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Just an Intro from Toronto Ontario Canada

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Didn't see an appropriate section for this so this is the next best place :)


First time Porsche owner.


I picked up a 2003 911 C2


It is a midnight blue, with apparently a very rare interior...it has an orange/caramel interior with red stitching and a black suede headliner....(not sure if the headliner was done after or it is from factory).  I've been told, people were able to customize many things and porsche did them for the buyer.


It has 150ish km on the car, and at 100km the engine was changed by porsche...the notes show massive oil leak, and a cylinder was scored badly.

carfax shows accident along the driver side back in 2004 and a hail damage claim roughly 7 years ago


The clutch was new (sachs) at 10k ago, brake fluid was done 10k ago as well.

I just paid for new plugs, new belt, cabin/air filter and oil change along with a borescope of the clyinders....mechanic said they are in good condition.


Just getting used to the car, already researched some common issues which I need to decipher through....things on my to do list:


a) figure out the keys, one works fine, and one has a flashing red light when I press the button (means to me that the battery is good), but it isn't doing anything with the car.


b) I was told I can unlock the car with the key, even though it was previously alarmed, but when I do that and sit inside...the alarm sirens


c) need to relocate/find the emergency frunk/engine release


d) noticed under the rear passenger seat was wet along with the carpet under the seat...read about the drain need the wheel well, need to check both at the rear, but I can't visualize the ones at the front


e) the car has 18" 5 spoke wheels with winters:  F: 235/40/18  R: 275/35/18 ..I think my rear rim is 10" wide...manual says (for summer tires) F: 225/40/18  and R: 285/30/18  


f) I probably won't be driving this car in the winter too often, was told to buy a battery tricker charger (or battery tender - not sure if they are 2 diff things)...but when looking them up, I see diff ratings...which one would suit my car?  Also somebody said do not buy a cigarette lighter product because then I need to open my window


g) stock deck is replaced with an old JVC (bluetooth)...but I noticed the frunk has a connector dangling and there is no disc changer...I assume the plug was for that


h) learn to remove the front bumper to learn the radiator clean out


Last for now, I found this link with my VIN:


Build sheet for WP0AA29983S622157 - 2003 911 Carrera Coupe






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#1 and 2 are on  both sides of the car and serve to drain the sun roof rail areas.  Remove rear wheel liners and there will be the bottom part of the drains.

#3 and 5 are under the covers adjacent to the battery.

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How do I access number 2?    opening the door?  or remove front fender liner?


3 and 5...I have removed the passenger side cover....noticed the cabin filter was in there...i'll have to dig around more...or look for somebody that has actual photos

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For #2, open sun roof and carefully pour some water in the front rail area.  It should drain out just behind the front wheel.  I believe to access the bottom of the drain you would have to  remove the wheel liner.

For #3 and 5 just look in the bottom of the areas adjacent to the battery tray.  You will see the black rubber drain holes in the bottom of those areas.  Just make sure the drain holes are not plugged by leaves and debris.  You can either clean up everything with a shop vac or run some weed whacker line down the holes to make sure they are clear.

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C: for 2003 the emergency release involves getting power via battery or jumper cables to red extractable terminal located at drivers footwell with spoiler switch. Do you have an owners manual. Detailed there.

F: there is a little cut-out in the drivers door bottom rubber gasket for a charging cord to the cig lighter. CTEK makes the OEM Porsche charger of that era - US 3300. There are fancier models. Any battery tender will do

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