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Old 11-03-2018, 05:00 AM   #1
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Greetings all. Thanks for your contributions. I lurked the forum a while before I was comfortable shopping a Boxster. I was fortunate to find this '99 w/99K on it, 3 owners, all purchased from and serviced at a Dealer. The last owner had the car for 14 years and was an enthusiast. He changed the tail light and side light assemblies. He gave me a signed copy of Wayne's book. It's going to a trusted mechanic for IMS.

I have a couple of questions:
I looked at the build codes and my car does not have heated seats, but there is a third window switch where the driver's side seat heat switch would be, and the passenger side is a blank.

Second, there is a sensor taped to the top of the windshield with a wire going into the padding. I don't think this is factory, although my build code has XD3 Rain Sensor.

May I have your thoughts?

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Old 11-03-2018, 05:52 AM   #2
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The windshield sensor looks like an automatic rain sensor, the third window switch is likely a custom switch, my best guess would be it's hooked up to a garage door opener.
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Old 11-03-2018, 12:28 PM   #3
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Questions about my car

Thanks Rick. I took the center unit out, and someone had apparently installed the switch. It had remnants of 2 wires wrapped around the terminals and taped on.
I swapped the switch with a blank from the dashboard and wired my remote to it, and tapped the +/- 12V from the cigarette lighter.

I gotta ask, is that what a factory rain sensor looks like?
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It's not OEM.
The original unit looks a bit different and has a tunnel for the wires to run to the dome light trim piece, IIRC.
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Old 11-03-2018, 04:28 PM   #5
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Thanks particlewave.

I didn't think the factory (or a dealer option for that matter) would be taped to the windshield.
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