Q: On my 2001 Cabrio, the lid for my console has a broken hinge. Since this is merely annoying, I don’t want to spend a ton of money on it. The original hinge was cast into the plastic and although I think I am fairly creative, this one might be tricky. I called to get a price on a new part and it was astronomical! – Herb

A: That hinge design is not one of Porsche’s stellar efforts. They all break if you lean on them. Fortunately the cure is a hinge repair kit that is fairly cheap. You may have to tell the parts counter person that such a kit exists but if you insist, he will find it and order one for you. The bad news is that you still have to remove the console to install it.   This is not too difficult and if you have a few hours to spare, few special tools are required. Once you fix it, the repair should last since the kit is much stronger than the original hinge. – MC