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    '12 991S
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    '91 BMW M5
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  1. For many years I've owned manual transmission Porsches along with manual, automatic, and dual-clutch BMW's. I currently have several BMW's including an E92 M3 which upshifts by pulling the shift lever toward the back of the car. I am trained in the BMW way. On my new 991, my first PDK car, the shift lever pushes forward to upshift the car. I have subconsciously pulled the PDK shifter back into the next lower gear more times than I can count while trying to upshift. If I'm focused on the Porsche method, I'm OK. If I'm just casually driving the car, I'll pull instead of pushing without thinking. Plus, as I switch back and forth between the 991 and the M3, it's causing me great brain-drain. Does anyone know if there is a way to reverse the way Porsche does this? Maybe exchange two wires or something like that? I can't imagine that this shifter is connected to the tranny through any type of hard connection. Any thoughts or direction are very welcome. Dwayne
  2. Referencing the valve mentioned in the first post as "2. EVAP Solenoid (Shut off Valve)", and the one Loren pointed out in the DIY, is this the valve that doesn't open when there is difficulty putting fuel in the car? My car wouldn't accept fuel a few days ago. It splashed back and out as described in some of the other messages here. Standing there I remembered some of the posts about this problem, so I took my palm and pounded on the top of the fender. I heard a creaking/popping noise for about 3 seconds and then I was able to pump fuel into the car. Is this the other solenoid that Loren was referring to in the DIY about the flap solenoid? If so, is there any way to lube it or repair this "sticking" problem without changing the solenoid, or is exchange the solution? Are any special tools or precautions required for this effort? Any input anyone can provide on the solution is very welcome. A part number would help a lot if that's available. The car is a 2003 Targa.
  3. All of what Loren said, plus I use my BMW Trickle charger through the lighter socket on my 911 as well. Always works great.
  4. Loren, From this info you posted earlier, are these the rim sizes and offsets for all narrow body 996's. ie: C2, C2 Cab, Targa - MY '99 thru '04 Dwayne
  5. Reading the posts in this thread gave me the confidence to attempt and complete this mod today. The combination of methods made this a reasonable undertaking. With much patience, I was able to remove and replace all of the required screws. As previously stated, it is a major PITA. But it sure looks good when you're finished. I'd like to thank everyone for their posts here. :thumbup: Dwayne
  6. I'm not an expert on changers, so I can't offer you much there. How about posting the ebay seller's name so others of us do not fall prey to his evil ways. Dwayne
  7. I also installed mine in a short amount of time using the directions. It's 6 months later and I just completely removed the cupholder from it. To me, it's in the way when it's folded inside, and very much in the way when it's open and something is sitting in it. Plus, the additional storage is so deep that it's hard to reach into the bottom of it without wrenching yourself around in the seat to get into it. IMHO, it is way overpriced. All and all, I wouldn't purchase it again. YMMV
  8. Thanks Dwayne. Do you think the PSM switch didn't work because you used the two OUTER terminal wires instead of the most lateral one and the top one like Scouser described in his instructions. I dunno. I'm about to give it a try. Thanks to all who responded. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> You know, you may be right. After reading Scouser's directions again, his mention of the two outside wires are for the new spoiler switch and not the PSM switch. :oops: I think I misunderstood them. :eek: I certainly tried to use the two outside wires thinking that all of the switches were wired the same. In this case, they apparently are not. It looks like I'm going to re-examine my install and meter across the two terminals on the PSM that Scouser mentions. :) I'll let you all know how I make out.
  9. To throw a little food for thought into the fray. I have an '03 Targa. When I wired my spoiler switch, I could not get the illumination LED in the switch to light when wired to the PSM switch using the Scouser directions. This didn't make any logical sense as I had previously wired a switch for my garage door opener and sourced the illumination voltage from a switch nearby using the same method as Scouser described. Basically, tapping into the two outermost terminal wires on the connector. When the Scouser directions didn't work for me, I pulled out the DVM and could never measure any significant voltage across the two outside terminals of the PSM switch regardless of the illumination brightness setting. I still don't know why. On to "Plan B": I was able to get the illumination to function when I wired it to the wiper control knob which sits at the bottom left of the "horseshoe". Mine is illuminated. I was also able to detect voltage readings moving up and down with the dimming function when I measured across the terminals on the knob. So, mine is wired to the wiper control knob. It works and hasn't stopped, so I've left well enough alone. I'm not sure if these comments will help or hurt the current situation, but it has been my recent experience. :) Dwayne
  10. Three weeks ago I ordered a set of the exact same 18" Michelin tires that came on my '03 Targa as original equipment when new. They arrived in two weeks. I picked them up Friday and all sizes matched exactly and they have N1 on them. The tread patterns match exactly to the OE tires. How does one tell if they are "ribs" or not? If anyone wants to try their luck with the place that I talked to, it is Consolidated Tire Co. located in Greenville, SC. 864-277-2577. I'm sure they'll ship them to you if you're out of the area. Maybe they can even drop ship them to the installer of your choice. Good Luck.
  11. If you have a CDR23 and the Bose system and changer, you have the fiber optic cable that you need already there. You will only need to change the location of the heater controls and add a new surround, install the GPS antenna, change out the PCMII mounting brackets, put it all back together, and have it all reprogrammed by the dealer. This was my experience doing the retrofit in an '03 Targa. Good Luck. :D
  12. For what it's worth, on my XP Home laptop I had to rename the 'porsche.scr' file 'ssporsche.scr' for it to show up in the list of screen savers for me to choose from. This may save someone else some time if it happens to not show up in the list. Dwayne
  13. No, not if you currently have PCM 1. MY2002 was a little different since most cars got PCM1 and only the last build or two got PCM2. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Out of curiosity, does all of this discussion imply that there are some '02's with MOST, or some 02's with PCM2 that have analog connectivity? While I'm asking questions, is there any analog output on a MOST PCM2? In other words, can you get the required plugs and also have analog output along with the MOST connectivity? Dwayne
  14. The 997 transmission is made in Japan vs Germany for the 987. Dwayne
  15. Thanks a lot for the explanation. I moved my key innards to the GT housing today. It would've been a much more difficult process without your instructions. My Targa has 3 remote switches. I had resolved to give up the rear glass switch to get the GT key working if the buttons were bigger and easier to use. They are. I unsoldered the two switches for the trunk and rear glass, and soldered the trunk switch onto the center pads on my circuit board. It works perfectly. :clapping:
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