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    1999 996
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    1983 928S
    1991 968
  1. I wanted to post to this topic to help others considering a double din navigation receiver installation for a 996. My 996 had the old school tape deck which was crapped out. So I purchased the Euro Motorspeed double din kit from ebay, a Kenwood dnx 6960 from Crutchfield, and an upper console storage shelf from Suncoast. I was a bit anxious about cutting the dash up, but the end result looks fantastic and I would not hesitate to do it again. The tech support guy (Loi?) at Euro Motorspeed was a huge help. I had a couple of questions and he quickly replied to my emails. Also there is a series of 7 jpegs detailing the installation (but for a 986?) at the DIY tutorial section of rentech that was helpful. Also this post: http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php/topic/19074-new-dvd-navigation-install/page__st__260 and http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/996-forum/514654-double-din-install-euro-motorspeed.html and http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/996-turbo-gt2/203750-relocating-c-control-unit-2.html One thing I figured out was the AC control unit can be located on the top or bottom of the lower console, but only the lower position does not require custom cutting. Others point out that the AC control on the bottom means it is blocked by the shifter more than it would be if the unit was in the upper position. This may be true but the access issue is insigificant in my experience so go the easy route and put the AC control in the lower position. Hope this helps somebody!
  2. I just completed the silicone method on my 1999 996 and it seems to have worked perfectly. I siliconed both sides of the rubber bushing, then let it dry for 24 hours. I used cheap Wal-Mart household silicone, not labeled hi temp nor automotive -- it was what I already had around and I figured if it did not work then I could just buy the part and do it "the right way". Upon reassembly, testing in the garage shows the horn seems to require the proper force (not way too sensitive as before). Nor is the horn too difficult to toot. Thumbs up to Renntech for yet another success!
  3. Loren, First code you provided was it. You are THE MAN. :clapping: Thanks! Mark
  4. Hi Loren, I just got a brand new second hand 996! Yay! In fixing the other issues I discovered I needed the radio code... Becker CR220 Type 4362 S# 15002186 Thanks in advance! Mark
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