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  • Present cars
    2009 997.2 C4S
    2019 Targa4S
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    Cayenne S
  1. No PIWIS required for my install, plug and play. Plain wheel, no multi-function controls -

  2. thanks for the reply marc. helpful.

    it seems then that the comment that it needs to be connected to the PIWIS is really not that crutial. Thanks brother.

  3. Hello Rick (if I may) ~ The wheel R&R is relatively straight forward and simple; I'd call it a difficulty rating of 3 on a 1 - 10 scale (oil change maybe a 2). Total replacement time was about twenty five minutes. I ordered a STSM12E "triple square", 1/2 inch drive tool bit from SnapOn.com http://buy1.snapon.c...-store&tool=all to fully and properly engage the bolt that attaches the wheel to the steering column shaft. It's similar to a six-point T-55 Torx driver, only a 12-point configuration. Well worth the $37.23 total IMHO, but I'm a "tool guy" anyway. First, unless you're fe
  4. Just noticed that Porsche has (finally!) come out with a software update and console switches to upgrade non-Sport Chrono cars with the Sport / Sport plus (launch control!) performance aspects, sans the timer on the dash; see link below. Hallelujah, finally the best of both worlds IMHO. Wondering if it could be a DIY install - Aside from the mechanical installation of the switches, does anyone (Loren) know if the stated "enabling code" from Porsche would require PIWIS validation, or just selection via dashboard menu? Does the enabling code imply that all the cars come with the ECU code pre-
  5. PM sent - I would like to do the same on my 09 Cayman S. I assume you used your air bag. Was that a difficult transfer?
  6. Replacing the stock steering (PDK) wheel with a paddle shift version (thanks Jeff @ Sunset!). Does does anyone know the recommended torque value for the fixing bolt? Thanks in advance -
  7. Hello all ~ Eric's instructions are accurate, however I R&R 'd the nozzles without headlight removal. Used a small tool similar to an allen wrench with a 90 degree bend at the end to lift the nozzles. Hold on tight as Eric mentioned; there is indeed a strong spring retraction force. I clamped the nozzle off with a pair of plastic fuse-puller pliars to assist in removing the OEM chrome version. Once I figured out to lift the nozzle without complete bumper cover removal as directed by the dealer, the whole job took about 15 minutes... Best, Serrotab
  8. Thank you Loren. Think I'll wait until the painted version arrives, inspect and "reverse engineer" the removal so as not to damage -
  9. Oops. Just got a new 997.2, still have the 996 as well. I'm looking to R&R the nozzles on the 997. Off to update my profile... hanks Loren -
  10. Ordered a set of body colored headlight washer nozzles from Eric @ Bumper Plugs. Anybody have info on how to safely remove the nozzles? Just got the car New Years Eve, tried to (gently) pull the chrome covers off but no luck. Hoping not to have to dismantle the whole front end... Thanks!
  11. Hi all ~ Many great helpful responses to previous questions, so here goes - Looking to pull the trigger on a new 997 C4S with all my desired options, save one. On a one (lightbulb replacement) to ten (engine swap) scale, does anyone (Loren - ?) have insight as to the possibility /pain of installing the Sports Chrono Plus option (sans dash clock) into a new 997? I keep thinking it's "just" a tip switch, some wiring and probably an ECU re-program. This is probably the one option I will use the most (read: Launch Control!!!) and don't understand why it's not included on this model. Curren
  12. Thanks. I currently have a C4S with the stock spoiler andthe footwell deployment switch. Being advertised as a "factory installed aerokit", I would hope the Germans would realize they don't need the switch with a fixed wing. Makes me wonder about the "factory installed" authenticity - Happy motoring!
  13. Found a very clean, low mileage MY07 997 C4S on-line with a factory installed aerokit, front and rear. A beautiful car at a reasonable price. From the photos, it looks like a GT3-ish rear wing (fixed?), but the dash has a spoiler tip switch installed. Perhaps a silly question, but does someone know what function that switch would have with a fixed (wing) spoiler? Or maybe the wing has a deployable section unseen in the picture... Thanks for the :help:
  14. 2003 C4S Tip, US, ~30k miles. Went out for the Saturday morning coffee / 50 mile drive today. About ten miles in as I was just rolling on the throttle in a mild left sweeper, tha car hesitated as if the throttle cable had parted (if there is a cable...). The car continud to run, no CEL, however with much reduced power. Wouldn't pull RPMs over ~4k, felt like a great feature to engage for the wife driving - The fuel level was down to about 50 miles remaining, I don't know if perhaps fuel slosh triggered some sort of engine safety mode, or ??? Got home and parked it for a few minutes, resta
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