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Old 11-11-2017, 06:28 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, 07:28 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, 05:29 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, 12:17 PM
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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, 12:24 PM
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^^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, 12:29 PM
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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, 10:25 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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I love my fried eggs!
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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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