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  1. Have seen/heard comments that the emergency (donut) spare wheel/tire from Boxster or 996 was not suitable for all-wheel drive 997. Does anybody know if this setup will work OK with my 2007 Targa 4? Would appreciate quick response due to upcoming long trip through remote areas. Thx
  2. Not yet, still trying to find a way around paying $67.50 for five minutes of "work"...
  3. Thanks to all for the info and advice. I am assuming the electrical connection referred to is not the connector for the center console or the PCM unit, but is probably around the steering column and under pax seat...
  4. My airbag warning light is on. I took the car by the local Porsche dealership and the service manager explained to me that this could happen if my battery was discharged below 8 or so volts. I had been working on the car a few days ago and the doors were open for several hours. The battery was discharged to the point where it cranked very slowly before engine start, so I probably passed the low-voltage threshold while starting. The service manager said they could reset it, but would have to charge me 1/2 hour labor because Porsche would not cover this under warranty. This seems a high pr
  5. Forgot to mention that the way you access the signal from the audio interface is to select FM (on the PCM) and scan or search the frequencies until you come to "AUX". You can then set "AUX" as a memory into one of the PCM station memory keys by holding the key down until you hear an audible beep. I set mine to the "0" key. I have the manual that comes with the audio interface package, but it is not much help beyond what I have described.
  6. I just completed installation of the Porsche Audio Interface in my 2007 997. This is the option that gives you the two jacks in the center console compartment, one "AUX" and one "i-Pod". It functions as an FM modulator to deliver signals to the PCM from the audio device that you have plugged into the jacks, blocking out input from the FM antenna when a signal from your external audio device is being received. Works OK, but not as well as one of the expensive "bridge" device interfaces which go directly into the fiber optic inputs of the PCM. It functions more like a high-quality FM broadca
  7. Thanks for the reply, Andrew. I have already completed the project. See the tutorial I posted under Carrera I DIY.
  8. How to hide radar detector and sat antenna wiring Lacking any comprehensive instructions about how to remove the a-pillar trim to install hidden wiring for radar detector, GPS and XM antennae, I studied the parts book exploded view (not much help), then just gutted up and attacked the problem. My car is a 997 Targa, but the coupe should be similar and the procedure should be approximately the same on either side of the car. In my car, this technique has allowed me to install a GPS receiver antenna and a satellite radio antenna on a fabricated mounting bracket, along with t
  9. Lacking any comprehensive instructions about how to remove the a-pillar trim to install hidden wiring for radar detector, GPS and XM antennae, I studied the parts book exploded view (not much help), then just gutted up and attacked the problem. My car is a 997 Targa, but the coupe should be similar and the procedure should be approximately the same on either side of the car. In my car, this technique has allowed me to install a GPS receiver antenna and a satellite radio antenna on a fabricated mounting bracket, along with the radar detector, in a location ahead of the rear view mirror wher
  10. Thanks, Loren... you're quick! I have prowled the 996 and 997 Forums and have looked at the parts catalog pages. I would like some more detailed advice about how to actually get this thing off without breaking something. Is there a PIWIS TSI or similar document you could point me to? If I knew where and how to release the clips and all that was left holding the piece was the double-sided tape I would feel better about pulling on it. The Boxster guys have detailed it pretty well for their machines but that's not applicable to the 997. All help and advice is appreciated.
  11. Would like to run wiring for radar detector and GPS antenna inside the right a-pillar/windshield interior trim of 2007 Targa 4. Anybody know how to remove the plastic trim without destroying it? Would appreciate advice or reference to accessible tech info source.
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