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  1. Don't think so, since they've raised the price over here in Germany as well. Since the threads on muffler repair have received lots of hits :-) Thorsten
  2. I have a sound I would describe similar or even as if somebody was honking in a distance. I always thought it's coming from the motor bay and the sound was never really loud. Thanks to my PSE I usually only noticed it when waiting at a traffic light. Lately, when I got out of the car while the motor was running, I realized it's coming from the right front where the horn is located. So I guess it could also be a leakage current getting to the horn. Maybe you have the same problem. Personally I chose to ignore it for now. Thorsten
  3. Did you tape the alarm contact or tape the side of the radio or even cut the wire? If you didn't you're just seeing the system behaving as designed. Thorsten
  4. This is the type of journey that everybody thinks about when it comes to 'Americans visiting Europe'. :P The mileage you're trying to cover should take 8 weeks or even more. Do you have relatives in Russia or Poland? Otherwise you'll have to park you car in a public garage which sounds like a pretty insane idea. There's a reason why car theft isn't covered by most west european insurances if you take the car over to eastern europe. In any case: Good luck Thorsten
  5. I don't get it. Isn't the factory-like PSE approved by authorities in Switzerland? I was at the TÜV here in Germany last week and when they fired up my car those engineers started laughing. They think it's funny that the PSE is legal but never really questioned the fact. I didn't even bother to switch on the speed cut-out since they don't testdrive it. Thorsten
  6. Notice there is also a TSB on this in the TSB section. However, if you follow it an place a rubber foam in there you still have to use some silicone spray every few month. My 99C4 has been doing this for the last 3 years so it's become kind of a maintenance procedure to me. Thorsten
  7. I forgot: 5) Become a contributing member to see TSBs and stuff and support Loren. 1a) Get clear sidemarkers
  8. 1) I have no clue. Mine fills up nicely once I've found the best nozzle position. If I don't it won't even stay on 'auto fillup' for more than a second. 2) In my case it were the screws of the speakers which had come loose. 20min job for one door. I think there's a thread somewhere showing disassembly of the door. 3) No idea, maybe it was treated with the wrong product before or the previous owner always had the same parking spot only exposing the passenger seat. Use a good leather care milk. Can't recommend anything since the one I use is only sold in Germany. 4) I have a Bluetooth Handsfree set installed and put the RC in the ashtray (SonyEricsson HCB-300) . Fits nicely.
  9. I came up with this question about two years ago. While some reported to have used the programming in reverse thing on their cars I never got that trick to work on mine (MY99 996C4 with seat memory). I went to the dealer where they use the PST to switch it on or off. Mine did it for free while the car was in for inspection as well as activating the autlock feature.Thorsten
  10. Unfortunately the english file misses the connection table for Boxster (986) which also works for 996. For those two the numbers would be: 8-1-9-6-3. These are the VERY small numbers on the back of the hazard light switch connector. You just use the cables running there to splice in the B3-Module. In other words: - the red cable of the module goes to the black cable of hazard light switch - the blue cable of the module goes to the black-white-green cable of hazard light switch - the yellow cable of the module goes to the black-white cable of hazard light switch - the white cable of the module goes to the black-green cable of hazard light switch - the black cable of the module goes to the brown cable of hazard light switch Attention! When testing the module by putting the hazard light switch on the connector while its not in the instrument pod you might insert it upside down and thus reverse polarity. In the instrument pod is a slot that would normally prevent this. Don't ask me how I know... (although it didn't kill the module.) As I said it's a 20 minutes job. Loren has already provided info for disassembling the instrument pod here. All this said maybe there's a better method for you U.S. guys to pay. Maybe Mr. Ziegenhirt could set up a PayPal account or credit card payment. Also I'm not sure about customs or tax fees you'll have to face. Also shipping seems quite high, maybe that's with extra insurance. Just contact him. Thorsten
  11. Hi, don't know if the issue has been covered yet, but I was always bothered by the fact that the 996 didn't have the same feature when it comes to lane change as my benz has. There I can touch the turnlight switch shortly and it will automatically come on three times. This made me change lanes without signaling quite often in my Porsche since I forgot to hold it as long as needed. I found a mosfet-module sold by CXI which does the job nicely and can be installed within 20 minutes. Just need to pull out the hazard light switch cables and clip into the according the instructions that come with it. Don't know if there's a source for it in the U.S. since the price including shipping is quite high (around 81 Euros, 49 for the module alone). Seems that there is no english page also. I have to say that the owner Mr Ziegenhirt provided outstanding customer service by exchanging an out of warranty module that I had purchased at ebay for free. So I thought I at least owe him an honest review of the product. No affiliation! Thorsten
  12. Sorry to hear about your surgery Kim. At least I have a perspective now what will happen to me after another 17 on the job :rolleyes: Anyway, I hope you get well much sooner than your son-in-law must hope you will :P Regards, Thorsten
  13. Same problem here, anyone knows a part # for those plastic inserts? Is it possible to remove the roof rack holders completely and replace with a 'non holder' roof joint strip? Thorsten
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