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    New Keys, Owner's Manuals, & Replacement Parts???

    Will someone share the best and cheapest way I can get the following stuff for my '01 996?

    1) A new key before I lose the one that came with the car

    2) OEM Owner's Manual

    3) Replacement headlight windows (the current ones are yellowing a bit)

    As always, this novice appreciates the expertise of the forum.

    Re: New Keys, Owner's Manuals, & Replacement Parts???

    Ebay is one place to look for the items you requested. Salvage yards that focus on Porsches and other sports cars often have online parts lists as well. A word of caution if you buy additional keys on Ebay. Apparently you need a code tag with the new remote part of the key to properly program in your Porsche's info. I posted a question yesterday asking if the code Tag is really needed as I see several keys on Ebay for sale without the Tag. As you may have noticed I have not had a response to the question yet so perhaps it is better to err on the side of caution. Congrats on your 996 and welcome to the neighborhood!

    Re: New Keys, Owner's Manuals, & Replacement Parts???

    A dealer will need to program the key so there is no way to avoid that. Sunset Porsche in Oregon has the BEST prices on OEM parts. Register with Renntech.org for more of a discount with Sunset (not to be confused with SunCoast in Florida). Buy the keys from Sunset and have your local dealer program them. (first see what you local dealer will charge for the keys - you will likely be shocked.) I went through the same excercise when I got my 996 with only one key - I never needed a second key but that is only because I had the spare ready. Murphy loves Porsche owners with one key.

    They (Sunset) can also get you the other parts although eBay may have the manual and headlight covers as well. There are other more comprehensive materials other than the owners manual that may be more interesting as well.
    Enjoy your new toy. I bet you will find dozens of other similar items in the next few weeks you will want to get.

    Re: New Keys, Owner's Manuals, & Replacement Parts

    You both gave me some outstanding advice here and I'm grateful. I've been scouring eBay from the start and it's undoubtedly a terrific resource for anything Porsche. Sunset Porsche is awesome! I spoke with them this morning and I'm going to order my key (and probably a bunch of other items in the future) from them this weekend. It seems like someone could make a little money selling the unprogrammed keys on eBay if the demand is actually high enough.

    I do love the new toy. Feels right and I'm proud to have it. Gets some evil looks sometimes on a military base

    Re: New Keys, Owner's Manuals, & Replacement Parts

    As for the yellowing headlight lenses, I had the same issue on a Jaguar S-Type a couple of years ago. I purchased some Blue Magic Plastic & Plexiglass polish and got the headlight lenses back to 95% of original coondition. I have also heard good comments about Plexis, but I have not used it.

    Re: New Keys, Owner's Manuals, & Replacement Parts

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    gota911 said:
    As for the yellowing headlight lenses, I had the same issue on a Jaguar S-Type a couple of years ago. I purchased some Blue Magic Plastic & Plexiglass polish and got the headlight lenses back to 95% of original coondition. I have also heard good comments about Plexis, but I have not used it.



    Good info on Plexus, thanks. I looked it up and if it's good enough for NASA and the Stealth Bomber, it might be good enough for my 996. Maybe Hard to imagine it clarifying yellowing lenses, but that would be awesome! I CAN, however, imagine that replacing my headlights would [beep]-off my bank account...I'm all about trying Plexus.

     
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