Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.
(note: please ... if you do not follow the manual and have break-in issues, please do not post in the complaints forum).
Porsche sells “Porsche Charge-o-mat II battery charger”, a battery maintainer that can be plugged into a cigarette lighter outlet and be used to maintain the battery. It should be available from any Porsche dealer. Boothe Design, a Cayman Club Sponsor, sells a similar type battery charger (see this thread).
Insurance coverage may vary by company including the length of the insurance and costs. In deciding whether to buy this insurance, consider the cost of a new tire, installation and the possible replacement cost of a new wheel. This should be weighed against what you believe the chances are of having multiple flat tires or to replace a wheel, the costs of the replacements and the cost of the insurance. Only you can decide if buying this coverage is a good deal for you.
996-772-101-00 Emergency Wheel Insert ~$70
996-721-211-00 Scissors Type Jack ~$208
996-362-202-04 AS Folding Spare ~$834
996-361-411-00 Belt for Tire ~$32
996-361-521-00 Tire Boot ~$15
(note: you might want a means to secure the tire in the front boot so it does not move while driving. It is presumed the "Belt for Tire" will do that and your dealer may need to install it).
You might also want to consider where to put the flat tire after you remove it. It will not fit in either the front trunk nor the hatch. It "might" fit in the passenger seat. It may be a good idea to get a tire bag (or some kind of plastic bag) to put the flat tire in to not soil the passenger seat.
Some popular carnauba waxes include: Glasur, Pinnacle Sourveign, and PS21. A popular synthetics is Zaino (there are many others).
Note: no wax is either endorsed or recommended by this website
and many others ...
A popular way to assist in the polishing and waxing of a car is to use an orbital buffer.
Key Fob Issue (Porsche TSB 3669)
DIY Article: Key Modification
For details on how to wire your new head-unit and more installation
instructions, please visit the following threads.
(Note: This is for information purposes only. Make aftermarket changes at your own risk.)
In order to upgrade the Bose system and maintain the current head-unit, you would have to use in-line resistors for the speakers and add a line-signal processor after the Bose amplifier in order to acquire an analog signal. You would be unable to retain all of the speakers.
Past attempts at upgrading amplification and speakers have had poor results because of the signal processing of the car’s head-units, which turns down bass and treble as the volume gets high in order to protect the under-driven speakers. Users that have done the upgrades have eventually resorted to using a new head-unit and a whole new audio system. However, several users have had success with adding a subwoofer in order to improve the sound of their systems and you can see the following threads for more information on doing so.
An easy way to improve bass-response for your standard or sound package
plus audio system is to add a subwoofer. The most commonly installed unit on
this website is the Kenwood KSC-SW1 unit, because it is small enough to be
installed behind the driver or passenger seat, or lay flat above the engine
compartment. Also, the amplifier in the unit is small enough to be powered from
the fuse typically used to power the Bose amplifier. However, other companies
such as Infinity and Pioneer also make powered and non-powered shallow-enclosure
subwoofers that you can add to the Cayman. Just remember, a non-powered
subwoofer will need an external amplifier, and large amplifiers will have to be
powered directly from the battery. A subwoofer is very simple to wire into the
existing audio system. You have to splice into the rear-left and rear-right
speaker wires as they come out of the head-unit. These leads are located on the
brown, plug B and the pin-out is as follows:
1 - R/R +
2 - R/R -
3 - F/R +
4 - F/R -
5 - F/L +
6 - F/L -
7 - R/L +
8 - R/L -