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    Aiken, SC USA
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  • Present cars
    2004 996 Turbo Cabriolet
  • Former cars
    1998 Corvette Convertible
  1. My stock Bose sound system quit working except for ear-shattering static that randomly cam through the speakers even when the radio was powered off (and the car was off). I unplugged the amplifier fuse and it stopped. The radio display works fine. I found a company online (I think it is just a guy and not really a company) who specializes in optic fiber Bose units and he said he fixed it, replacing some motherboard components and testing on a Porsche radio. I plugged it back in and get no sound at all from the system. The amp is definitely powering up. I've reset the system by both unhooking the car battery for several hours and by unplugging the 2 sound system fuses and phone fuse with no luck. Apparently this was recommended by a Porsche tech friend of the guy. I've wiggled wires to no avail. The closest Porsche dealer is 2 hrs away and there are no audio stores in town that deal with fiber optic units. I tried the local VW/Audi dealer and they can't help. Any suggestions of tricks that might be required to get it working with the car sound system? I'm thinking either there is a radio issue,or the repair guy didn't fix it. Thanks for any suggestions.
  2. As a long overdue follow-up, I decided to bring the car in to have it evaluated and it all cleared up on my drive to the shop! No problems since...
  3. I just saw this response on another forum and it is exactly what happened to me (stalled and restarted with lights on). Any way for me to clear the code without any instrumentation? "Is the temp gauge also showing zero? My turbo did this a couple of months back, after I stalled it and restarted with the lights etc. all on. I cleared the fault code and it cured the problem and hasn't happened since. I searched at the time and found a few people who'd had similar problems and never found the cause."
  4. Problem is no local Porsche mechanic so hoping for a quick check/fix without a scan then off to a relatively distant mechanic.
  5. Started my 2004 996 TT this morning and had a flashing light next to my temperature gauge, it was not reading anything, along with an error message indicating a temperature gauge indicator problem. Could I be lucky enough to have a blown fuse or is it likely a sensor problem? Thanks
  6. Sorry...it is indeed a 2004 as in the title. I have edited the post. I can rule out the AC comptessor as it happens with the AC off, but will check the others. Does it sound funy to you or do others sound like this as well (other well running 996 TTs, that is)?
  7. I have a 2004 TT Cab with 29K miles on it. The motor has been noisey since I have owned it (since 14K miles), but the noise has gotten more noticabale as of late. I have heard a utube video of a 2006 TT making the same noise, and it was said it is likely the intermediate shaft but that it should not be a problem in a 2006 model year (corrected that year). I am attaching an MP3 file that I recorded today with my phone. It is not too great, but I think gets the point across. Halfway through the recording you can hear me close the engine cover. Please let me know your opinions. Thanks 2004 996 TT noise.mp3
  8. I am considering installing the Denison Icelink in my 2004 996TT. How do you like yours so far? Thanks!
  9. Went to and joined Rennlist, and couldn't find it? Hmmmmm.
  10. Hello folks. I'm a new member. Just purchased a silver '04 TT cabriolet with a black top, and was hoping someone might have a similar car with tinted windows they could post a picture of. I'm contemplating a window tint, and would like to see what it might look like first. Thanks!
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