My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by wyovino » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:41 am

I see some 2 ohm 5.25 inch motorcycle speakers online. Do you think would they work with the factory system? My original speakers are still good but I'm guessing that eventually they'll need to be replaced.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kicker-Motorcy ... aker&rt=nc

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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by b3freak » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:43 am

wyovino wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:41 am
I see some 2 ohm 5.25 inch motorcycle speakers online. Do you think would they work with the factory system? My original speakers are still good but I'm guessing that eventually they'll need to be replaced.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kicker-Motorcy ... aker&rt=nc
Good find! And yes, they'll work, but look at the price. It's $225 for the pair. At that price, you're better off purchasing the OEM replacement at $50 each. (See attached pictures) Also, those motorcycle speakers don't have the bass range as normal kicker 5.25 speakers, but they'll work.
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Re: Googly Eyes

Post by b3freak » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:32 am

This has been on my list for a while, but since I haven't driven much at night in the car, it wasn't high priority. The passenger head light is way off. Points high. At first, I thought it was the xenon beam by itself that needed adjustment, but after a closer look, I noticed that one of the previous owners removed the mounting tray. This tray not only acts as the primary mount for the light enclosure and washer connection, but also an additional adjustment of the front head light. You can only adjust the HID beam so far. Of course, adjusting the mount (i.e. tray), affects the low and high beams.

Unfortunately, the previous owner removed the tray and couldn't figure out how to properly reinstall it and as a result the light didn't fit snug and the low xenon beam pointed high. Can you imagine approaching my car at night? No wonder people have been flashing their high beams at me!

If you ever need to remove this mount or make adjustments to the three primary bolts (see pic), don't be a fool and just start loosening the bolts with no rhyme or reason. You'll get the light so far out of adjustment, you'll have to spend a whole day going back and forth trying to get it right! Remember, when you make the adjustment, you have to reinstall the light to see how much additional adjustment is needed. It's a long process of back and forth. As mentioned, it has three point adjustments (notice arrows). Two in the front and one in the back.

The previous owner didn't install the lower bolts (located at the yellow arrows) correctly. I'm surprised the light didn't fall off going down the road. Its obvious the person got lazy and just put it back as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, the ONLY way to access the lower bolts is by removing the front bumper and air ducts. Took lots of time, but I forced myself to be patient and refer to the other light and shop manual diagram. After much work, it went back on correctly. Now all I have to do is fine tune the xenon beam.

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Re: Googly Eyes

Post by 32wildbilly » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:43 am

b3freak wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:32 am
This has been on my list for a while, but since I haven't driven much at night in the car, it wasn't high priority. The passenger head light is way off. Points high. At first, I thought it was the xenon beam by itself that needed adjustment, but after a closer look, I noticed that one of the previous owners removed the mounting tray. This tray not only acts as the primary mount for the light enclosure and washer connection, but also an additional adjustment of the front head light. You can only adjust the HID beam so far. Of course, adjusting the mount (i.e. tray), affects the low and high beams.

Unfortunately, the previous owner removed the tray and couldn't figure out how to properly reinstall it and as a result the light didn't fit snug and the low xenon beam pointed high. Can you imagine approaching my car at night? No wonder people have been flashing their high beams at me!

If you ever need to remove this mount or make adjustments to the three primary bolts (see pic), don't be a fool and just start loosening the bolts with no rhyme or reason. You'll get the light so far out of adjustment, you'll have to spend a whole day going back and forth trying to get it right! Remember, when you make the adjustment, you have to reinstall the light to see how much additional adjustment is needed. It's a long process of back and forth. As mentioned, it has three point adjustments (notice arrows). Two in the front and one in the back.

The previous owner didn't install the lower bolts (located at the yellow arrows) correctly. I'm surprised the light didn't fall off going down the road. Its obvious the person got lazy and just put it back as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, the ONLY way to access the lower bolts is by removing the front bumper and air ducts. Took lots of time, but I forced myself to be patient and refer to the other light and shop manual diagram. After much work, it went back on correctly. Now all I have to do is fine to the xenon beam.
Well one good thing is "they" didn't try to glue the mounting tray nor the headlight back in. Count your blessings!
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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by 5chn3ll » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:54 am

Are all of the previous owner's service records from Pep Boys?

Understeer: You will hit the wall with the front end.
Oversteer: You will hit the wall with the rear end.
Horsepower: How hard you will hit the wall.
Torque: How far you will move the wall.

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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by DBJoe996 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:55 am

I was going to mention the "glued in" thought as well. Someone beat me to it.

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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by b3freak » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:59 am

5chn3ll wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:54 am
Are all of the previous owner's service records from Pep Boys?
Ha! I wouldn't be surprised if they took it to Walmart's car care center. Have you seen the jokers that work in that place?
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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by 32wildbilly » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:32 am

b3freak wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:59 am
5chn3ll wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:54 am
Are all of the previous owner's service records from Pep Boys?
Ha! I wouldn't be surprised if they took it to Walmart's car care center. Have you seen the jokers that work in that place?
True this! I know someone who works at WallyWorld, gets a discount and won't let them touch her car.

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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by b3freak » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:38 am

DBJoe996 wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:55 am
I was going to mention the "glued in" thought as well. Someone beat me to it.
Ah man, ya'll have really *STUCK* it to me! :lol:
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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by FRUNKenstein » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:41 am

Heh, heh, this could get fun . . .
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1987 928S4 Guards Red
1987 951 Guards Red

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