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Installing a Rear Wing on your Porsche 911 Carrera
 
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Installing a Rear Wing on your Porsche 911 Carrera

Time:

1hour

Tab:

Cost of new wing and harness

Talent:

**

Tools:

10mm wrench, pliers

Applicable Models:

Porsche 996 Carrera (1999-05)
Porsche 996 Carrera 4 (1999-04)
Porsche 996 Carrera 4S (2002-05)
Porsche 997 Carrera (2005-08)
Porsche 997 Carrera 4 (2006-08)
Porsche 997 Carrera 4S (2006-08)
Porsche 997 Carrera S (2005-08)

Hot Tip:

Take the time to protect your paint

Performance Gain:

Additional down force

Complementary Modification:

Complete Aero kit

Replacing the rear decklid on your Carrera with a wing is probably one of the most image enhancing changes you can make to your car. It only takes about 60 minutes to install a rear wing, provided you have the correct parts, a pre-painted wing and also the correct wiring harness.

Begin the procedure by first disconnecting the battery. This prevents the spoiler on the stock decklid from activating accidentally. Disconnecting the battery whenever you are going to be working with the cars electronics is always a good idea. Here we are just going to be working with a single connector, but it still doesn't hurt to eliminate the possibility of shorting out something.

While this job can be done by yourself it is a lot easier if you can get someone to help. Begin by protecting the painted area around the rear of the car. A couple of layers of painters tape can go a long way in saving your paint job if you slip with the wing. Place a few towels down on the paint as well.

Look inside the engine compartment on the right side.
Figure 1

Look inside the engine compartment on the right side. You'll want to trace the wiring harness from the stock decklid down to the connector as shown here. Press the tab on the connector (green arrow) to release the part of the harness connecting to the stock decklid. If you are going from a stock deck lid with a movable wing to a fixed wing, the easiest way to avoid the wing warning light from coming on is to replace the wiring harness with a fixed wing harness available from Pelican Parts.

First, securely support the deck lid in the open position.
Figure 2

First, securely support the deck lid in the open position. If you don't have a friend helping you with this part of the job, make sure you use something that will hold the wing up and in place while you are working on it. Remove the plastic cover on the decklid shock that holds the wiring harness (green arrow).

Next, pry the upper decklid shock connection off (green arrow).
Figure 3

Next, pry the upper decklid shock connection off (green arrow).

Now loosen and remove the four 10mm bolts holding the hinges to the rear decklid (green arrows).
Figure 4

Now loosen and remove the four 10mm bolts holding the hinges to the rear decklid (green arrows). Note, right side shown. Left side is identical. Once unbolted, have someone help you remove the stock decklid.

Now have someone help you line the new rear wing and decklid up with the hinges on the car.
Figure 5

Now have someone help you line the new rear wing and decklid up with the hinges on the car. Once lined up correctly, thread the 10mm bolts back in and tighten them down snug but not all the way. You may have to make several adjustments to get the new deck lid to fit correctly. You can see in thePicture that there is a fair amount of room for adjustments. Remember to attach the plastic cover holding the wiring harness to the decklid shock.

Don't forget to plug the new wiring harness from the new rear wing (purple arrow) into the connector in the engine bay (green arrow).
Figure 6

Don't forget to plug the new wiring harness from the new rear wing (purple arrow) into the connector in the engine bay (green arrow).

Here is a before shot of the car without the rear wing.
Figure 7

Here is a before shot of the car without the rear wing.

And here is one with the rear wing installed.
Figure 8

And here is one with the rear wing installed.

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Comments and Suggestions:
John Comments: 996 hydrolic rear wing won't opeerate. The pump motoronly twitches, when the switch is pressed, no up or down. Fluid added so pump is full.
Any ideas?
November 21, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Are the windshield latches unlatching? - Nick at Pelican Parts  
bobby Comments: where can i buy the spoiler from
September 15, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Pelican parts Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can help you find the right part.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
DanaB Comments: Who makes the rear bumper cover on this 996?
August 20, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: In the article? Porsche. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
S2000_Europe Comments: After installing the wing, I was told that I should go to a porsche dealer to desactivate the rear spoiler light that turns on when you reach 70 mph.

Other option was to connect a resistence o selenoid.

Which way do you took with this project?
December 3, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I don't think you will have a light to worry about if your vehicle didn't come equipped with a wing. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Glenn at Pelican Parts Comments: In the Porsche parts software where they show the Aero Kit with the fixed wing, it shows a 3rd brake light wiring harness with part number 99661207051.
November 21, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks, Glen. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Kenny @ Mars Motoring Comments: Can you please advise the part # and the sub-section for fixed wing harness on 996 and 997? I search such part from 'Body' and 'Electrical' section but neither one seems to has that. Thanks!
June 27, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799 and they can help figure out which part or repair kit you need.

here is a follow up from our parts specialist :
In the Porsche parts software where they show the Aero Kit with the fixed wing, it shows a 3rd brake light wiring harness with part number 99661207051.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
tommy t Comments: Wow that wing looks amazing.

Can you let me know who makes it?
May 13, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can help you find one. - Nick at Pelican Parts  

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