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David Clarke

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    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2003 Porsche 996 C4S, 2001 BMW X5 4.4i, 2005 MV Agusta F41000S
  1. The Kenwood Bluetooth adapters are a very good, and are cheap enough on ebay second hand. You can dial from the screen, stream audio and of course it mutes the radio http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kenwood-KCA-BT200-Bluetooth-Receiver-w-Microphrone-/221374413740?pt=US_Bluetooth_Handsfree_Car_Kits&hash=item338af17bac Not sure this is the right model, you might need a 300, but a quick look on the kenwood site will sort it out
  2. I just put a DNX6990 Kenwood in my car 10 days ago. I had/have MOST so extra work, but you get to dodge all that. I bought a refurbished one and couldn't be happier: http://www.salectronics.com/shopexd.asp?id=1654 Kenwood also do an AMP Kenwood eXcelon XR-5S (Available from the folks above also) thats the same size as as the CD changer (roughly). Garmin Maps, colour match buttons, reversing camera, HD radio, Bluetooth, etc....
  3. The factory AMP is the typical Bose setup and uses a lot of signal processing to compensate for rubbish speakers, upgrading the speakers only isn't going to help, sorry. However, Focal and Alpine have speakers that fit in the holes, Focal DIY http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/996-forum/698693-diy-install-front-dash-speakers.html Alpine adapters, here http://www.jmgshop.com/9xx---porsche-boxster--996-dashboard-speaker-upgrade-kit-with-alpine-speakers-62-p.asp
  4. I will assume this is a 996.2 based on the year and part numbers are: 999-170-223-90-M14 Bosch FGR5KQE0 999-170-223-90-M220 NGK BKR6EQUP or BKR6EIX in Iridium As for the coil packs, the short answer is yes, its advisable to replace them. You can also leave them in, but whilst you are in there, do them. Coil packs and MAFs are the modern service items every once in a while.
  5. And in answer as to how, check out: http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/26098-how-to-run-backup-camera-wiring/ My advice is to pull both front seats, otherwise you kill your back.
  6. When I buy cameras they either have an extra wire in with the RCA for the rear or I add an extra wire to the rear. Most trigger off 12V, so connect to the reversing light in the back. I am sure there are places up front to tap the reverse line as well, but its not hard to patch back in the rear. This also powers the camera, so if you want to be able to run the camera via the deck when NOT in reverse, then run two wires to the back, one for reverse trigger and the other for power to camera. I wrap all cables and joints in tesa tape (search ebay), its the black fabric tape that has some sort of glue on one side and is commonly used in all german cars to wrap the wiring, so once you are done, no one will spot that the wiring isn't factory. Hope this is helpful.
  7. Just run, sorry to say this is not a car you can own without tipping cash into it too frequently to actually enjoy it. I extended the warranty as far as I could and sold it 6 months before it finally expired. You will find yards full of them for sale, no one wants them.
  8. Very cool, any chance you could post a pic of the sanding disks? I am not sure if you mean the flapper type of the flat round ones, either way would like to know. Thanks
  9. Assuming the battery is good, these starters can and do stick in the solenoid . The can be rebuilt and replacement is a 20 minute job and can be done by the enthusiastic amateur or any workshop. Instructions here in the DIY from memory.
  10. My local porsche dealership always does a great job cleaning my car when I take it in for anything, so I asked them what they used and they use Wurth Wheel cleaner, so I got some and have never found better http://www.wurth.co.uk/technical-chemicals1/cleaning-and-care-materials/vehicle-cleaning-external/aluminium-wheel-cleaner-500ml
  11. I have the K&N, sounds cool, you have to put a towel over it when you wash the car and evidence shows it adds NOTHING (or next to nothing) to the HP. Some folks have oiled up the MAF and have to replaced it. But looks pretty! If I was doing it again, would probably put the 997 airbox in, again, adds nothing but looks nicer than the 996 one.
  12. The speaker wiring can be relocated up to closer to the battery and the 1m cable is plenty long enough.
  13. If you have the big long connector for the speakers on your amp, you can use this connector/cable kit from your head unit to the front tire well, and connect to the harness. Check the wiring from Loren again it when it arrives, its easy to modify if you have to with a soldering iron and some heat shrink. This cable is wired wrong for the Bose amp, so is probably wired right for your amp (but really I am guessing). I have one here and its nicely made. CDR23-amp-bypass-lead-ISO-PC2-95 http://www.ebay.com/...#ht_2802wt_1330
  14. Weird problem, can't offer any suggestions, but nice to see another kiwi here!
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