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  1. Ok, that  was just my opinion. If you really want to disable the seatbelt chime, you will probably find a dual wire feed to the female part of the seatbelt connection. These wires are 'open circuit' without the seatbelt fastened. If you cut both wires and connect them together, the car will always sense that your seatbelt is fastened. This has worked on other cars, it may answer fix your problem 
    Well, britairdog, thanks for your opinions ... too bad you don't have an answer to the original post which was a technical question !

    When I want someone to lecture me on the use of seatbelts, I'll ask for it ... as for being crazy ... I'll assume you are not a qualified Doctor and remind you that I did not ask you for a diagnosis.

    You will need a resistor between the two wires... I think someone told me 100 ohms.


  2. Hey, Oli ...

    I've got a guy sending me a male recepticle that he thinks will work to de-activate the seatbelt gong ... if it works, I'll report back ... this will, obviously, also disable the dashboard warning & still entails sticking this object in the recepticle ... but, will be handy for those times jockeying cars around the lot, or working on the car with the ignition swith on.

    Then, when ready to roll, just pop it out & replace with seat/shoulder belt !!!


  3. Why don't you just do the right thing and fasten the seatbelt? Even if you are sitting in your stationary car it may save you, if you are rammed by another vehicle , since the airbags may not activate. If you are driving, airbags will not keep you from being thrown out of the car or into the passenger side if you have an accident.

    If you are driving your Porsche around without a seatbelt on you must be crazy.

    The gong does stop after a few chimes (at least, that's the case in the '02 C4 cab), I think the same sounder is used for headlight-on warning so you'd have t6o give that up too.

    The visual indication can be cancelled by push the OBC stalk forward - doesn't stop the gong though

    Maybe does on an '02 C4 .... but, we're talking 987 S here ... the annoying gong stops momentarily but, then starts in again ...... sure wish someone had a fix !!!


  4. The gong does stop after a few chimes (at least, that's the case in the '02 C4 cab), I think the same sounder is used for headlight-on warning so you'd have t6o give that up too.

    The visual indication can be cancelled by push the OBC stalk forward - doesn't stop the gong though

    Maybe does on an '02 C4 .... but, we're talking 987 S here ... the annoying gong stops momentarily but, then starts in again ...... sure wish someone had a fix !!!


  5. There are 3 black plastic rivets that have a pin in the middle.  Push the pins out with a small straight punch or the end of a small drill bit and they will fall into the spoiler.  Then you can lift the top off the spoiler.  Then remove the 2 allen bolts that hold the metal body in place and the pins will inside it.

    Once the metal body of the spoiler is removed you can get to the screws holding the top of the rear bumper cover in place.

    I'm adding a decal to the rear spoiler on my 987 S & it would appear to be easier to apply if I remove the spoiler.

    Question : Are those three rivets re-useable ?? or should I order new ones first ?? assume available through dealers ?? If re-useable, can you describe re-installation ???

    Thanks


  6. My new S has the BOSE sound system with PCM and CD changer. There appear to be two speakers located behind each of the seats ( great place for speakers ... seats are probably enjoying my tunes more than I am !!! :D ) and a loudspeaker type between the seats.

    When the system is balanced ( front to rear ), I hear nothing from that center or rear ... don't really get a balance with any setting ... but, bal. control has to be within two stops of the limit toward rear before I hear sound from rear !!

    Anyone else notice this ?? Is it normal / typical ??? Or, do I have a problem ??

    Don't want to drive two hours to my nearest dealer to have them listen .... hoping someone out there can shed some light .... Thanks


  7. My question is ... how does it work ...is it voice activated ?? How do you place / receive a call ? Assuming it works well with top up ... prob. not at all with top down ?? Do you actually remove the SIM card from your phone to use ?? or did you buy an extra SIM card & use call forward when you are in the car ???

    Wonder if the Motorola Blue Tooth functions the same way ??

    You actually take the SIM card out of your phone and place it in the card drawer and your ready to go. Yes, a bit of a PIA, but your phone book comes along. Once you swap the card from phone to car a couple of times it's not so difficult. Option 2 would be to get another phone and dedicate the SIM card to the car and forward calls from phone to car. In the US you are not able to have a duplicate SIM card

    All operational info can be displayed in the PCM screen but better than that it is displayed in the OBC under the tach, and operation is controlled by the OBC stalk, where you can call up phone #'s, receient calls etc... a call comes in and you just press the stalk to answer or hang up, etc.

    If you have a multi-function wheel you can use steering wheel comtrols.

    Sound quality in both directions is excellent, and operation is easy, no looking far off the road for the numbers or control.

    :thumbup:


  8. I've been going around and around on this for my 987 ... 996 Trundle's info is correct ... have seen labor up to 10 hrs. ... after complaining to Porsche ... they " gave me a break " at 4.6 hours !!!

    My question is ... how does it work ...is it voice activated ?? How do you place / receive a call ? Assuming it works well with top up ... prob. not at all with top down ?? Do you actually remove the SIM card from your phone to use ?? or did you buy an extra SIM card & use call forward when you are in the car ???

    Wonder if the Motorola Blue Tooth functions the same way ??

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