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If it works correctly many seem to like it. But like some others, mine had endless electronic gremlins on my '04 CTT, so when I got my '08 GTS I did not have it installed.
There are a lot of interesting observations in this forum, and it is a good topic. I think also too geography and generally how friendly people are in your locality makes a huge difference. I live in the US midwest and pretty well every Porsche, Vette and even ricer/tuner car I see waves and I wave back. Even many other drivers give me the wave or thumbs up. When I was just up in Vancouver, BC, Canada...not a sole waves...nothing...there you do not even exist :notworthy: ! Also women Porsche drivers (especially those in Cayennes) never wave; although I must confess every one I have ever seen has been busy nattering on their cellphone :rolleyes: , or to the equally obnoxious woman sitting in the passenger seat!
When reading this post I am wondering why my auto-dimming mirrors have also decided not to work. I had the mirrors installed by the dealer as an option (not from the factory) and I do remember they had a heck of a time getting them to work right. If I recall they had to get in a "special wiring harness" and even then it seems like it was a royal pain in the a** to get them to work properly. Since then I have installed GT3 seats and I am wondering if in so doing have made the auto-dimming mirrors non-functional. As those who have swapped their seats out know, underneath the drivers seat there are 2 "black boxes"...one attached to the floor and on attached to the seat. After a seat swap the one on the floor obviously stays but the one on the seat goes. My questions are therefore: Is the little black box attached to the drivers seat needed for the dealer-installed auto-dimming mirrors? If so is there a way to bypass it? Am I out to lunch and there may be another reason why the mirrors have mysteriously stopped working? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Loren, That info is just what I was looking for. It always amazes me how you find these obscure tech tips, etc. :D .
I apologize in advance if this has been posted but I can't find it. I just got a pair of the Porsche Sport Exhaust tips for the Turbo, and I am trying to figure out how to install them. I assume it is a matter of releasing a ring clamp which I see at the base of the stock tips (at the exit tube off the muffler) and just twisting the old ones off and putting the new ones one, and of course retightening the ring clamp. If anyone has done this and I assume many have, is this correct and what is the torque specs on the ring clamp which holds the tips on? Thanks in advance.
NeverFastEnough replied to Loren's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Loren, Thanks for the info.
When I first got my '03 C4S and compared it to the C2, I felt that the C2 felt a "little light" in the front end, whereas a friend of mine felt that the C4S felt a "little heavy." When I installed the aerokit it did help the balance of the car at speed. You probably notice that when that little spoiler goes up at 70+ mph the rear feels a little more planted. With the aerokit it feels that way all the time both front and rear. When I added the X73 suspension it did drop the car quite a bit, but it is still manageable in driveways, speed bumps, etc., but it also made the car change from a slight understeer to a slight oversteer handling character. I personally like that but some may not...it depends on your driving style and what feedback you like from the car. It is also not too harsh so it can still be used as a "daily driver." The only problem I have had is with the aerokit and X73 it is too low to be aligned by most "laser" alignment systems. I am watching tire wear and am still looking for an alignment shop locally which can do it...I may have to make a road trip! Many have installed the PSS9's and really like them, especially since they are adjustable (the X73's are not).
ar38070, You were right, but I did not have to take off the small plastic "bumper" though...just lifted the front of the seat, took out the 2 torx screws on the seat control module, and flipped it upside down to remove the 2 cables with the "computer" and 6-pin connectors. The ONLY problem I had was that the seat belt anchor on the driver's side Brey-Krause bracket, was not machined/tapped quite correctly, and stripped the seat-belt mounting bolt (no I didn't cross thread it!), but luckily I had spare bolts and a dremel and corrected the problem. Thanks for your help.
ar38070, Thanks for the info. Yes, under the seat it does look like that. I've seen many pics of turbos etc with the GT3 seats put in so I assume there has to be a way to remove the stock seat (and associated black box) leaving the "535" box controlling the alarm, central locking, etc intact. Unfortunately seeing under the seat while in the car is a little bit of a pain in the ***. I'll take a look again this weekend (the stock seats are back in the car), and see "what's up". (no pun intended) Once again...thanks.
Thanks Loren. Obviously the "535" box has to stay in the car. I had a feeling it was the central locking and the alarm...it seems like under the drivers seat is a common location for these in many cars. Is the other module on the seat easily "unplugable" from the rest of the system (to take the seat out). Unfortunately there is not much room in the car to twist the seat around easily to check this out. Hopefully you or someone else has some easy advice on this. Thanks.
Advice needed... I was installing GT3 seats in my 03 C4S and it went smoothly on the passenger side, BUT I ran into an unexpected "little black box" (535 on it) under the driver seat with another black box module on the underside of the driver's seat :huh: both wired together. Since my car has memory seats, power lumbar adjustments (but no heating) I assume these are the controls for these. Are they easily removable? Will disabling or removing them change anything else (remote releases, alarm, etc) or cause any warning lights to come on (like the seat buckle module)? Thanks in advance.
I have the GT3 seats for my 03 C4S but I have not installed them yet. I noticed that the seats are slightly offset in the tracks they are supplied with (to allow more room for the stock seat belts or to centre the driver behind the steering wheel (?)), BUT the Brey Krause brackets (which I ordered because I am 6'5") centre the seat over the rails ie move the seats toward the centre of the car by about 1/2 inch. Has anyone else noticed this or am I way out to lunch :eek: ? I was thinking of using the Brey Krause brackets until I noticed this. Instead I may use them as a template to cut the stock mounting brackets (with a plasma cutter) so I can lower the seats AND maintain the stock offset. Any ideas? :huh: