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    porsche carrera2 996
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    600bhp skyline r33 gtr
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  1. It will not fit. I have been down that path before. The turbo lid is longer front to back by quite a bit. I.E the engine bay opening is smaller on non turbo cars. Thats what they mean by cut. Mega job to do.
  2. Thanks for the reply, i can go on a bit sometimes, but what i wanted to know was, will the light extinguish itself when the fault clears. I.E Can i take each wheel off & short the sensor cable out then check light until i find which sensor set is at fault.
  3. I have a warning light on. Its 2nd in from left 996 2001, Think its brake pad wrning. It had new pads & discs fitted when i bought car many years ago. The light was on then, Never bothered me. Now its MOT time & new uk rules. No warning lights or a fail, Do i need to get the light reset or is there a problem. All pad wear sensors ok & car has only done 21,000mls. Any help appreciated.
  4. Mine had that problem on one side & it was a ***** to get the plug to insert. Eventually it did go in but as said they are flimsy. Surely easiest way is to check the socket with a voltmeter before inserting the headlight,, no voltage & the problem is elsewhere.
  5. They do not sell batteries any more at costco in the UK. They stopped stocking them a while back.
  6. Thanks very much for that. It looks pretty straight forward.
  7. Jus a quicky. How do i get the instrument cluster forward or out enough to change a blown lamp.
  8. Wow how wierd is that. I just received my key blade this morning from them, They are good & they clone a lot of chipped keys from motorcycles/scooters for me, which is my busness doing cat D/C write offs that rarely come with both keys. I asked them & they can do the porsche key code job, but they are in Kent & need the car to read codes. I,m in Leeds so its a long drive.
  9. Ok thanks for that. We have quite a few locksmiths in uk that advertise they can supply new key & program for around £90 Maybe this will be the route i take. Stupid thing is i only want a spare key as going to sell the car soon & does not look good with only one key.
  10. Hi thanks for that but can you be more specific, I.E is the key immobiliser part a different job to the door locking mechanism. In the key fob there is a little metal tube which i guess is the immobiliser chip. Then there is the rest of the remote door opening circuit board. Are they all limnked or is there 2 seperate functions. Sorry if i appear thick on this subject.
  11. I know i need to get a locksmith or porgy dealer to program spare key for car but can i program the key fob for opening doors etc or is this all part of the coding system, I have a spare key fob as mine is US/ duff
  12. This the mod i did some years ago & they sound great. Basically it,s the same a genuine sports exhaust from porsche but without the valve & actuator. Only problem with this mod is it can be a bit too much if you do long runs.
  13. Yes i will be doing soon. I do start it & run up to temerature regularly but i know what you mean. Thanks for that. Shame to sell it, i love it to bits but could use garage room to do more bikes.
  14. Thanks for answers. I buy & sell cat C & cat D insurance write off bikes & scooters, most of which come with either just 1 key or no keys at all. The latter being i have usually to purchase a new ecu, eg Vespa GTS 300. New throttle body ECU assembly best side of £400 + new key set & then code manually. On the other hand when i get just 1 key there is a company in the UK you send them to & they clone your key & return it registered post. I take it this is not the case with the porsche system. Sorry to appear a bit dum but i have not had my 996 out of the garage for 3 years. And not been off the driveway for 4 years. Sad i know but work & other stuff,,,
  15. This has probably been asked many times, but i have owned my 996 for many years & covered about 1500 miles. Its wrapped up in cosy blankets the rest of the time. Anyway when i purchased the car i only got 1 key. Never bothered me but i am planning on selling it soon & wondered how to get a spare key & fob. From what i have read you can buy the bits but cannot get it programmed without a bank loan through porsche. Any help appreciated.
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