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Old 03-04-2010, 09:14 AM   #1
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OBC temp sensor Retrofit

Is it possible to retrofit the temp sensor into the P-side front grill of early '97's (i.e., was the rest of the wiring already installed in ALL Boxsters)?

This would be on a '97 that originally came without the temp sensor.

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Old 03-04-2010, 10:10 AM   #2
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Yes, it's possible. You need to locate the temo sensor wiring connector behind the bumper and of course buy the sensor and the grill (which has a special 'O' holder for the sensor to snap into. Then just get someone with a durametric, PIWIS or PST2 to initialize the OBC.

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Not to knock LB's answer, but I've got a 97 and did a bunch of research on this when I first bought my car.

My 97 does not have the temp sensor plug behind the bumper into which to plug a sensor.

The certified porsche tech that works on my car told me that without it, running a wire and finding the right place to solder it would be a sizable undertaking that wasn't worth the time, labor, and money. He recommended I look on my iPhone for the current outside temp!

I did not like his answer, and would still like to do this mod if anyone can provide clear instructions as to how to add the temp sensor to a car without the wiring or plug for it.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:20 AM   #4
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Yes, it's possible. You need to locate the temo sensor wiring connector behind the bumper and of course buy the sensor and the grill (which has a special 'O' holder for the sensor to snap into. Then just get someone with a durametric, PIWIS or PST2 to initialize the OBC.

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Thanks!

I'll look for that wiring as soon as the weather warms up and I hope it's actually there. Good opportunity to clean out the radiators again.

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Not to knock LB's answer, but I've got a 97 and did a bunch of research on this when I first bought my car.

My 97 does not have the temp sensor plug behind the bumper into which to plug a sensor.

The certified porsche tech that works on my car told me that without it, running a wire and finding the right place to solder it would be a sizable undertaking that wasn't worth the time, labor, and money. He recommended I look on my iPhone for the current outside temp!

I did not like his answer, and would still like to do this mod if anyone can provide clear instructions as to how to add the temp sensor to a car without the wiring or plug for it.
Randall,

According to Factory Repair Manual, '97 ONLY wiring diagram - Sheet 3, there is indeed wiring to the P-side fender well for the outside temperature sensor - the connector will be obvious and it is fed by a Brown/Blue wire and a Brown/Orange one. This is for the M659 OBC option which I believe is in all US Market cars.

I can send you the diagram if you wish.

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Randall,

According to Factory Repair Manual, '97 ONLY wiring diagram - Sheet 3, there is indeed wiring to the P-side fender well for the outside temperature sensor - the connector will be obvious and it is fed by a Brown/Blue wire and a Brown/Orange one. This is for the M659 OBC option which I believe is in all US Market cars.

I can send you the diagram if you wish.

Cheers!
Thanks for the specification of the wire colors. That will make it much easier to determine whether they are there.

I have a factory manual, so I will look at Sheet 3 as well.

Thanks again.

Regards, Maurice.

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