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  1. Don't know if anyone will read this but I was fighting to find a good cupholder location for 2 years. Ended up cutting a round hole in my original arm rest (it was getting pretty dingy anyway). Covered the entire thin in alcantara and it works great. Of course I had never used the arm rest storage before anyway. If anyone wants a picture I can post.
  2. So the only reverse wire is under the passenger seat? Seems there would be a connection right by the Tiptronic shifter.
  3. I have seen the same thing the 3 years and 60k miles I have owned my car. However, it only shows up in cold weather. I assume there are some oil vapors that fill the pipe and when it reaches the outermost point it condenses into that goo. Mine is yellowish/white. Kind of like snot consistency. NO ISSUES to worry about. Enjoy your car.
  4. Good information here. I need to check my wiring diagram as I am changing out my headunit again.
  5. Looks good to me. Did you have a single DIN unit before? If so how easy was it to convert? Looks like you went with the U310BT, how do you like it?
  6. I went through, am going through, the same issue. The car is a 2000 996 Tip coupe and my daily driver car that I drive some back roads of north Texas as well as city in Fort Worth. The car originally came with stock suspension but PO put Eibach lowering springs on. Came with no name tires when I bought it. A lot of noise in the car. Switched to M030 springs on the original suspension. Rolling road noise was the same but harsh impacts less (because I wasn't bottoming the springs). Had to change out the tires and put some Yokahoma (don't remember model) all season tires. It was still noisy. Tires got shredded by a piece of metal and had to buy Falkens (don't remember model) on the spot. Still noisy. Finally, pulled out all of the interior in the rear and covered as much as I could with Dynamat Extreme (even inside rear inner fenderwell). Want to say it made a very slight difference, but wasn't fully satisfied. Dynamat recommends trunk, floor, doors, and roof to be covered. So I went to the doors next. Covered the outer and inner door skin with as much Dynamat as I could. Still noisy. Then put Dynamat all over the floor board, still noisy. Starting to notice that my tires are making one hell of a racket after only 5000 miles. Got DiscountTire to give me trade credit on the Falkens and I got Goodyear F1 All Season. Tires were way too noisy out of the box. I am beginning to think the cross chevron pattern was the culprit. Anyway, went about 5000 miles on those and said no way. Dumped those tires and put Sumitomo HTRZ III. Instantly much quieter and softer ride. I'm not saying that it's quiet but it is better than it was. So that brings me to current. When the weather warms I will be putting the remaining Dynamat I have on the roof panel and maybe double up some in the rear if I have leftover. Also, contemplating Dynamat Dynaliner as a sound absorber. Bottom line, this is not a BMW or Audi. Friends who get in the car don't understand how I can put up with that much noise and banging around. But hey, its a Porsche! By the way, I have 18" Porsche Sport Design rims. I believe the larger rim size (lower tire sidewall) also contributes to harshness and maybe noise level. Oopps, forgot to add that after the Goodyear F1's and before the Sumitomos I needed to replace the suspension (>100k miles on original) and put the ROW M030 kit on, replacing ever part down to the nuts on the suspension. Don't do this, my impression is harsher suspension and may be contributing to some of my noise level.
  7. I have recovered the center console, defroster vents, door handles in black Alcantara, the console lid and side trim pieces in savannah beige alcantara. Was wanting to cover the dash pod and dash in the future. Without having stitching its fairly easy to do. I think the stitching option makes it look better but when I can get a yard of Alcantara from Gulf Fabrics (~$100) and cover most of what I want it's hard to justify the extra cost for stitching. Just depends upon how much you want to spend and if your willing to live with some mistakes as it will take some learning.
  8. Have no idea but check and see what those fuses are for. Looks like they are jumped across two separate systems so that may give a clue.
  9. Unfortunately I have tried taking the iPod apart and now it doesn't work. Plus I would need to get a really long ribbon cable that matched the pin layout. On the mirror you have where do the electronics go? Does it make the mirror thicker?
  10. Sorry, can't show a pic of the modified ashtray because it has been further modified. I originally cut out the back two switches that I guess operates something on a cabriolet. I fiberglassed the whole thing together and repainted. Then I could put sunglasses in there. After that I fiberglassed the whole hole thing in and moved the two window switches to blank places on the dash. I then covered my center console in Alcantara since it was getting pretty scratched up. I modified the console bin to be a cup holder and covered that with contrasting alcantara.
  11. Did they tap into your old connector plug or just cut wires and start from scratch. I would think you should be able to find some free wires sitting behind the head unit. I assume they would be ganged together in pairs for a +/- configuration.
  12. Off the subject but how do you like the x-pipe? I am needing to replace my cat and was thinking of this option.
  13. I had a similar occurence on my 996. One was a whining sound "like a turbo rush". Didn't notice it so much at idle so I couldn't tell it when not driving. Took it to the dealer and they used a scope to determine it was the alternator bearing. I replaced the alternator myself. Second time it was the water pump. Had the dealer replace that one. Has your belt been replaced?
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