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Posts posted by rick3000

  1. I know a lot of people including myself, said that summer tires aren't safe in freezing temps. But I drove 12° to 32°, on a twisty road at 50mph making 25-35mph turns, with no problems. There was no snow on the roads but it was cold. I actually don't think you would have a problem unless you are driving through snow, because the friction will heat up the rubber.

  2. So an UPDATE on this:

    I emailed Europa Auto Parts. They said they will be getting the kit in next week, and start listing them on eBay. So they won't send me a copy of the instructions. Personally, I would prefer to do it myself for half the price.

    So, I have made up a wiring harness, and I pulled out the relay panel to see what I am up against. I am going in favor of ease and making this fully reversible without making anything permanent. So instead of tapping into the back of the relay panel, I decided to make an extension from the relay panel to the relay.

    Does anyone see a problem with placing female plugs on the relay and male plugs in the relay socket, then tapping the wiper knob into the extension cable, and zip-tying the relay next to the fuse panel? It should work, but I want to get some opinions on whether or not you think this a good or bad way to do this.

    When I finish with this hack, I will post a link to my instructions. Hopefully my website won't be disappearing anytime soon. :D

  3. I was looking over at the PPBB Archives.

    My understaning of it is that you install the relay and wiper switch, then yout tap pins 3 and 4 to the power and ground. Then you tap pins 1 and 2 into the main wiring harness.

    On PPBB they mention a wiring harnes for pins 1 and 2. Does anyone know where this wiring haress goes?

    My best guess is that you wire pins 1 and 2 to a longer wire then run it to the fuse panel and tap then into the main wiring harness there? Is this correct?

    If anyone has done this mod, I would really appreciate any information.

    Thanks! :D

  4. Most likely, the water dripped down from underneath the top. There are four drain points around the car, and if they get clogged it is not uncommon for them to leak into the car. If you google it, there a few websites pages on this. Also, check your drivers side if you get water on the cars electronics your going to be very unhappy.

  5. I just found this on the internet. I was wondering if anyone can tell me which pins on the connector are 1, 2, 3, and 4. Also, can anyone verify the colors of the wires you tap into.

    Thanks! :D


    1 Yellow/Red (Relay Pin 1)

    2 Black/Green (Relay Pin 6)

    3 Blue/Green/Red (illumination)

    4 Brown (ground)

  6. You do have a ground loop problem, that is why a ground loop isolator will fix the problem. A ground loop isolator minimizes the static your hearing, so that is only audible at very loud volumes. I have researched this a lot and had the same problem, and the only solution is a ground loop isolator.

    Your iPod cable is not faulty. Hope this Helps! :D

  7. I had this same problem in my Boxster. What you need to do is buy a ground loop isolator. There a few dollars at Walmart (cheaper than RadioShack). It plugs in between the RCA cables normally, but because you don't have RCA cables I would try looking for one the you splice between the power line.

    (Like this: http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Ite...11&tp=2653)

    The make them but they are not as readily available. It will minimize the whine so you will not be able to hear it unless you have the stereo up almost all the way. It is not a faulty cable, or iPod.

    This is a fairly common problem.

    Hope this Helps! :D

  8. I recently replaced mine.

    I couldn't find any wipers that fit the Boxster wiper arms, so I just replaced the rubber. There is no need to replace the metal anyway. I bought the two rubber pieces for $5 at PepBoys, and then used the current metal strips that fit in the rubber. Works great, and it only cost $5! :D

  9. So I need to buy:

    996 Relay (#996.615.103.00)

    Wiper Dial (#996.613.115.00)

    Computer CD-Drive Connector (I have one in an old computer, for free)

    And then which relay space to I put the relay in?

    Were do the wires from the Wiper Dial go? What do I hook them up to?


  10. Hi,

    I have been thinking about doing the intermittent wiper hack in my '99 Boxster. I have been searching for information on this hack but it appears the site that had the instructions on how to do it has vanished. And the site that sold the hack kit has vanished as well. I was wondering if anyone had a guide or anything that would enable me to do the intermittent wiper hack. I would like to do it with the switch opposite the cigarette lighter.

    Thanks! :D

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