. While I have made a temp fix, I have caused the driver's side not to come down flush with the body The final problem is the Airbag light. I replaced the battery with a Optima brand. I was getting a low voltage for the airbag system. I am not sure if this will help the computer to revert back to the indicator turning off or not, but the guys near me said they will assist me it that does not occur. I am waiting for the tool to remove the radio to get the code so I can use the radio. That is it for now. It might be worth mentioning my tiny ratchet did not do the trick as I expected. There is simply very little clearance or play for tightening. 

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