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rahlstrom

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  1. I sold the manuals on eBay so I can not help you out anymore. Sorry.

  2. The insurance adjuster said the salvage yard was paying them $8K for the car! I know it's worth more but I'm SURE my wife would send me packing if I had two Porsche Boxsters in the driveway. All's well that ends well.
  3. Thanks everyone. I'll contact the dealer and see if they will fax me a copy of the options sheet. Check out my other post with some pictures of my totaled 966!
  4. Well, the 986 I bought April 2008 and spent countless hours on installing electronics, mods and paint restoration was totaled in a flash flood 2 weeks ago. This forum was tremendously helpful with all the work I did. I was having a few beers after a softball game at a local sports bar. The folks at the restaurant announced that the back parking lot was filling up fast from an overflowing creek with all the damned rain we've been having in the mid-atlantic region. By the time I got outside there was a river flowing through my car and mini cooper on my fender! I waded out when it was up to
  5. I just bought a 2005 Boxster S as a replacement for my totaled 986 (flash flood). On my 2003, the options sticker was on the inside of the front hood. There is no sticker like that on my 2005. I've looked everywhere and can't find it. There is also nothing in my service manual. I've search the forum and can't find anything either. Any ideas where they hid it on an '05? Thanks.
  6. Nothing special. Believe it or not, I just pulled apart one of those pool "splash balls" that has a foam core. I would imagine that anything pliable enough that effectively fills the cavity would work fine.
  7. I finally got around to pulling out the dash again and I installed foam insulation behind the mic and in the gauge cluster cavity behind the mic. What a difference! It still sounds like a speaker phone to callers on the other end but the clarity is much better. It made hands free calling usable where before, no one could understand me.
  8. The old amp will not work with the Alpine stereo. The Alpine PDX-5 is what I used to upgrade the factory amp and it sounds great. The phone prep cable only carries power and a signal wire that goes back to the stereo. It's only useful for power, unless you actually buy the Porsche phone module to plug into the harness. I would suggest the Alpine bluetooth adapter instead.
  9. Only unswitched (continuous) power is available on the factory radio harness. The switched power is available on the "phone prep" connector as noted in the DIY: "Note that only un-switched power is available in the factory radio harness. I used the phone prep cable in the console to get switched power for both the radio and as you’ll see, power for the bluetooth module. Note that the wiring diagram on the previous page lists the fuse locations that will now correspond to your radio and bluetooth module if you install one. The picture to the left shows what the phone prep cable looks like
  10. Sure thing Ody. Good luck with the job. I'm still very happy with my install and the sound.
  11. I was asked by a member about the wiring for the PCM module when performing the AVIC upgrade I posted in a separate DIY. I scanned the PCM and Bose wiring schematics from my set of Boxster shop manuals and am placing them here for anyone that needs them. PCM_Bose_Wiring_Diagram.pdf
  12. Follow trieullionares DIY for removing the climate control module but if you want it in the lowest slot, simply use the two screws you took out when removing the unit to screw it in the lower slot and then buy a new face plate at your Porsche dealer, part # 996 552 339 00.
  13. The wiring harness provided by trieullionnare will not work for a MOST bus install and your Bose amp will not work with the AVIC D3 or any non-Porsche radio. If you still choose to upgrade the head unit you are basically going to have to replace both the head and amp and then pick off signals for the new head unit from the factory wiring and re-use the speaker wiring in the front trunk to connect to the amp (all the signals and pins are on the chart in my DIY). So basically, follow trieullionnare's DIY for the physical prep and install and mine for the wiring. If you buy a kit from him you
  14. I taped over the end of the MOST but connector and left it in place. If you are moving to a new head unit, unfortunately you will need to replace all the other components using the MOST bus. The reason is that the MOST but carries the pre-amp signals digitally to the amplifier. I didn't have the CD changer but did have to remove my factory AMP. You are dealing with a Porsche proprietary system that is virtually impossible to make work with a non Porsche head unit. My DIY is most useful for the harness wiring as this is different than the pinnouts described by treullionniare for a non MOST
  15. Great minds think alike. I've asked callers and with the top up, volume levels are fine, although there is a bit of a hollow sound. I've never been on the receiving end of a call. To answer the question, no, I haven't tried foam insulation behind the mic, although it's a great idea and definitely worth a try. If you have any success be sure to post the results. Thanks.
  16. Fantastic DIY for MOST. I have read your instructions and that's extremely helpful for folks who wants to update their car with an aftermarket navi. Your system looks great. By the way, love the checkered garage floor! Thanks. And thanks again for the kit. It got the whole process started. Now folks will probably start bugging you to mod a kit for the 03-04 Boxster series ;-). -All the Best
  17. OK, I finished up the DIY and put it in the 986 DIY Forum. You can find it here: http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...st&p=105137 Good luck everyone!
  18. I just posted the DIY in the 986 DIY forum. Good luck!
  19. Thanks again to all of those contributors that helped me while I went through this upgrade. This topic appears to be a common one and one that doesn't appear to have a complete solution for contending with the MOST bus. Hopefully my DIY will help owners with the MOST bus successfully upgrade their factory stereo system as I have with mine. Also note that the wiring and process described should work with any system (Kenwood, Alpine, etc.), not just the AVIC D3 as the signal requirements and factory harness wiring is detailed here. Also note that this upgrade also covers the iPod interface, Si
  20. 2003 - 2004 Boxster AVIC D3 Install with MOST Bus Thanks again to all of those contributors that helped me while I went through this upgrade. This topic appears to be a common one and one that doesn't appear to have a complete solution for contending with the MOST bus. Hopefully my DIY will help owners with the MOST bus successfully upgrade their factory stereo system as I have with mine. Also note that the wiring and process described should work with any system (Kenwood, Alpine, etc.), not just the AVIC D3 as the signal requirements and factory harness wiring is detailed her
  21. Ground your amp to the chassis and just use the stock wiring ground for your HU! That worked for rahlstrom! Yes, the radio ground in the factory harness goes directly to the chassis. The cable type/routings did make a difference (directional, shielded). If you coil the extra RCA cable length directly behind the head unit it will generate noise. Keep the length behind the radio relatively short and handle the excess elsewhere. Also the cables were routed through the driver's side of the firewall rather than going behind the battery and going through the passenger side opening.
  22. The pop sound is caused by your amp still being turned on when the radio goes off! You need to find the AMP ON/OFF wire on the AVIC D3 and connect it to the ON/OFF connection to your amp. Ah yes, you need to connect the "remote" wire from the AVIC D3 to your amp to control power on/off. There is a remote wire available in the factory harness. For my year/radio configuration it's the white/red wire on pin 4 on the yellow radio connector and pin 1 on the amplifier connector. See the attached for the full factory wiring diagram for my 2003 with the MOST bus.
  23. Sounds like some type of power spike. Have you tried an inline power conditioner of some kind. Who makes the amp?
  24. I am currently writing a DIY for the 03-04 986/996 with MOST and will post it soon.
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