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Old January 6th, 2005, 08:52 AM   #1
mikefocke
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List of Links (Rev 6)

Rev 6 Send me additions/corrections folks.
Mike.Focke@BAESystems.com

Miscellaneous

Vehicle Identification Number decoder
http://www.industryfigure.com/berkel...NDecoder97.jpg

Option decoding
http://www.986faq.com/4-0/default.asp gives a good English description, often with pictures that allow you to confirm the item by comparing the car and the picture.

http://www.isuisse.ifrance.com/porsc...pictures20.htm

http://www.kindel.com/Porsche/options.asp

http://www.industryfigure.com/berkel...al_22May98.htm which gives 1999 prices

http://www.industryfigure.com/berkel...ionsMatrix.htm gives the information for the 1997 thru 2002 Boxster and Boxster S.

Manuals (including Becker Radio)
http://www.renntech.org/forums/index...t&code=manuals


Hacks

Hidden garage door opener
http://www.brackenrig.net/Garage%20Opener%20Hack.htm

Side markers replacement
http://boxsters.addr.com/hacks/clear_sidemarkers.htm

Bulbs that look silver when off, orange when on
http://www.xenonmods.com

Daytime running lights
http://www.whiteson.org/boxster/mods/drl/

Side markers flashing when turn signals are on
http://wa4ekg.home.att.net/996mods/sidemarkermod.html
http://gallery.rennlist.com/gallery/album103

Front turn signals in silver instead of orange
http://hverheyen.vssi-eda.com/box_pi...hts/index.html

Intermittent wipers just relay (set from control stalk)
http://www.johnfelker.com/pot/potinstnew.html

Intermittent wipers lighted potentiometer
Contact Lefteris on ppbb.com forums

Decal for the wind-stop
http://www.xenonmods.com

Increased light or white light headlights stopping short of Litronics
http://www.electricalconnection.com/...lb_euro-hl.htm

Calipers painting
http://www.xenonmods.com/boxster/caliper/

Aspheric mirrors
http://e-partssales.com/Merchant2/me..._Code=POTEBXSS

Replacement windscreens of different materials
http://www.designevolutionllc.com/example.htm

Painting brake calipers a la the S model
http://www.xenonmods.com/boxster/caliper/

One touch top up/down
http://www.bahntech.com/products/Aut...rtible_top.asp
http://www.smarttop.de/

Cup holder options I've found while looking http://www.birdautomotive.com/Boxster.htm
http://www.tweeks.com/shop?store=8
http://www.bmwcupholders.com/
http://www.bombaydigital.com/pages/b...lides_003.html
http://www.ultimatecupholders.com/
http://www.performanceproducts.com/P...producttype=20
http://www.performanceproducts.com/P...hicle_ID=30519
http://assets.performanceproducts.co...9805_200_1.jpg
http://e-partssales.com/Merchant2/me...tegory_Code=WS

On board computer (OBC) hack
http://www.brackenrig.net/OBC_Hack.htm

Desnorking the air intake
http://www.ppbb.com/boards/ppbbphp/s...=&view=&sb=&o=

Spray the license plate to prevent photos/tickets
http://www.blockmyplate.com/

Replace ashtray
http://boxsters.addr.com/hacks/non-smoker_tray.htm

Speed dependent volume control for the radio/CD
http://boxsters.addr.com/hacks/volume_control.htm

Rear Trunk Logo Removal
http://boxsters.addr.com/hacks/logo_removal.htm

Heated Seats if you don't have them as factory options
http://www.dennisvogel.com/boxster/h...ml#costsummary

Short throw shifter (B&M installation instructions
http://www.bmracing.com/products/shf...9500725-03.pdf


Maintenance

Maintenance schedule
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/jnc196...aintenance.pdf

Do It Yourself 15K maintenance
http://www.realtime.net/~rentner/Blo...892/index.html

Do It Yourself 30K maintenance
http://www.realtime.net/~rentner/Blo...114/index.html

Oil change without jacks
http://www.ppbb.com/scgi-bin/boards/...pl?read=211869

Headlamp replacement
http://www.bombaydigital.com/boxster/projects/headlamp/

Instrument cluster removal
http://boxsters.addr.com/hacks/cluster.htm

Cleaning the radiators (removing front bumper)
http://www.realtime.net/~rentner/Por.../Radiator.html

Change your own spark plugs
http://www.ppbb.com/scgi-bin/boards/...pl?read=217622

Do your own brake pads and rotors
http://www.bombaydigital.com/boxster/projects/brakes/

Coolant tank replacement
http://www.dietersmotorsports.com/te...h9-03-2003.htm

Drain points
http://www.realtime.net/~rentner/Por...ns/drains.html

Wheel rash cure
http://www.autopia.org/kb/index.php?..._v2&id=28&c=18
http://www.renntech.org/forums/index...st=0&#entry196

Car washing
http://www.ppbb.com/scgi-bin/boards/...pl?read=210212

Cleaning the paint with a clay bar
http://www.autopia.org/kb/index.php?...2&id=31&c=root

Paint chip repair
http://www.carcareonline.com/viewarticle.aspx?art=8

Maintaining the top and rear window
http://www.autopia.org/kb/index.php?..._v2&id=29&c=21

Jacking the Boxster
http://www.iq.dynip.com/~gary/hacks/jack/jack.html

Diagnostic codes
http://www.troublecodes.net/Porsche/

Becker radio web site (supplier to most Boxsters)
http://www.beckerautosound.com/

Installing an Optima battery in a Boxster http://tech.rennlist.com/boxster/Por...tall_Oggie.pdf
And
http://www.brackenrig.net/Other/Optimainstall.PDF
And
http://www.dietersmotorsports.com/tech/2002/02-2003.htm

Tire designations for Porsche (n0, N1, etc) http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete...al/porsche.jsp

Porsche Approved tires
http://www2.porsche.com/english/usa/...eifen_engl.PDF

Aquaplaning
http://www2.porsche.com/english/usa/...aning_engl.PDF

Keys
http://www.ppbb.com/scgi-bin/boards/...pl?read=761531

Replace rotors, pads, brake fluid, bleed system
http://www.bombaydigital.com/boxster/projects/brakes/

Replacing the top
http://www.ppbb.com/boards/ppbbphp/s...rue#Post475907

Tonneau
http://www.brackenrig.net/tonneau%20Cover%20FAQ.htm

Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF) and discount part source
http://www.renntech.org/forums/index...707&#entry2707

Open the hood to get at a dead battery
http://www.ppbb.com/boards/ppbbphp/s...&Number=906376

Repair the hinge to the center console storage compartment
http://uglypeoplesuck.com/s/misc/TSB...Tray_Cover.pdf

Airbag light on early Boxsters
http://www.geocities.com/esklut/airbag.html

A/C Diagnostics
http://www.cb-racing.com/boxster_AC.html


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