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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-13-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Spirit_RE
Center Console Differences

I was thinking today that the 986 has an enormous amount of interior options and combinations depending on year and model. One thing that I cannot really determine is why and when the full width...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-12-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6,181
Views: 710,165
Posted By Spirit_RE
Brought home my tree. ...

Brought home my tree.

https://i.imgur.com/lYkseaw.jpg
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-04-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Spirit_RE
Yeah I actually just posted in that build thread...

Yeah I actually just posted in that build thread about his Tonneau cover. Beautiful work on that car.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-04-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Spirit_RE
Ha, I've seen those 2-piece wheels many many...

Ha, I've seen those 2-piece wheels many many times but I never actually associated them as being 2-piece versions of the 964 Cups until now. It's quite a different look even if the spokes are...
Forum: Show and Tell Gallery 12-04-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,779
Posted By Spirit_RE
Saw that this car sold recently on BAT and had...

Saw that this car sold recently on BAT and had some additional work done since this thread was last updated.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2001-porsche-boxster-s-52/

Car looked great when...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-04-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Spirit_RE
964 "Cup" style wheels on a 986?

Hi folks,

I was watching that video of Frank Stephensen discussing the 986 and there was a brief image shown of the clay 986 concept wearing 964 cup wheels. I actually really like these wheels...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-08-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By Spirit_RE
FINAL UPDATE I SWEAR. Old switch...

FINAL UPDATE I SWEAR.

Old switch worked...then didn't work, then worked again. Ugh. Thankfully, the new switch arrived early so I installed it and, fingers crossed, things seem to be working...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-07-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By Spirit_RE
Another update: So I managed to get the...

Another update:

So I managed to get the microswitch assembly out and tested the continuity of the two switches in there. The first-detent switch didn't seem to be working. I noticed the soldered...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-06-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By Spirit_RE
I've gotten as far as dropping the windshield...

I've gotten as far as dropping the windshield header microswitch assembly, but I cannot for the life of me disconnect the switch itself from its wiring. The connector does not seem to budge. Has...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-06-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By Spirit_RE
Follow up #2. Oops! Top stopped working again. ...

Follow up #2. Oops! Top stopped working again. This time stuck down. And the Porsche continues to be the least reliable vehicle I've ever owned (Shocking when that list include a rotary-powered...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-05-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By Spirit_RE
Just to update this, I ended up taking the car to...

Just to update this, I ended up taking the car to my indie to diagnose the top. He was as stumped as I was and everything seemed to be working. A new relay didn't even fix the problem. He ended up...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-18-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By Spirit_RE
As far as I know...the car must be 25 years old...

As far as I know...the car must be 25 years old to be eligible to be imported into the US and registered, per DOT.

https://clearitusa.com/25-year-rule-antique-car-imports/
...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-17-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By Spirit_RE
Best looking wheels I've seen on a 986 are 17"...

Best looking wheels I've seen on a 986 are 17" Ruf wheels (Air-cooled era)

https://i.imgur.com/U4R9UPR.jpg

Granted this car is way too low, but the wheels are such a good fit for the body...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-16-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By Spirit_RE
It depends on what options your car has. At...

It depends on what options your car has. At first I ordered the ISO (??) harness and that did not work. So then I ordered the M490 harness and it worked.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-16-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By Spirit_RE
I highly recommend bergvill fx stereo kits! They...

I highly recommend bergvill fx stereo kits! They use continental head units that have a near-exact match for nighttime color to the factory interior illumination. The look is also pretty period...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-16-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By Spirit_RE
Oh, I understand this. However, my annoyance...

Oh, I understand this. However, my annoyance with the electric top overrides my concern for selling to the next guy. Thankfully, the modification seems totally reversible.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-15-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By Spirit_RE
I was certain my issue was a mechanical...

I was certain my issue was a mechanical failure...but alas it was just the switch itself. I was able to reach the screws to unfasten it by finger-holding one of those hex-head screwdriver heads (the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-15-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By Spirit_RE
This happened to me. Eventually it got to the...

This happened to me. Eventually it got to the point where it was barely functioning and I had to key & unkey (if that's a word) over and over again for it to register that the key was not inserted. ...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-15-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By Spirit_RE
I keep seeing this video on youtube: ...

I keep seeing this video on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dsoV3tNz_M

It's a 987, yes, but it seems to solve the clamshell issue. The cars are very very similar, I wonder if this...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-14-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By Spirit_RE
Can you be more specific about the "over the...

Can you be more specific about the "over the shoulder" switch? Any pictures? I can't find anything about it.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-14-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By Spirit_RE
No joy. Nothing happens, no light dimming, no...

No joy. Nothing happens, no light dimming, no clicking, nada.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-14-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By Spirit_RE
Well this is discouraging. I don't have a 19mm...

Well this is discouraging. I don't have a 19mm socket, and try as I might I cannot find the ball joint.

What's even more discouraging is that the whole reason I'm trying to operate the top is...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-14-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By Spirit_RE
Ha! I already saw your video...I was hoping that...

Ha! I already saw your video...I was hoping that I could avoid doing this as it seems like more faffing about than the ball joint. But it appears that Porsche did not design the top to be easily...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-14-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By Spirit_RE
Just made a first attempt at disconnecting the...

Just made a first attempt at disconnecting the ball joints. I can feel where the clamshell pushrod connects to the transmission crank arm, but I cannot locate the plastic ball joint (top connection)...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-14-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By Spirit_RE
Should I convert my top to manual operation?

I've been dealing with an annoyingly intermittent top on my '99 Boxster and it's gotten to the point where I never lower it anymore because I'm afraid it will get stuck down. Or, when I do try it,...
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