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Old 01-03-2019, 12:02 PM   #4701
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Didnít feel like any heavy lifting today so I installed my new Lid Liners. I modified the rear one slightly because it had some minor interference with the filler gasket.






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Old 01-03-2019, 04:17 PM   #4702
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Replaced my center bezel and switch bezels. The chipped ones looked crappy. I would have liked to stay with burlwood, but those parts cost a fortune.


I used a Targa Shade tip switch for the garage door opener.
I'm going to do the poor man's OBC using either a tip switch or a rotary with push button function.
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Old 01-04-2019, 05:56 AM   #4703
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Replaced my center bezel and switch bezels. The chipped ones looked crappy. I would have liked to stay with burlwood, but those parts cost a fortune.

I used a Targa Shade tip switch for the garage door opener.
I'm going to do the poor man's OBC using either a tip switch or a rotary with push button function.
Where did you source the targa switch? And is there a guide for what to tie into for the obc? I love that idea!
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I have always wanted a set of those. Can you post a close up pic of your mod on the rear cover please?

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Old 01-04-2019, 12:03 PM   #4705
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I also considered the back deck area first for my sub, but with the glass window (it's a 98 with an aftermkt top) there's very little space, so mounting meant making it visible and tempting. Either there or in the front floor area makes for much better sound. It only took me a year to figure this out...
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Old 01-05-2019, 04:18 AM   #4706
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I have always wanted a set of those. Can you post a close up pic of your mod on the rear cover please?
Hi Rex, here are before and after pics. I made the mod on the car with a Drexel cutting wheel so it’s not as clean as it should be.

I used a thick piece of cardboard as a backing plate on the trunk lid and held the lid liner away from the trunk lid by placing a rag under it. I had already mounted it and did not want to take it off again so as not to damage the retaining clips. I did remove and replace the one clip by the cut.

There’s a 15% discount code in effect at Lid Liners web site: RF14






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I guess this is the site the Oldcarguy was talking about. Maybe he will respond. I sent him a email. Asking price etc.

https://lidliner.com/collections/frontpage/products/boxster-schild-front-and-rear-two-piece-set
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:48 AM   #4708
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Where did you source the targa switch? And is there a guide for what to tie into for the obc? I love that idea!
The part number is 996-613-119-10-A05. I got it from Porsche of San Diego for $49.
You can shop the part for best price.

The OBC hack has you installing the four stalk lever assembly, but the poor man's version uses a tip switch. I have a spare window switch that I was using for GDO.
Someone mentioned the Targa switch legends looked like a garage door, so I had to have it.

The OBC hack is in various places on the Forum, but here's the article:
https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/box_OBD_Mod/box_obd_mod.htm

I'm going to try a rotary encoder switch (like the one on the radio) to add "up" or "back" because you can use a third wire. Stay tuned for this one!
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:53 AM   #4709
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Got a new ELM327 BT OBDII unit that is compatible with Porsche. My other one that worked on my VW would not communicate with the Boxster. Anyway, it's handy so I can clear the SAI codes with my phone until I can dig in and solve that issue.
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Old 01-05-2019, 10:31 AM   #4710
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My spoiler switch arrived from Germany today The instructions are quite detailed. Can't wait to install it

Also I have the lid liners as well. Got them from Pelican with the PCA discount. This should save me from another $300 dent-pro visit for the rear trunk lid


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Old 01-05-2019, 11:21 AM   #4711
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my hommage to the Ö

just check marked another 986 design project of my bucket list (nano leaf on 2m x 1.2m plywood)
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Excellent, thank you. Now may be the time.

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Hi Rex, here are before and after pics. I made the mod on the car with a Drexel cutting wheel so it’s not as clean as it should be.

I used a thick piece of cardboard as a backing plate on the trunk lid and held the lid liner away from the trunk lid by placing a rag under it. I had already mounted it and did not want to take it off again so as not to damage the retaining clips. I did remove and replace the one clip by the cut.

There’s a 15% discount code in effect at Lid Liners web site: RF14




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That is very creative.

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my hommage to the Ö

just check marked another 986 design project of my bucket list (nano leaf on 2m x 1.2m plywood)
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The part number is 996-613-119-10-A05. I got it from Porsche of San Diego for $49.
You can shop the part for best price.

The OBC hack has you installing the four stalk lever assembly, but the poor man's version uses a tip switch. I have a spare window switch that I was using for GDO.
Someone mentioned the Targa switch legends looked like a garage door, so I had to have it.

The OBC hack is in various places on the Forum, but here's the article:
https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/box_OBD_Mod/box_obd_mod.htm

I'm going to try a rotary encoder switch (like the one on the radio) to add "up" or "back" because you can use a third wire. Stay tuned for this one!
Thanks for the detail! Can't wait to see how the switch goes.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:29 AM   #4715
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Installed the VW relay for the wiper delay.
The rain sensor was just finicky, and I wanted an adjustable one. The relay cost me 13.60 shipped from Latvia 12V 6Pin # 95VW17C499BA / 357955531 / No. 99 _TESTED RELAY_ VW Audi Seat Skoda.
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:33 PM   #4716
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Waiting on parts so today was brake and clutch fluid purge/bleed. Took ~2.5 liters to get all of the green mystery fluid completely out of the brake and clutch system. The mystery fluid was too high in water content & I did have some air. Motul 600 happily flowing through the clutch and brake system now. Check out the cool clutch bleed tool I found (I love tools ). Check your brake fluid every year.










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Old 01-20-2019, 05:28 PM   #4717
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Took her for a nice 110 mile drive with the top down, traffic was light due to the football games so I got to open her up a few times. Nothing sounds better than hitting 120mph on an empty freeway with the top down.
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Waiting on parts so today was brake and clutch fluid purge/bleed. Took ~2.5 liters to get all of the green mystery fluid completely out of the brake and clutch system. The mystery fluid was too high in water content & I did have some air. Motul 600 happily flowing through the clutch and brake system now. Check out the cool clutch bleed tool I found (I love tools ). Check your brake fluid every year.










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Tell me more about the cool clutch bleed tool! Where can i get one? How does it work?
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Bled the cooling system after changing the water pump, thermostat and plugs last weekend. Very smoky when warming, even after up to temp for a while. Seemed like steam, but no leaks and seems to be at level.
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Old 01-22-2019, 06:10 AM   #4720
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Tell me more about the cool clutch bleed tool! Where can i get one? How does it work?
Hi Ciao, itís from a company called Mueller-Kueps. Theyíre in Germany and they make speciality automotive tools. Just google their name and youíll find their website. They donít sell directly to the public. I purchased through a vendor on eBay (Tooldom). I also purchased the M-K axle pusher for my axle replacement (received but havenít used it yet).

For the bleeder, there are deep socket and shallow socket versions in 10 or 11mm. I purchased the deep socket 11mm version. The socket is hollow and it seems to be permanently attached to the reversible ratchet. It comes with a good quality bleeder hose (~1 meter length) that runs freely through the socket and ratchet.

I attached the bleeder hose to the clutch slave bleeder valve, attached the other end of the hose to my brake bleeder catch can, slid the ratchet/socket assembly onto the bleeder valve, made sure I had fluid and pressure in the Motive and let it rip. Standard operating procedure from that point forward. After bleeding, I just slid the ratchet/socket assembly down the hose and removed the hose from the valve.

I had also purchased a much less expensive Ďbleederí ratchet but it had a shallow socket that had a fixed grommet / hose assembly built into it and I did not like the way it barely fit and was difficult to remove from the bleeder valve (tested on a brake valve).

Just to mention that I had the braces, pan and midpipes removed, along with the axle disconnected from the trans axle, when I bled the clutch slave. Taking advantage of my axle / midpipe replacement project made for much easier access to the clutch slave.
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