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    '06 997 S
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  1. I tried to search this forum for the answer, but wasn't able to find one. I have an '06 997 S with the stock shift knob (and the sport short shifter underneath). I recently purchased the 997 turbo shift knob, and I'd like to remove my original shift knob to put on the new shift knob. Here's what I recently bought and want to replace my original knob with: On my previous 996 C4S, it was just a matter of using elbow grease and pulling up the original shift knob. Is this the case for the 997S as well, or is there a screw or some other added step? Many thanks in advance!
  2. I bought my '06 997S last April, and it came with two "real" keys and a valet key. Well, the remote on real key #1 failed after about a month; by that, I mean that the remote control lock/unlock/open the hood function didn't work anymore. The light on the key would still illuminate when I pressed the buttons on the key fob, though. But still no response from the car. Consequently, to use key #1, I would have to physically put the key in the door lock to unlock and lock the door. I just assumed the battery was dead. I then switched to using key #2. That worked well for the past few months,
  3. Thanks so much for the insight, Loren. I would have thought that this kind of issue would be resolved by the second year of a particular model generation, but it seems not. I hope the fix is easy and, more importantly, effective.
  4. I have a one month-old 997S, and today, for the very first time, I experienced some strange issues with the electrical/electronic system. I was hoping someone might have some insights on these issues that I've experienced. First, as I got into the car to drive home from work this evening, the OBC was telling me that there were PSM and PASM failures. I turned off the car and restarted it, thinking it was just a brain glitch in the computer. When I restarted the car, the same two failure messages appeared. I started my trip home and, sure enough, the two failure messages were gone (and not sto
  5. Okay, found an answer to one of my questions. For Homelink instructions (in case anyone cares), go to this site, and click on "Programming for the first time." These instructions worked for me. http://www.homelink.com/training/train.taf?do=3
  6. Picked up a 997S this past weekend and am enjoying it. It is more fun to drive than my last 996 C4S. However, two questions: 1. Where can I find instructions to hardwire my V1 into the sunroof console area of the ceiling? In my 996, it was pretty easy. I've only found instructions for the 997 that involved actually soldering wires, which is a bit beyond my level. Is there any reason why the 996 instructions don't work with the 997? 2. What in the sam hill am I doing wrong regarding Homelink? I have a pretty common Genie rolling code garage door opener, and for the life of me, I ca
  7. I have searched the archives before posting this question, but I often didn't fully comprehend the previous posts. So I hope nobody gets annoyed at my question (because I know it has been covered in the past). I have three new trim pieces that I would like to install in the interior of my '04 C4S. I have an aluminum-look rear center console, an aluminum-look front center console (the upside-down U-shaped piece that surrounds the center air-conditioning vents and buttons), and an aluminum-look instrument surround. I was thinking about taking these pieces to the dealer to have them install
  8. X911CarreraX, I think you are right. Installing the PSE without electronics means the PSE is on all the time, and you can't turn it off. There is also no 30-45mph cut out.
  9. DFC, I think your understanding is correct. At least, it's exactly the same as my understanding. :D
  10. I have a question for Loren (or for anyone else who knows). I picked up a new '04 C4S this weekend that has the Porsche Sports Exhaust as a factory option. Because I didn't want the 30-45mph automatic cut-out in the PSE and instead wanted the PSE to be in full "on" mode for the entire speedometer range, TC (Houston) and I removed the jumper as shown in Loren's great instructions. Now the PSE sings its song during the entirety of all my drives! However, TC and I couldn't remember if there were any downsides to removing the jumper. I did a quick search on this board, and it seems like remo
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