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  1. I've discovered that cats are sleeping on my car. Unfortunately, I don't have an indoor/covered parking spot and have to leave the car in an outdoor lot. I noticed that there was cat hair on the car and though it annoyed me, I didn't give it too much thought. However, when I brought it in to get detailed, I was informed that they have been scratching the top and marking their territory on my soft-top by urinating on it! Now this is not something I will accept. There are many stray cats in our neighbourhood, so I can't really complain to the neighbours. For the time being, I've started to cover the top of the car with a tarp, and just tuck it into the windows on both sides, but this isn't something I want to be doing long term. The cats are still sleeping on the tarp, but at least it isn't directly on the soft top. any suggestions? I thought about trying some of the cat repellent sprays, but not sure I want to spray that into my car. this is very frustrating!
  2. i was actually having problems with the stereo - it wouldn't save the stereo presets when the car was turned off. it turns out that the constant 12V and the ignition 12V leads on the Metra 1787 harness were reversed. After I tried switching them (so now, red to yellow and yellow to red) it seems to work appropriately. haven't bothered to fix the alarm sensor wire yet. may do it later.
  3. Hi everyone I went away for a couple of weeks and the alarm went into the standby mode. I had forgotten about this, tried to use the remote to unlock, wasn't working, used the key to unlock, forgot to press the button and the alarm went off. pressed the button and it stopped. everything seemed fine after that. now for the last 2 days since, the alarm has gone off a few times randomly. a couple of times it was watched and there were no cars driving by or people opening the doors. i guess it was possible a cat or something bumped it, but i never had this problem before. it has been very warm here in Toronto, but i don't imagine that the temperature change should cause this. i did change out the stock stereo a month ago and didn't disconnect the radio alarm feed. since then, i get the horn beep when i lock the car. but again, i haven't had this random alarm problem until 2 days ago. any suggestions?
  4. thanks. i actually had to pull out the new unit, so i just plugged the old one in to power it up and got the cd out. i'm having the issue with the alarming giving the alert when arming because the new unit isn't attached to the alarm system. i searched some posts and found that there is a black cable that is supposed to be attached. i opened it up and can't seem to find this cable. not a really big deal to me, but wouldn't mind fixing it if anyone can suggest a link with pics or can describe how to do so. thanks again.
  5. Hi everyone, I just picked up a porsche boxster and i was disconnecting the battery to install a new head unit. in that area of the car, there is a hose that is bundled with some cables. this hose is loose in my car and is free at one end. I can't see where the other end is going into. does anyone know what this hose is for and where it should be connected to? I'm going to try and take a picture of it to describe it better. thanks in advance.
  6. so i was able to install the new head unit easily enough - thanks for the tips. the new unit didn't slide in very easily and i had to hammer in the sides a bit to squeeze it in. however, in my haste to install the new unit, i forgot to remove a cd from the original Becker unit. does anyone know if it is possible to remove a cd from the becker unit without reinstalling it? thanks
  7. thanks a lot, that's exactly what i wanted to know. quick question what is a "cage"? How do i "test" the constant wire? this forum is great!
  8. Hi everyone I'm getting my first Porsche next month, a 2002 Boxster S. Since it will be my daily driver for the summer, I'm going to definitely need to update the stereo so I can attach my Ipod. I've searched the forums and I've figured that I need to pick up a pair of the stereo removal pins, a Metra 70-1787 harness and a radio antenna adapter. I think I'm going to get a Pioneer head unit with the front USB port, and I'd like to attach this to the factory amp/speakers. Maybe later on I'll replace the speakers, and then maybe the amp. A couple of questions: 1) Do I need a faceplate adapter, or will a regular single DIN head unit fit perfectly? My previous car needed one. 2) I've searched all over the forums and can't seem to find any step-by-step instructions. Does anyone know if there are some simple step-by-step instructions that would tell me exactly how to remove and replace the head unit? I've only done it once before for my previous car and it was a very simple plug and play process. I'm just wondering if it is as simple with the 986 using the 1787 harness? I found the instruction for the post-2003 models, but I guess it should be easier for the pre-MOST stereos? If I posted this in the wrong forum, please let me know. Any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks
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