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Can you install a "double din" monitor into a 2003 996? I want a GPS Nav, back up camera, DVD and blue tooth options. Does

anyone have any "current" information and pixs for products that would work with this requirement?

I know that some of this has been posted before, but when you look up the manufacture and model they have been discontinued.

Thanks,

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This is the one I used for mine, no GPS though. I have a Pioneer AVH-P3200DVD.

There are several posts in regards to Double Din DIY.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Metra-95-9603-Double-DIN-Installation-Kit-for-Select-04-11-Porsche-911-Boxster-/360853602527?pt=US_Car_Audio_Video_Dashboard_Installation_Kits&hash=item54048d00df&vxp=mtr

Hope the info helps.

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I've installed a couple of different Pioneer double din radios and they work slick. I have always used the Eurospeed Installation Kit. Below is there Kit on eBay. You might check their website and/or phone them and get a better price without eBay fees. Their wiring harnesses are plug-n-play with OEM radios.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2002-PORSCHE-996-CARRERA-DOUBLE-DIN-INSTALLATION-KIT-/321174548366

Phone Number PRESS HERE

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Hi

I have got a 996 C4S with PCM and OBC and have been trying to decide which way I go with this one, namely;

1) dension / mobridge / tooki / viseoo

2) new double din unit incorporating Bluetooth for music and phone, nav, USB to plug external hdd in.

I tend to lean on the side of number 2 as more up to date and more functionality / easier to use.

However, I do have one concern which I can't seem to see on the web. Does the OBC continue to work properly with an aftermarket unit? The above link has a wiring harness with the cage but there is no canbus and so will the screen / info still display everything? Are pcm and OBC completely separate units? On pcm, the trip info is displayed where presumably this would be lost.

In addition to the above, although I don't have Bose, upon decoding my options, I have M440 and unsure as to whether this was standard or an extra. There is an amp in the front trunk. Does the wiring harness accommodate this or will I have to bypass the amp and wire directly from the head unit to speakers with a bridge? When it comes to the GPS antenna, can the original in the car continue to be used or will I have to install the kenwood / alpine et al antenna?

Your thoughts on the above would be appreciated.

Thanks

Richard

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Hi

I have got a 996 C4S with PCM and OBC and have been trying to decide which way I go with this one, namely;

1) dension / mobridge / tooki / viseoo

2) new double din unit incorporating Bluetooth for music and phone, nav, USB to plug external hdd in.

I tend to lean on the side of number 2 as more up to date and more functionality / easier to use.

However, I do have one concern which I can't seem to see on the web. Does the OBC continue to work properly with an aftermarket unit? The above link has a wiring harness with the cage but there is no canbus and so will the screen / info still display everything? Are pcm and OBC completely separate units? On pcm, the trip info is displayed where presumably this would be lost.

In addition to the above, although I don't have Bose, upon decoding my options, I have M440 and unsure as to whether this was standard or an extra. There is an amp in the front trunk. Does the wiring harness accommodate this or will I have to bypass the amp and wire directly from the head unit to speakers with a bridge? When it comes to the GPS antenna, can the original in the car continue to be used or will I have to install the kenwood / alpine et al antenna?

Your thoughts on the above would be appreciated.

Thanks

Richard

I would go with number 2.

If you have MOST fibre optic wiring which came in 2004, it's a little more complicated but people have done it.

If you don't have MOST (pre 2004) then it's very easy. Just buy the Eurospeed double DIN kit on ebay and you're all set.

Do a search on this forum.

The OBC will continue to work fine.

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Thanks for the leads and heads up... What I don't understand is what you do with the heater/A-C control panel if you're installing the double din monitor?

Does the A/C panel move to the CD storage opening? If it does then will you have to lengthen the wiring to make that happen?

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G'day Creekman,

From factory the avic control is in the bottom cubby (storage) therefore the wires are long enough.

If you want to keep the storage and move the avic to the current cd storage unit, there are modifications required (not for the faint hearted and not reversable) however, in my opinion, more ergonomic. There's a detailed 'how to' written by Eurospeed from memory on rennlist. I used the Eurospeed double DIN kit and as mentioned above, great product

Good luck

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G'day Creekman,

From factory the avic control is in the bottom cubby (storage) therefore the wires are long enough.

If you want to keep the storage and move the avic to the current cd storage unit, there are modifications required (not for the faint hearted and not reversable) however, in my opinion, more ergonomic. There's a detailed 'how to' written by Eurospeed from memory on rennlist. I used the Eurospeed double DIN kit and as mentioned above, great product

Good luck

P-Kay, many thanks for your informative reply... You've told me what I need to know, now I just have to search the threads and find what works for me. I agree with you that my choice would be to move the heat/A-C controls to the CD storage area and leave the storage recess/bin in its present

location.

I saw one Double Din face plate with PORSCHE emboss on the face plate. It that a factory faceplate?

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G'day,

To be honest with you, I am not too sure what the Double Din factory faceplate looks like (pretty confident it does not have the logo)

The kit from Euro definitely has the logo (well at least it did when I ordered mine close on two years back)

Hmmm...I just had a quick look at the ebay link above and there is no logo...Interesting?!

Perhaps a phone call to the guys at Euro is your best bet.

Cheers

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Hi

I have got a 996 C4S with PCM and OBC and have been trying to decide which way I go with this one, namely;

1) dension / mobridge / tooki / viseoo

2) new double din unit incorporating Bluetooth for music and phone, nav, USB to plug external hdd in.

I tend to lean on the side of number 2 as more up to date and more functionality / easier to use.

However, I do have one concern which I can't seem to see on the web. Does the OBC continue to work properly with an aftermarket unit? The above link has a wiring harness with the cage but there is no canbus and so will the screen / info still display everything? Are pcm and OBC completely separate units? On pcm, the trip info is displayed where presumably this would be lost.

In addition to the above, although I don't have Bose, upon decoding my options, I have M440 and unsure as to whether this was standard or an extra. There is an amp in the front trunk. Does the wiring harness accommodate this or will I have to bypass the amp and wire directly from the head unit to speakers with a bridge? When it comes to the GPS antenna, can the original in the car continue to be used or will I have to install the kenwood / alpine et al antenna?

Your thoughts on the above would be appreciated.

Thanks

Richard

I would go with number 2.

If you have MOST fibre optic wiring which came in 2004, it's a little more complicated but people have done it.

If you don't have MOST (pre 2004) then it's very easy. Just buy the Eurospeed double DIN kit on ebay and you're all set.

Do a search on this forum.

The OBC will continue to work fine.

I thought MOST was 2003 and above? I have a 2003 C4S with the CDR-23 which I was told is fiberoptic and cannot just be swapped out for an aftermarket head unit.

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Hi8ha, nice installation... who's monitor is that? Did you ever consider installing the A/C panel in the C/D storage bin? I read on one of the

replies that it complicates the install. I'm not sure if you can get a face plate, or you'll have to make one. Did you install a backup camera?

I'm considering that, I have one in my D/D and it's pretty handy. Plus in my old age my neck doesn't swivel around like it use too.

Thanks for your reply,

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I thought MOST was 2003 and above? I have a 2003 C4S with the CDR-23 which I was told is fiberoptic and cannot just be swapped out for an aftermarket head unit.

YOU are right!! my bad. MOST came 2003+ BTW swap out is possible - just a tiny bit more expensive.

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Hi8ha... Thanks for the quick reply... I placed an order. BTW: recently I placed an order unknowingly with a Chinese vendor for a laptop battery. It took them nearly a month to deliver it, they kept telling me it, "was in the mail". I finally got the battery, but had already bought one, now

they want me to send it back and they will settle on the shipping charges after they receive it, ya good luck. Bottom line I would stay away from

foreign vendors unless you have first hand information regarding their integrity. That's my rant for today...

Here's the product I bought per your information, and thanks again...

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