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Porsche said that the rust is depending on the car usage so there is nothing to do with the material, conception and/or the manufacturing. I was very surprised as it looks like that is always the owner's fault ... for a car that has done all services at Porsche center. Take note that the shocks are original equipment and the area were I leave (Switzerland) is cold during winter season and sometime it snowing maybe a couple of times per year, however I clean the car every time after the winter season.
I'm the 2nd owner and can guaranty you that it is in a perfect condition since 2007 when I bought it and all services have been made by a Porsche center.
Hello, Do you know if this is a normal behavior that the front suspension has this level of corrosion with an high risk to break? I wrote a complaint letter to Porsche but just received a ridicoulous response. Shell we wait for a fatal accident before a manufacturer take its responsibilities in terms of road safety? Looks like similar situation as the issue with the floor mat retainer. I had to pay to resolve the issue where this should be a manufacturer responsibility to recall all affected cars. Kind Regards, Liberato
Hello, Does anyone have the Porsche PIWIS software v34 Multilanguage? I need to reinstall the PIWIS software from scratch post an hard disk failure replaced with an SSD. Best Regards Liberatod
Does anyone know if I can replace on my 996 4S model 2004 an acid battery MOLL with P/N: 99961108020 with one of the following AGM models: Banner Running Bull 58001 AGM Banner Running Bull 58001 AGM Porsche OEM with P/N: 99961108012 In fact my Porsche dealer told me that this is not possible as it could break the alternator !!! As I don't believe this is true, hope someone can help to confirm my assumption. Kind Regards Liberato
Hello All, After 2 years troubleshooting and making multiple tests, I finally found the root cause of the problem and requested to get it escalated to Porsche AG in Germany. In fact the amplifier was replaced 2 times with the last version with P/N: 996.645.333.07 but it generated always a random bump on the rear speakers after opening the door and sitting inside the car. In some occasions there was no sound from the PCM or the sound come only from the front channels ... Be aware that this issue is happening in very cold operation condition close to +- 0 degree Celsius. The workaround is to replace the amplifier with the version 996.645.333.05 which is the only workable model. Loren, do you know if this issue can be escalated to Porsche North America in order to see if there is any evidence available? In any case I think Bose should take their responsibilities and explain what is wrong on the amplifier 996.645.333.07 Best Regards, Liberato
The amplifier has been replaced 2x times by the local Porsche dealer but the issue is still the same and has not been fixed yet. Basically, anytime I open the door of my 996 4S (specially in the morning time with very cold temperatures outside between -2 to +5 degrees Celsius) and sit inside the car, there is a big bump on the rear speakers. After 1 year troubleshooting this problem, I have the feeling that it is caused by the Bose amplifier itself with P/N: 996.645.333.07 I do remember that my 996 4S model October 2004 had a previous version of the Bose amplifier with P/N: 996.645.333.05 and it worked very well for years. Anybody knows what is the difference between the following Bose Amplifiers listed below and how to escalade this issue to Porsche engineers? 996.645.333.03 996.645.333.05 996.645.333.07 Best Regards, Liberato
Hi Loren, Thank you for your quick reponse very much appreciated. Do you know by chance the part number of the cable harness necessary to do this cabling from the Relay Carrier Support Frame where the double relay 99661511100 will be installed in socket S6 and S7? Best Regards, Liberato
Hello All, The 996 models for USA/Europe are different from the 996 model M606 manufactured for the Canada. The main difference is the DRL day running light and In fact most of the people here are using a DRL hack by jumping fuse #6 and #9 which is not the solution I'm looking for.... The USA and Europe models do not have any cables harness pre-cabled so I was looking for a complete list of genuine parts and a schematic diagram to make this change. I found the double relay which is the P/N: 99661511100 and would appreciate if you could provide the schematic diagram and a complete list of genuine parts needed to make this change. As an FYI, I sent 2 weeks ago an email to Porsche Canada and got no response. Any help and in particular from Loren will be really appreciated. Liberato
Hello, I have a 996 4S model 2004 with Bose Sound System + Dension Gateway for the iPod. Everytime I unlock the car, I randomly ear a big bump coming from the back of the car. (similar to a bum coming from the rear speakers). This happening before I put the key on the ignition and turn on the engine. One thing I noticed that the issue started after Porsche replaced the battery on my 996 4S but they are saing there is no relationship. I already spent a lot of days trying to troubleshooting the issue without success and also the Porsche garage was not able to find the root cause. In fact they told me to remove the Dension gateway but I don't think this issue come from the Dension Gateway. Yesterday I told them that I had a doubt with the amplifier that was replaced last year but they told me that I got the new version of amplifier so for them there is no relationship. Does anybody in the forum experienced the same issue. Many Thanks for your help.
I confirm that is not possible to install the double relay P/N: 99661511100 on the European models. The cables harness is missing so the only workable solutions is to install an aftermarket LED kit.
Hi Loren, Thank you very much for your prompt response. I will talk tomorrrow to my Porsche dealer to understand if the relay slots 6 and 7 are pre-cabled for EU and US cars. If this is the case I will order the relay and have a try. Will keep the forum aware soon. Liberatod
Starting January 1st 2014, the law change in Switzerland (Europe) and lights must be turned on during the day. Anybody know if the double relay P/N: 99661511100 used for Canadian models M606 can be installed on US and EU models? Thanks in advance for your advices and/or workaround. Liberatod
The law in Switzerland just changed and since January 1st 2014 the lump must be turned-on. Is it possible to install this double relay P/N: 996.615.111.00 on a Porsche 996 4S year 2004 manufactured in Europe? Any other workaround/option will be really appreciated. Many thanks for your help Liberato
After the engine was replaced by Porsche on my 996 4S, I have regualr noises on the speakers (even if the PCM is turned-off) when I turn-on the engine of my 996 4S. Porsche confirmed that the "ground strip" connected between the body and the cylinder #6 was cleaned and connected properly. Anybody knows if the white cable (pictures taken on the old engine) on the pictures below connected to the "starter motor" could be the root cause of those interferences? Thanks, Liberato