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Posts posted by petes

  1. Hi All


    My battery died this week in my 997.1 TT (I think killed by a dying Bose amp) and after getting it going again, I went to clear down all the various error codes using my Durametric and noticed a new one 


    P4230 Boost pressure electric actuator


    It may be part of the dead battery mess, but it wouldn't clear down.  Wondered if anyone else had seen it before and what it might mean?




    pete S

  2. Thanks Guys.  Sorry, I should probably have said .... this is my third TT (996TT, 996 TurboS, 997.1), and this was the first time I've noticed something quite as loud.  Now, it might just be the normal thing of I happened to hear it once, and now I'm listening for it, but it's not something I heard before in 6 years or so.  I would be more concerned, but as I said, it only last a couple of seconds, then all seems fine.  Anyone heard of anything like this being a problem, or just one of those things?




    pete S

  3. A couple of times recently, my '07 997 TT has been really rattle-y when I first started it.  First time this lasted for about a second, today for about 3 seconds.  After that, it dropped back to normal, and the car ran fine.  It sounded like a loose chain maybe, so I wondered if perhaps there was a sticky tensioner?  Any ideas?




    pete S

  4. When my wife started up her C2S Cab at the weekend, she got an error on the screen saying something like "Navigation System is not available" as soon as the PCM came on. The rest of it seems to work OK - radio etc.. I wondered if something was up with the DVD, so tried to take that out, but there seems to be no power getting to the DVD drive - at least pressing the eject button doesn't do anything. Is there a seperate fuse for the navi/dvd? Is there somewhere I can look to try and diagnose the problem, or is it a visit to my local specialist?


    pete S

  5. In case anyone else is wondering, I've found the answer myself. If you pull the cover off the Navi DVD (pull the cover away from the bulkhead towards the front of the car at the top and then pull the hole thing upwards), you can then get at both sides of the cover for the CDC. To get the cover off, you just pull it firmly updwards - a little awkward, but I found that you just give it a firm pull and it comes free.

  6. Hi

    I've recently bought a 997 TT and it has the CDC-4 mounted vertically in the front trunk, next to the DVD for the Nav unit. I want to fit my Dension 500 tomorrow, but can't work out how to get the CDC out so that I can get at the cables and fibre optics. Anyone know how to get it out, and if so, I wondered where anyone had fitted there Dension or the like - there's not a lot of room in there.....

    pete S

  7. I have seen an Update available on the Porsche Tequipment brochure, it is very recent, at least in Europe, it also bring a compass option for the PCM, it is available on the website, just check out Porsche.com and select Europe

    Hi Brendel

    Have you got a link by any chance - tried to find it on the UK site, but can't. I doin't think the compass is new - isn't that a feature of the extended navigation module?


    pete S

  8. I'm pretty sure I saw the uption of unlocking the driver's door only when I was coding window operation with the PIWIS tester, so the dealer should be able to program it. I don't know if it is possible to do it yourself.

    Where are you located? There might be a RennTech member locally who could help you out. Look in the diagnostics forum, as there is a register.

    Hi Richard

    Thanks for the reply - I'm close to Reading, and the car's got to go into the OPC next week, so if it's a PIWIS option, I'll get them reprogram it.


    pete S

  9. Hi All

    I'm looking to upgrade my '02 C4S to a 996 TT :-). I've been looking for a Coupe, but went in a friends 997 Cab the other day and, although it's early in the year, I was reminded of the pleasure of drop top motoring which I'd missed out on since my Boxster S days. The idea of a Turbo Cab seems somehow a little wrong to me though. How much of a compromise in handling is the Cab over the Coupe - extra weight and extra flex. Also, does the extra flex mean more creaks and rattles etc.. Any other couple vs. cab expiences?


    pete S

  10. We've been getting too many requests now to ignore what you guys want. We've been looking into making the bezel out of high grade metal & having it textured powder coated in a flat black. The powder coating application will make the bezel VERY scratch resistant and extremely durable! Unfortunately, our fabricator's lead time is always a couple of months but they do awesome work. Any thoughts on continuing the glossy black bezels?





    Great News - Bring it on!!! If you can (as close as possible) match the coating of the bezel to the "textured" finish of the existing bits (like the surface of the adapter to fit the air con piece into the bottom console), then a) I'd order an AVIC kit tomorrow and b ) I can't think many people would want the gloss version - I guess we all strive to make it as "stock" as possible.

  11. Hi Marc

    Thanks for letting us know - so, Trieu, how about supplying these ready painted :-)

    pete S

    Could you tell us how you refinished the bezel for the semi-matt look - it looks great!

    I agree, matt look is great! In fact the gloss bezel is only thing holding me back from this kit - If the bezel came in semi-matt look (for black interior) then I would buy this kit in a second! Trieu if you're reading..... ;)

    Guys, I used Trieu's trimplate and painted it with Rustoleam's Textured Paint For Plastic in Black, came out PERFECT!

  12. Hi Mark

    Could you tell us how you refinished the bezel for the semi-matt look - it looks great!

    pete S

    Hi all,

    I refinished my trim plate to match the textured plastic on the dash in my 02 996, It came out great!

    Looks as close to factory as I think we can get, Now I wish I could get rid of the "Pioneer" wording on the radio.



  13. Hi

    I was driving into work this morning and the PSM and then about 1 sec later the ABS light came on. They both went off when I turned off the ignition and then came on again a little later. I read in other posts that this might be a brake light switch or a MAF, or perhaps somehing else. I'll check the brake lights as suggested later but wanted to ask ...

    a ) Do I need to do the brake light check when the PSM/ABS lights are on, or at any time - i.e. do I need to wait for the lights to come on again before I can know if checking the lights is telling me anything

    b ) If it is the brake light problem, is this only the lights coming on, or is PSM/ABS actually off

    c ) If they do this "lights coming on, but resetting every time", is it actually a PSM problem - i.e. will PSM actually not be working

    d ) Does this brake light problem as occur on a 02 C4S?



  14. Just realized there are two current threads running re battery/alternator issues. could this be an epidemic?

    Well, in my case, it's not a dead battery - all's pointing to the alternator. Dropped it into my local indi this morning - they told me that they've had quite a few '01 and '02 facelift 996's in recently for new alternators, so it may be just things of a certain age starting to pack up :(

  15. Hi All

    I was driving home tonight in my '02 996 C4S and all of a sudden the battery/generator light popped on, and I noticed the charge had dropped from its normal 14v to an unhealthy 10v or 11v. About 5 miles later, as the charge dropped off, various things shut down - PSM, ABS airbags etc.. I got home OK, turned it off and tried it again, and got the ominious click. I've charged the battery for a few hours - enough to start the car, but the battery/generator light was still on and the charge voltage was about 11v.

    Is this a dying alternator or might it be a dying battery? Although I've read here strange things with batteries, it seems strange that a) it started whilst I was happily hacking down a highway and B) that even after a charge, the charge voltage is low. However, I guess it could be that the battery's gone high resistance for some reason. I'll see about getting the battery tested tomorrow but just wondered if anyone had any comments.


    pete S

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