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Old 02-11-2015, 09:33 PM   #1
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DIY Remote Range Improvement

Hello everyone, I found a DIY on the boxster register forum and I thought I would make my own with some pictures.

This DIY will increase your remote range to about 60-100 feet

You will need a T15 T 30 and a small flat screw driver.


First you will need to remove the driver sun visor.

This is where you will need a small flat screw driver or strong nails :P
Pry the cover off the screw and remove with the T15




Now move onto the A pillar side, This is a T30



Once you have the sun visor removed, Grap the top of the A pillar and give it a good pull, 00+ will need to use more force than the earlier cars.

Once removed you will see a wiring harness look for a white wire ( pre 00 ) or clear with copper ( later boxsters) Remove the wire from the insulating wrap. I tucked the wire in-between the insulation on the A pillar and the plastic near the edge of the windshield.




Reinstall all the parts and you should have a long range remote now!
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Thanks, looks pretty straightforward but what I really would like is a DIY that make the car honk or beep when pushing the remote button. Unless you watch the lights blink when you lock/unlock, it's kinda hard to know for sure the car is locked/unlocked.
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Thanks, looks pretty straightforward but what I really would like is a DIY that make the car honk or beep when pushing the remote button. Unless you watch the lights blink when you lock/unlock, it's kinda hard to know for sure the car is locked/unlocked.
Easiest DIY ever... just don't latch the oddments tray lid shut, and the car will beep for you. This will be fine as long as you don't have any other alarm issue.
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Thanks, looks pretty straightforward but what I really would like is a DIY that make the car honk or beep when pushing the remote button. Unless you watch the lights blink when you lock/unlock, it's kinda hard to know for sure the car is locked/unlocked.
Easy, get a 5 pin relay and a small buzzer wire to an ignition circuit and indicator feed so when the power is of and the indicator flashes it powers the buzzer.
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Once you have the sun visor removed, Grap the top of the A pillar and give it a good pull, 00+ will need to use more force than the earlier cars.
Nice write up Fintro.

Suggestion... Instead of pulling really hard at risk of breaking A-pillar trim, merely reach down behind w/ a long screw driver and release clip at dash level holding in and it easily comes up and out.

VERY IMPORTANT TIP: Do NOT over tighten the T-30 screws upon re-install or you'll have another DIY to perform... http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/17135-convertible-top-receiving-latch-plate-thing.html
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Easiest DIY ever... just don't latch the oddments tray lid shut, and the car will beep for you. This will be fine as long as you don't have any other alarm issue.
Just tried, it works!!! Thanks for the tip. Now, I just need to find a way to keep the latch contact open when the tray lid is closed.
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Just tried, it works!!! Thanks for the tip. Now, I just need to find a way to keep the latch contact open when the tray lid is closed.
disconnecting plug on underside of lock should do...

Likely able to reach either thru ashtray, p-brake side panel, or via access thru panel for adjusting p-brake.
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Nice write up Fintro.

Suggestion... Instead of pulling really hard at risk of breaking A-pillar trim, merely reach down behind w/ a long screw driver and release clip at dash level holding in and it easily comes up and out.

VERY IMPORTANT TIP: Do NOT over tighten the T-30 screws upon re-install or you'll have another DIY to perform... http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/17135-convertible-top-receiving-latch-plate-thing.html

I tried reaching in with a screw driver but i could not get it in the right position, I was about to get the sludge hammer next
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