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Hey if anyone is interested, I pulled this setup out of my 996 just before I sold it. Its listed on ebay with a iphone proclip for 25.00 just FYI http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=260374871892
Tagger Sorry for the delayed response. In order for an Iphone to communicate thur its flat pin connector and charge from the same location you must first convert the signal thru the unipod. I tried the standard RCA to flat pin set up but the geneuis at Apple intentiontionally designed the iphone not to work in most ipod docking stations. You could however use the audio output from the earphone jack and charge thru the standard flat pin but I prefer a cleaner application.
Denis you will need to get rid of the cd changer because it uses the radios only aux. output source. This is most likely not a big deal as your cd music should be transfered to your itunes library anyway. You will also need, 1. Becker's AUX output to RCA wiring kit. 2. Becker's Porsche Telephone wiring kit 3. a P.I.E. Uni-pod adapter 4. Pro clips Iphone holder with swivel head First-Remove the head unit and Plug Becker's AUX output to RCA jack in the cd charges place. Second-splice the Unipod to the Becker phone harness and plug it into the cars phone harness. See Orient express's ipod post for wire color codes and photos. This will provide power to the Unipod. Third-Plug the Becker AUX RCA jack into the Unipod. Fourth- put the head unit back and hide the wires. Its sounds more complicated than it is. Took me all of a half an hour to complete. Best of all only one plug for power and audio. With the Pro clip holster it looks very clean.
Through trial and error I learned that the Iphone will not work with the standard P.I.E. ipod interface, however Precision Interface electronics (www.PIE.com) also manufactures a Uni-pod interface that works perfectly with the iphone allowing both audio and charging from its flat pin input on the bottom of the Iphone. I used Becker's telephone and RCA wiring harnesses to power it up. If you ask for it, the Uni-pod's plug is available in black or white standard. I owe a Thank you to Orient express and Tagger for there previous Ipod related posts from which I was sent in the right direction.
Dito with me anyone have any new advice?
Thanks for the clarifications. So can I stop hyperventilating? The diagram which I will try to post tomorrow shows a main housing gasket that is not numbered. My dealer states that this means it is not available and therefore not serviceable. Other than the oil leaking there has been no other issues. I had the tech top off the fluid to buy more time. What kind of expense are we talking about? Where should I go to have it fixed? I would not believe everything a dealer tells you. Local Dealer said I had to replace my entire steering wheel because they could no longer get the parts to make my horn quit blowing every time I hit the brakes. Called Sunset and they had the frame in stock! I fixed it for $40 with the help of the instructions on this board. The seals on the tip can be replaced. They may not show up in the parts diagram, but my Indy sourced one for my tip and it has been bone dry for 3 years now. The tip fluid will have a red tint to it whereas oil will have a browish tint. The rear mains can leak in the turbo motors, but is not a common problem. If the dealer cannot/will not source the part find a trusted Indy. Call Jeff at Sunset to get the part. If the rear main is leaking, I would not worry too much. It is more of how much you can personally tolerate. My 911SC had a rear main leak that required me the replace the cardboard on the floor every few days. Despite this, it never got to the clutch. I finally could not tolerate the drips any more and had it changed. I was surprised but went ahead and replaced the clutch anyway since I already had the parts. I need to clarify that I did not purchase this car from my Porsche dealer but from a dealer that specializes in used Porsche. Driving an extra 100 miles and saving 20k. Unfortunately the local dealer has a very poor understanding of who his bread and butter customers are and tends to cater to owners who care more about status than performance. Obviously He is either ignorant or criminal and has no interest in building loyalty through service. I have contacted the dealer which I purchased the car from, and although I purchased the car "As is" he has offered to work with me to resolve the problem. This scenario sounds a lot more plausible and saves me from selling a kidney. Any Idea of the cost of a main seal replacement ? Thank you all again for your input.
Thanks for the clarifications. So can I stop hyperventilating? The diagram which I will try to post tomorrow shows a main housing gasket that is not numbered. My dealer states that this means it is not available and therefore not serviceable. Other than the oil leaking there has been no other issues. I had the tech top off the fluid to buy more time. What kind of expense are we talking about? Where should I go to have it fixed?
Okay I just purchased a very clean 40k turbo and discovered an oil leak at the green gasket/seal on the bell housing. Is this the dreaded RMS leak? After reading most past posts and articles I still need some help. At the risk of sounding stupid, What am I looking at? engine oil or transmission oil? ( both I believe in this case are clear). What is the worst case scenario. Is this seal serviceable. The local dealer wants to core out and replace the whole tranny which sounds a little extreme and very very expensive. Thank you all in advance for your help.