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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.
  11. Thanks for the suggestions, second option looks good and they will ship to Australia.
  12. After a weeks back country driving where two of our group had flat tires I want to get a good quality mini compressor, my 996 did not come with one, does anyone have any suggestions as to which after market units are good quality. Most US parts suppliers now ship to Australia so I would look to buy one from the US. Anyone tried the ones on offer from Sears? Thanks.
  13. This may help if you are still trying to identify some parts http://www.autoatlanta.com/porsche-parts/996-99-05/porsche_911_parts.php
  14. I just found this website http://www.autoatlanta.com/porsche-parts/996-99-05/porsche_911_parts.php if you scroll down you will see an exploded view of the roof, part number 8 looks as though it fits under the roof behind the sunroof, maybe that is the part that the mechanic was refering too. Sorry I cant be more specific but I didn't see the car while they were working on it.
  15. I had a similar problem with my 99 c2, the roof lining came out 5 times but eventually the noise was eliminated, the work was done by Porsche Australia, I am not sure what they did to fix it, I dont think they really knew either but it has been ok now for 5 years. This post from 2007 may help you to eliminate some of the possible causes. They did tell me that they found that some of the glue which is used between the roof panels had cracked, I included a photo on that post that shows an example of the glue where its used under the hood. The mechanic told me that it is also used in the roof. Good luck.
  16. Have there been any details from LN or people who have had the LN bearing fitted and have now reached 50,000 miles on it. I had mine done a year ago and wont reach 50K for a while yet but it would be interesting to know how they are performing towards the end of their suggested life span.
  17. I had exactly the same problem with my 99 c2, it turned out to be the real wheel alignment. It was incorrect from the factory. The dealer could not find the problem but a very good independant workshop took it for a drive at around 20,000kms, immediately said it was the rear wheel alignment. After adjustment the noise dropped a lot but by then the tyres had been ''cupped'' on the inner edges to the point they needed replacement, the new tyres cured the noise problem completely. From memory the wheels were toeing out around 3mm
  18. James, Not sure if you found this article in the DIY section before you did the oil change, if not it's good to keep on file for next time. Lots of good info. in that section, another good DIY job is to clean the front radiators, it's amazing how much stuff gets wedged in there.
  19. These were the ones in the rear left guard [fender] on my car, they were quite loose, I just pushed them back into the space, not sure how they are held in but they seemed to click into place. That was 6 years ago, no noise since then. If you hit the lower section of bodwork in that area with your hand you may be able to duplicate the rattle if that's where it's coming from.
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