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Old 05-09-2012, 07:35 AM   #1
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Sick o' the Click

This may sound like nitpicking but I just hate the metallic "click" the switch on the clutch pedal makes. Every time I depress it, it depresses me lol.

Anyone ever found a silent switch?

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Old 05-09-2012, 08:05 AM   #2
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my hearing must be bad on both my sticks, I cannot hear it, besides there are so many other creaks and rattles, how can you hear a single click?
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I hear 'em. Twice per shift, once on the way down and again on the way up. Sounds sharp, like the old turn signal relays.
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oh good, Im not the only person that gets annoyed by that lol
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what happens if you remove it? that's what they do on the caymans ...
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:59 AM   #6
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Yeah, it doesn't exactly scream "$60,000 car!"....

Not sure which switch does it - I understand there are two, one for the ignition interlock and the other to disengage the cruise control.

The ignition interlock doesn't really bother me, I don't plan on starting my car by accident. But I DO like the cruise control to disengage if I push in the clutch....
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If you're hearing the click when driving then maybe try replacing the switches. If I really pay attention I can hear mine click with the engine idling but never hear it when driving due to the engine/exhaust/road noise.

Also, the intent of the 986 was driving enjoyment rather than luxury so most of the development money went into the chassis and suspension while NVH and interior ammenities took a back seat (which does not exist in a Boxster- meaning that they were generally ignored!).

Porsche believes that today's owner demands both performance and luxury so the new 981 Boxster is by all accounts smoother, quieter, and quite a bit more luxurious while also being faster. However, this comes at the expense of losing some of the raw and pure sports car feel of the 986.
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The switch that activates when the clutch is depressed is the starter lockout. You can either disconnect the wires to the switch and short them and then remove the switch or hold the switch closed with a tie wrap and tuck it away under the dashboard. Either way will allow you to start the car without the clutch depressed and remove the click when you press on it.

The switch at the top of travel is for the cruise control. This one you probably don't want to mess with but it's also the more quiet one anyway.
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This may sound like nitpicking but I just hate the metallic "click" the switch on the clutch pedal makes. Every time I depress it, it depresses me lol.

Anyone ever found a silent switch?
Ok listen up !! one more time. Go and buy a can of "Fluid film" spray. W/ spray wand. Take the micro switch off and spray the insides. This will quiet down the "click" I have used this for 25 years + - on thousands of micro switches. While you are at it you can use it on just about everything. Hinges,electrical connections. "BATTERY" !!! You name it !!! Even the dreaded.......key switch !!! Good luck as I know this will work.
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Ok listen up !! one more time. Go and buy a can of "Fluid film" spray. W/ spray wand. Take the micro switch off and spray the insides. This will quiet down the "click" I have used this for 25 years + - on thousands of micro switches. While you are at it you can use it on just about everything. Hinges,electrical connections. "BATTERY" !!! You name it !!! Even the dreaded.......key switch !!! Good luck as I know this will work.
How about the light switch, lol! That one's a heart-stopper. More than once I've flipped my high beams off on a dark road to have ALL the lights on the car turn off. Ah, hurtling into blackness at 80 mph sure focuses your attention....
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How about the light switch, lol! That one's a heart-stopper. More than once I've flipped my high beams off on a dark road to have ALL the lights on the car turn off. Ah, hurtling into blackness at 80 mph sure focuses your attention....
Yes, Fluid Film works on light switches !
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while NVH and interior ammenities took a back seat (which does not exist in a Boxster- meaning that they were generally ignored!).
You should try sitting in a 1st or 2nd gen Miata... or god forbid... Shelby Cobras...

Then you will soon realize how luxurious the 986 is as a sports car.

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