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Old 02-11-2013, 05:07 AM   #1
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Besides the headlights, what are the easiest parts to replace on a Boxster?

On a scale of 1-10 I would rate the difficulty of changing the headlights to be a 2. It would have been a 1, but I had to go to the hardware store to get that long extension.

The serpentine belt was another easy replacement. I'll give that one a 3.

What else?

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Old 02-11-2013, 06:11 AM   #2
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Can someone link me to headlight removal/bulb replacement on 911? Hubby needs to change a bulb.

To answer your question, I vote sidelight replacement as a 1! Easy as cake.

http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/43100-my-first-mod-simple-but-effective.html
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:09 AM   #3
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Which 911? I really like the "101 Projects for your 911 " book, I picked it up from Pelican Parts 10 years back.


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Old 02-11-2013, 07:17 AM   #4
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BTW, another great book for the Boxsterites. It also rates each project on time and difficulty.
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If the serpentine belt is a 3 (kind of a pain for me, didn't have my Wheaties that day) then the air filter is a 1 and the cabin filter up front is a 0.
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Which 911? I really like the "101 Projects for your 911 " book, I picked it up from Pelican Parts 10 years back.
The 996. His dashboard blinker is blinking really fast, and the outside bulb is burned out, it's my understanding that these things go together.

Does that book have simple stuff like the headlight bulbs?

What about the Boxster book, would it cover oil changes? I may need to find one for my year.

I feel like such a newb . . . but that's good, I like to learn new things.
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Yep, covers both big & small projects. Worth buying IMO.
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Obviously desnorking, and then replacing the factory air intake from throttle body to air filter. both add performance and better sound, and are stupid easy lol 2/10
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Those two books start you with how to jack up the car to tube ups and oil changes ,to minor to major repairs, and and then to common hop-ups. Gave me ideas to do things I didn't know existed, like the GT3 console delete.
Buy them through Pelican, the prices on Amazon and Ebay can be a bit inflated.

BTW, I do believe they cover turn signal switch replacement .
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The 996. His dashboard blinker is blinking really fast, and the outside bulb is burned out, it's my understanding that these things go together.

Does that book have simple stuff like the headlight bulbs?

What about the Boxster book, would it cover oil changes? I may need to find one for my year.

I feel like such a newb . . . but that's good, I like to learn new things.
same as on a 986. open the frunk, pull back the side carpet. insert the tool from the toolset into the correct hole. turn and the headlight assembly slides out. replace bulb, put assembly back in place and turn tool the otherway to lock it down.

remove boxster headlight assm - YouTube

and yes, the 101 projects book is great for the DIYer who wants to do most things at home. it covers everything from washing the car to changing the IMSB...
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Taillights

I found changing the taillights to replace the ambered ones to be an easy procedure that had a huge impact. Overall, I'd advise one to go slow, but it can't rate more than a 2 on the noob scale.
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I am surprised no one mentioned changing the air filter going into the cabin. That is easy, Takes one tool, a screwdriver. And you are rewarded by funk-free air inside. Winter is the best time to do it since you can open the "big vent" (top) in summer.

That was my first "mod", now I am tackling the IMS.
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I am surprised no one mentioned changing the air filter going into the cabin. That is easy, Takes one tool, a screwdriver. And you are rewarded by funk-free air inside. Winter is the best time to do it since you can open the "big vent" (top) in summer.

That was my first "mod", now I am tackling the IMS.
perfectlap mentioned it in post #5
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