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  1. 996 Bluetooth modification I bought all of the parts on Ebay for A$10 or around US$7. very easy to install and it works well. This was done on an Australian spec. RHD 996 Carrera 2, I"m assuming the US and Euro models have the same amplifier with the stock radio/CD. Parts were bought on Ebay. 1] A small Bluetooth receiver. 2] A 3 metre 3.5mm Audio cable. 3] A splitter to convert the two outlets on the side of the amp. to a single stereo audio cable. Connect the splitter to the amp. which is located in the front luggage compartment, run the cable into the cabin, I drilled a small hole to the left of the battery compartment and ran the cable through a rubber grommet sealed with silicone. Positioned the Bluetooth receiver beside the steering column under the dash but where it can be reached for recharging. The signal is broadcast using the AUX setting on the stock radio. Author rattles Category Carrera (996) - Mods Submitted 08/25/2018 05:52 PM  
  2. I bought all of the parts on Ebay for A$10 or around US$7. very easy to install and it works well. This was done on an Australian spec. RHD 996 Carrera 2, I"m assuming the US and Euro models have the same amplifier with the stock radio/CD. Parts were bought on Ebay. 1] A small Bluetooth receiver. 2] A 3 metre 3.5mm Audio cable. 3] A splitter to convert the two outlets on the side of the amp. to a single stereo audio cable. Connect the splitter to the amp. which is located in the front luggage compartment, run the cable into the cabin, I drilled a small hole to the left of the battery compartment and ran the cable through a rubber grommet sealed with silicone. Positioned the Bluetooth receiver beside the steering column under the dash but where it can be reached for recharging. The signal is broadcast using the AUX setting on the stock radio.
  3. I have searched the forum for details but no luck, does anyone know what needs to be done to carry out the 2 yearly Airbag system check mentioned in the service book? Thanks Glenn
  4. Has anyone found a fix for the 996 flasher relay, my 1999 996 has always had a problem in that the relay is inaudible in normal driving. I have a degree of hearing loss but friends who have good hearing also have a problem hearing it in normal driving conditions. Early 996's also have very dim direction arrows and a selector mechanism that often does not self cancel. I have tried a new relay using a different brand to the factory fitted unit but it made no difference. This week I bought a simple 12 volt buzzer and tried wiring it into the relay circuit. Edited November 15th. After a couple of unsuccessful attempts I figured out how to make it work. I soldered the positive wire from the buzzer to the post marked 49 and the negative wire to post 49c. Works well, it was a bit too loud so I covered the outlet hole on the buzzer with a small adhesive patch with a smaller hole punched into it.
  5. Thanks Flanders but there is no torx slot on the Lemforder drop link bolt end or on the 996 suspension that could be used to prevent rotation, I have a slim open end spanner that will hold the nut at the seal end of the drop link so will just use that.
  6. I have the new sway bar drop link but cant work out what image 2 in the attached photo means, does anyone have an answer, thanks.
  7. I have searched for info. but can't find the specific details I need. I am replacing the front swaybar droplinks on my 1999 996 C2, I plan to use the standard Lemforder drop links from Pelican Parts. Is there any preload setting for these. To remove them I raised the car on one side then raised the suspension so that it was in a similar position to what it would be when the wheel was on and on the ground. It was easy to remove the droplink when i did that, I am assuming that if I do the same when fitting the new part the preload if any will be correct. I'd appreciate any comments from people who have done this replacement. Thanks.
  8. Thanks for the quick replies and detailed information, I will be visiting the US in July so will do some shopping then. Where would the best place be to buy either the Durametric or the Bluetooth obd2 connector.
  9. I have searched for this topic but cant find anything current, I have a 996 C2 1999 and would like to buy an OBD2 scanner that has the correct connections for my car. Would appreciate any suggestions for current models that work well but that wont break the bank. Thanks, Glenn
  10. Check the alignment of your rear wheels and also check for wear on the inside of the rear tyres, I had a whine in my car at those speeds and that is what it turned out to be. Fixing the alignment wont stop the noise though if the rear tyres are already cupped.
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