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b3freak replied to Tim W's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I know this sounds a little rudimentary , but have you tried replacing the battery? Also, you might need to reflow the connections on the key fob's circuit board. If that doesn't work, then you should be prepared to replace it. I wouldn't advice owning these cars with just one working key fob. Could get expensive if you lose you one and only key fob when the car is armed. You end up having to replace the immobilizer on top of new keys.
Brian, do us the courtesy by installing the original airbox and see if the blinking fuel light goes away. That would help a lot of people that are considering a cold air intake.
I'd reinstall the stock airbox to rule out the possible low fuel blinking light anomaly.
b3freak replied to hi8ha's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Unless you know how to clean and repair electronics, I'd recommend just going back to the dealership for new key fob programming. Lots of people have opened up their keyfobs and tried to clean and repair the board/contacts only to get frustrated when they've spend time and money and end up with negative results. Most of the ones that end up pleased are the people that realized that these are 20 year old keyfobs and they wear out; therefore, it's time to visit the dealership and have new keys made. That's my advice.
b3freak replied to donkeydee's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)May be time for a new light switch. I was getting some weird light gremlins and just swapped it out. Fixed.
OP, have you tried replacing the tensioner? I had this exact problem. Tried everything. Bit the bullet and replaced the seat belt tensioner. Problem solved.
These are low current switches last time I looked at the schematic. I wouldn't sweat trying to perfectly match the gauge of the wire. Pay more attention at making the right connections and it's always a good idea to solder and shield (i.e. heat shrink tubing) at each break in the line. The next owner would appreciate that!
b3freak replied to Sarnian10's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I have yet to lick my car and the battery is just fine. 😂
b3freak replied to pdwhyte75's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)As far as I know, the Metra kits have not caused an unwanted barrier for the Porsche slide out cup holder. Cheers!
b3freak replied to pdwhyte75's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Paul, The 2002 model did not have fiber optic (MOST) connectivity. Your PCM1 is analog ... which, by the way is a good thing when upgrading the head unit. Metra offers some of the best, most affordable aftermarket stereo mounting kits for double DIN applications... 99-9605B ISO & Double Din Radio Install Dash Kit for 99-05 911, Car Stereo Mount WWW.EBAY.COM STACKED ISO DIN: "COMPATIBLE " WHEN INSTALLING (2) STACKED ISO-DIN RADIOS TOGETHER. For 1999-2005 Porsche 911 (996). Double Din Radio Provision. Includes Parts for Installation of a Double Din Radio or a ISO-Din Radio.
b3freak replied to Eștii's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Use the factory cell phone spare plug located behind the center console (CD compartment). The plug offers switched and unstitched 12V. Brown = Ground Red / Green = Switched 12 volts Green / Black = Unswitched 12 volts Yellow / Black = Telephone Mute
Yes, this engine can be "saved" and rebuilt better than what the factory offered. But it all boils down to what YOU want to spend to make it right. Basically, you must learn the three Rs of Porsche M96 ownership as it applies to your current situation: 1.) Rebuild it 2.) Replace it 3.) Resell it
Hey Man, Work from the CDR-220 wiring diagram. (see attached). I used this same adapter. The red harness is to connect C1,C2, and C3 from the OEM CDR-220 connections to the aftermarket radio. This will provide you with RCA preamp and amp on/out connections to the aftermarket headunit. The back harness from CAI is for sockets A and B. Good luck!
Ok, not a problem.The Metra kit you attached looks correct. I have basically the same thing in my 996. But remember, the Porsche (Nokia or HAES) amp in the frunk is a 6 channel amplifier. The CDR-220 provided the amp with 4 preamp signals that are distributed across all 6 speakers in your car. As you can see on the wire harness on the left, you'll need to connect the 4 stereo RCA preamp connection to the Pioneer. The blue cable is for the amp switched 12V signal to tell the amp to turn on and off. Normally, you connect that to an aftermarket radio's antenna output. The Pioneer 80PRS does provide these necessary RCA outputs and so you're good there. Good choice.
Are you changing out the head unit and the amp? What system do you currently have in your car? CDR-220? Nokia/HAES amp in the frunk?