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  1. I just did it, flipped it from the bottom first, then used metal tweesers to pull it out, not as fragile as I first thought. I then transferred it a few times to the GT conversion FOB but could not allign the buttoms, but the ignition did turn only with that glass pill thing. I am going to see if the local dealer will programme the new GT fob head from Pelican. They guys who cut the key, as the dealer couldn't gave me a spare which solves my spare problem coz the only key I had before was a very worn out original that only unlocked the doors 30% of the time. One way or another a simple swap the guts of the GT / 911 Fob is not so simple, the buttons did not allign on my swap but the part comes with "the gutts" so I will see if the dealer can sync them and the original key.
  2. I actually need to get the 911 key with the guts in it (transmitter) as I have lost my original key. Will the guts from the 911 work or do I still have to order a standard boxster FOB head and then transfer it to a 911 case? When the dealer does the reprogram will they have to do both my old spare key and the new key? IE wil I get charges 2 x $150 Thanks :D PS: I think I will get the GT key
  3. 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. I got my installer put mine (the phone microphone) up near the rear view mirror so it was protected from the wind, there is a gap for the wire to pass out from hidden under the plastic. I drive alot with the roof down and don't have problems with calls on the road, its a parrot system that I had added when I removed the Motorola "thing" that was factory fitted. Would be great to get rid of the black bit that is attached to the LHS where the parrot is currently placed when I put in a new 2 din touch screen. I have also ordered other bits such as buttons to fill in the 3 black one on either side of my new screen. Has anyone worked out if any of the new model touch screens with hard drives can be wired up to 1 or 2 of those blank rocker type buttons either side of the radio like the soft top up/down one ?
  4. Festive Greetings to all :D I am at the stage where I have to get a new key and fob. I would like to use one of the new 911 key fobs or even the GT both have been cited as possible replacement FOBs. I lost my original boxster key and the spare only remotely opens the doors 20% of the time so a new one is in order regardless. The single dealer we have here wants $291 for the original black FOB (my old one pictured) $42 for a blank key (which they can't cut??) plus $150 to reprogramme the new key (he did say I can BYO FOB as long as i have the code number) $483 plus I have to get someone to cut the key. I know I can get the standard black fob online for about half that cost, though i would prefer the 911 or GT FOB if it works. When I asked about the 911 or GT FOB he said NO If anyone is using a GT or 911 FOB on a Boxster 2000 can you let me know or point me in the right direction. Thanks and have a safe new years folks. Prices are in AU$ which is about the same as the US$ at the moment that is 1 for 1
  5. Yeah nice work but the pics are all on the Lambo??? Love to have that in my Boxster, I miss alot of the mod cons here it is. you can see the push button installed, and the key i use is an OEM lambo key. and i took the RFID chip out of the actual case and installed it into the lambo key , so in order to start the car you have to have the lambo key present, and in your pocket. http://s745.photobuc...s/xx97/quan717/
  6. I have a 986 Boxster 2000 and it seems this key (911 Branded) will also work for me. Much better than the black 2 button key/fob that is standard. I only have one dud key left, the remote unlock works 30% of the time and just cant find the good one. I am thinking the best bet is to purchase 2 x fob head units ($115 each Suncoast) and 2 blank keys ($23 each suncoast), then head down to the dealer to reprogramme. I will probably try and find a locksmith to cut the key prior. If anyone has other ideas please let me know, I am doing a parts order from the US to cover this and a DIN2 audio upgrade
  7. Thinking about selling my Boxster for a V8

  8. Thanks for that, after searching further found that simply banging on top of the dash made the back light work again. Thanks to that friendly and very helpful poster :D
  9. Thanks I had a bang around with a rubber mallet as some had suggested on here and looked for any loose heat shields. Then took it for a "nice" drive and the rattling has gone for the moment - fingers crossed and thanks I will record again and do a youtube upload if it does it again Could be the heat shelds on the rear exhaust loose! just held on by twist clips the clips often fall off.
  10. Had the same problem and tried "the thump" method Tools required: Fist Procedure: Bang fist on top of dash several times until the back light becomes illuminated Picture attached of back light prior
  11. Just tried "the thump" method after a few solid fists on top of the bash the time/oil level side was illuminated. Attached is the picture before, 2000 Boxster Thanks for the tech advice :D
  12. I recently had the AOS replaced by a secondary dealer, had the part already after reading up on the AOS when I first got the car. Its a 2000 model with 93000 kms. Anyway, about 5 days later the dash time/oil level light dimmed and a rattling sound started. I posted something separate about the dash light. Rattling Sound attached in a video file Cant upload the mp4 file, any other ways? maybe donate? The rattling sound if from the rear behind the driver and seems to be loudest near the exhaust, the sound you would expect if someone left a nut in the exhaust bellow and it was rattling around.
  13. The orange LED display in the 2000 Boxster has 3 displays under each dial. The dial with the time and oil level is not illuminated (I can still see the readout very faintly) I checked the cabin fuses but nothing related to that area. see attached Pic
  14. I have a 2000 boxster and thank god dont have this problem, the front hood is a cable release and when the battery died i just opened the hook as usual, you guys must have an electronic release only my rear boot has that.
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