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1997 Porsche 911 | Answered on May 19, 2016

Warm up the car and have it sit on a flat surface, because Porsche uses a dry sum system you can only check it when the motor is running. open the cap and check the dip stick level, just fill it below the max mark.

1997 Porsche 911 | Answered on Dec 15, 2014

Check the belts to the compressor and your fuses.

1997 Porsche 911 | Answered on Nov 07, 2013

Gravity does all the hard work. If you can figure out how to work a wrench, you can change your own oil. I'd pickup a repair manual, it will have the basics that tell you how to do a tune up/oil change etc.

You should also google Porsche groups, I'm sure there are a lot of greasemonkeys hanging out there who love to train noobies.

Its not difficult, but you need to make sure you have the right filter, and know where the drain plug is, before you get started.

Basically you drive the car a bit to get the oil warm, then you park it and set the brake. Put a drain pan under the oil pan near the drain plug. Unscrew the drain plug, wear rubber gloves, the oil will be hot, let the oil drain into the pan, now fish around in the pan for the drain plug that you dropped into the hot oil cause the oil was burning your fingers, when you find the drain plug, clean it off with a paper towel and open a beer. Now you need to remove the old oil filter, they usually either unscrew or are in a cannister, that service manual I told you to buy will tell you where it is and how to remove it. now open another beer, and put the clean filter in wherever the old filter came out of. Best to order a pizza now or you'll be drunk by the time you get this job done.

Okay clean filter is on, time to put the drain plug back in the oil pan, if its an aluminum pan, you probably should use a torque wrench to make sure you don't overtighten it and strip the threads, otherwise just put a new lock washer/crush washer on the plug (it should come with the filter)
Now add some quarts of your favorite oil after opening one more beer. That manual you bought will tell you exactly how many quarts of oil your engine will hold.

After its all together, check the dispstick to make sure you have enough oil in your car, then start the engine and move the car, look underneath for oil leaks, thats a sign that the drain plug isn't tight enough.

Take it for a test drive as soon as you sober up from all the beer. Easy peasy.

1997 Porsche 911 | Answered on Mar 01, 2012

hello there
have you solved your lights problem?


1997 Porsche 911 | Answered on Dec 21, 2010

There are no screws holding it together. Only plastic snap clips. Get a knife blade in the seam of the two halves. Twist the blade levering it open. Be **** and it will pop open.

1997 Porsche 911 | Answered on Feb 04, 2010

behind the heater controls is a computerised panel ,its expensive but i think this could be your problem here ,because its wired through this as an antitheft device .

1997 Porsche 911 | Answered on Dec 24, 2009

If your vehicle is a 911 993 variant (not the 996) then you need to open the front boot/luggage compartment - look inside and remove the front carpeting area from the velcro pads on whichever side the affected headlight is.Located to the front of the vehicle on both the left and right hand sides (inside the boot space) is a metal lever that is held in place by a plastic clip - if you rotate this lever it will free your headlight and allow you to remove it from the vehicle (the headlight plug connection is held in place inside the wing by a metal clip so don't worry about this) - you can then unclip the back of the light - change your bulb (H1's I believe) and then refitting is a reversal of removal - simply slide the light back into position until it slots home, the metal lever should rotate round once you do this and then bring the plastic clip back over the metal handle and refit the boot/luggage carpet. Hope that helps.

1997 Porsche 911 | Answered on Dec 17, 2009

no thanks to you not replying i used a allen key & removed the rubber stopper then slid the headlight out

1997 Porsche 911 | Answered on Sep 13, 2009

Hi Friend,
AS u suggest u place the Horn in the Car.By replace the clock-spring ribbon contact under the

steering wheel, that is the problem, u have lost the connection due to a broken ribbon contact.


1997 Porsche 911 | Answered on Jun 16, 2009


Maybe you can try this procedure to resyn your key.
Initialization Procedure.

1. Open central locking system using the car key.
2. Get into the car and close all doors.
3. Using the car key, switch the ignition lock briefly to position "1" and then switch off again. (Please do this switching within 5 seconds or otherwise the system is not ready for initialization.
4. At the remote control key. Press the "OPEN" key (->) and keep holding.
5. When holding the "OPEN" key, press the "LOCK" button three time.
6. After pressing the "LOCK" button 3 times, release the "OPEN" button.
7. If the initialization process is sucessful, the door will lock and unlock immediately to confirm the process.

1997 Porsche 911 | Answered on Jun 16, 2009

If the fuse is fine, check the hot wire leading to the lighter assembly to make sure you're getting power. If no, you've got a short in the wire from your fuse panel to lighter. If you are getting power to the lighter, take your test light and test the contacts on the inside of the lighter. If no power there, then replace lighter assembly. If you are getting power inside your lighter, it works fine, but the accessory you are plugging into it may be defective.

1997 Porsche 911 | Answered on Jun 10, 2009

If the lights are working but not blinking, then replace the flasher.

1997 Porsche 911 | Answered on Jun 08, 2009

hi kwgiven.

you may use a Durametric software to clear / reset your Motronic Codes and set it to ready status.

here is where you can get it.


hope this helps.



1997 Porsche 911 | Answered on May 16, 2009

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