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Old 11-11-2017, 05:28 PM
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The more I drive my 996 the more compliments I get and the more I like the fried egg headlights
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Old 11-11-2017, 06:28 PM
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brought home my new-to-me `99 996. First thing that happened was a brand new Audi R8 came along side and gave me a big thumbs up! COOL! And his car is early 5x the cost of mine!
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Old 11-13-2017, 04:29 PM
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I learned my NAV is CD based and that the disc that came with the car is NOT from my area! Anyone have a NAV CD for this year unit for the NY area they aren't using?
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by AdamIsAdam View Post
I learned my NAV is CD based and that the disc that came with the car is NOT from my area! Anyone have a NAV CD for this year unit for the NY area they aren't using?
^^This^^ is classic!!! Probably not worth the trouble...just use your phone for Nav - it's much better anyway... If you MUST have nav in the car, get yourself a double din unit...
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by dporto View Post
^^This^^ is classic!!! Probably not worth the trouble...just use your phone for Nav - it's much better anyway... If you MUST have nav in the car, get yourself a double din unit...
Agree...even if OP finds the appropriate CD for his location, there's no assurance that a 10+ year old CD will even be current. By the time the CD churns through its data (again assuming your destination is in the data) OP could already be there. Don't waste any more time on this - move on to other, more important (and fruitful) mods. Congrats to OP on the new car.
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by jhbrennan View Post
Agree...even if OP finds the appropriate CD for his location, there's no assurance that a 10+ year old CD will even be current. By the time the CD churns through its data (again assuming your destination is in the data) OP could already be there. Don't waste any more time on this - move on to other, more important (and fruitful) mods. Congrats to OP on the new car.

Thanks, but I want it to work. I will of course use Google Maps for real info, but I hate that every screen says "Nav deactivated."

Maybe someone in the mid west has a car that came from NY and they want to swap CDs!
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:25 AM
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Many things that were written in this thread appear in this video. Another classic case of RTOM:

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Old 11-21-2017, 09:45 AM
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I love my fried eggs!
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeinBloomfield View Post
Dumb complaint: Does anyone think that you have to move the steering wheel more than other cars to cancel the blinker? I have noticed, especially getting onto on- or off-ramps that my signal is still blinking after I merge.

So again, dumb complaint that you can't do a thing about, but I just want to confirm I'm not crazy.
Yes, I have the same problem. I think something is failing. Sometimes I hear a weird noise when I turn the wheel - like cheap metallic spring stretching...and then nothing, the blinker stays on.
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Not sure if either of these have been covered but:

- the light in the front of the drivers door handle shines on the ignition barrel! Never noticed until yesterday

- a big blue Ikea bag fits perfectly in the frunk
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Default 2003 C4S Transmission Serial Number Location

Hi - I'm new here and this may have been answered in the past but some reply threads seemed to go on tangents and I got lost....ha ha. Anyway, I've got a 2003 C4S with the X51 option. I found the serial number on the engine (M96/03Sxxxxxxxx) but I can't find where the transmission number is. Does anyone out there know where is it located? Description or clear photo(s) would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance! Jim
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by JACS911 View Post
Hi - I'm new here and this may have been answered in the past but some reply threads seemed to go on tangents and I got lost....ha ha. Anyway, I've got a 2003 C4S with the X51 option. I found the serial number on the engine (M96/03Sxxxxxxxx) but I can't find where the transmission number is. Does anyone out there know where is it located? Description or clear photo(s) would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance! Jim
X51? Nice!
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Old 04-19-2018, 09:58 AM
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awesome thread (even considering the filler). picking up my car tmr and this has been very helpful and even at times entertaining w/the witty comments and remarks.
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