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Old 04-19-2019, 02:43 AM   #301
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slowly progessing, rerouting cables back and forth through the car.
I tracked down a cigarette lighter cable on eBay for an Audi A6...it is the same as they used in our Boxsters.
So I finally can get my second cigarette lighter to work. New iOS Radio is working as intended...did all the preps for the door speakers
(I am going to retrofit them with the cocoa door covers, as that was not an option when I ordered the car).
I am creating a custom frame and send it to a specialist to get it covered in burl wood. So It will complete my conter console burl wood transformation.
As you can see...I do have some cocoa leather pieces installed already...just the door covers missing (and cocoa seat inlays, if I can track them down).
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:46 AM   #302
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The Sleeper (gear indicator) has Awakend!
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Old 04-21-2019, 08:56 AM   #303
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Gear indicator...check mark...off the list. Programming done, was a little tricky but worked in the end.
It recognizes the shifts easily within 1 sec...99.9% correct, after some adjustments and recalibrations. I am more than happy. It is useless nonsense, but hey, what isn't...lol.



DONE!
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:25 AM   #304
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Gear indicator...check mark...off the list. Programming done, was a little tricky but worked in the end.
It recognizes the shifts easily within 1 sec...99.9% correct, after some adjustments and recalibrations. I am more than happy. It is useless nonsense, but hey, what isn't...lol.

Now I just need to dremel the protection glass for it and I am done with that one.
That is really Cool! In a modern auto industry where more digital is being integrated on dash displays; I really think analog gauges are slowly disappearing.
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Old 04-23-2019, 10:12 AM   #305
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Looks cool. I tried EL strings + converters which I had from a PC...worked for a day, but the converter was running waaaay too hot...so I said, "screw that". Then I discovered the above solution "TABEN Car Interior Decoration Atmosphere Light LED" (on Amazon).

I'll give it a try
EDIT: Screw that!
I've tried it, nice idea, BUT after 1 day, I came to the conclusion:
I am not going to install any China stuff in my Boxster, which is not CE certified. The converter gets waaaay too hot, again. You cannot touch it, that hot.
Why can't they use 12V LEDs?
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:17 AM   #306
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top cleaned and down...summertime, here we come
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Old 04-25-2019, 02:45 PM   #307
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Looking good! I'm jealous.
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Old 04-25-2019, 04:26 PM   #308
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Everyone in german forums will hate it, but i like it, because it's different.

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Old 04-26-2019, 02:01 AM   #309
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Thank you guys.
What better playground could one have, eh? (uhm, okay there are a few better ones)
As I am very picky with my modding ideas, this is something I could live with as aftermarket headlights.
I tried to like the new style, but still too much bling (Fred, your webcrawler should be active now ---> key word "BLING", lol) for me.
Less would be more for me and it would be a perfect homage to the fried egg look...IMO

Modern LED headlights, fried eggs "mosaic" style blinkers
Added 5th LED in the middle (DLR), deleted top row LEDs, created mosaic style blinkers (kinda like nano leaf) ...of course all photoshopped.
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That mosaic is damn cool!
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Old 04-27-2019, 10:18 AM   #311
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I thought the same thing. He's really good at PShop.
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Old 04-30-2019, 11:08 AM   #312
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I like the mosaic idea too. Looks like Art dèco.

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Old 05-01-2019, 01:04 AM   #314
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dibs on that name
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Old 05-01-2019, 04:06 AM   #315
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hahaha...my iPhone holder: IPHONE PLUS in landscape mode, with wireless charging (switched, so it doesn't drain the battery), free speaking mic and some LEDs.
IPHONE PLUS used as Center Control device for … Pionieer car radio, navigation, back up wifi-camera screen, rear parking sensor screen for pioneer, tire TMPS, hands free calling, ...and all the other cool apps.
Benefits: Looks like a POS --> Theft protection and minimal weight with full functionality.
Almost there...95% done, it fits and is working already.
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Old 05-10-2019, 12:16 PM   #316
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the Frankenstein...someone needs to get hi-res pics with lots of depth of those 911 GT3 RS2 fender air vents...and print it on a wrap.
Or you can actually buy some carbon ones from a german tuner...and put them on your 911, or with a little Finesse fit them on your 986 Boxster, lol.
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:16 AM   #317
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plastic is so nineties...cure is coming….
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Old 05-29-2019, 09:57 AM   #318
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Finest OEM Alcantara on the A-pillar covers , done by a professional saddler, just like the GT4.



Just reinstalled it today.
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Old 05-30-2019, 05:32 AM   #319
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Bling!!...Fred...web crawler alert!
Raised chrome headlight trim with 4 integrated LEDs to illuminate the clear DLR top ring part. And an attached corner for paint adaption.

A perfect DRL solution for the old fried eggs...a modern Retro interpretation...probably cheap to produce, easy to install and TÜV compliant...dips on the design...
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