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Chris Field
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My vanity mirrors that is Embarassed

Both my vanity mirror 'lids' have lost their springiness - just sort of flop around. I've not had this with either f my previous 996s but to have two gone... is it a common problem and does anyone have a DIY fix?



Ta - Chris


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Lee Bollom
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually, just realised my drivers one has gone floppy. the vanity light switches itself off sometimes. not a big deal.

i guess the easiest way would be to buy two new ones. can't think of anything that would make something regain the spring in its life.

u could try viagra Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting, as this was about the only "problem" found on my 996 when I had a pre purchase Porsche inspection done. That and a dodgy ashtray action Smile

I believe these had to be replaced to solve the issue.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimy I have a floppy one tooooo... Thought it happened with age! Wink
But would also appreciate a solution! Wheres monsieur Pearce?! he'll know!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have a look at the springy mechanism (metal strip) - prise off the light cover bit - just clicks back on and you'll see the inards of the vanity light

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i do have a solution that i found on renn list or q car



send me your fax no and i'll fax you the instructions


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ummm...... vanity mirror breakdown..... there's got to be scope for humour here Laughing


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by Alex Skinner on 14 March 2006

Ummm...... vanity mirror breakdown..... there's got to be scope for humour here Laughing

Bring it on Alex. You're obviously on good form today. You're not an afternoon drinker by any chance?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, Mark... fax No 0121 749 7155 should get thro'

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