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Blaupunkt still make great stuff though - I would have chose them over the Infinity (if choosing just by brand) - anyway how does it sound? Also a picture of how well the amp fits in the stock location would be excellent.
This picture is from another poster Chris who has an small active compact Kenwood subwoofer in the passenger footwell of his Boxster..... I now have this same setup, and it <b>sounds great</b>! I'm using an a/d/s/ AB-308 8" compact powered sub. The problem is, the box, which measures 13 x 10 x 2.5 inches, keeps sliding around as I accelerate........... does anyone know what would be the best way to mount the box in this location? - Strong velcro? - Drill holes through the floor? - Lift the carpet somehow and put a piece of MDF wood underneath? ??? Anyone has advice? Thanks!
Let us know it goes. Alternatively, you could make a simple "switch off delay" circuit for your FM mixer device...... I don't know enough about electronics to help, but you'd just need some radioshack parts... transistors and capacitors.... have a look at these schematics if they make sense to you (the text is in german, AUS means OFF): http://www.bayer-soft.de/elektro/verzoeg2/verzoeg2.htm
yellowlemon replied to jtraol's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Wrong forum area - but is making custom door grills for a Boxster 986 without speaker holes in the door trim (ie no Bose or Sound Package Plus) also possible? Or does the expensive "hifi option" trim have to be purchased? In the Boxster there is no map pocket where the speaker is meant to be.. just flatness. Thanks EDIT: Have seen this post here which is great but talk more about "cicumventing" the door speakers: http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=15833
I sent my brother to drive in the car with my phone inside - then called him - I could understand him well except sometimes the sound cut out completely and I missed bits of words making him difficult to understand sometime. When I could hear voice, it was clear though - not boomy or hollow anything. Note I filled the microphone cover cavity around the mic insert with hot glue. I think the clipping may be due to echo cancellation circuitry. My brother said he could hear me fine in the Boxster thru the speakers.
Hello there! My 2004 Box didn't come with the mesh deflector either..... but I have the clear screen plastic windscreen between the seats. May I ask where I can get these two mesh ones from? I tried to search ebay and the net but couldn't find..... what term should I use, or what part numbers are they? Anyone have a link? Thankyou!!
Just as follow-up, I'm writing for the record that the stock Becker CDR-23 units does actually activate it's "phone in" pins when it is in standby. - This is only when it is in "PH AUDIO" mode, not in "PH MUTE" - you change this setting by holding the "Menue" button.... So the Parrot kits "speaker relay box" is not needed and you don't have to jam the large relay box behind the already cramped space behind the stock radio. Just need to order the "Ph In" wire from Becker. Afraid that the Phone input pins on the CDR-23 could blow from the speaker level input, I asked Becker Australia and they replied: "The mono input for the phone is line level and small speaker level as well, up to 8V signal level. In some cases a dropping resistor may have to be used (value has to be experimented with)." CooL! Edit: fixed information
Hey mate! **** I installed those Jaycar speakers just because it was easy (just mangled the OEM harness to hold those speakers). I wish you hadn't told me I could get more bass with other speakers :rolleyes: - Is it easy to install other 4" speakers as well? (without making custom brackets etc) Where can you get those MB Quart's in Australia?????? I have checked everywhere in Brisbane, and all Aussie online sellers - and nothing has come up... :(
I successfully installed the microphone from an aftermarket Parrot Bluetooth Kit (CK3000 Evolution Black Edition) into the OEM microphone spot on the dash of a 2004 Boxster - the install was easy - remove the 2 screws behind the switch and microphone cover as described in this thread - then lift the whole dash unit a little. I didn't have to disconnect any of the dashboard harness connectors (hence no fault reports in memory) A wire can now be fed behind the dash into the driver's side footwell. There is heaps of room behind the microphone cover for wire connectors etc. I used a whole lot of hot glue to stick the little electret microphone insert from my bluetooth kit into the OEM cover - perfect fit! Since these little 10mm electret microphones are standard in electronics, I'm sure they are all the same anyway - "directionality" and "noise-cancelling" all happens inside the unit's brain I believe. Thanks for your help everyone!
Yes I am Australian, drive a RHD Box 2004. In our 986 the cigarette lighter is switched power, not constant, and there is no standard telephone adapter plug under the dash. Yes, I get 25 MPG (US) which is 30 MGP (Imp). Normal conservative city driving. Sorry to say the but I suspect the fuel you are getting is crap. US give their octane ratings in "AKI" units, while in UK/AUS we use "RON" units. Here is Australia we get 91RON, 95 RON and 98 RON. The Boxster wants 98, but will run on 95 with knocksensor. Conversion (approximate): 87 AKI = 91 RON 90 AKI = 95 RON 93 AKI = 98 RON See here for more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating
I just noticed my 2004 Boxster is the "facelift" with a slim cupholder and a horseshoe-shaped trim surrounding the original radio, climate control and air vents - how does this affect the installation instructions? (How do I remove the horseshoe shaped trim, as opposed to the trim style shown in the pictures in the DIY of this thread.) ....VERSUS.... Also my radio antenna connector is a very small mini-"BMW"-type (not standard motorola, or even the standard larger "European" antenna connector.) Is this the same in the USA as well? So is this connector included in the kit? Thanks!
The original poster is already using the cellphone adapter, but is looking for a way to get rid of this 5-second-delay ( caused by the original porsche radio using the CAN bus data to turn off rather than the analog IGN line)