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  1. Becker is now selling a a BAS ipod cable for the CDR 220. This cable is the simplest solution for CDR 220 units since it allows a ipod dock connection and charging of the ipod. Still awaiting pricing/shipping costs Thanks Link http://www.beckerautosound.com/Ipod%20cable%20list.html $64.99 plus $10 - $15 for shipping and handling. Becker Autosound www.beckerautosound.com Parts Department 201-773-0978 ] Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 3:13 AM To: parts@beckerautosound.com Subject: Price on Bas Ipod cable Hi Please advise on price /shipping on BAS IPOD cable for Cdr 220 Thanks
  2. Sorry to hear about your experience. I had seen that cable and considered using it myself but my research ( talking with becker) was never able to confirm if it would work.I would scrap the cable and call becker to fix the AUX selection issue. I use a cable that is able to charge the ipod however I was unable to get rid of the ground loop so never use the charging connection. Link for the cable i use http://www.discountcarstereo.com/detail.aspx?ID=993 Good luck. Lots of info out here how to connect Ipod. Becker also sells a cable that will power from back of CDR 220 I believe but it was over $100 when I enquired about a year ago. Becker of North America 650 East Crescent Ave, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458 Phone: 201-961-1399 Fax: 201-327-2084
  3. I was going to have my Manual transmission /Front differential fluid changed . The car only has 15k miles but it is a 2002 and I am always ahead on fluid cahnges. My mechanic is prepared to do it for me as long as I provide the fluids. Short of buying directly from Porsche dealership ...can anybody advise as to what is the original factory fill fluid, is it a special Porsche formulation or can I buy it without the Porsche branding? Would it be better to use an alternative product? The car is predominantly driven on the street in very high ambient temperatures .I see alot of guys mentioning Redline products. Thanks for your suggestions.
  4. 2002 996 TT 15 k miles ( purchased at 6k miles and done 9 k in a year). New becker cd/radio unit and new battery so far. Moved up from 996 coupe to the TT... whole another world with another 115bhp.. Totally impractical, poor spare tire, no luggage space , no rear seat space etc average looks from most angles, noisy but really did not buy the car for any of those features or lack of. Great gas mileage 17 to 18 mpg includes on ramp runs at up to 120mph ! Phenomenal daily driver near exotic with (I believe ) best in class reliability.Only critcism is it could be lighter....get a GT2! Pure driving pleasure and the highlight of my day everyday... next car will be a 997 TT in about 4 years . Other exotics may have a little more style and possibly performance but at the price point you mentioned hard to find a more reliable daily driver ( unless you want to go the other way and drive a Z06.. but wrong forum to discuss that machine ). State side you should find a vehicle with less than 40 k miles for you price of $60k...prices are soft with the current economy and lack of financing. Good luck .
  5. ttp://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?g=305250&i=023IPODCBL&search=ipod+cable&tp=120 Has anyone tried this cable? It looks like it will connect directly to the Cd changer 8pin input and then to the dock output of the ipod. Neat, all in one and powers Ipod? I know Becker has a cable available for the CDr 220 that also cann achieve both audio connection and power charge the ipod via the dock . I was told that the Becker cable was designed for Ferrari but works on the Cdr220 ...also Ferrari prices over $100 if I recall correctly. PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME THE CABLE IN THE LINK TO CRUTCHFIELD WILL WORK WITH CDR220. Does anybody know if it will work?? Can power be tapped out of the 8 pin Cd changer input of the Becker CDR220? Thanks
  6. http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Ite...able&tp=120 Has anyone tried this cable? It looks like it will connect directly to the Cd changer 8pin input and then to the dock output of the ipod. Neat, all in one and powers Ipod? I know Becker has a cable available for the CDr 220 that also cann achieve both audio connection and power charge the ipod via the dock . I was told that the Becker cable was designed for Ferrari but works on the Cdr220 ...also Ferrari prices over 4100 if I recall correctly. PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME THE CABLE IN THE LINK TO CRUTCHFIELD WILL WORK WITH CDR220. Does anybody know if it will work?? Can power be tapped out of the 8 pin Cd changer input of the Becker CDR220? Thanks
  7. No expert here but It looks like you did not get your fluid flushed. I would ask to speak to the tech who "did the job"...he may recall that is an extra item and not included in the standard 30k service. Hence it was not done...then the service manager will recall they had exactly the same color/model Porsche that day that did get the flush. Next discuss this with Porsche USA and they will get the dealer back in order. My experience with my local dealer is satisfactory, however when I had some ignorance issues withe local Mercedes dealership ( largest In USA) I contacted Mercedes USA and suddenly I was treated like royalty by the dealership...and i have never purchased one car from them! Sometimes they need to know this is the worst type of insult...being treated like an idiot! Good Luck and get an extended warranty!
  8. Update I fitted the 235 Michelin Ps2 N2on the front. No issues so far with dry/wet and spirited driving/braking. Very happy with the tires although a little noisier than i remember them to be on my previous C2 coupe. Thanks
  9. Hi Guys I have a 2002 996 TT which I purchased in 2007 with only 6300 miles. It has now covered 13000 miles but is 6 years old. I change oil/filter every 5k miles ( approx every 8 months) and change the brake fluid every 2 years. Pollen and air filter every 15k miles ( about every two years) I was just a little concerned whether I should change the transmission and differential oil because they have been in there for six years or is this just a waste of money since the car only has 13k miles? Any idea how expensive these fluids are ( synthetic?) and dealer cost for this type of service? Spark plugs I plan to leave alone until about 30k. I plan on changing the serpentine belt out because I just do not want to get stranded in the desert over a $25 part ( non porsche price}. Thanks in advance for your opinions and advice
  10. Does that "within 4% front to rear" refer to diameter only? Thanks
  11. I have 2002 996 TT which needs four new tires. My research finds only certain tires (those with the N designation) are "approved" for Porsches. All retailers and even Michelin will not reccommend any alternative. Stock tire would be Michelin PILOT SPORT ( first generation) Front 225/40/18 and reaer 295/30/18 (N1). I thought the Michelin Pilot PS2 would be a "better "tire compared top the Pilot sport , PS2 are stock on the GT3! ( I live in Las Vegas so I am really interested in great dry weather performance but some daily drive durabilty also). Unfortunately the PS2 is not available in a 225/40/18 with a N rating hence not reccommended. The rears are N2 rated in the stock size. The PS2 is avaiable in a 235/40/18 with the same N2 rating as the rear and hence I can have four great traction compatible tires as Porsche recommends. Question: With the 235 /40/18 on the front the diameter increases from 25.3 in to 25.4 in.( 1 10th of an INCH!) Could this interfer with the ABS and four wheel drive ? The width increase from 8.9'' to 9.3'' (less than one half of an inch). What impact will that have? I do not want to spend this kind of money for the benefits of the PS2 to have a whole new set of problems with Abs and traction control etc. My mechanic at the dealership told me about a Carrera Tiptronic that had shifting problems because one tire had a different N rating compared to the other three tires ( all same manufacturer) ! Are theses cars that sensitive to the wrong size or traction quality of tire? Any comments/experience s welcomed and especially with regards to PS2 versus the original OEM PILOT SPORT ( Rib or first generation). Thank you all in advance. Just for the record Michelin said I should stick with the stock Pilot sport at the Original size.
  12. I was thinking about having a clear bra installed on my 911, but have seen a couple where the edges have a distinct white film or non-clear look to them around the edges. What causes this, and can it be prevented? WAX!
  13. You can purchase a cable from Becker for $150 that will connect from dock of ipod to cd cahanger input on the cdr220 . This cable will also power the ipod (switched with Ignition) . Expensive since it is designed for Ferrari and hence Ferrari pricing! Alternatively you can buy a cable from PIE see link (http://www.discountcarstereo.com/detail.aspx?ID=993) which will require its own power supply . See my posts (Tagger since I am ready to publish a Phd on this subject!) regarding some of the headaches I am having with this set up!!! It has been done without problems by others. In this case you will need to buy another cable from Becker to connect power via the accessory telephone cable. If this does not make sense please feel free to message me. Thanks
  14. Thanks for the input. Before I try that fix I have been researching more I thought I had a GROUND LOOP problem. Electricians please feel free to correct me. Since I have two separate grounds in close proximity (1. BECKER radio ground and 2. Ipod ground through telephone accesory cable). So I tried grounding Ipod via airbag control module ( Silver box at base of center console) with supposedely the most stable/reliable ground in the car. NO improvement. SO is the correct conclusion Faulty Ipod power cable??
  15. Hi Guys I just completed an Ipod installation to a Becker CDR2220 using this cable via the CD changer input.This is the cable link. (http://www.discountcarstereo.com/detail.aspx?ID=993).No RCA connections. this is direct from Ipod dock to Becker unit and cables for switched power and one for a ground. I connected the power via the accesory telephone cable under the center console using the Becker provided harness. I rewired the ground and still have engine whine (related to engine speed) through the speakers!! Annoying as hell. I have spoken to Becker/local Porsche dealership and PIE ( the cable manufacturer) and no revelations . Basically check your ground . Even if I ground to the cigarette lighter I have the same problem ( slightly better). Once i disconnect power i have a clean noise free sound. Becker workd fine in all other modes Ie CD or radio. What else can I do? Could this be a faulty cable? Faulty Ipod? Thanks in advance for everyones help.
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