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b3freak replied to wyovino's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)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?
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.
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!
ha! I agree the best music is what comes out the back of these cars, not through the speakers! ?
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 (no
b3freak replied to thebopper's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)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.
Dazla, How many working keyfobs do you currently have for your Porsche 996?
Yea, thanks Loren. I've bought a lot of things from Sunset Porsche.
Bingo! You nailed it, Joe! I'm not blowing smoke here and I don't think the advice Porsche gave me was BS either. Basically, they say, "never own a Porsche 996 with just one working keyfob"... that is, always have a working backup to make new keyfobs. I'm sure there are some computer geeks that have learned some ECU code voodoo, but for the rest of us, it means traveling to the dealership. Think about it folks... we're talking $300 - $400 for a very exclusive sports car. (heck, I just paid $300 for two plastic wheel liners!) That's a cheap form of insurance. And, this
b3freak replied to microtech1's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Good stuff, Richard!
b3freak replied to microtech1's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Unless I'm mistaken on the 996, the seat belt MIL is not related to the SRS module. I've personally had the dreaded "air bag light" thing too and other sensor issues. But, how do you know the car was improperly jumped? It's not uncommon for transport companies to pull the ignition fuse or disconnect the battery to minimize any electrical/mechanical damage during shipping and so seeing the panels removed shouldn't be surprising. Are you saying that somehow the car was jumped off by the transport company and somehow fried the SRS module but didn't blow the fuse? And, if the car was fine, then a
Hi, Augustus, As the 996 turns 20 years old, the keyfob problem has become a bigger issue with owners. Many try DIY hacks found online only to find out they've wasted their time. I've been down this road many times, and end up swallowing my pride and getting the dealership to program new keys at the tune of around $300 - $400 per key. I've owned BMW, Volvo, and other modern cars with keyfobs, but of course, Porsche is different how they handle this type of request (i.e. new keyfobs) With BMW, I had to take my title and ID to the dealership for verification, then they faxed copies t