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About b3freak

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    2003 Porsche Carrera Cabriolet
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    996 Turbo
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    2003 Porsche Carrera Cabriolet

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  1. Does the PSE on your car work in spite of the absence of the switch? Basically, you're just wanting to add the switch since the '02 car didn't come with the switch like the '03 cars, correct?
  2. b3freak

    New 996TT owner

    Nice 996TT! Daily Driver? You must have to get to work quick! hahaha 😁
  3. I just looked at the installation section in the manual for the Pioneer and see no special connection for the brake sensor. I would recommend resetting the unit by pulling the fuse(s) for the head unit and amp. If you have the hifi system from factory that could mean 3 fuses. I could be mistaken, but I believe the Pioneer unit uses GPS data to recognize if the vehicle is in motion or parked. After resetting the fuses. Follow this procedure. See att. pic.
  4. The cdr-23 is digital MOST on fiber optics. There is no stereo analog “aux” input like the cdr-220. Becker autosound will custom install a mono analog adapter which uses the cell phone input. But again it’s just mono. More than likely that what the 3:5 mini phone connector is for that’s shown in the picture.
  5. b3freak

    Seat Removal with Dead Motor

    Ouch, you say the seat motor is dead? You've checked for blown fuses and seat connections, right? Fuse E3 There is a TSB on the 2001 996TT. (see att pic) Also, you may try gently tapping the seat's sliding bracket with a small hammer. Sometime there's resistance enough to jam the motor. If that's not the fix, you can try using the vertical motor to get the seat high enough to work to remove and replace the motor. Won't be easy. Good luck
  6. Wow... didn't realize your car had this type of history, but glad you got some benefit off the accident. Oh, I was way off on the paint job... $15,000??? Eeekk... that's almost the total value of the car. You must really love this car! Regardless, beautiful job. 😁
  7. Nice job! Curious... based on your title (i.e. 2002 C2), you've taken a 2000 Mk1 Carrera and converted it to a GT3 Mk2 aero kit, correct? What kind of cost for the Aero bits and full paint? Looks like a top-notch job given the fact that they removed the doors, all weather seals, hood, and bumpers. I'm guessing here... you have more than $15,000 for the a paint job and aero kit? It's looks really good... Only thing I'd add is the mk2 GT3 18" wheels to match. Those older 17" turbo twist don't do the car with it's new look any justice, IMHO.
  8. Do you have a spare keyfob or is the malfunctioning key the only set you have for your 996? Your answer to that question will determine the next step.
  9. I've also read about a lot of homemade patches in order to avoid not having to replace the oil filler tube, but I'm a little reluctant to say thats good advice. Seems like a lot of the more experts say that lots of problems can come about from vacuum leaks. Is the crack right at the end of the flex section? Have you tried a simple vacuum test to see if it's sucking air?
  10. Depending on what stereo unit you have, you may also find that you must reenter the code for the head unit. This can be very frustrating for the owners that lose that code. Regarding the "lugs"... you should have ONE bolt and One nut per terminal, correct? If the bolt is spinning, then the best advice is to hold the bolt head with a wrench while you use a 10mm socket to tighten the nut on the terminal bolt.
  11. Regarding installing new aftermarket speakers... Please study the attached schematic of the M490 Harman "HIFI" system. Notice the areas I've highlighted for you. The reason is because you MUST be mindful of polarity. The aftermarket wire adapters will NOT compensate for the phase reversal that Porsche does on the rear speakers (notice the circle area) of your system. Personally, I would advise proper polarity alignments instead of phase reversal. This can be checked and confirmed with a multimeter. Good luck!
  12. ha! I agree the best music is what comes out the back of these cars, not through the speakers! 😎
  13. Hi, The good news is that your car has an analog system which is much easier to upgrade to an aftermarket radio than the Porsche digital "MOST" based systems, but you need to determine what level of analog system you have. Porsche sold three primary systems on the 996 - Base, HIFI, and Bose. Some variations in these systems were optional. For example, CDR-23 vs. PCM2. I see you have the CDR-210, but does your system have the amp in the frunk? Is it 4 speaker (dash and rear) or 6 speaker (dash, door, and rear) setup? Is it Bose? If it's the 6-speaker "HIFI" system (non-Bose), then more than likely, you have the Harman or Nokia 6x40Watt amp driving all speakers. There are several ways to get "better" sound without upgrading the radio to a new aftermarket HU. Your system is ONLY as good as the weakest link. The HAES speakers are a start. They are paper cone and known to deteriorate over time and cause distortion. The dash and rear speakers are 4 inch but have proprietary speaker mounts. Replacement aftermarket speaker will have to be modified to fit and wire adapters are needed to connect to the OEM wiring. Crutchfield includes free OEM wire adapters when you purchase the speakers from them. The door speakers are 5.25 inch. Most aftermarket 5.25 speakers will fit the Nokia or HAES mounts without modification unless you have the Bose enclosures. Bose does the speaker mount different. Installing a newer single DIN radio is not that difficult. I recommend a simple wire harness instead of cutting the OEM cables. The wire harnesses can be purchased on Amazon or eBay. Here's one that will work. It's only $10. Pretty much plug and play with most aftermarket single din radios. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Radio-Wiring-Wire-Harness-FACTORY-Amplifier-AMP-Integration-BEST-KITS-BHA1787/282404972870?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 I can offer more advice, but I'll wait for you to respond to the specifics. Cheers!
  14. Yep! Do you have the memory type seats? Does the passenger seat exhibit the same problem? My gut feeling it's the switch. IMHO, it's not the best engineered thing that Porsche created. Remove the front knob, but be extra CAREFUL not to lose the springs when removing the plate and knob. Test the switches and then report back.
  15. Dazla, How many working keyfobs do you currently have for your Porsche 996?

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