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  1. This is great, thanks but I"m disoriented as to what I'm looking at. Can you zoom out a bit for more context? Is that some type of control module in the wheel well? Seriously? I suspect one reason why I haven't been impacted by this yet (knock on wood) is that I only drive my 911 on sunny days.
  2. ronmart

    TPMS Unit?

    Thanks for the info! I have TPMS and I'm told by my dealership that it's time to replace the battery in them (which I presume is built into part 997 168 103 06). The dealership wanted $1300 to replace all 4 which is pretty lame since TPMS only cost me around $700 with the new car. However, I'm hearing on Rennlist that this is a battery built into the system (again, presumably in the control unit) that can't be replaced. What I'm confused about is what TMPS part is always replaced when you get tires mounted and what is exactly the expensive part with the battery built into it that I need to reorder? I've had people tell me that they've picked up the new part for as little as $110 from Suncoast, but * 4 still is $440 plus installation (which can be much less if done when the tires are replaced). Your help is appreciated! Thanks, Ron
  3. Thanks for the heads up! I hadn't heard of this one, but I'll be contacting my dealership to make sure I don't get burned by this on my 2006 C4s Cabriolet
  4. People are successfully installing Cayenne Sat Radio kits into 997's without any problems, so I don't imagine there will be any problems getting this to work in the 997 either.
  5. Cool - that would be sweet. I know someone over on Rennlist was claiming they had done that for the 996 PSE and was looking for volunteers to try our their solution for the 997.
  6. Starting with mid 2005 models and greater the 997 started supporting MP3's burned on to CD's which is some consolation. However, I have tried a Monster FM transmitter (I think they call it the iCar) and it works okay in my Benz, but I don't have the 911 yet so I can't speak for it.
  7. The cabs have less back seat room because the top takes up a lot of room. In fact, the seats lean forward a bit more. They could have put those extra pads there to help support the back a little better to deal with the leaning issue. :soapbox: Either way, Porsche obviously doesn't use humans to test the rear seats which is unfortunate since that is why I'm buying a 911 and not a Boxster or something else. In the coupe, you should just bring a childs pillow or sofa lumbar pillow so your child can be more comfortable for longer periods of time. If your child is 9, then consider a Britax Starriser Comfy seat which as a back, is narrow and lightweight, and fits nicely in the back seat. It also provides better support for the shoulder belts.
  8. The default is the sport button, but my plan is to just disconnect the cable in the engine bay so it is on all of the time. When you want it off, just plug it back in and don't engage the sport button. Go search the 997 forum at RENNLIST for pictures of the cable in question. Myself and "Ray G" have attached pictures.

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