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Old 01-18-2019, 09:56 PM
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First post here; made an account because I'm at a dead end. I've had my 2000 S for about 6 months now and all has been great. Of course the center console hinge was completely busted when I got it so I fixed it with that aftermarket repair kit. But it didn't come with a new spring, and the old one was missing before I got the car as far as I know. I can't find any kind of part # for it, nor can I find anyone else who has lost this spring. Any ideas?
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:07 AM
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There isn't any spring in the centre console that I can think of. Where is it on this diagram?
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Old 01-20-2019, 03:47 PM
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The only spring I can think of is the one in the lid button.
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Old 01-20-2019, 06:15 PM
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Strangely I haven't been able to find it in the diagrams, which is also why I can't track down a part # for it. Check this video, though:

At the 0:52 mark you can clearly see the spring; it's coiled around the hinge pin (#14 in that diagram). The spring is shaped pretty weirdly (notice the long "arm" that tucks under the metal bracket) which makes it impossible to just use some generic spring instead
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:58 AM
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Did you eventually resolve this? I was looking at the 996 PET and it showed a spring like you mentioned (item 37 in the diagram below), so it appears that you may have a lid from a 996 rather than a Boxster. Spring part number is 996 552 795 01.

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Old 01-29-2019, 10:04 PM
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Huh, that's weird. Well thanks a ton for figuring that out, I still hadn't managed to find anything
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