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I own a ‘99 996 C2 Cab. A few years back the radio would suddenly cut out while driving. Display still worked so I knew it was not the fuse. Rennlist forums suggested it might be fixed by locking and unlocking the car with the remote a number of times. That seemed to work until recently. Now it starts up just fine but sometimes just cuts out. I often hear a ”pop” sound when it goes out. Similarly, it can start back up just as suddenly. My locking unlocking drill doesm’t seem to work anymore. Is this tied to the alarm system somehow? Is there some sort of sequence I should follow to “reset”? it’s all a bit weird. All thoughts welcome.
jdearth replied to bigpeps52's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I have the same year, make and model. This is very common for our year. Usually this is a faulty seat buckle issue, but it's harder to solve than one would like. The first fix is to update the seat buckle from the offending side (driver or passenger). But the underlying issue has something to do with the wiring, of course, and Porsche has created a "kit" that is supposed to be a permanent fix. I've had both buckles replaced and the "kit", but my light still comes back on from time to time. I may resort to taking it to a dealer next time--instead of my independent Porsche specialist mechanic. Good luck and keep us posted.
I could use some advice. I had the top serviced just last year by my favorite Porsche mechanic. It was working fine until last weekend. When I attempt to open the top, I hear a high-pitched whirring sound and the top stops about half-way. If I manually help it along, i.e. with my hands while someone else pushes the button, it works OK, but I've stopped using until I can figure out the problem. Is the motor going? Does anyone have any experience with similar problems?
jdearth replied to jdearth's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Thanks for the replies. Good stuff! Here's a pic of my car as thanks! Jeff
jdearth posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I recently purchased a used 99 C2 Cab with the OEM PCM1 navigation unit installed. Unfortunately, the screen is cracked and the unit doesn't work. I've procured a replacement unit and am wondering how to swap out the new unit for the old. For example, do the "keys" that one normally uses to take the radio out work for the nav unit, too? Or, should I just take everything to my local dealer and have them do the the work? Any help and advice greatly appreciated. While I'm at it, my driver's side window doesn't go down quite all the way. Is this a "memory" problem, or something that also needs a dealer's attention. Thanks, Jeff Porsche 356 Super 90 (sold) Porsche C2 Cab