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I just got a 02 996TT via a Chevy Dealer in a tiny town in Minnesota. I guess they wanted to keep the car "safe" so they disconnected the battery and nobody has the code card or notes. Becker CR 220 Model 4362 Ser # 15003427 Thank you, Loren!
On my '06 Boxster, the silver plastic piece that goes on the left steering wheel spoke between the airbag and the outer rim of the steering wheel is losing its paint. I assume this is typical for whichever side your hand rests on the steering wheel. This is gloss silver. It doesn't seem to come up in the used parts world (eBay) so prolly have to go to a dealer for it. This appears to be the same part used on the 997.1 standard steering wheel.
I am not a big fan of aftermarket stereos and the Becker CDR24 looks "right" in the dash, so to plug in my iPhone to play music, I used the iSimple unit. I took the input cable into the console and brought it up through the ash tray bottom. But while I was designing a holder for my iPhone using the ashtray, it occurred to me that the ashtray opening was very similar in size to the Gen 4 iPod Nano. So I bought one to be a dedicated music unit. It lays in the opening nicely. I had to cut a notch to lay the iSimple cable into as I routed it out of the bottom of the ashtray and looped it into the cigarette lighter (electrical disconnected) opening so I would have some slack in the cable to plug and unplug the Nano. The cable in the notch and the loop in the cigarette lighter hole actually help the Nano stay in place, although I think I'll work out something to hold it a bit more securely. My used $70 Nano was a kind of gold/salmon color, so I'll look for some 'wrap' to make it disappear a bit. But for now, it helps show the install...
The hole is too small for a cigarette butt... That's what's weird about it.
I guess I wasn't clear. This is the tapered hole inside the ash tray. I have fashioned a 'probe' that fits in it and supports the phone holder. I'm just curious what it was intended for originally.
Okay, the 'A' part of this is that I bought an iSimple IS77 and an antenna adapter and installed an interface to directly connect my iPhone to the antenna lead. This device has a power switch, which I put on the side of the console panel next to the radio. How it works is that by tuning to one of two pre-selected frequencies when you install it, the iSimple device does a frequency modulation of the signal from your phone. You tune to the channel, switch on the device and play your tunes. Simple, and I prefer the esthetics, if not the performance. of the Becker CDR24. I had my mechanic do the install since I was unsure of how to find a good power lead in the Boxster wiring. I had him run the iPhone connector out past the shifter under the console and up through the ashtray. Which brings me to the 'Q' part of the post: I'm putting together a removable mount for my phone using the ashtray. At the front of the ashtray is a round, tapered hole that leads to an open area next to a white nylon block. I can't tell what it was originally. Maybe a light fixture? But there's no power to it. Nothing in the manual addresses this feature. Anyone? (obviously, this setup applies to 997.1 as well)
You're in luck. The manual is available from the top menu bar under 'Documents.' As for where it is, I don't know, but here's a picture. http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/pts/2817875438.html