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keninirvine started following DIY Articles - Carrera (997-1) - Common Fixes and Repairs
I am trying to chase down the source of a periodic noise under the left side of my dash on my 06 C2s cab. I decided to just start removing things bit by bit until it goes away or I can see where the noise is coming from (it sounds like body creak, as if 2 plastic pieces are rubbing when driving over rough surfaces). Tonight I tried to remove the air vent by driver's door, and managed to get it out about half an inch, but something is holding it from coming out any further. It seems to be constrained on the left side (towards door). Any suggestions why it won't release and come out of the hole?
Thanks Loren. I should have done that when I installed the device. But when I did it last weekend, I went ahead and intercepted the yellow antenna lead, and everything worked so I assumed I had the right antenna. But I didn't check the other lead as well. I'm concerned about the low gain of the devices being played through the modulator (XM radio or iPod), so started wondering if perhaps I had chosen the wrong antenna. I was hoping to avoid pulling the PCM again if I already have it installed correctly. The low gain results in having to turn up the volume to hear properly, compared to the level required for regular FM stations. Then when I turn off the ignition, the modulator is instantly powered down whereas the radio stays on until the key is pulled. During that interval, I get a blast of white noise on the system due to the volume being so high. I have to remember to turn down the volume before turning off the ignition. It could be an inherent weakness in the modulator, and if so, may need to install the Dension.
When I went to install an FM modulator on my PCM (06 C2S), I found 2 antenna connections on the back. There is a black one and a yellow one. Does anyone know which one is the FM antenna connection?
keninirvine replied to mthunwardsen's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Excellent suggestion. Don't know why I didn't think of that! Actually, I tried the yellow connector, and everything is working fine (my Nav, the FM radio, the AM radio, and my "iSimple TranzIt" FM modulator/iPod interface. So apparently I guessed right the first time.
keninirvine replied to mthunwardsen's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I'm still not clear which one is the FM antenna. Is it the black connector or the yellow one? I'm installing a FM modulator device and have to intercept the FM antenna connection.
keninirvine replied to keninirvine's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Bingo. I had set the 2 outside rocker switches to the middle position, but had overlooked the center rocker switch. Once it was set to the middle position, the footwell lights came on. Thanks
996 looks different inside the hood. Do you have a 997 or 996 C4S? In the 997, the CDC is in the trunk on passenger side, outside the plastic shrouding area near battery. On my 997 Targa, I chose to install the Dension behind the PCM inside the car, since the AWD cars have so little space in the trunk.
I just purchased my 3rd 997.1, this time an 06 C2S cab. I've noticed that there are under-dash lights over both the driver and passenger footwells, but neither comes on when doors are opened. I can't remember if my previous cars had these lights. Are they supposed to illuminate when doors are opened?
keninirvine replied to keninirvine's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)I solved my own problem. I finally popped off the leather boot to expose the screwed down trim underneath. I'm sure glad I didn't try any harder to pry the aluminum horseshoe off.
I just purchased an OEM SSK for my 07 Targa4S. It seems the most difficult task, at least for me, is removing the shifter boot and horseshoe trim. I found an older thread that suggested that on the 07 and newer cars, the horseshoe is screwed down. Is this the case, and if so, how is the leather boot taken off to allow access to the screws? If it isn't the case, where does one pry up on the horseshoe trim to get it off without breaking a tab? I have got the rear-most end to come up about half an inch, but can't get it to release along the edges towards the PCM console. I have been prying with a flat tool wrapped in masking tape, but to no avail. Any suggestions?
keninirvine replied to porscheluv's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Caution: It isn't as easy as it appears. Bumperplugs does repaint the face plates, but only if you remove everything first and send them the piece. It requires removal of the complete PCM module, and then the removal of all the buttons etc. so that only the face is left. It is not for the faint hearted or anyone not experienced in disassembling a complex device like this. I'd be surprised if you can even get one in carbon fiber. Re-painting alone runs around $300 I believe. Do a search on the 6speedonline forum, as I think it was discussed there at some length in 2008.
keninirvine replied to JEllis's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Did you remove just your PSE mufflers, or the control system as well? Will you be keeping or selling the PSE? Nice car BTW. Congratulations on the nice combo.
Changes to your suspension won't have any impact on your LSD. Bilstein makes PASM and non-PASM versions of their PSS9/10, as I understand it. I believe the only difference is the PSS10's have 10 adjustments vs the 9 available on the PSS9's. I'd contact Bilstein to confirm this info. Everyone that has PSS9 or 10 seems to swear by it. I'm considering PSS10 for my PASM-equipped 07 T4S. You would get more feedback from the Rennlist forum and the 6speedonline forum. Suggest you post your questions there.
I had the same problem with my 05 C2S cab with power seats, sport chrono etc. My dealer said it couldn't be done on my car, even though my manual, like yours, said there should have been a menu item for DT running lights. In my current 07 T4S, the menu item was there, and I was able to set up DT running lights myself without any PIWIS or dealer involvement. Just another aggravation with the whole obscure PCM system and confusing instructions in manuals. And ignorant dealership personnel.
Spacers would make the problem worse. This was already answered on the other forum. Spacers make the offset less, not more. Narrow body cars normally have 57mm front offset and 67mm rear offset. Some reduction is possible, but anything over 10mm reduction is pushing it, especially on the front wheels where steering geometry is affected by offset.