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About Richard Hamilton

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    Porsches, Porsches, Porsches.
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    Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK
  • Porsche Club
    PCGB (Porsche Club Great Britain)
  • Present cars
    1989 3.2 Carrera Sport - Guards Red/Linen
  • Future cars
    981C ?
  • Former cars
    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. I have only used PIWIS2 for coding 9x7s for cruise. I suspect that your indy may have been using a PIWIS1, which might not be up to date enough for a 2010 997.2.
  2. You shouldn't make any changes to the Gateway. Only the DME, Instrument Cluster, and Steering Electronics. Your profile says you have a 2003 996. In that case, look into the DME Vehicle Data, and check that the Order Code is entered correctly. For a RHD C4 Cabriolet, it should be 996611. Then do a FULL Control Module search, and code the instrument cluster and DME for "with cruise control".
  3. I'll take a look when I get to my PC in the morning. I might have some info. Failing that, it might be worth taking a punt on something like this: 05-08 Porsche Boxster S Cayman 911 997 987 #1085 Navigation DVD GPS Drive Unit WWW.EBAY.CO.UK Donor Vehicle: 2005 Porsche Boxster S. Vin# WP0CB29815U732083. Interior Color: Black. Exterior Color: Black. I can't really see why it wouldn't work, but even if not you could strip it and swap the DVD mechanism.
  4. I don't know the loader type offhand, but if you want it replaced try Maple Audio in Bath, or Cartronics in Surrey.
  5. Bear in mind the 2004 (MY2005?) will have a different starting point for the updates. MY2006 will almost certainly be Level B, or possibly Level C, and yours is Level A. Also, not wishing to be pedantic, @angusc you might want to delete the attachment from your post. @Loren is understandably concerned about Porsche copyright material being posted on the forum.
  6. I don't think reverse camera was ever an option on the 997 PCM3.0. On the Cayenne with PCM3.0 the camera outputs were connected to the TV tuner, and the TV tuner to the PCM. My guess is that you would have to code the PCM to add the TV tuner feature. Trouble is that this requires an Activation Code, which needs entering with a PIWIS tester. Not only that, but you would have to work out how to tell the PCM to switch to the TV input when the camera is required. There is a connection shown on the wiring diagram for the PCM labelled 'Back Cam' (with nothing connected to it), so that could be it. However, I suspect it is much more complicated than that.
  7. The option 580 2002 Bose amp is an oddity. It amplifies the speaker outputs from the head unit. The 490 option Harman (Haes) amp uses the line outputs from the head unit. Drop me a PM with your email address if you would like the wiring diagrams.
  8. Are you sure you have an amp? Option code 490. The reason I ask is that you have speaker wires - the brown plug. The black plug has the power connections. The blue-green-yellow plugs go into the orange Metra socket, but only if you have the 490 amp. It looks to me like the wires to the green plug might be for a CD Changer.
  9. The menus are different, and you won't get some features of the dot matrix cluster shown in your 2003 owners manual. You will get: Range on remaining fuel Outside air temperature (check the sensor is fitted) Speed gong Average speed Average fuel consumption Still worth having, for the minimal extra cost and effort.
  10. Yes, your current instrument cluster will give you OBC if re-coded. You will still have the 7-segment OBC display, not the "dot matrix" display of models with factory OBC, but you will get the OBC functions. They will appear below the existing two lines. 7-segment: Dot Matrix
  11. The fans have a separate control unit, which feeds off the front control unit. Get a diagnostic check done, and it will probably tell you what is wrong. They are prone to stones jamming the fan blades, so it might be worth checking that first. Edit - just saw someone else suggested checking for stones in another thread which you replied to.
  12. Just to eliminate the passenger door window regulator, lower the window 2 or 3 inches from the top. Grab the window, and try to move it up and down. If it moves 1/2 inch or so, the regulator cables have slack in them, hence why it doesn't drop properly. A double honk means there is a fault in the alarm system. Use the Durametric to clear the codes, then lock and unlock it, and read any fault codes which come back.
  13. Yes, I think you would be best to get a diagnostic scan with a Porsche tester. Any good independent will have the equipment.
  14. I guess the problem could be with the microswitch which senses the key being turned to the lock position. I believe the convertible top will go up and the car will lock if the key is held in this position. It is odd that it happens randomly, and that the central locking button on the dash also won't work sometimes. I would have thought that a problem with the alarm control unit would more likely cause faults like that. Any dampness under the left hand seat (driver's side in the US)? That's where the alarm unit is located.
  15. The microswitch itself isn't available from Porsche. I think it is made by Burgess, but I'm not sure.
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