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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-07-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By MacGrad
Thanks Timco. I've tried pushing the switch...

Thanks Timco.

I've tried pushing the switch back down, but there's no movement - and the switch lifts up properly, but the trunk won't unlatch.

Based on the issue you had, could the reverse be...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-05-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By MacGrad
Frunk release not working -- cause / repair?

An interesting issue has developed with the trunk release switches on the door frame of my 2002 Boxster...

During the winter, the front trunk release switch would occasionally activate without...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-29-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By MacGrad
What is this wiring harness?

So I had my center console off in order to fix my e-brake switch, and I found this bad boy hanging loose behind it.
...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-06-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By MacGrad
Strange noise from front - thoughts?

Driving my 2002 yesterday, and starting hearing a strange "whooshing" noise from the front of the car...

Best way to describe it is that it sounds like an air flow is being interrupted (like a...
Forum: DIY Project Guides 09-28-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 21,028
Posted By MacGrad
I'm beaten. :-( Nothing seems to be moving...

I'm beaten. :-(

Nothing seems to be moving that insert: I've tried a punch on the bolt, tried a punch directly on the bushing, and no movement whatsoever. Spent an hour today hammering, and I've...
Forum: DIY Project Guides 09-26-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 21,028
Posted By MacGrad
<combining posts>

<combining posts>
Forum: DIY Project Guides 09-26-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 21,028
Posted By MacGrad
I think my big question is how I can tell if I've...

I think my big question is how I can tell if I've moved the insert back enough -- I've used a punch directly on the insert and, like I mentioned, I do get some clockwise rotation around where the...
Forum: DIY Project Guides 09-25-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 21,028
Posted By MacGrad
Has anyone else had issues moving the alternator...

Has anyone else had issues moving the alternator once the bolts have been removed?

Once I remove the lower left bolt, and loosen the one with the pulley, I'm only getting a little play when I try...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-22-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,740
Posted By MacGrad
Must be that time of year: my alternator died as...

Must be that time of year: my alternator died as well, so I sourced one locally.

$450 CDN for rebuilt Bosch and install myself.

Or

$1700 CDN to have a local shop do it.

Guess which option...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-19-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,664
Posted By MacGrad
Sadly, today was "Go to the post office and pick...

Sadly, today was "Go to the post office and pick up the replacement alternator" day...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-13-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5,990
Views: 630,817
Posted By MacGrad
Busy couple of days: * tightened emergency...

Busy couple of days:

* tightened emergency brake
* loosened seat rails to get change that fell between seats and center console
* sent back the new head unit because i found a better one on sale...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-08-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,460
Posted By MacGrad
At the rate I'm able to afford Boxsters, I think...

At the rate I'm able to afford Boxsters, I think I'll be driving a flat 6 for a long time. :-)
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-30-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,609
Posted By MacGrad
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http://986forum.com/forums/uploads01/IMG_20140830_2313101409454611.jpg

And they even match the carpet. :-)
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-30-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,858
Posted By MacGrad
6' 4" and have very few problems. My right leg...

6' 4" and have very few problems. My right leg does rub against the center console a bit, but that will be corrected as soon as I do the console delete and move my A/C controls up top. (Goodbye...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-24-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By MacGrad
Howdy from Hamilton. Forget about waving to...

Howdy from Hamilton.

Forget about waving to Cayenne owners in the GTA - they just look at you weird. :-)
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-14-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,783
Posted By MacGrad
Unfortunately, it's a little more than just a...

Unfortunately, it's a little more than just a crack. One panel is being held on by zip ties on one side, and another panel has a piece broken off of it.

Replacement is the only way to go.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-13-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,783
Posted By MacGrad
Thanks. I know I'll be replacing all 3,...

Thanks.

I know I'll be replacing all 3, since I'll be driving it in the winter and I'll want to keep as much of the snow/salt/sand out.

From the looks of the diagram, it also looks like I can...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-08-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,783
Posted By MacGrad
I'm glad someone asked this, because I need to...

I'm glad someone asked this, because I need to replace the covers on my '02.

However, my question is: how many pieces are there?
* Pelican lists 2 linings (a rear and a front center)
* Suncoast...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-07-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,387
Posted By MacGrad
I'm topping it up, but only to a point above the...

I'm topping it up, but only to a point above the minimum level - since it's not a constant leak, and I can't figure out a pattern to it, I figured there's no sense wasting coolant by filling to the...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-06-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,387
Posted By MacGrad
I'm having the same coolant leak issues, and they...

I'm having the same coolant leak issues, and they are occurring on a "frequently infrequent" basis -- the car won't leak for a few days, and then it will drain itself of the coolant from a spot near...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-10-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By MacGrad
Recommendations for Mechanical Work?

I just recently purchased a base 2002 Boxster with about 56K miles, and I'm getting some mechanical work done on it that was identified during the PPI.

At the moment, it's primarily smaller stuff...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-07-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By MacGrad
Porsche Club of America -- Upper Canada Region...

Porsche Club of America -- Upper Canada Region seems to do quite a bit in the Toronto / Golden Horseshoe area.

I'd post the link but, as a new guy on the forums, I can't remember if this is...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-05-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By MacGrad
Did you figure out whether it was the microswitch...

Did you figure out whether it was the microswitch or something else?

My passenger door is doing the same thing yours was -- window dip to allow the door to open, but immediately goes back up when...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-05-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By MacGrad
@tuanle16: Thanks... now I feel a little foolish....

@tuanle16: Thanks... now I feel a little foolish. :o

I'm saving the links for the speaker upgrades -- there's a couple things I want to do first before tackling the sound system (Comfort Top,...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-04-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By MacGrad
Quality of door speakers

In the 2002 base model w/ CD player, how much sound should I be getting out of the door speakers (assuming those are, in fact, speakers at the front bottom of the door panel)?

I'm getting plenty...
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