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  1. Loren, I have a 2008 Cayman with PCM2.1. The car had the CD45 when I bought it and I bought a used PCM and factory navigation. I installed that along with the Dension 5000 and now want to install Sirius. I remember plugging in the dension unit to the CD power source in the front trunk. It takes the place of the CD Changer. So I have PCM2.1 with factory Navigation and the Dension. I saw when reading the tutorial that there are a couple harnesses, depending on whether the CD changer is installed. I figured I needed the harness for cars with a cd changer. I believe I can use an aftermarket antenna with adapter for the dual antenna input on the receiver. Is the MOST cable included with the wiring harness? I thought it would be a separate part. Thanks for any help. John
  2. Can anyone give me the part number for the MOST fiber optic cable needed for this installation? The tutorial gives the part number for the wiring harness. Thanks. John
  3. I just installed the Parrot updater and the Tooki update and don't notice any difference with my Blackberry 9650.
  4. I installed a Dension ipod adapter in my 2005 CarreraS. I leave my ipod plugged in, in the trunk all the time. It allows control of the ipod from the PCM. If you do a search, I am sure there are some posts on it. John
  5. My 2005 S has about 22000 miles on it and I still get the "hot" smell. A year or so ago, I asked the dealer what it was and the service manager said it was just the cosmoline burning off the engine. He said don't worry about it. I figure that after enough miles, it will have all burned off and the smell will disappear. We'll see. John
  6. I have the Navtec Tooki Bluetooth and Dension Gateway ipod adapter in my 2005 coupe and have been happy with both of them. If I remember, they were around $1000 for the both of them when purchased a year and a half ago. I installed them myself with the ipod adapter being located int he trunk and the bluetooth behind the glovebox. The installation was no problem.
  7. Thanks all. I just replaced the battery and all is well again. I'll keep my eye on it to see if it drains quickly. John
  8. This morning I went to start my 997, 2005 911S, and when I turned the key, I got repeated loud clicking like the starter was trying to engage, the lights flashed, the dash lights flashed and the sport chrono dial went backwards with each click, about 30 degrees. The lights flashed brightly and when I turned the key to the accessory position, everything worked that is supposed to work. Any ideas before I have it towed? Thanks John
  9. I bought my 2005 C2S a year ago and was faced with the same situation you have. After researching, I chose the Dension unit over the CD changer and am very pleased with the choice. I installed it myself in about an hour or so in the front compartment where the CD changer would go. As far as the nav unit is concerned, I suggest you try the factory nav before you spend the cash on it. There is no touch screen with the factory unit and it has many fewer features than a much cheaper aftermarket unit. I opted for the Garmin 650 which I leave in the glovebox unless I need it. It has touch screen, bluetooth, MSN, more points of interest and speaks the street names. It cost about 1/10 as much as the factory unit and has served me well. John
  10. I have had success keeping rodents away during the colder months here in western Pennsylvania by scattering moth balls on the garage floor, under and around the car. The drawback to this is that your car will smell like moth balls for a while when the warm weather arrives. The smell goes away after a few nice weather top down or window down drives. John
  11. The TSB is not specific to the Boxster and contains exactly the information I was looking for. I found it in the 996 TSB section and the instructions and components are the same as for a 997. Thanks. John
  12. Great idea and I will become a contributing member. Isn't the TSB you mention specific to the Boxster? The Boxster and 997 roof transport systems attach to the car differently and have many different parts.
  13. I just received a roof transport system for my 997 coupe. I bought the rts off of ebay and it came without instructions. Does anyone have a copy of the instructions they could share with me? I also think I may be missing a couple of parts, namely some bolts and the rubber pads the posts sit on. I imagine the instructions will identify the parts that I should have. I searched for a copy of the instructions on line but couldn't find anything posted. Thanks. John
  14. My problem was a broken ground wire for the horn. When the car was off, the horn found a ground, but when the car was on, the ground went away. There is a discussion of what caused the problem in one of the posts linked to above. The ground wire was broken inside the insulation where the wire makes a 90 degree bend off of the connection in the steering wheel. John
  15. Problem solved. It turns out the ground wire for the horn was broken inside the insulation about 1/2 inch from where the wire plugs onto the horn ring. My mechanic said that the wire comes off of the connector and then makes a 90 degree bend as it goes through the steering wheel. The wire was broken at this bend. A little soldering and the problem is fixed. Thank goodness because I have encountered a large number of horrendous drivers lately and was in desparate need of the horn.
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