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Richard Hamilton

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    Maidenhead, Berks

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    1989 3.2 Carrera - Guards Red, Audi RSQ3

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  1. Sorry to hear this Patt. Hope things work out for you without parting with the car.
  2. Richard Hamilton

    Bluetooth for my 987

    I think it could go anywhere in the MOST loop, but you would definitely need the PCM coding to add a CDC.
  3. Hi Richard

    I hope you do not mind me contacting you.

    I used the search function and you kindly supplied a member sometime ago with a radio code.

     

    I have a 99 2.5 Boxster and I had to disconnect the battery. The radio is now asking me to enter the code that I do not have.

    Do I need to remove the stereo completely to get the serial number from the side of the  unit in order to get the code?

    Can it not be sourced from VIN or reg number?

     

    Many thanks

     

    Paul 

  4. Richard Hamilton

    Retrofitting Cruise Control - Stalk Already Installed

    Hi ho. Looks like you cut 'n pasted my post on Renntech. The instrument cluster plugs are marked with tiny numbers at each end of the plug. Use VW repair wires, which have terminals fitted to each end, and insert them in the appropriate hole in the plug. I have a DIY for the complete job. If you PM me with your email address, I'll send it to you when I get to my PC tomorrow.
  5. Richard Hamilton

    They've written my 986 off

    Well done Chris. Looks great (and so does the Boxster)!
  6. Richard Hamilton

    How to - Upgrade to a 996 Instrument Cluster

    On a 2001 996, the wire colours are: Instrument Cluster blue plug Pin 9 Green/Red to Oil PS "G" Instrument Cluster white plug Pin 6 Green/White to Oil PS "WK"
  7. Richard Hamilton

    Wow! Surprised or what?

    It probably comes down to claims history (for the model), and because most Porsches aren't daily drives, there are less claims. I remember my 996 Turbo was a lot cheaper to insure than my 996 Carrera. I can never make sense of insurance prices though, and find I have to shop around every year now.
  8. Richard Hamilton

    battery change with no radio code

    If you have a CDR23 (the standard radio for MY2003) then you won't need a radio code. The head unit and DME have the codes programmed into them. When you switch on the ignition they communicate, and if the codes match it fires up the CDR23. If you disconnect the battery, they still retain the codes. If it is an earlier CDR22, I have a decoder and can give you the code from the last 4 digits of the serial number (which is accessible without removing the head unit). Drop me a PM if you need a code.
  9. Hi Richard, email is baerchen68@yahoo.co.uk

    would appreciate the wiring diagram and any other info on where to fix the relay and what relay to use. would the heated rear window relay work with the matching switch or is it too high a rating?

  10. Hi Richard

    I am trying to upgrade my sat nav as the thread. 

    My Amp is 00017500/3504

    PCM is 04202JDI/3004

    From your steer it would appear I have to upgrade the operating system. Do yo have a link to the updates or would you be able to assist in some way? I now have a copy of the Sat nav disc from Newbox.

    Regards 

    Angus

     

  11. Richard Hamilton

    How to: Fog lights as DRL: the Uktinpol 2 hack

    On PIWIS there is a coding option in the Front control unit for "Daylight running lights mandatory". Anyone tried changing the setting to see what happens?
  12. Richard Hamilton

    Chancel liability insurance

    My daughter is in the process of buying her first house, and her solicitor offered Chancel Insurance at £18.95, and no ridiculous admin fee. Too late to change solicitors?
  13. Richard Hamilton

    Anyone insured with Lockton??

    I've got my 3.2 with Locktons. Mine is a Chubb policy with agreed valuation, and all all the bits you say. No problems at all, but I've never had the need to claim (thank goodness). I'll give them a try when my Cayman comes up for renewal.
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