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Old 10-07-2018, 05:09 PM   #4541
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Congrats, I really enjoy my hardtop. It feels like a different car with it on.
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:45 PM   #4542
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Hardtop is awesome! I would love to find one locally to use to make a mold for a carbon fiber one and then make one. I need one to put on for track days I plan to do next year.

The change to my LEDs I posted a week or so ago was done in practice for changing the LEDs in a never installed 996 cluster I got from eBay a few months ago.

Over the last days I finished the LEDs, got the new cluster programmed and coded, and swapped in to replace my recently color changed 986 cluster.

Absolutely love the 996 cluster and the pics donít do the blue justice.

As a side, I now have a LED color changed, low mile gen 2 986 cluster that needs a new home.

I purchased a 996 surround also from eBay and painted it and the steering column cover Seal Gray to match my console.





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Old 10-08-2018, 09:26 AM   #4543
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Accepted the return of Fall and the PNW rainy season by re-installing my hardtop.

Feels like a different car with the hardtop on. On my first drive with the hardtop re-installed I had two different people ask "what kind of car is that?" obviously not Porsche people.
One was a woman who thought the car was "cute", that really hurt....
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Old 10-10-2018, 01:46 PM   #4544
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Added logo based projector courtesy door lights



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Changed wallpaper on my din to match

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Old 10-10-2018, 02:50 PM   #4545
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Too much fun

Got a speeding ticket.
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:52 PM   #4546
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Got a speeding ticket.
It happens... Just look at it this way, you got caught this time, how many times did you get away with it?
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:38 PM   #4547
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Got a speeding ticket.

In Houston, you must have been running 100.
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:38 PM   #4548
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:09 PM   #4549
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In Houston, you must have been running 100.
In SoCal, that's commute speeds!
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https://www.ebay.com/i/223143488856?

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Old 10-10-2018, 05:11 PM   #4551
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Thanks , been looking forever for these and just bought them. only problem is my door lights only turn
on when the headlight switch is turned on
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:33 PM   #4552
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Anyone have a link for these for earlier cars?
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:09 PM   #4553
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As a side, I now have a LED color changed, low mile gen 2 986 cluster that needs a new home.

I purchased a 996 surround also from eBay and painted it and the steering column cover Seal Gray to match my console.
Wow! Your cluster looks amazing. How much are selling the other cluster for?
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:29 PM   #4554
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Thanks , been looking forever for these and just bought them. only problem is my door lights only turn
on when the headlight switch is turned on
That's not right. They should come on any time the door is opened (same as the overhead light).
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:32 PM   #4555
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Anyone have a link for these for earlier cars?
I'm pretty sure the set I linked will fit the 986. The outer shape is just slightly different. I've never seen any direct replacements for the 986.

Edit: looks like the connector is different, but that's not an actual problem.

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Old 10-11-2018, 07:03 PM   #4556
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Accepted the return of Fall and the PNW rainy season by re-installing my hardtop.

Feels like a different car with the hardtop on. On my first drive with the hardtop re-installed I had two different people ask "what kind of car is that?" obviously not Porsche people.
One was a woman who thought the car was "cute", that really hurt....
I heard a middle aged woman saying ‘look cute little car’ to her family as walking by... at least my top was up so I pretended I never heard it.

My hardtop will be on the car in a few weeks too, along with dedicated snow tires. Yes, as much as I like top-down open driving, I also like secure, quieter and warmer feel of hardtop in cold weather... not mentioning its looks with round roof line true to inspiration from 550. I’m gonna take out the soft top assembly to replace rear plastic window over this winter. I may take the motor/ transmissions out too and go manual to save weight and ensure Boxster chop as routine process on new vinyl next summer.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:28 PM   #4557
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Worked out treadwear warranty to replace back tires, 45K warranty Michelin PSAS3 worn out in less than 2 years/ 15K but I drive like I’m stealing the car... will enjoy a few more weeks of spirited driving before mounting snow tires.

Changed oil while the car was up on jacks to replace rear tires, easy access. Used a brand new plastic oil filter housing replacing the original. It came with an OEM filter and it costed almost the same as only an aftermarket filter. Gutted the old filter and no metallic or plastic debris on pleats so I’d sleep better.

Oh not today but also put a lightweight Deka battery, saving 13 lbs. Hope it works through Michigan winter.
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:09 PM   #4558
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Purchased twelve quarts of Castrol Edge 10W-40 on Amazon for $50, which is about half of what I normally pay.
Deal is still active if anyone else uses that oil, which is something of a forum favorite based on past posts.
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:52 PM   #4559
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Left my car in the garage while Hurricane Michael debris is removed from our neighborhood in Panama City Beach.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:50 PM   #4560
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Glad to hear you're ok.



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Left my car in the garage while Hurricane Michael debris is removed from our neighborhood in Panama City Beach.
I'll pass on the warmer climate. Snow is cool and no hurricanes.
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