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    Victoria, BC, Canada
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    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
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    2007 Targa (Guards Red)

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  1. Hi, Don't try to change the faces at home. I had my 997 gauge faces changed at Palo Alto Speedometer. Precision tools, professional skill and proper calibration are needed to complete this work. It cost me $200 plus shipping to change the faces. Considering the cost to replace the gauges (<$2,000) - it was worth it. John
  2. I have a 2007 Targa 4 with a PCM but no nav system and no CD-Changer. There is no one in my area (Vicotria, BC Canada) that is a NAV-TV installer. I bought a NAV-TV Sirius Satellite Module (Part - SIRPOR2 USB) that came with a Sirius Satellite Radio kit. Looking at the instructions in the Nav-TV box, it should be a realtively simple install. However, before I follow these instructions, I would like to ask if anyone here has installed this kit in a Porsche 997, and if so, do you have any advice to avoid pitfalls? Where did you install the antenna? If you have a C4 model, where did you install the Nav-TV and Sirius boxes? Thanks for your time.
  3. Al Thanks for th information. I'll go over your changes next time we get together. I'm in no rush to get it wrong. John
  4. I have a US model 2007 997 Targa4 that I bought used with only 4,000 miles on it. I was really surprised to learn that it has Halogen lights!! I can buy a set of 2006 Porsche Turbo xenons with the ballasts and bulbs for a good price. But before I buy them I tried to get a straight answer from my local Porsche dealer as to whether I can retrofit these xenons to my Targa in a reasonable simply changeover. My dealer is not certain as there is no bulletin for this retrofit modification. Would an of you know if this project can be accomplished without major expense, or would anyone have a DIY instructions for this job? Final point - why does Porsche sell old technology halogens when xenons are safer and better new technology???
  5. If you contribute to Renntech you can get access to the Technical Bulleting that tells you how to mount the navigation system on the bukhead, and it also lists the parts you need to mount it John
  6. I'll buy the spare when you are ready to sell it (250) 474-4608. Thanks John :renntech:
  7. Hi, I bought your AVIC Kit on EBAY. I am about to install it but before I do wouold you mind telling me how you installed the camera on the rear bumper? Where did you find the hole to pass the wire through? How did you get th wire it past the enegine compartment and into the cabin? Thanks' John Hi John, Thanks for buying the Kit by the way. My brother and I are very appreciative of everyone who has contributed to this thread and folks like yourself who gave us a chance and bought our kits. As for the Camera, sorry for the long delay in getting things organized. With the camera installation, you can actually do it in the order below or in reverse steps and it works fine. Hopefully, it's helpful! Step "Prestep". Raise your Spoiler, Open the trunk, and Put Your Convertible Top in Service Position Step 1. The License Plate a. Remove your license plate, should be a hole behind there thats about an inch in diameter or slightly bigger b. Take the detachable wires that came with your camera and loop it from the corner of the spoiler down to the hole behind the license plate. I used a clothes hanger and taped the tip of those wires which is the plugin jack and pushed it through until I could see it located at the hole. Then I plugged in the camera. Step 2. The Trunk a. There is a bolt at the top left corner of the spoiler which I used for the ground wire. Ground it there, 1 less wire you have to route to the front of your car. b. Route the remaining wires (should be the video rca cable and the positive wire to power your camera) along the outside of the trunk space. Hide it under the rubber gasket which lines the perimeter of the trunk. Step 3. The Rubber Gasket a. Remove the rubber gasket located at the top left hand corner of your rear trunk hood. b. Pierce a hole through it and pull your wires through it. Step 4. Above the Engine Compartment a. Now you should be on the engine compartment side b. Route the wires along the side of the engine and avoid routing wires in areas where your wires may get pinched from the moving parts of the convertible top. Step 5. The Door Area a. Tuck your wires underneath the rubber lining that runs around the area where the door is located Step 6. a. Bring Video RCA plug to Avic b. Plug in Positive wire to an available fuse Here it is in pictures: Trieullionaire Thanks for taking the time to post your helpful reply as quickly as you did for me. Much appreciated. John
  8. Hi, I bought your AVIC Kit on EBAY. I am about to install it but before I do wouold you mind telling me how you installed the camera on the rear bumper? Where did you find the hole to pass the wire through? How did you get th wire it past the enegine compartment and into the cabin? Thanks' John
  9. Hi, I just saw your AVIC installation. Looks great! I am about to install an AVIC Z3 in my 2002 996 Carrera. I noticed in the picture on the right that you appear to have a camera installed. How did you mount it? Did you have to drill holes in the bumper? JohnAVIC
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