I was getting something out of my front trunk (frunk) a couple of weeks ago, when the hood fell on its own hitting me in the head. No damage done, but I realized that it must be time to replace the gas struts. I'm not sure when they started losing their pressure, but after I installed the new ones I immediately noticed that they spontaneously raise the hood from about 60% to full open by themselves - I don't think mine had done that for some time, so if yours aren't doing it either, it's... 14 Comments
Thanks to our wonderful Porsche engineers, gone are the days that the first inkling that you have a problem with your brake lights, is when you get pulled over by a cop to let you know that a light is out, and possibly even write you a fix-it ticket (let's face it, none of us enjoys getting pulled over, even for a minor infraction like that).
So, I was pleasantly surprised when my car informed me that I had a problem with right brake light a couple of days ago. I figured that this... 34 Comments
I had an unfortunate little run-in with a curb while driving in the snow this winter, which damaged the plastic trim piece (deflector) which sits in front of the rear wheel, as you can see from the picture below:
To replace it, I ordered a replacement part from Suncoast here: Wheel Arch Trim Replacement for about $24. I figured it would be pretty straightforward replacing it, and for the most part it was. However, I have learned through my modification adventures, that reinstalling... 12 Comments
Removal of the rear interior trim pieces is an unfortunate necessity with a number of modifications, including changing the rear struts, changing stereo speakers, painting the trim pieces, or as in my case, installing a rollbar. This article should help to guide those who are unfamiliar with this process.
Step 1 - Remove engine cover carpet. This is fairly easily accomplished by using a trim removal tool to pry up a front corner of the carpet first. Pull back on the front edge to release... 22 Comments