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mwetter

New owner...several questions

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Great forum...

I just purchased my first Porsche, a 2002 996 Coupe. So far I love it and look forward to a time when I am as familiar with it as I have been with other cars. In the meantime, I have a bunch of questions that I have not been able to find on the forums... Thanks in advance.

1. Where is the AM/FM antenna? In the windshield?

2. Is the stalk that controls the "trip computer" supposed to be kind of loose and floppy? Is there a way to tighten it?

3. The car did not come with any manuals...:-( Can someone list what I should have so I can obtain a complete set from Porsche?

4. Is the cigar lighter supposed to stay "live" when the car is off and the key is out?

5. How do I know if the car has the "Motor Sound Package"? I was told it does and it seems to have a nice loud sound, but do not see an option code for it. There is no PSE switch either. Not sure if those two always go together.

6. The fuel filler lid seems to be spring loaded and want to close itself while I am trying to fuel the car. Makes it hard to keep the fuel cap off the fender. Is this normal?

Thanks again for any info you can provide.

Mike

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Mike, cograts, have fun and drive fast. I can help with some:

1. yes, windshield

2. dunno

3. The dealer can order them, just need the vin number. You can also download the manual here in the "Quick menue" section

4. yes it is powered always

5. Check the sticker under the hood, bring the number to the "quick menue" and see the option look up, you can get all the factory options

6. no, not normal. something must be broken on the hinge. Do a search for fuel door, there is a diagram of all parts for the it in the website, somewhere....

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Mike, cograts, have fun and drive fast. I can help with some:

1. yes, windshield

2. dunno

3. The dealer can order them, just need the vin number. You can also download the manual here in the "Quick menue" section

4. yes it is powered always(The radio is also always powered, just hit the power.)

5. Check the big sticker under the hood, bring the numbers (x50, 095, etc.) to the "quick menue" and see the option look up, you can get all the factory options

6. no, not normal. something must be broken on the hinge. Do a search for fuel door, there is a diagram of all parts for the it in the website, somewhere....

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Great forum...

I just purchased my first Porsche, a 2002 996 Coupe. So far I love it and look forward to a time when I am as familiar with it as I have been with other cars. In the meantime, I have a bunch of questions that I have not been able to find on the forums... Thanks in advance.

1. Where is the AM/FM antenna? In the windshield?

2. Is the stalk that controls the "trip computer" supposed to be kind of loose and floppy? Is there a way to tighten it?

3. The car did not come with any manuals...:-( Can someone list what I should have so I can obtain a complete set from Porsche?

4. Is the cigar lighter supposed to stay "live" when the car is off and the key is out?

5. How do I know if the car has the "Motor Sound Package"? I was told it does and it seems to have a nice loud sound, but do not see an option code for it. There is no PSE switch either. Not sure if those two always go together.

6. The fuel filler lid seems to be spring loaded and want to close itself while I am trying to fuel the car. Makes it hard to keep the fuel cap off the fender. Is this normal?

Thanks again for any info you can provide.

Mike

Congratulations on your new aquisition. Enjoy it. It is wonderful car. I don't believe that there is a "motorsound" option for the 996 Porsche. That option was available for the 993 series. But I may be wrong. Perhaps you mean PSE (Porsche Sport Exhaust). One of the places you can look for the factory installed options is your warranty booklet.

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Suggest that you try Sunset Porsche if you want to order new manuals (use the "porsche parts at dealer cost" link at the top of this page). Be prepared for sticker shock, they are waaay expensive.

Check e-bay as well, somebody is usually selling a set of manuals.

Good luck and have fun.

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