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  1. I have a strange problem with a completely stock cdr-23 MOST audio system and I am not sure what to try to solve it. For a day or two after a rain, my driver's door woofer will pop when I open the door. I removed the door panel to see if the speaker was getting wet, but everything appears to be dry. I checked the amp, and everything appears OK there. Any suggestions?
  2. Need some help deciding. Currently looking to spend $40-$50k on a used car in the area. CPO or non-CPO, still deciding. I've come up with a list of 3 cars that I think fit my needs. My situation - Children: One girl (2 years) / One boy (on the way in Jan), wife has a new SUV that we use 100% of the time for going out with the kids - car purchasing ~Spring 2013 - invited to at least 3-5 member only track days a year. Currently have to borrow my manager's Cayman S, but would like to get a track worthy car for sessions. - only drive about 10 miles a day to work, but would primarly use t
  3. Someone out there please help me. I have installed a 2004 996 3.6L motor into my 2000 986 Boxster 'S'. I have also installed a Motronic 7.8 DME as running the Motronic 7.2 DME with a 'piggy-back' chip is not the ideal solution. I have the wiring diagram for the 996 Carrera DME Engine (Sheet 12A in the Porsche Workshop Manual). I am now desparately looking for the wiring diagram for the 996 Carrera DME Vehicle Area (Sheet 12 in the Porsche Workshop Manual). The wiring diagrams are the same for model year 2002 onwards. If there is anyone so kind as to help me out I would appreciate it, thanks i
  4. hi! Does anyone have a wiring diagram for 996 turbo 2001 they are willing to share with me? My right rear foglight dosen't work, I have measured and there is no 12V, I have ground on the brown cable, but no power on the gray cable.. so I want to find the other connection points to figure out why I don't have 12V on the gray cable.. and yes the fuse is ok :) hope someone can help! Kenneth
  5. This above referenced car is sitting at my local Porsche dealer. The car currently has 36500 miles. When I looked at the CARFAX the following service was completed at Beverly Hills Porsche (4-08 @ 22,800 miles)Transmission removed to complete repair Fuel filler cap secured, Front crankshaft oil seal replaced Engine cleaned Transmission checked. Had the dealer call BHP and they also replaced the clutch but no intermediate shaft bearing. Have requested the DME but have yet to get a reply. Will obviously get a PPI should I get a favorable response. Should I stay or should I go on to something els
  6. I have a MY 1999 996 C4 that I had to have towed because of a coolant leak. I saw smoke coming form the engine area so I pulled over, saw the leak and thought it best to get a tow. I initially thought it may be a hose leaking, but found that when I squeezed a hose, it looked like coolant was leaking from the lowermost flywheel (where the serpentine belt goes). Is this possible or could it be leaking from somewhere that I cannot see? About 1000 miles ago I had a new clutch, IMS and RMS bearings installed. Could any of these repairs be related to the coolant leak? I want to try to fix this my
  7. Hi, I am installing a set of recon running lights on my 99 C4 and wonder where would be the best wire routing up to the firewall grommet behind the battery. I was thinking of using the side marker wire hole. Tx
  8. RennTech.org long time member, technical expert, and long time supporter Richard Hamilton has written an excellent new book that is a must have for every 996, 996TT, GT2, and GT3 owner. The book has many technical specs as well as sales numbers. From how things work in this series Porsches to technical tips and common problem solutions with "how to" descriptions. From Amazon "This handy glovebox sized book gives the owner the key information needed to own and maintain the Porsche 911 Carrera (996) (1997-2004). There’s a year by year description of all the model types and changes, basic and
  9. Alright, 2 weeks ago I bought an '03 996 Cabriolet from a physician friend of mine... After driving it for two weeks I noticed a large puddle of coolant on the garage floor. The coolant leak was coming from the back drivers side of the engine (pics to follow) After researching this topic thoroughly over the weekend I am confident that I can execute his repair myself... But first, let me stress to everyone that I AM NOT A MECHANIC, nor have I ever attempted any "mechanics" except for oil & filter changes. There are some really great write-ups that gave me the confidence and know-how t
  10. I have a 2003 996 Cab and just found out that the brake lights aren't working. After reviewing the other topics on this forum, I'm pretty sure I need a new brake light switch. Most of the other topics however also point to PSM and ABS fault lights that display but I have no fault lights on the dash. Would a faulty brake light switch not always trigger an ABS fault? Also, my front headlights sometimes don't always come on the first time I turn them on - sometimes I have to click them on and off a few times for them to finally come on. Could the two problems be related?
  11. P1121 P0160 P1117 1999 996 I don't think there is an easy answer to this but I figure I would try before admitting defeat and taking my girl into the doctor. I recently had my CEL come on and it was throwing an MAF code along with a P0160. Since I sprayed out my MAF about a year ago, I decided to replace it, and got the above codes. I replaced my bank 2 post cat sensor, which was on the topside of the exhaust on the drivers side (pipes cross in the back)...let me tell you it was tough to get out, even with an 02 tool. But I got it and replaced it with a a Bosch O2 sensor, same num
  12. Hello everyone. I've had these two faults appear three separate times now, all within about 100 miles of each other, and all when the car has been idling for a short period. P0172: System too Rich (Bank 1) P0175: System too Rich (Bank 2) I've searched the forums, and it seems the likely cause is the MAF, but I wanted to post my Torque Pro logs of when the CEL occurred to see if any of you could help me pinpoint the problem. For what it's worth, I just changed my spark plugs last weekend (after having seen the CEL twice) and inspected the ignition coils, but no problems were found and t
  13. With regards to a 1999 996 C2... This morning my wife "inadvertantly" took my keys to work with her. I grabbed my spare remote key, and to my surprise the dash would light up, but the car would not start. So I grabbed the valet key, and the car started. Just curious as to why this is the case. The battery was good in the remote key. What is the reason for this? I am sure it's related to anti-theft, but don't understand it. On a possibly related note, both key fobs stopped opening the doors probably 2 years ago, so I have been using the door lock since that time, but have only been using on
  14. Hi Does anyone have recent experience of replacing the convertible top on a 996 in UK? I have found several companies advertising on the web but would like to hear from happy / unhappy customers before parting with cash. From other posts I understand this is not DIY'able? I live in Ireland but options over here are severely limited. Thanks Andy
  15. I just drove from the Bay Area to Lake Tahoe in my 99 996 convertible. After the drive, I stopped and heard a loud continuous squeal from the front-end of the car while the engine was running. I turned off the AC and the squeal remained, but stopped when I turned the engine off. There's not much at the front of the car to make such a noise especially when the fans are off (AC off, coolant temp between the 8 and 0 on the temp gauge). I videoed the front of the car to let you hear the squeal. It seems louder behind the wheels and perhaps on the passenger side. I had this once before after
  16. Hello All, Found I have the Intermix problem on a 2000 996 with 73k miles. The oil cooler is solid so must be the engine the dealer tells me. Anyone have any experience with Motor Meister rebuilds? http://www.motormeister.com/suz/911_engines/911_engines_5.htm The price is about $6k to rebuild my engine, sound fair?
  17. Hello all I just joined this forum something i should have done ages ago. I drive a 2003 996 Carrera 2 Tiptronic with a lot of extras incl the Porsche Sports exhaust and suspension. I want to retrofit the footwell lights in my car, does anyone know what is needed , any related posts and any info on retrofitting these either DIY or at a dealer . I think they come as standard on the turbo 996 and i guess it cant be such a big job to do ... My car already has the dimming mirror , rain sensor i think i read somewhere this footwell wiring links to the relay for these or something any help will
  18. So, the 996 doesn't have any fender liners in the rear portion of the rear wheel arches. It hasn't really been a problem, except for winter driving. Slush and show is thrown on the hot mufflers and burn off when you stop at intersections. I kinda think it's cool with smoke billowing out from the rear arches, others think the car is on fire... Either way, with a new exhaust system a new potential problem occurred, check the vid: That's after about two weeks of driving. Those mufflers used to be shiny stainless steel. The mufflers themselves can take a bit of dirt but I'm worried about
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