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Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-09-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,296
Posted By mwh98
SR7 Install Cliff Notes

Hey BartMan,

I did the same install on my 01 and it took me two months of planning before I had the balls to cut in. If you need help, let me know.

The radar antenna is in the passenger grill...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-09-2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 750
Posted By mwh98
Hey Riccardo, You can move many of those...

Hey Riccardo,

You can move many of those items around with some work & $$.

Think of four slots in your dash about 3 inches tall. Currently your PCM screen consumes slot 1 and slot 2, the PCM...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-09-2008, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,551
Posted By mwh98
Don't forget the Radio Alarm fix..........

I just did the Traffic Pro thing last month, real easy instal.

The one thing not listed is to place a piece of electrical tape on drivers side of the TP unit. When you pull your current head...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-19-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,514
Posted By mwh98
Traffic Pro Option

I was lucky enough to find an older (2002) Harman Kardin Traffic Pro for a great price. It looks identical to my CDR 220 except when the display is illuminated (there is much more info squeezed into...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-04-2007, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By mwh98
PNP Rear Speaker Kit

I did the PNP kit as they marketed it as an improvement over all others due to speaker size and quality. I was disapointed with the outcome, it's OK.............but was it worth the @200.00 spent? ...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-21-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By mwh98
I just gotta say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a great car!

All Summer I have been running around town listening to ZZ Top loud enough to hear it with the top down. Yesterday the weather was questionable so I put the top up for the ride...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-03-2007, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By mwh98
Transmission Shudder on takeoff???

I can't help but notice that if my 986 sits unused for a week or so (not my daily driver) for the 1st few times I start from a stop the transmission shudders quite a bit. But the condition soon goes...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 05-31-2007, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,363
Posted By mwh98
Gas Pedal Mystery

I have a 2001, and my pedal also does not move without the feel of some resisitance. A friend of mine who owned a 98 in the past was the 1st to notice the pedal issue.

I had the local steeler,...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-13-2007, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,698
Posted By mwh98
Windshield Replacement

Hey Randall,

I'm right next door in San Antonio and had mine replaced last May at a Triumph auto glass location. The installer said he was the "one" who our local Porsche Dealer calls when they...
Forum: DIY Project Guides 02-20-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,732
Posted By mwh98
Auto Dim Review Mirror with Homelink

One of the most gratuitous mods I have made on my 2001 Boxster was replacing the manual review mirror with an auto dimming type that has a Homelink transmitter integrated into the mirror housing. ...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-01-2007, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By mwh98
Suspension/Frame Creak when Turning??

Has anyone had experience with an isolated creak in the suspension or frame when turning into a driveway or sightly elevated ramp? It sounds like it orginates from the right strut area, and will...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-30-2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By mwh98
What am I doing wrong with pics?

I have attempted to upload a picture with my post, only to get an error message that the pic file is too large. I have tha camera set on 2megxpix, and still the file is too large.

Can anyone shed...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-30-2007, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By mwh98
Well.......It's In!

The strut bar is in place! Vertex Tech Help was great!

For those who will be installing a strut bar in the future, my advice is assemble the bar prior to placing it in the car. There is no way...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-28-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By mwh98
New Battery??

Don't know, but would venture to guess the original was replaced. It's a 2001 with 40k miles. The PO kept her in a garage and only drover her occasionally. I can't image a battery surviving...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-28-2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By mwh98
Schnell Strut Brace Fitment??

I just purchased a set of strut braces Schnell, and I'm having trouble with the front bar fitting behind the battery. The aluminum bar is too fat to fit between the firewall and the battery. If I...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-15-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,833
Posted By mwh98
Self Installed SR7

I think they are so few and far between is the price, there is a lot more you can do for $1,600.00+. I found a new SR7 +shifters on fleabay ($650.00) and did the install myself. It was probabley...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-27-2006, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By mwh98
All three bulbs are the same, H7

On my 2001, all three bulbs are the same. Nor going the HID route, I replaed all three with Sylvania Silver Stars. Great improvement over the stock halogens. Worked great and negotiated a "bulk"...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-08-2006, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 894
Posted By mwh98
Becker Wiring Diagrams

Assuming you have a Becker (stock head unit), this link will take you to their wire diagrams.


2001 Seal Grey 986
San Antonio
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-31-2006, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By mwh98
The more I dig, the more I................

Here is what I've learned.

Customer Service Rep was a JOKER! Would not provide their name, only stating we do not sell or service those units, go back top your installer for info...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-24-2006, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By mwh98
I've also contacted Becker for specs.......

I've also contacted Becker for specs on exactly what the HU does and how. It will be interesting to see what their response is.

The usual MO is "due to liability issues, we can not comment on...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-23-2006, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By mwh98
Did the hack on an 01 successfully!!

I did the hack that Randal cites and it works great!! My only regret was that I did not wire the other side of the switch. I used a spoiler swith (On-Off-On) and followed the directioins of the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-23-2006, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By mwh98
Radar Detector Audio thru the CDR220 Head Unit?

Has anyone explored the possibility of running the line out volume of their radar detector thru the stock head unit (CDR220) usining the "telephone" function? The HU has a line in with a max rating...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-16-2006, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 963
Posted By mwh98
Cleaning Wheels????

Is there an easier way to clean the brake dust off the wheels of a Boxster? It feels like I spend more time on the wheels with a brush and wheel cleaner than I do on the rest of the car. It appears...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-16-2006, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By mwh98
6'3" & 249.999lbs OK......................

I'm 6'3", and 250lbs with little problems once inside the car. In and out can be a little challenging due to the length of my legs. I have found that when exiting, if I place my left hand on the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-12-2006, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By mwh98
OK it is a slow...

OK it is a slow process...............................for a 2001, So far I have found that there a small opening between the liner of the intake under the bumper and the bumper itselfl. If you pull...
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