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Old 09-25-2016, 08:28 AM   #1
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Hot air to the neck in a 986 Boxster

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in many newer cabs there is a possibility to blow warm air to the neck of the passenger /driver.
Is there any similar solution for a 99 boxster?

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Old 09-25-2016, 10:13 AM   #2
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I think it depends on how open minded your wife is.
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:08 AM   #3
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I think it depends on how open minded your wife is.
Or how hot it is outside...

I don't think the 986 has any blown air heat or cool options for the seats. You can get heated seats, and with the windscreen up it does a decent job of keeping the outside air off you.
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Hi Kim,

If your neck is getting cold, do you have a wind screen installed between the seats? If not I'd suggest adding one as it will make top down driving more comfortable.

If you don't have a windscreen installed, the air blows back to front against the back of your neck, blowing your hair (or in my case beard) forward. It is some what counter intuitive, but it's caused by the low pressure air in the cockpit relative to the higher pressure wind flowing over the car. If you have a wind screen installed and the windows are up, air should flow over the car and above your head and things are generally pretty calm in the cockpit, even on the freeway.
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No. At least not without a lot of custom work.

The Mercedes AirScarf and BMW Neck Warmer have vents built into the seats and controls for airflow and temp. Seems like it would be quite a bit of work to duplicate this or something close to it.

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Old 09-26-2016, 11:06 AM   #6
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Buy a 'heating' scarf for $15 (US), they have two or three pockets built in so you can insert those instant hand warmer packs.

The HotHands packs are .60 cents each when bought in bulk, and last 12-15 hours. For less than $2 per day trip, your neck will be toasty. And you can wear it outside the car as well.

No mods to car needed, just leave the scarf and a dozen heat packs behind the seat.
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Old 09-26-2016, 11:22 AM   #7
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I know what you mean...running with the top down in cooler weather, everything is warm except head/neck area. Would love it to have the heater be able to blow some warm air there! Took a road trip up the coast from california to oregon with the wife last month and half the time her head was wrapped up and looked like we had just robbed a bank or something!
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Here in Sauna City, USA this is just about the last problem I can think of to solve in my boxster.

I'm jealous just reading posts about how you want seat heaters and neck warmers!!!
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Here in Sauna City, USA this is just about the last problem I can think of to solve in my boxster.

I'm jealous just reading posts about how you want seat heaters and neck warmers!!!
Haha...well, if there's ever a solution to get neck warmers, I don't see why it can't be rigged to be a neck cooler!
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Here in Sauna City, USA this is just about the last problem I can think of to solve in my boxster.

I'm jealous just reading posts about how you want seat heaters and neck warmers!!!
Here in Phoenix neck coolers would be nice.
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I can see where Randall is coming from . We were in Austin just a few weeks ago ,it got to 46C on occasion , if I had my Boxster there I don't think I would have had the hood down at all.Back home here now its a much more manageable 4C .
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I think this first appeared on the 2005 Mercedes SLK if not on earlier SLs. Not sure about BMW.

In any event, it requires an electric heating element and a blower and ducting all contained within the seat.

Porsche seats are a lot more lightweight than the seats in the others and there would seem little room for these components.

I wonder whether these have been offered for later Porsches.

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