Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-29-2007, 09:03 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Portlandia
Posts: 53
What is the sensor front and center on the dashboard?

Trying to figure out what this thing does. Car does not have auto-dimming mirrors, or rain sensing wipers, or automatic headlights. So what is this sensor? Climate control?

__________________
life is participation in evolution
87 944 PRO44 racer. 01 986S (race build in progress), 93 968
schwank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2007, 09:05 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Where the Sewer Meets the Sea, CA. USA
Posts: 2,695
Send a message via MSN to CJ_Boxster
I dont think it does anything except blink with you turn on your alarm... if anyone else knows better please, do tell.
__________________
--Proud Boxster Owner/Tech,

Carlos J Cazares

FastForward Performance
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...er/newsig1.jpg
CJ_Boxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2007, 09:09 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Portlandia
Posts: 53
Thanks... I've only driven the car a couple times so far as it is my fiancee's daily driver. Got a ride home from the airport in it last night, and while sitting in the passenger seat got to wondering what that thing was.

The little lady is def happy... she called me this morning to tell me she got a nod from a Maserati driver on the way to work. This is a big change for a girl who used to not care at all about her cars. Now she notices lots of little details The Porsche bug has gotten under her skin!
__________________
life is participation in evolution
87 944 PRO44 racer. 01 986S (race build in progress), 93 968
schwank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2007, 09:10 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: San Jose
Posts: 1,889
There is also a solar sensor in there for the a/c.
Tool Pants is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2007, 09:13 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Where the Sewer Meets the Sea, CA. USA
Posts: 2,695
Send a message via MSN to CJ_Boxster
Quote:
Originally Posted by schwank
Thanks... I've only driven the car a couple times so far as it is my fiancee's daily driver. Got a ride home from the airport in it last night, and while sitting in the passenger seat got to wondering what that thing was.

The little lady is def happy... she called me this morning to tell me she got a nod from a Maserati driver on the way to work. This is a big change for a girl who used to not care at all about her cars. Now she notices lots of little details The Porsche bug has gotten under her skin!
I bet she doesnt know about the special Windows and Windshield that Porsche's come with... Standard on all Porsche's, any car you look at through the Porsche windows just do not look good anymore and you find yourself noticing your Porsche is better than everything you look at through those windows
__________________
--Proud Boxster Owner/Tech,

Carlos J Cazares

FastForward Performance
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...er/newsig1.jpg
CJ_Boxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2007, 09:14 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Where the Sewer Meets the Sea, CA. USA
Posts: 2,695
Send a message via MSN to CJ_Boxster
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tool Pants
There is also a solar sensor in there for the a/c.
Sounds interesting... What does the Solar sensor do for the A/C system?
__________________
--Proud Boxster Owner/Tech,

Carlos J Cazares

FastForward Performance
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...er/newsig1.jpg
CJ_Boxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2007, 06:44 PM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 631
Quote:
Originally Posted by CJ_Boxster
I bet she doesnt know about the special Windows and Windshield that Porsche's come with... Standard on all Porsche's, any car you look at through the Porsche windows just do not look good anymore and you find yourself noticing your Porsche is better than everything you look at through those windows
, this guy speaks the truth.
yellowboxster01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2007, 06:54 PM   #8
There Is No Substitute.
 
rick3000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: West Coast
Posts: 3,139
Garage
^ How true!

I think the sensor is part of the alarm, not sure about the AC thing.
__________________
1999 Ocean Blue Metallic Boxster - blueboxster.com
rick3000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2007, 07:35 AM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,518
Quote:
Originally Posted by CJ_Boxster
Sounds interesting... What does the Solar sensor do for the A/C system?
From Loren at RennTech :

The preselected temperature is controlled automatically. The interior temperature and air flow can be adjusted manually via two pushbuttons. The changes are shown in the display. Information from the outside temperature sensors, interior temperature sensor and the sun sensor is processed to regulate the interior temperature. The system can respond to rapid changes in the outside temperature and also takes into account that the intensity of sunlight has a major influence on the subjective temperature perception of passengers.

And from the 987 brochure :

As an optional alternative, you
can specify your car with a fully
automatic air conditioning system.
By means of a solar sensor,
the system additionally compensates
for the effects of ambient
light.


Nick
__________________
*
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/DSC03717.jpg

1999 986 ( Black )
1998 MB C280 ( Black )
1999 BMW K1200RS ( Yellow )
2005 Audi A4 ( Red )
NickCats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2007, 08:15 AM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Portlandia
Posts: 53
Awesome guys, thanks for the details.

Got to drive the car to work today as it needs to pass emissions this afternoon. Even in the rain this thing is a blast, though with the current low tread Falken Azenis, it breaks loose real easy on acceleration if you gas it good. Already have new Bridgestone all seasons on order. If we make it 12 months without a ticket it will be a miracle.

She already knew about the rose colored glass... I'm a hopeless Porsche addict. My neighbor calls my house the Porsche factory as there are 3 sitting here and I spend most of my spare time taking them apart and putting them back together. Also had a third 944 parts car for a while... I need a way bigger garage!

__________________
life is participation in evolution
87 944 PRO44 racer. 01 986S (race build in progress), 93 968

Last edited by schwank; 11-30-2007 at 08:18 AM.
schwank is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page