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01 Boxster S Reverse Wire


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According to this thread, the reverse wire is found under the driver seat and is a black wire with a blue strip that is not connected to anything.

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?a...st=0#entry13886

According to this other thread, the reverse wire is found under the driver seat and is a spotweld to a bunch of other wires (all reverse wires).

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=747

However, in my 01 Boxster S, there is no black wire with a blue strip, only a blue wire with a black strip and it is connected to the control unit under the seat. It is not open ended, not tied to any other wire, its just single wire that terminates inside the plug.

This did not give me a revese signal.

Does anyone have a reverse wire source for a 01 boxster s?

I'm doing the Kenwood 2 Din nav unit install. I have a bunch of pics to help the next person do this themselves.

TIA

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Pic of wiring harness under the seat... my black/blue is connected to the controller under the seat. Futher test shows this is not the Reverse Wire for an 01 Boxster S.

Anyone with a diagram? Or do I have to run a wire all the way back to the reverse lights?

TIA

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I see what looks like a blue cap in your picture. If it is pull it off and see what is there.

We have hooked up the reverse wire on 3 cars, 2000 and older. It was hard to find. Disconnect the control unit. Lift up the carpet. Pull the harness out as far as you can. Start removing tape. It is not going to be staring you in the face.

There has to be a reverse wire. We have 2 local owners with cars newer than yours and they have the Traffic Pro retrofit.

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I see what looks like a blue cap in your picture.  If it is pull it off and see what is there.

We have hooked up the reverse wire on 3 cars, 2000 and older.  It was hard to find.  Disconnect the control unit.  Lift up the carpet.  Pull the harness out as far as you can.  Start removing tape.  It is not going to be staring you in the face.

There has to be a reverse wire.  We have 2 local owners with cars newer than yours and they have the Traffic Pro retrofit.

i guess i can go back and remove the seat again, but there was nothing else under the carpet.. perhaps it's bundled in the tape further back.. nothing was separated from the main branch or smaller branches that would indicate its there...

the blue cap is for a bunch of grounding wires. they go with the bunch of brown wires that bolt to the grounding point about 4 inches away from the control unit to the floor pan.

thanks

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tool pants,

you were right! thanks for the advise of going back in and getting rid of all that tape!

the reverse wire was hidden in the bundle of grounding wire really good...

everything works as normal now!

thanks again

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