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  1. I can confirm that fit isn't really an issue. I had the Kenwood installed not too long ago and I think the shop created a custom bezel because it's a perfect fit, one piece and shows NO metal. I'd take photo's to prove it except that the same shop failed to put back the firewall grommet properly and the car is now in the service dept having the interior removed and everything dried out! Hope the first shop's liability insurance is paid up if it comes to that! Which I hope it doesn't - the guy running the place seems decent enough and the dealer has a good working relationship with them so I'm prepared to accept one screw-up. Anyway, these are my problems.... In my case, the Nav 'puter was installed under the HU in the top position of the bottom section, the AC controls moved down to the bottom position of the bottom section. The CD holder and Bin are in the garage, with everything needed to convert back to stock 'cause some Porsche people insist on that (for when I come to part with the car) It looks perfect! I promise photo's when I get my car back. I'm certain you shouldn't have any issues with using the stock speakers, they are passive after all so MOST doesn't come into it.
  2. I noticed at tonight's fill-up that the trim piece on the inside of the front window at the top is detaching itself from the hardtop. This probably helps explain why I've been getting window icing on the inside of the car!! I haven't driven the car in quite a while and I didn't notice this when I installed the top at the end of October. I suspect that to get at it, I'll also need to remove the hard plastic trim piece above the window. Can anyone help me figure out how to install this correctly?
  3. The gong does stop after a few chimes (at least, that's the case in the '02 C4 cab), I think the same sounder is used for headlight-on warning so you'd have t6o give that up too. The visual indication can be cancelled by push the OBC stalk forward - doesn't stop the gong though
  4. I don't see the part on those explodes Loren, but I know what he's talking about - I'll go look in my car.
  5. Similar situation here in NJ, but with a twist: I'm not a lawyer, but this was told to me by one. In NJ, the supreme court ruled that a moving violation could no longer be commuted to a non-moving violation. The result was that the number of "not guilty" pleas rocketed, clogging the court system. In response to this, a new moving violation (Operating a verhicle in an unsafe manner) was created carrying 0 points. This allowed the old process to continue, resulting in increased revenue and less "Traffic Court" traffic!!
  6. Not that I've looked (because I haven't) but there's an "AV" button on the front panel that's currently disabled. That suggests to me that PCM2 may have analog inputs but I've no idea if this is the case and, even if it is, how you'd go about activating that button.
  7. This is news that might help me sleep better! My C4 was bought as a CPO car at a dealer, but the original owner didn't turn the keys in. The dealer offered to get a new key and program it as part of the deal. I was concerned that there are other keys "out there" but this statement would seem to indicate why the dealer needed both the car and the master key to program the spare. I sure hope it's true that this action disables any existing keys not present at programming time.
  8. I have it on both cars and wouldn't be without it. The skills of the installer are equally as important as the material IMO, and if you don't like it (or anyone interested in buying the car down the road), it can be removed withoiut paint damage, leaving effectively new panels.
  9. You're car is non-MOST, so you can use your existing amp. You basically have two choices regarding the category - single DIN or double DIN. All the single DIN units except for the Traffic Pro have pop-out screens - they're easy to install however. Traffic Pro is the best and probably cheapest option, but has no moving map and future support doesn't look good. Pre-MOST cars can't have PCM2, from what I can gather, PCM1 isn't all that great but they do pop up on eBay from time to time. I'm going for the Kenwood double DIN because it's got the best feature set and looks not unlike PCM (there are pics of one in a Boxster on this site). But, it's not a cheap solution and is fairly complex to install as the HVAC controls need to be moved. Another solution to consider would be a portable unit. I had a Magellan RoadMate for a while and loved it, but I decided on an integrated solution for my C4 because of looks and because it'll interrupt whatever music source I'm listening to at the time. I'm going the "whole hog" route though, with cellphone handsfree, a new CD changer, and some other stuff - my car is in for the install on Wednesday, planning on picking it up on Saturday, Will do pics when I get the chance.
  10. Hi, I understand from reading here that part of the aerokit install includes adding a second engine compartment lid strut. I just topped off the oil in my car and noticed it's not there. The car is an '02 C4 Cab. Is it supposed to be there on my car? How important is it? TIA Andy
  11. That's about the same for me too - I haven't noticed anything "odd" when taking over from the 'puter.
  12. I agree that it makes the car feel heavier, I guess we're using torque instead of revs. You could always tap it down on the wheel switches I suppose....
  13. It also depends on your driving style. Shift patterns are selected based on how hard you drive it (My car thinks I'm a Wuss most of the time, so pulls off in second and is in fifth around 30-35). Drive it harder, it'll shift later.
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