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    Most forms of Motorsport.
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    Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK
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    PCGB (Porsche Club Great Britain)
  • Present cars
    1989 3.2 Carrera Sport - Guards Red/Linen
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    981C ?
  • Former cars
    2012 Cayman 2.9 PDK
    2006 Cayman S 6-speed
    2000 996 Turbo Tip Coupe
    1998 996 C2 Tiptronic Coupe
    1994 993 C2 Tiptronic Coupe

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  1. There doesn't seem to be much point in trying to integrate the Bose amp if you aren't sure it is working. You can get a cable to connect the speakers directly to a head unit, provided the unit has speaker outputs, of course. The snag is that Bose speakers are 2 ohm impedance, and most head units (and amps) are designed for 4 ohm speakers. It would work, but the sound quality might suffer.
  2. Richard Hamilton

    996 C4S Key cover

    You can buy the upper part of the remote with the rubber buttons direct from Porsche - about £25. I think the rubber fuel cap strap comes with the cap. About £10.
  3. It is always a nightmare working with non-standard wiring, and it is highly unusual (this side of the pond anyway) for a Porsche dealer to do wiring changes like that. I think you have the right idea to check all the connections and make sure everything is secure. Heaven knows what you will find under all that insulation tape.....
  4. That looks like the control box for the seat memory.
  5. I sent you a PM with a wiring diagram. An "above level" fault code might indicate that the resistance of an airbag unit is high, so check the connections. A bad contact will give you a higher resistance. The control unit uses the resistance of each airbag or belt tensioner unit to check the system. On a PIWIS you can read the resistance in Actual Values, so maybe check that out on Durametric. They should be around 2.5 ohms.
  6. Richard Hamilton

    Read my plugs...

    Once you have any air leaks fixed, check the MAF sensor. That is a common fault for lean or rich mixture limits reached on both banks. With the engine idling, the MAF output should read about 14kg/hour, and increase progressively as the revs are increased.
  7. There is only one amplifier. I think you are at the stage where you need to get a diagnostic check by someone with a Porsche tester. I've heard good things about Porschtek in Leeds. Strasse have a good reputation too.
  8. I agree. It sounds like the amp has failed. The amplifier is a separate unit, located in the front luggage compartment. The most economical way is to get a second hand amp. You'll find them on eBay, or try a Porsche dismantler like 9Apart.co.uk. Another good source is boxsterbits.co.uk who often have them in stock.
  9. Richard Hamilton

    alarm/remote retrofit?

    I haven't had any experience with fitting an aftermarket remote system, but I can't see any reason why you couldn't connect one to the alarm module. If you connect to the same terminals as the door lock key microswitches it should work.
  10. Richard Hamilton

    alarm/remote retrofit?

    Holy thread resurrection! What mods did you have in mind?
  11. It sounds very much like a tracker unit to me. If you are unaware of a tracker subscription, and if it is connected to a power supply I would remove it if I were you, as they can often be the cause of battery draining.
  12. On RoW RHD cars the seat belt buckles are NOT connected to the airbag module, they are only connected to the instrument cluster. There are separate wiring diagrams for RHD and LHD airbag modules. When PIWIS says "driver's side" on a RHD car, it means driver's (RH) side.
  13. According to PET, the Porsche number for a 1998 RHD RH (Driver's) door lock is 8N2 837 016 B. If you Google that number, you will find it is the same as a variant of the Audi TT.
  14. Look at the bottom of the page again, and you will see the user and install manuals there.....
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