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Technical Articles
996 & 997

Welcome to our Porsche Carrera 911 Technical Articles section, for the 996 (1998-2004) and 997 (2005-2012). We've gathered a vast collection of useful articles to help you perform many repairs and upgrades on your Porsche. Save money by doing your own work and perform the repairs using the information we've provided here. Can't find what you're looking for?  Try our Search Engine at the top of the page, or hop over to one of our Technical Bulletin Boards - focusing on the 996/997, and more! If you'd like to support the site and submit your own Technical Article, contact us here!

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 Basics & Essentials
Jacking Up Your Porsche 911 Carrera
Most common tasks need the car to be jacked up in the air.  But where should you place the jack, and what is the safest method of lifting it?  It's all answered here
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Oil Change - Porsche 911 Carrera
The most common task to do on your Boxster or Carrera all the modern 6-cylinder engines are covered here.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Replacing Your Porsche Carrera Air Filter (996/997)
New to working on your car?  Not sure where the air filter is?  Check out this simple article.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Replacing Your Porsche 911 Carrera Fuel Filter
You should replace your fuel filter about every 10,000 miles or so. This technical article shows you how to perform this relatively easy maintenance task.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2001)
Replacing Belts on the Porsche 911 Carrera
Here's some short instructions on this very basic of maintenance tasks.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Washing Your Car
Every car looks better and feels like it's faster when it's clean.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
 Engine
Replacing Spark Plugs on your Porsche 911 Carrera
Spark plugs are an important part of your engine - make sure that they are replaced every 10,000 miles or so, to keep your ignition system running smoothly.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Porsche 911 Carrera Engine Tear Down
The most comprehensive Boxster article yet! More than 850 photos document the teardown of a 996 / Boxster engine piece by piece…
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Porsche 911 Air Oil Separator
This emissions device can cause a lot of problems. The good news is that it's easily replaceable, as shown in this tech article.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Porsche 911 Engine Mount Replacement
The Boxster motor mount is manufactured out of rubber, which means it wears out over time. Replacement is relatively easy and is performed from underneath the car.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Installing a Deep Sump Kit - Porsche 911
The oil pan may leak over time - learn how to reseal this and also consider installing a deep sump engine kit at the same time.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Common Engine Problems on the Porsche 911 Carrera
The Boxster and 996 engines are not necessarily known for being bulletproof. Wayne goes over in detail all of the weak areas prone to failure in these engines.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
IMS Bearing Replacement - Porsche 911 Carrera
This one is perhaps the most important article of all.  Many 996 and Boxster engines suffer from premature failure of this bearing.  This article shows you how you can replace the bearing with the engine in the car and ensure your engine will survive well into the future.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Porsche 911 Carrera Engine Drop
Everything that you need in order to remove your Boxster engine piece by piece...
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Porsche 911 Carrera Camshaft Swap and Valve Train Repair
Looking for more power? How about installing a set of aftermarket camshafts. Or do you need to replace your old, worn out chain tensioners? This article tells all.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Replacing Belt Tensioners - Porsche 911 Carrera
The idler pulleys on the front of the engine can wear out after many miles of use. Replacement is easy and only takes a very short amount of time.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
 Fuel Injection
Replacing Your Porsche 911 Carrera Oxygen Sensors
Almost all cars eventually need new oxygen sensors at one time or another. Replacement is relatively easy with the step-by-step instructions shown here.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Reading Porsche 911 Carrera Fuel Injection Fault Codes
You can't figure out what is wrong with your car without first checking the fault codes. This article shows you what you need to """"get a clue"""" about what is ailing your car.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Replacing the Porsche 911 Carrera Fuel Line Vent Valve
If you are having trouble filling up your car with gas, your check engine light keeps coming on, or you hear a howling sound like someone is blowing across the top of a Coca-Cola bottle you may have a faulty fuel line vent valve.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005)
Finding Vacuum Leaks on the Porsche 911 Carrera
Check the tool used in this article - a smoke machine! Everyone should have one - they are way too cool.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Replacing the Porsche 911 Carrera Fuel Pump
Worried about doing this swap?  Don't be - we have all the info you need, including your pre-flight safety check!
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Installing a High Performance Air Intake - Porsche 911 Carrera
A properly designed cold air induction system can give your car a little boost in performance, but make sure you know what you're getting first by reading this article.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Updating Your DME with Performance Software for the Porsche 911 Carrera
Want some more HP out of your car?  Try an easy-to-install software upgrade, and be on the road in 30 minutes with more performance.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Porsche 911 Carrera Fuel Injector Replacement
If your injectors are leaking, or you're thinking they are clogged, here is a step-by-step procedure on how to change them out.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Replacing Porsche 911 Carrera Engine Sensors
The engine has lots of sensors, this article shows you where they are and what is involved in their replacement.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Mass Air Flow Sensor Replacement - Porsche 911 Carrera
There's a lot of confusion regarding the mass air flow sensor. Read Wayne's advice before you replace yours so that you make sure that you get the proper one for your car.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Porsche 911 Carrera Throttle Body Cleaning
A dirty throttle body can cause rough running, lost power, and poor fuel economy. Clean your throttle body and replace the intake boots with the instructions here.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
 Water Cooling System
Porsche 911 Carrera Coolant Flush
Check it out - Wayne explains more than you ever wanted to know about your cooling system, why you need to maintain it regularly, and how to change that pesky coolant.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Porsche 911 Carrera Coolant Hose Replacement
The Carrera has like a gazillion radiator hoses on it. This article tells you which ones are which and how to replace them when needed.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Installing a Center Radiator on the Porsche 911 Carrera
Is your car running too hot on the street or at the track? The solution is a center-mounted radiator, like the one installed on the venerable GT3.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Porsche 911 Carrera Radiator and Fan Replacement
Got a pin-hole leak in your radiator? Want to upgrade to a better cooling one? It's pretty easy to remove and reinstall your radiator.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Coolant Tank Replacement - Porsche 911 Carrera
These coolant tanks are well known to crack and leak coolant all over your trunk. Replacement can be a bit of a bear, but eased by the instructions afforded here.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Porsche 911 Carrera Water Pump and Thermostat Replacement
When replacing your water pump, you should also replace your thermostat as well.  Here's easy instructions on how to swap both of them out.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
 Transmission, Clutch & Axles
Replacing Your Automatic Transmission Fluid on your Porsche 911 Carrera
This procedure is a bit difficult without the right knowledge and know-how, which Wayne provides for you right here.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Replacing Your Transmission Mounts on your Porsche 911 Carrera
Transmission mounts will wear out over time. If yours are loose or leaking, then that's a clear sign that they need to be replaced.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Transmission Removal - Porsche 911 Carrera
Getting to that clutch is no easy task, but it can definitely be done by the average home mechanic.  Following this step-by-step process, you can hardly go wrong.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Replacing Manual Transmission Fluid - Porsche 911 Carrera
One of the easiest tasks to perform on your 996/997 is to change the transmission or differential oil, but just in case you need a bit of guidance, be sure to read Wayne's article first.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Replacing Porsche 911 Carrera Limited Slip Differential Carrier Bearings and Seals
A Limited Slip Differential is one of those go-fast parts that is an almost requirement for track cars. Quaife differentials are good too, and the differential overhaul is documented here.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Replacing Wheel Bearings on your Porsche 911 Carrera
The Pelican site has never had a good wheel bearing replacement article until now. Wayne took special care to document all aspects of wheel bearing replacement, and the principles are applicable to almost any car.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Replacing CV Joints on your Porsche 911 Carrera
Clunk!  Looks like it's time to replace your CV axles.  Find out what you need to know about the procedure here.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Installing a Porsche 911 Carrera Short Shift Kit
Installing a short-shift kit (SSK) is probably the number one most popular upgrade for these Porsche cars.  Detailed instructions on the process are here in this tech article.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Installing an Porsche 911 Carrera Aftermarket Shift Knob
Not sure if you can do the install?   Wayne figured out how to make it really easy - just check out these instructions on the topic, and get it done in about an hour or two. 
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Clutch Replacement on the Porsche 911 Carrera
One of our biggest and most comprehensive articles yet.  From start to finish, all the instructions are here.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Replacing Clutch Hydraulics on the Porsche 911 Carrera
Clutch pedal feeling spongy?  Try replacing your slave or master cylinder and rebleeding your system.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
 Exhaust
Muffler Replacement - Porsche 911 Carrera
Muffler rusty, too loud, or too soft?  Replacement is easy with this simple-to-follow tech article.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Installing a High Performance Exhaust on the Porsche 911 Carrera
When the stock muffler just doesn't cut it, try out a Fabspeed exhaust.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
 Brakes
Bleeding Porsche 911 Carrera Brakes
Another tricky process.  Here's a couple of hints and tips gathered from some good and bad experiences in brake bleeding.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Replacing Porsche 911 Carrera Brake Pads
Want to know how to perform this relatively easy task and save some money at the same time?  Check out our step-by-step instructions on brake pad replacement.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Rebuilding Your Brake Calipers on your Porsche 911 Carrera
Eventually you will need to rebuild your calipers. In reality, calipers are very simple devices and can be rebuilt in an afternoon using the information provided here.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Parking Brake Adjustment - Porsche 911 Carrera
Is your e-brake not working too well?  Put it back into adjustment in less than 30 minutes.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Big Brake Upgrade for the Porsche 911 Carrera
Need more brakes? The Brembo kit is the top-dog in performance brakes.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Parking Brake Shoe Replacement on your Porsche 911 Carrera
Parking shoes wear, particularly if your """"better half"""" drives with the brake on all the time. Replacement can be tricky, but using the instructions here can be done in an extended afternoon.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Brake Line Replacement - Porsche 911 Carrera
Repeated heat cycling and fluid contamination will eventually cause the inside of the lines to swell and the outside to crack.  You've been warned, so now it's time to take action.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Replacing Porsche 911 Carrera Brake Discs
Stop! Yes, that's exactly what you want to do... but you can't always do so effectively if your brake rotors are worn too thin. Learn how to replace those old discs properly in this article here.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Porsche 911 Carrera Master Cylinder Replacement
The brake master cylinder does sometimes get old and wear out. If your brakes are feeling spongy, then you might need to overhaul your system, which includes replacement of the master cylinder.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Brake Booster and ABS Control Unit Replacement on the Porsche 911 Carrera
The booster is an important part of braking assistance, and if the rubber diaphragm gets old and breaks, then you need to replace it.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
 Suspension
Alignment in your Porsche 911 Carrera
Any modification or repair made to your suspension system is bound to affect its alignment.  Even though it's still important to know a good alignment shop, learn how you might be able to align your car at home in this article.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Suspension Overhaul of your Porsche 911 Carrera
Your shocks aren't the only parts of the suspension system that wear out.  Take the time to overhaul the entire front end carefully and you'll feel much better that you did so.  Really!
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Performance Suspension Lowering your Porsche 911 Carrera
The PSS performance suspension kit from Bilstein is one of the top performing kits available for the Boxster and Carrera series.  Wayne shows you how to install it correctly in this article.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Installing a Strut Tower Brace - Porsche 911 Carrera
A strut tower brace links the top of the shock towers to insure that the towers do not bend when the chassis is flexing.  Find out more about how they work and which designs are best in this article.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Porsche 911 Carrera Steering Wheel Replacement
The stock four-spoke steering wheel on these cars was seemingly designed to be ugly to get people to upgrade to the gorgeous 3-spoke wheel. Here's instructions on how to upgrade.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Replacing Porsche 911 Carrera Shocks and Springs
Replacement of your shocks and springs is one of the most common procedures for your 996 or 997. See Wayne's instructions here for complete details on the replacement process.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
 Body
Replacing Porsche 911 Carrera Lenses and Bulbs
Broken lenses aren't just eyesores, but they can get you a ticket too.  Well, if they're broken, then you might as well replace them with something that looks a little better too!  Clear Euro-style lenses just might do the trick.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Installing a New Hood Crest and Emblems on your Porsche 911 Carrera
One of the more simpler tasks, spending about 30 minutes on replacing emblems on your car can dramatically improve the exterior aesthetics of your car.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Installing the Das Schild Protector - Porsche 911 Carrera
The Das Schild protector is a 30-minute install, and protects your front and rear trunks from items that are floating around in there.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Front Bumper Wheel Liner Replacement on the Porsche 911 Carrera
A lot of tasks (radiator replacement, etc) require the removal of the front bumper. It's pretty easy and we show you how in this article.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Replacing Your Carpet - Porsche 911 Carrera & Boxster
Nothing makes your car feel like new than a new carpet. This article shows you how.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Repairing Common Problems on a Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible Top
Yikes! Convertible tops can develop problems over the years. Let Pelican help solve them.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Convertible Top Mechanism Repair - Porsche 911 Carrera
Make sure your top continues to work properly with these tips.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Porsche 911 Carrera - SmartTop Rolling Override
The SmartTop is a neat device that allows you to lower your roof while still driving.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Installing Performance Seats on the Porsche 911 Carrera
Need better seats for your 996 or 997? The good news is that most are plug-and-play, as shown here.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Headlamp Protection Film - Porsche 911 Carrera
Do you have $2500 Litronic headlamps on your car? Protect them with headlamp film that can be installed pretty easily in about an hour or so.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Porsche GT3 Center Console Delete - Porsche 911 Carrera
If you're really tall like Wayne, you might want to upgrade to the GT3 center console, which will give you a lot more legroom when driving.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005)
Porsche 911 Carrera Door Panel Removal
Many tasks require removal of the door panel, which can be tricky if you haven't done it before. Wayne shows you where all of the hidden fasteners lie.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Porsche 911 Carrera Sunroof Repair
Basic sunroof issues are covered here.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Replacing Your Window Regulator and Motor on the Porsche 911 Carrera
The window regulator is one of the most worn out parts of the car. Every time you open the door, it moves the window. Replacing the regulator will solve most window problems. Complete instructions on the replacement and window alignment are here.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Porsche 911 Carrera Door Locks and Handles
The door lock mechanism takes a lot of abuse. Wayne shows you how to get to this item and replace it relatively easily.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Modifying Your Wheelwell Liners - Porsche 911 Carrera & Boxster
Get all the cooling benefits of the 997 in your 996 now by modifying your wheel well liners/
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005)
Replacing Porsche 911 Carrera Hood Shocks
Bump! Don't you hate when your lids fall on your head? Hood shocks do wear out often, and replacement literally takes about 10 minutes.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Installing a Rear Wing on your Porsche 911 Carrera
Want to put a cool real spoiler on your car? Check out the procedure here.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
 Electrical
Porsche 911 Carrera Battery Replacement Trickle Charger Installation
Is your battery failing on you after leaving the car in your garage for an extended period of time? You probably need a battery buddy to keep it trickle charged.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Porsche 911 Carrera Alternator Replacement
Replace your alternator with this step by step instruction
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Porsche 911 Carrera Starter Replacement
Now that you've determined that the starter is bad, learn how to replace it without electrocuting yourself by reading this article here.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Installing a HID Lighting System on the Porsche 911 Carrera
Don't have the money for the Bosch Litronic headlamp kit? Try the inexpensive alternative, which is shown here.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Installing Litronic Headlamps on the Porsche 911 Carrera
This is the factory upgrade kit for the 996 and 997. If your car didn't originally have the Litronic kit installed, then this is the kit that you really want to have.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Porsche 911 Carrera HVAC Motor Replacement
Replace your HVAC motor to help keep you comfortable.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Replacing Your Porsche 911 Carrera Ignition Switch Steering Lock
The ignition switches on these cars is very prone to failure. Porsche redesigned the part and everyone will probably eventually have to upgrade when theirs eventually fails.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Porsche 911 Carrera Headlamp Switch Replacement
Replacing this switch is relatively easy, so if yours is broken, now's the time to fix it!
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Radio Head Unit Installation - Porsche 911 Carrera
Is your 10-year old radio head unit just not cutting it any more?.  Crank up the tunes with an aftermarket unit - the install procedure is documented here.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
On Board Computer Turn Signal Installation for the Porsche 911 Carrera
The Boxster gauge cluster has a built-in on board computer that you can activate and install using the information provided here.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Cruise Control Installation - Porsche 911 Carrera
If your car didn't have cruise control installed at the factory, you can inexpensively add it to your car using the instructions provided here.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Brake Clutch and Cruise Control Switch Replacement - Porsche 911 Carrera
Have all your brake lights stopped working all of a sudden?  It's probably your brake pedal switch - replacement is a 30 minute job.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Installing the Porsche 911 Carrera Sprint Accelerator Booster
The Sprint Booster is like a short shift kit for your accelerator pedal. With the company's 3-day money-back guarantee, there's no risk to trying it out.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
 Miscellaneous
Porsche 911 Carrera Child Seat Air Bag Deactivation
Got kids? Wayne's got a few, and explains the installation of the Porsche air bag deactivation bar. It's simple, yet the Porsche dealers will lead you to believe it takes a physics degree to do it. Full instructions here.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
996 Bra Installation
The Boxster and the 996 basically share the same front end that needs to be protected with a form-fitting bra.
Porsche 911 Carrera Air Conditioning Maintenance and Recharge
This article is not intended to be a repair manual for your A/C system, but to serve more as a guide on how the system works, and the maintenance involved with its upkeep.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Track Prep for the Porsche 911 Carrera
Planning on building a 996 or 997 racer? Here's a list of things Wayne compiled that you might want to consider for your car.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Tire and Wheel Sizing on the Porsche 911 Carrera
Putting the wrong size tires on your wheels can alter your speedometer readings and might not look right. Check out this article for detailed information on tire sizing.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
Dyno Testing
Who isn't curious about how much power they're transferring to the wheels?  Learn about all the basics from Wayne before you strap your car onto a dyno for the first time.
     Applies to: Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005), Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-2012)
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