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944 Door Handles

My car has the original door handles with the Porsche script on both.  They are scratched so I'd like to take them off and have them refinished.  My question is what type of coating were they originally finished in?  Black chrome or black anodized or black power coated or ?????  If I had to guess, I'd say black chrome but I'd rather not guess.

On a 951 (1986) what does option code H52 stand for?

Most codes are easy to decifer but this one eludes me and many on the 944 web site.

Bob Forman

1991 944 S2 guards red. Single stage paint or clear coat?

My 1991 944 S2 came from Japan - is Guards Red (or equivalent color name in 91).  Was Porsche still using single stage paints for non metallic colors in 91 or should this have a clear coat?  Mine has been buffed down till the paint is pretty thin (I assume to remove oxidation).  Is Dr Color Chip or similar appropriate to deal with my small stone chips?  As the paint is now so thin - anything harder than a bug seems to chip it :-)

How to open stuck driver's side door?

The driver's door on my 1989 S2 won't open with the key, the outside handle or with the inside handle.  Before I start tearing apart the door from the inside, what do you suggest I do first?  The lever on the outside door handle is back against the handle, not sprung back towards the door like it is supposed to be. Thanks in advance.

central locking system on 968

Model: 968, Year:1993, Mileage:186k, Type of use:Street use only

Headlight motor

Model: 968, Year:1999, Mileage:34000, Type of use:Street use only
The headlight on the drivers side of my 1992 968 Cab will not operate. Fuse and replay seem good so I assume the motor is bad although the car has only 34,000 miles on it. I have ordered a motor ( not from Porsche ) and thought I would go ahead to take the old one out this evening but I can't even figure how to remove the headlight so I can get to the motor. I would appreciate your instructions (for novice people ) on how to remove and replace the motor. Thanks

Deck lid

Model: 944, Year:1989, Mileage:109600, Type of use:Street use only
The rear deck lid does not "pop" open when released? I must be at the rear of the car and lift it up. Is there supposed to be some sort of rubber bumper or spring to push it up when released? Other than that everything associated with the lid seemd to be OK. Thanks!

Hood release cable

Model: base, Year:1989, Mileage:109600, Type of use:Street use only
Two times my hood release cable has caught on the headlight mechanism. I am using tie straps to the air filter for now. Should the cable be under the head light mechanism? Should there be some sort of retainer? Perhaps somewhere along the line the cable was misrouted??

rear hatch leaking

Model: 951, Year:1986, Mileage:147000, Type of use:Both Street & Track
I have a problem where the glass in the hatch has seperated from the frame. It leaks and creates unwanted wind noise in the car. I have resealed twice each time taking special care to remove all old adhesive, clean appropriate areas and use quality 3M Window Weld. Each time it breaks loose on the upper edge within 24 hours of installing the shocks. This last time I waited 3 weeks before installing new shocks. Any thoughts? If I can not correct this issue I will need to sell the car.

cabriolet top adjustment

Model: 968, Year:1994, Mileage:60000, Type of use:Street use only
My cabriolet top does not pull tight enough onto the windhsield frame. One side seems to be tighter than the other, the joint on one side rattles over bumps and I do get some leakage by the seal in heavy rain or direct spray while washing. The seal appears to be good (no tears, reasonably soft). I have dismantled the leading edge interior cover to access the twist lug mounting hardware, but found little to no adjustment. Suggestions?


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