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Removal of instrument cluster


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I need some advice on how to remove the instrument cluster - basically I have installed a new Car kit in the vehicle and there is a Microphone - I would like to be able to put the microphone in the correct position in the dash (ie behind the microphone grill near the steering wheel) I can remove the external cover and my Microphone will fit however I have no way of pulling the cable through - It seems to be sealed somehow - Is there any way to get to the back ? - Any ideas on what to remove as I have looked for hours and cannot see anything obvious

In addition I would also like to put the GPS sensor somewhere like where the alarm LED light is up front near the windscreen but again I cannot see any way to feed cables through so that they will go to the back of the head unit- albeit the cover comes off easily and I can see the sensor.

I realise its a cosmetic thing but I really dont want trailing cables on the dash --

Thanks

Car is 1999 C2 996 Cab (Uk spec)

thanks for any help ..

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Behind the mic grill is a torx screw, and another torx screw behind the oval emergency flasher button. On the 996 you also need to remove the oval trim piece for the button to get to the right side screw. Then you lift the cluster up and out of the car after you disconnect the 3 connector to the back of the cluster, and the connector to the flasher switch.

If your mic is small enough you should be able to ge it behind the grill.

This is a Boxster. For 2003/4 with Bose there is actually a mic for the AudioPilot feature.

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Cluster removal instructions are in the DIY section, somewhere. GPS is, from what I understand, installed by the factory exactly where you are thinking about putting it. I used the same spot to mount my XM receiver. Cover pops off fairly easily, be sure not to break it, ask me how I know ... There is a small hole there that you can feed a wire down behind the dash. Grab it from there and feed it whereever you need it. Might help if you yank the stereo for access.

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