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Old 07-01-2011, 02:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Marlon Targa 86 View Post
Noob question: what do those switches do?


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Old 04-21-2012, 11:38 PM
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Hey Carrera 3.2. Thanks so much for posting this BLS thread. You made it really simpler for this newbie. Brake lights now working!
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:24 AM
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87cab911, you're welcome and I'm very happy to hear my post helped you out. Like I said earlier, I've learned so much from this list that if I can give back in any way I will. Enjoy that '87!
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:25 PM
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Thanks for the write up. Very helpful.

I was in the car behind at VIR thinking, "Dag... he snaps 100mph-to-35mph downshifts entering the hairpin at the end of the straight. Never touches the brake pedel. Very cool customer, very smooth touch - great control."
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:30 PM
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My pedal pressure is now up to about 11-teen thousand pounds to get the lights fired up. Time to replace, backdate or modify. Maybe I'll change them out on Saturday at VIR. Mind bringing the offset 22mm, Paul?
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:35 PM
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Moo, it takes about a half hour.....and dude, spring for a wrench.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by amber lamps View Post
Moo, it takes about a half hour.....and dude, spring for a wrench.
Seriously... was there ever a tool you didn't spring for?

I like your sig line, am'lam' - must spend more time in pawnshops rooting out Snap-On, etc. Excellent advice.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:55 PM
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Dan,

I'll be happy to bring the wrench along on Saturday for you to borrow.
Looking forward to the ALMS race at VIR !!
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:14 AM
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Originally Posted by amber lamps View Post
I've done this job twice in the last 4 years with the exact same tools.

The best tip I got on my first go round was from the dealer's parts counter guy. He said to go to "Save-A-Bug" and buy the VW switches for less than half the price of the Porsche switches. Exact part number, less than half the price.
I think I need to replace the switches on my 1987 3.2. Anybody have the parts number and where is a good place to order from. Go for Porsche OEM, VW part? Did searches but can't seem to find them again. Are they the same part just rebranded? Anyone have the exact part numbers? Thanks in advance
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Originally Posted by hopeforcash View Post
I think I need to replace the switches on my 1987 3.2. Anybody have the parts number and where is a good place to order from. Go for Porsche OEM, VW part? Did searches but can't seem to find them again. Are they the same part just rebranded? Anyone have the exact part numbers? Thanks in advance
If you're going to the whaletail swap meet Saturday in kitchener call randy and see if he has any. Might save you a lot of hassle.
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Old 12-12-2018, 10:10 PM
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Default A few things to add about the brake light switch replacement.

I read this thread before replacing the brake light switches on my 88. It worked out well. I used an offset wrench on the front, but couldn't get it on the rear one. An open end wrench worked just fine there.

I found a few alternative manufacturers to the ATE switch brand referenced in one of the posts. So, I bought a less expensive brand and that did not work out. The spread between the 2 switch terminals is about 15 mm on the alternate brand. This measurement is 10 mm on the connector and on the ATE brand part (03-3526-2002.3). I returned the alternate for the ATE brand.
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Originally Posted by Carrera3.2LG50 View Post
Appreciate that.
VIR was fun. It was their open house and Bob from Carolinas Region PCA organized charity laps for Ronald McDonald Houses so for $25 you got to drive on the track for a 20 minute session. Not a DE, no instructors, and it was a controlled pace so no helmets required. It was my first time on a track and while I had no idea what I was doing I still had a ton of fun! Methinks a DE will be in my future...


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