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    2001 Porsche 911 Carera (996)
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    1977 Datsun 280Z, 1974 Datsun 260Z, 1966 Volvo 122S, 1971 Fiat 128, 1996 Volvo 850, 1978 Mercedes 280CE, 2001 Saab 95, 2007 BMW 328i, 1997 Porsche Boxster (986)

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  1. So, a little but of good news! As it turns out, mine aren't leather—thank God! Those are insanely priced. Mine are some sort of soft touch plastic, the actual part numbers are as follows: Driver Side: 996-552-185-04-A03 Passenger Side: 996-552-186-04-A03 Those only run about $180 each from my local dealer. However, I can find these for dirt cheap on eBay. Prices range from $20 to $60. So happy about that!
  2. Haha, nice! Well, it has several scratches that don't show up that great in the photo. But you can see the big one right there where it meet the vent trim. The cheapest price was at two places, Gaudin Porsche and Paramount Automotive, for $1,575.61. As usual, the highest price was at Pelican, for $1,928. Interestingly, these are all over eBay ranging in price from $20 to $60 with free shipping. I guess I know where I'm buying this part!
  3. I've found that now. It's part number 996-552-989-02-VRK, and costs around $1500 to $1800. Won't be buying the any time soon.
  4. Need some help finding a part number, and for the matter, the name of the part! The picture just shows the passengers side of a piece that surrounds the dashboard (I think its all one part, anyway). It's between the windshield and the dash. Does anyone know what this part is called and what the part number may be? This is for 2001 996 Carrera.
  5. A while back, if I drove my 2001 996 Carrera rather spirited, two lights would illuminate on my dashboard: PSM Off and ABS. Many of you on this board recommended cleaning the MAF and replace it if cleaning didn’t help. So, I replaced the MAF and that fixed the problem. The car ran noticeably better (and I thought it ran great before that). Now, I have a new (potentially related) problem. After I replaced the MAF, I cleared these codes: P0507 - Idle Control at Startup P1128 - Oxygen Sensing Adaptation, Idle Range, Bank 1 A couple of people suggested replacing the Fuel Pump Relay. I forget the reasoning, but it made sense. It’s also cheap (like $22) and easy, so I didn’t mind trying it. I had to order it though, the dealer was out. However, before it arrived, I took a weekend road trip (San Jose to LA, about six hours on the road). Half way there, the CEL illuminated. I had my OBD scanner with me, so I ran it and found these errors: P0507 - Idle Control at Startup P1128 - Oxygen Sensing Adaptation, Idle Range, Bank 1 P1130 - Oxygen Sensing Adaptation, Idle Range, Bank 2 I cleared those errors as I really didn’t want to look at the CEL my entire trip. That helped, but two days later and half way home, the CEL came on again. Once I got home, I scanned the car again and got these errors: P0430 - Cat Conv. Efficiency, Bank 2 P0420 - Cat Conv. Efficiency, Bank 1 P1128 - Oxygen Sensing Adaptation, Idle Range, Bank 1 P1130 - Oxygen Sensing Adaptation, Idle Range, Bank 2 I picked up the Fuel Pump Relay and replaced it, cleared the codes, and that’s currently where I’m at. Not sure if the CEL will come back on or not as I just replaced it and drove around the block afterwards. The car has been running and driving just fine, no strange sounds, smells, and no rough idling either. The CEL came on at normal highway speeds (75ish), not during idling, slow speeds, or even performance driving. I’m wondering if anyone has any tips/advice what to do next if the Fuel Pump Relay doesn’t resolve the issue. Am I looking at Oxygen Sensors… or something else?
  6. C2. Specifically, early 2001 model if that makes any difference.
  7. The ignition is off when I refuel the car.
  8. I’m having a weird ‘fuel thing’ with my 2001 Porsche 911… So, I’ve been thinking it gets terrible gas mileage, compared to my 986 Boxster. I expected slightly less, but, it seems pretty bad. Now, I can’t help but wonder if there’s actually something amiss about it. When I fill the tank completely—and I mean ‘topping it off’ to get every last drop in, my fuel gauge usually looks like this (see the first picture, 01). That picture was taken immediately after starting the car after filling up the tank (I was still at the pump). There have been occasions where the needle has gone all the way to just slightly past the 4/4 mark (just like the Boxster always does), but it usually lands below as seen in the photo. However, today I was down to the warning light coming on telling me I’m low on gas. I stopped to fill it up and it only took about $30 worth. That’s odd, with gas prices here and filling up an almost empty tank, that should have been between $44 and $48 (that's what the Boxster runs). I tried to top it off but it wouldn’t take any more, as if the tank was full. So, I got in the car and started it, and (just like before) this picture was taken immediately after starting the car after filling up the tank (I was still at the pump) - (see the second picture, 02). Just barely over half a thank. Any idea what could be going on with this?
  9. That's good to know! I am looking just to get the sound a bit deeper and louder, not crazy! I've heard a few others recommend the Maxflow system as well, and it sounds like that might be the better option. But, wow, yeah—that price! Well, it's not something I was looking to do immediately. Thank you!!
  10. Looking for a sound upgrade to my 996. I like a deeper, more guttural sound. Based on videos of each, it seems the Fabspeed is more to my liking. That doesn’t mean the Fister sounds bad—because it doesn’t—I think I just prefer the Fabspeed sound. But, in all honesty, it’s hard to tell from a video. I’ve never heard either in person. I’m wondering who has experience with either one of these (or both) and looking for opinions/reasons why one might be better than the other. While they both produce great sounds, there’s a significant difference in price and benefits. Fabspeed: http://www.fabspeed.com/996-carrera-muffler-bypass-pipes/ Fister: http://fdmotorsports.net/fister-exhaust-996/
  11. The display is an issue in my Boxster (986), so I'll be using that fix for that. The 996, however, has a minor display issue but really has functionality issues. One of the buttons doesn't work and it can't seem to work in "automatic" mode to save its life.
  12. I'm replacing the unit in my 996, but PET says the same thing for that as well. The problem is finding that exact part number in the condition I want (new is way too expensive). I've found other part numbers in the condition I want, and they all look the same. I'm willing to bet they all work too, I'd just like to find a definitive answer. I work in the computer business, and every computer manufacturer (just like car manufacturers) make certain parts for certain products, but that doesn't mean other parts won't work - the manufacturer just doesn't "support" them. For example, I have the Porsche Classic Radio Navigation system in my 996, but it's only supported by Porsche in Air-Cooled models.
  13. Hello! I'm experiencing some confusion with part numbers for the Climate Control Unit in a 996/986. Hoping someone here can help clarify things for me. I’m looking to replace the Climate Control Unit in my 996 (2001). Looking through eBay I found one that not only works, but looks brand new. It’s part number is: 996-653-101-10 I pulled the one out of my car, and its part number is: 996-653-101-03 I pulled the one out of my Boxster 986 (1997) and its part number is: 996-653-101-00 In PET, there’s two other potential part numbers: 996-653-101-08 and 996-653-101-09 (and several others I've found on the internet, such as 01, 05, and 07) The problem is that all of these look the same. They all have the same connectors on the back, controls on the front, and the display is the same on all of them. The only difference I can find is the color of the plastic in the back that no one will ever see because it’s mounted in the dash. Can these be used interchangeably? If I bought 996-653-101-10 and replaced my current unit (996-653-101-03) in my 996, would it work?
  14. I could use a little advice here. I've got a 4-post steering column that I want to install on my 986 Boxster to get my OBC functionality. According to Pelican Parts and multiple forums, I need to get these two parts from Porsche: 999-650-056-40 - Connector, 999-650-057-40 - Connector Cover and these two parts from VW: 000-979-009 - Connector wire and pins for stalk, 000-979-010 - Connector wire and pins for cluster. Once I have these parts the instructions indicate to make a wire harness out of them. My local VW dealer didn't have them in stock, but they've been ordered. Porsche, on the other hand, shows that both part numbers have changed to a single part number. Unsure if it's the right part, I ordered it anyway. I'm wondering if anyone knows the correct parts that should be ordered. But, really, I'm baffled as to why Porsche doesn't have a singular part number for the whole thing? If you bought a Boxster from Porsche with the OBC option, did it not come with the proper wiring harness? Did Porsche themselves buy parts and splice them together to make a wiring harness for their own car? It's all so frustrating! I was really hoping someone could clear this up as to exactly what parts are needed, especially since the part numbers have changed and possibly the parts themselves. Cheers!
  15. Hi all, I have a 1997 Boxster that I absolutely love. Unfortunately, we had a minor jack stand slip which managed to compress a tube. There are two tubes on the passengers side that run from front to back and I'm not sure what they are. The car seems to be running normally, but I think I'm going to want to replace the tube before it starts causing problems. I think one is a Pressure Line and the other is an Air Tube Fresh Air Intake System, but I'm not certain. Nor am I certain which one I compressed if it is one of those. Can anyone confirm what these tubes are? I haven't got a picture of it, and I couldn't seem to locate one online either. Thanks in advance for any advise.
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