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  • Present cars
    2006 Carrera S Cabriolet
    2008 Cayenne
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    2000 996 Cab
    2003 4.2 Jag S Type
    Volvo C70 Convertible
    Saab 95 Aero
  1. All that's required are the mounts that bolt on to the car that receive the locks on the top. Mounts are specific to the locking pins on the car but for the '00 to '04 tops the parts numbers were 996-561-653-03 and 996-561-654-03. Mounts are left - right specific with the left mount having the electrical connection for the rear defroster included. Electrical hookup is plug and play as the 997 includes the harness for the defroster connection. Do you have photos of the parts inserted into the vehicle? I don't have pics of the mounts but if you look in the 996 PET for the hardtop they show all the parts including the mounts . First, thank you so much for all your help and time. As I want to make sure I purchase the correct items, I wanted to confirm the parts you listed. 996-561-653-03 and 996-561-654-03. The dealer said they were the wrong part as I needed the 997 numbers. I figured they wanted me to purchase the 997 parts so I would have to buy a $5,000 997 top. Second, the 996 parts will fit into my 2006 997? Third, the dealer was quoting me $225 per part. I believe you said you purchased them for $125 each. Where did you buy the parts? Thanks in advance, Randy With all due respect to your dealers parts guy, if all he/she is doing is looking at the 997 PET they are going to see the 997 part numbers which end in .04 which will not work with the locking pins on the older 996 tops. I did a good deal of research on it and even the Sunset guys weren't sure if it would work when I ordered the parts. The part numbers I listed and you show in your post, which end in .03, are the part numbers I installed in my 2007 C4S Cab for a top from a 2003 996 Cab. I purchased them from Sunset Imports (think I originally said in one of my earlier posts Suncoast, my bad) ) for $ 122 and change each. (shipping was extra) So long as the locking pins on the top are not the new threaded type ( looks like the threads on a bolt or screw) which would have had to be retro fit to a 996 top, than these are the part numbers you need if you are using an older 996 top. These locks have two pins sticking out from the sides of the end of the locking shaft which force themselves into the spring loaded mount. Should have taken pics of the install but it is simply a matter of removing the trim piece that covers the roll bars, removing the two black plastic spacers on either side and using the bolts that held in the spacer, plus one you'll need to supply, to bolt in the mounts which are marked left and right. It is not a complicated install. I'm sure I got that info from this site in the TSB section but I could walk you through it or take a picture or two to help you get started. PM me if you go ahead with project. What is the process of removing the panel that covers the roll bars. Does it pry off or are there screw that hold it in place?
  2. All that's required are the mounts that bolt on to the car that receive the locks on the top. Mounts are specific to the locking pins on the car but for the '00 to '04 tops the parts numbers were 996-561-653-03 and 996-561-654-03. Mounts are left - right specific with the left mount having the electrical connection for the rear defroster included. Electrical hookup is plug and play as the 997 includes the harness for the defroster connection. Do you have photos of the parts inserted into the vehicle? I don't have pics of the mounts but if you look in the 996 PET for the hardtop they show all the parts including the mounts . First, thank you so much for all your help and time. As I want to make sure I purchase the correct items, I wanted to confirm the parts you listed. 996-561-653-03 and 996-561-654-03. The dealer said they were the wrong part as I needed the 997 numbers. I figured they wanted me to purchase the 997 parts so I would have to buy a $5,000 997 top. Second, the 996 parts will fit into my 2006 997? Third, the dealer was quoting me $225 per part. I believe you said you purchased them for $125 each. Where did you buy the parts? Thanks in advance, Randy
  3. All that's required are the mounts that bolt on to the car that receive the locks on the top. Mounts are specific to the locking pins on the car but for the '00 to '04 tops the parts numbers were 996-561-653-03 and 996-561-654-03. Mounts are left - right specific with the left mount having the electrical connection for the rear defroster included. Electrical hookup is plug and play as the 997 includes the harness for the defroster connection. Do you have photos of the parts inserted into the vehicle?
  4. All that's required are the mounts that bolt on to the car that receive the locks on the top. Mounts are specific to the locking pins on the car but for the '00 to '04 tops the parts numbers were 996-561-653-03 and 996-561-654-03. Mounts are left - right specific with the left mount having the electrical connection for the rear defroster included. Electrical hookup is plug and play as the 997 includes the harness for the defroster connection. How do you determine what year the 996 top is? Is there a specific number designation for a 1999 top? A 2000-2004 top? And a 2005 (996) top?
  5. I placed the halogen Torch that you see in the Volkswagen Toureg in place of the lighter piece. That is one powerful light for being so small. Randy
  6. Check out the link below. Under the 2nd pic he describes how to determine where to solder the two wires. http://gallery.rennlist.com/gallery/albur29 Hope this helps. Got it. I works great. I did it for both the garage door and property gate opener.
  7. Hi. I am ordering the Targa Tip Switch from Porsche today. My question is where does the soldering take place. In your photos you only display the top portion of the transmitter and not the bottom where the connection is made. Can you please help me on this? Thank you, Randy
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