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dave2k 06-09-2019 03:28 PM
I recently completed the installation of an aftermarket back-up camera for my 2010 987.2 Boxster. A quick recap follows for those just want to see the highlights and then a more detailed description follows. Disclaimer: I am not an automotive or electronics professional, nor have I completed any advanced training in these areas, so while the following installation approach has been successful in my case, I cannot provide any assurance that this approach is optimal nor that the outcome will...
Martin.Mansfield 08-06-2017 11:04 PM
purchased the Continental Radio TR7412UB-OR from http://www.bergvillfx.com I purchased the Alpine KTP - 445U Amp / Harness from https://cai-store.com/ Tools • Safety Glasses • Philips screw driver • Metric socket set
Boxsternaut 01-18-2016 08:34 PM
On my previous 986 I added the Porsche short shift kit. It was a huge improvement over the factory standard unit so after having bought a 981 GTS I figured the same must be true for it. And having seen Guenter in Ontario's commentary on the short shifter he had installed in his 981S, the bug bit me, done, I’m so doing this! I found some helpful information around the internet but nothing as involved as a full set of instructions with pictures and commentary on how to replace your 981...
Ronster 10-21-2015 07:52 PM
Many of our early 986 Boxsters have the original 12 volt accessory (cigarette lighter) plug and some of the new electronic devices’ plugs do not fit tightly in them. My new GPS is one of those devices and it finds a way to fall out of the socket, sending my GPS into a question frenzy of whether or not I want to run it off battery or plug, and freezing the screen at a crucial freeway change or off ramp. Tools needed: A tool of your choice to pry the switch housing from the climate...
BER 09-12-2015 10:42 PM
The primary joy of owning a Boxster is cruising through the countryside on a beautiful day with the top down. One of the factory options that makes that "topless" experience even better, is the Wind Deflector (Option 551) which is mounted to the Boxster's roll bar. The wind deflector reduces the amount of air turbulence and wind noise in the cockpit, allowing the driver and passenger a more pleasant open top driving experience. Most Boxster's have the wind deflector option. But a few of...
dave2k 07-12-2015 08:38 AM
My 2010 Boxster only had a single 12 volt accessory outlet and it was always powered. I started using a dashcam in the spring and it didn't take me long to grow tired of plugging it in every time I started a drive and unplugging it every time I stopped driving. Furthermore, when I went on a trip I had to use a 12 volt splitter to power the navigation unit when I was also using the dashcam. So I decided to add an additional 12 volt outlet and thought it would be a good idea to get one with...
asnowden 06-13-2015 06:52 PM
I changed my Boxster spoiler to a black Cayman version and I thought the silver "Boxster" emblem didn't pop enough. A new, black emblem is around $100 and I'm not saying I'm cheap but I find it hard to pay that much for a piece of plastic. I found another way to change the color without even removing the emblem from the car. They have all sorts of colors. I made sure the car was clean and used a q-tip to clean around the lettering. I used Rustoleum's Flexidip but Plastidip is also another...
lithium1330 12-10-2012 01:08 AM
Some of the newer cars have LED lights inside and out. With a couple of exceptions (door pull handle and ambient light), our 987's come with the yellow-ish incandescent bulbs (invented in mid-19 century - that's in the 1800's :hmm:) inside and out. While functional, the tar-yellow color and temperature (hot) really dates the look of our cars. I recently converted all the interior, frunk/trunk, license plate lights with high tech LED's - the LED's are just as bright, but gives a modern :cool:...
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