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    Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK
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    PCGB (Porsche Club Great Britain)
  • Present cars
    1989 3.2 Carrera Sport - Guards Red/Linen
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    981C ?
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    2012 Cayman 2.9 PDK
    2006 Cayman S 6-speed
    2000 996 Turbo Tip Coupe
    1998 996 C2 Tiptronic Coupe
    1994 993 C2 Tiptronic Coupe

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  1. On 3.4 Tiptronics the reversing lights are controlled by the multifunction switch on the side of the ZF gearbox. Facelift 3.6s use a Mercedes box, and the reversing light switch is on the bottom of the selector lever.
  2. Most Porsche Centres will post out parts. I would try your local centre first. Failing that, try Type911.co.uk or Design911.co.uk.
  3. I have some info on the Motec dash somewhere for the 996 GT3 Cup, which I think might have been used in the early 997 Cup cars. Drop me a PM with your email address and I'll dig it out and pass it on.
  4. I hope you are well Chris, and nice to see you are still Boxstering. I can't help with your problem, but I'm intrigued by the vehicle in the background......
  5. I can't say if VCDS will read it, but to get in to the level control calibration, you have to enter the security code which you read out from Actual Values. I found the code changes every time you switch the ignition on and off, so you need to read it out and make a note of it before entering the calibration routine.
  6. I've heard of several folks who have had 996 head welding and repair by Suppliers of New and Reconditioned Cylinder Heads, Parts and Repairs across the UK MOTORCAST.COM Motorcast Components Ltd in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, is one of the uks leading automotive cylinder head suppliers. cylinder head repairs, extensive parts supply service, competitive prices and... with success. Not exactly local though......
  7. Probably the battery vent tube. They often get forgotten about when batteries are changed.
  8. I have a DIY on retrofitting cruise to the 987. If you would like a copy, drop me a PM with your email address. I can also help with the coding if I'm not too far away from you.
  9. No, you can't switch them. Once the immobiliser code has been programmed into a KESSY/PAS control unit, it can't be over-written with a PIWIS tester. You might want to try an automotive electronics repairer, to see if they can write the immobiliser code directly to the eeprom. I have heard of that being done, but have no experience.
  10. An OBD VAL will give you over-revs, and only take a few seconds, as it only checks the DME and PDK (if you have it). Run it from the F7 Additional Menu, and choose Pre-VAL at the end. When you see the zip file, select it, touch F10 and it will display the over-revs near the end of the report. You can then print it directly to PDF if you want.
  11. There are companies who can remove the security from the CDR23. These people are in the UK, but you can probably find someone in the US: Porsche CDR23 - DND Services Ltd WWW.DNDSERVICES.CO.UK Radio Code & PROTECT Repair Service Porsche CDR23 Becker BE 6612 As originally fitted to : Porsche If you are trying to fit this radio to a different vehicle, then you may find yourself with the Error message of "PROTECT".
  12. If you look under Input Signals for the alarm control unit, you should be able to see the state of the door/compartments/radio contacts, etc. Aftermarket radio perhaps? People often connect the alarm wire to the cage, thinking it is a ground connection, when in fact it needs isolating.
  13. If I remember correctly, fitting a 981 wheel & airbag on a 987.1 causes a problem with the horn. The 981 uses a hall-effect switch for the horn contact, and it operaties in the opposite sense to the 987.1. (Normally closed instead of normally open, or vice-versa). To make it work, I think you have to remove the airbag casing and turn the magnet over, making it work in the same sense as the 987.1. I think you can also get round this by fitting a 987.2 steering column control unit, but it is a more expensive solution. Fitting a 981 wheel to a 987.2 isn't a problem, which is what I did on mine. As for the cruise stalk, the 981 stalk is completely different, and won't fit a 987. Unfortunately, UK dismantlers know what Porsche charge for the stalk, and charge a lot for them. You are best trawling the US eBay site, as cruise was fitted as standard to US cars, hence dismantlers don't generally charge a premium.
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