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    2000 996 C2 w/Tiptronic, PSM
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  1. To answer your question, "it is complicated." I purchased the car in 02. The front clip upgrade was done in 04 or 05 after a 'perfect' accident. Nothing important bent, just managed to ding every single thing on the front end. Insurance paid for it and I just told the service manager, "let's order 04 parts." and he said, sure. So that part of the equation is nebulous. (that, btw, was a 35k job.) I got the rear clip off of a guy around 2012 or so. It was the proper color and for maybe 300 bucks, I got the bumper and all of the assessory parts (exhaust, shields, etc) I needed to do a pro
  2. Took a couple of months but picked up my baby yesterday. I had Porsche replace the AC unit (the whole unit under the dash.) They also refinished the calipers and headlights. I then took it over to Stuttgart International (near Miami). They are Porsche trained and certified. They fixed some dog bites (yes, my dog bit my car chasing lizards. She survived but she knows better now.) Four panels were involved in the biting event but I had Stuttgart shoot the rest of the car as well and also had them add the Aero II rocker panels and rear wing. (I had the Aero II front bumper added about 10
  3. I suspect there are a number of threads that will provide a lot of insight to this question (search is always my friend), but it happens that I was brousing just last evening through the Enhancing Performance chapter (chapter 11) in Adrian Streather's 996 The Essential Companion. I don't think I've seen many references to Adrian's book on this site, and as it is fresh in my mind, I'll share his thoughts. In the perforance chapter he reviews a number of potential modifications. In the Turbocharger sub-section (pg 535) he states: "The normally aspirated, fully water-cooled enginers types M9
  4. My antivirus app (Norton) is giving me the following when I attempt to access this site: "Malicious Web Site Blocked You attempted to access: http://www.flat6innovations.com/shop/home.php?cat=399 This is a known malicious web site. It is recommended that you do NOT visit this site." Just thought I'd pass this warning on. GA
  5. I took a look in the shop manual. Attached are the pages for assembling the spoiler. One page is the drawings/pictures the second page is the instructions. Possibly these will help. GA 996_deck lid - pics.pdf 996_deck lid - instructions.pdf
  6. I forgot to mention: if you do unplug the seat, don't turn on the ignition. If you do, the airbag system will fault out and your airbag light will come on and you'll need to reset it. (there are a number of posts dealing with that, just do a search). enjoy, GA
  7. Phillip, If I understand your problem: you insert your key, try to turn it but cannot. You wiggle the wheel, the key and finally the key turns and the car starts but it doesn't seem like wiggling the wheel really helps. I've not had this problem but if I were troubleshooting this problem, I'd break it down as a) key, B) key slot and c) wheel lock mechanism. your description seems to preclude "c". I would then focus on a and b. if you haven't yet, try another key. does that help at all? if not, you focus should be on the key slot. perhaps lubricant will help (I'd do some searches to
  8. about the connector: I don't know the part number but I compared 99 and 04 schematics. Both indicate a 6 pin connector (only 3 wires used). The 04 wiring diagrams include a page with connectors and part numbers. I am attaching that. Perhaps you can get your hands on the sensor and look at the connector page and match them up. about routing the wiring: the wiring diagrams indicate that wiring to the rear sensor routes to the rear (engine) wire loom via the X2/3 connection. I would locate the correct position for the sensor and just route the wires the best way I could figure out. abou
  9. There are two aspects to removing the seat cushion: a) seat cushion attachment. the cushion itself is secured by two brackets. They are located on the front underside of the cushion. The brackets each have a peg that you need to pull out (I usually use pliers). Once the pegs are out (btw, they are secured to the base of the bracket by a strand of plastic), you need to pop the bracket out. I usually use a larger flat head screwdriver to do this. The bracket is hinged on the front of the seat so you need to get leverage from under the seat. Also, the bottom seat cushion has the seat c
  10. sorry, didn't notice the GT3 lable. here is the correct schematic (in case you still need it.) GA 996 2001 C2 DME wiring diagram.pdf
  11. I saw a wiring diagram for 997 seats a while back. The seat wiring included CAN connections. I have Adaptive seats in my Mercedes. The seat system includes a separate controller that figures out what the vehicle is doing and gives the seat the information it needs to adapt to driving conditions. I believe this communication is done via what Mercedes calls the Most system which seems to be similar to the CAN system found in Porsches. Perhaps, the seats are expecting driving information from the car that they can "adapt to" and that you need connections as well as the devices on the othe
  12. see attached diagram. enjoy, 996 2001 DME wiring diagram.pdf
  13. I got the Cats in from Oklahoma Foreign on Friday. Was too busy this weekend but was able to put them in today. After extensive test drives a review of my PSTII outputs indicate that Readiness status is perfect and no errors in evidence. I'll continue to monitor. A couple of notes: 1. Oklahoma sent me a very nice looking set of Cats. Very clean. Even the bracket and cuffs were included but, most importantly, the studs facing the headers were in great shape. All I needed to do was pop over to my local auto shop and purchase new flange nuts (M8 x 1.25) and was good to go. (btw, even
  14. Yeah, I did that last night. $350 for the pair. Warrantied not to throw the errors. So, I pulled the trigger. We'll see. Thx, GA
  15. Dammad, I saw your original post on this. Did you look at the DIY that Loren pointed you to? Lot of good info there. To answer your specific questions. Yes, your 99 Tip is just like Eric's as well as mine (a 2000). Your differential is separate from the transmission. The differential is on the drivers side of the transmission. If you get under the car. Looking at the transmission from the drivers side. The differential is the housing that is between the transmission and the drivers side rear wheel drive shaft. The differential housing is round, about 12 inches in diameter. If you l
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