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  1. Try looking here to find what you need: http://www.lilyandgrace.com/pet/docs/Catalogues_USA_CDN/9PA_USA_KATALOG.PDF
  2. What is the # that refers to the chassis range allocation? Is it the 997.642 segment? I am not sure how this works. I have been checking the effective parts by using Porsche Pet that has a limited # of effective units. By knowing what is referred to as the chassis range should open up more effective #’s Thanks for the input on the IPod interfaces; I am leaning in the direction of the Mobridge or Dension units. I plan to make the purchase and install in the next month. The current settings of the PCM seem to have all of the correct parameters but its best to confirm. Once I have the Nav drive and Ipod interface installed I plan on having the setup confirmed by PIWIS.
  3. My PCM's part # is 997.642.103.11 and the DVD drive that I am looking for is part # 997.642.137.02. think I place this in the Wanted posts. The key is effectivity of the units, correct me if I am wrong, but this combo should work.
  4. Great information, thanks for the reply. Where to start. Comparing what you are saying to what I am seeing on the PCM makes more sense. The unit I have must of had a Nav Drive and CD changer as I get the warning when powered on that there is no nav drive or changer. I guess I will find out as I progress through this project what was original to the PCM and what needs to be activated with PIWIS. Can any of the activations be done through the Durametric software? The Nav warning should clear away when I add a DVD ROM, and when I add the Ipod adapter the changer warning should go away. The install of the drive and the gps antenna looks straight forward. Now I need to find the correct drive at the right price. Thanks for the tip on the DVD drive part number. Any recomendations re: Ipod/Bluetooth adapter? Mobridge, Dension? The installs look simple, but opinions on the interface between the Ipod and Bluetooth is what I am concerned with.
  5. Wow, if I had read all of the posts with issues on replacing my CDR with a PCM, I would have stopped before I began. Guess I just have dumb luck. Just bought a mint condition PCM2.1 (997.642.103.11) for :D $225. Checked the part number in the Porsche PET catalogue and it matched the list for my '05 987 ;) . After a quick swap plug and play, the unit fired right up and sounded great with the Bose system. I only had one intial problem. The unit would take a cd and not play or eject it. After cycling the power off several times and letting the system power down, the cd would eject but not play. Several more cycles and it now functions fawlessly :) . My next task is to find a Nav drive to install with the GPS antenna. B) Can the Nav drive be omitted? <_< Question: Can the GPS antenna connect to the PCM? Can the Nav disk run in the PCM? I don't like to use cd's so I plan on installing a Ipod/Bluetooth unit. :thumbup:
  6. Check the RIV document, I'm sure there are other places to do the inspection other than Canadian Tire. Anyway if not you have paid for the RIV Inspection. Once you get your inspection form there is no further charge.
  7. Just do the import. I paid $50 CAN for my recall letter from my local Porsche Dealer. Get your recall letter from a US Dealer while reurning to Canada. They just run the VIN on the Porsche network to verify any outstanding recalls, take less than 5 minutes. This is just a cash grab from Porsche. It is not a requirement of the Dept of RIV to get your oil changed etc. You will have to get a Provicial Safety Inspection to insure your car. This can be done by a Porsche Dealer or any Garage liscenced to do so. All you ned Porsche to do is activate your daytime running lights with the PIWIs. Get this done in the US as well. Got my lights reprogramed the same time I got my recall letter. I think it was faster to reprogramm the lights, also had the auto door locks activated. These are all on cars '05 and up. Stop whining and do it or pony up and pay twice as much in Canada. I found more cars available in the US to choose from. Found mine in North Carolina.
  8. Porsche Canada did accept my remaining warranty without any questions. :thumbup:
  9. You have no issues bringing in an '05 and up. As previously noted you will be able to display your speed digitally in Kms. The one thing you will have to do as well is the daytime running lights. This can be programed at a Porsche Dealer in less than 5 minutes. They'll do it for nothing if they want your business. The import process is easy, just brought up an '05 to Canada in January. :)
  10. Gotcha, thanks for the clarification. All I have to do now is crawl in and find it!
  11. I tried jumping the switch and the problem persisted. This is very frustrating. Is there more than one swith on the clutch pedal? Am I looking at the wrong switch? Is 996-613-114-01 the correct part number?
  12. This is easy to test bypass the switch a jumper wire. Be careful because now the car will start without the clutch being depressed. If it always works then you need a new switch or it needs to be properly adjusted.
  13. RFM, No releif, changed out switch and checked wiring. Problem still persists. I found that three pumps of the clutch pedal ussually allows the start.
  14. Hi All, I have n '05 987 Boxster. Recently I am having a problem with the starting interlock. Up unil a week ago I had no issues depressing the clutch to start the car. I began having to put exceissive pressure on the clutch pedal so the car would start. Yesterday I had to hammer the clutch pedal to the floor to get the interlock active to start the car. Is there a simple/easy adjustment or switch to replace; or is this the symptom of a bigger problem? <_< Thanks for any help in advance, Carbon
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