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In-dash Spoiler (Tail) Switch Mod

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In-dash Spoiler (Tail) Switch Mod


Note: Part numbers sometimes change without notice. Always double check with your supplier that you have the latest part numbers. The switch is part number 996.613.155.00 A02 for a switch installed on the left side of the dash and 996.613.156.10.A05 for a switch installed on the right side of the dash. Like other dash switches it has a raised portion on one side. When you order the switch, ensure you specify which side you want the raised portion according to which side of the dash you are ins

 

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Nice - But here is a stupid question -- If you pop the spoiler up (under 75 mph) it will go up what happens when your speed drops to below 30 (or maybe 35) does it just go back down again - ?

ie Its not possible to see back of car when driving..

I had the impression that when you use the foot switch to pop up the spoiler it just comes down again when you slow down .. As your switch is just in effect a switch moved from one place to another will it still behave the same ?>

thanks

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When I use the footwell switch the spoiler remains up until I take it down with the switch.

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I did the mod and it worked great except the light tie-in with the PSM switch. It lights the spoiler switch up but when you turn PSM 'off' it turns the spoiler switch backlighting off and the backlighting doesn't come on when the lights are turned on; only once the car is started. I wonder if there is a different switch to tie into in order to get the backlighting to work?

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I did the mod and it worked great except the light tie-in with the PSM switch. It lights the spoiler switch up but when you turn PSM 'off' it turns the spoiler switch backlighting off and the backlighting doesn't come on when the lights are turned on; only once the car is started. I wonder if there is a different switch to tie into in order to get the backlighting to work?

Hello! I also had the same problem with a friend's 2004 986S. You should tie the illumination of the Rear spoiler switch to a switch that only has dashboard illumination & does not have an additional light (i.e. not PSM, Rear windshield heating, Central locking) such as Rear Wiper, Roof Opan/Close etc.

Nikos.

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Scouser,

my dealer (Wilmslow) are advising me that there are 2 port numbers for the RHD switch:

996.613.156.00.A02 for the 01 model

996.613.156.10.A05 for 02 and onward.

My C4 is year 00.

Do you know which switch I should order?

Thanks.

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The switch was originally for a 2001 turbo so that is the reason for the 01 model listing. That year had gloss switches. A02 is the color code for a gloss switch. That is the one you need for your 2000 C4 since it also has gloss switches.

In 2002 the switches had a matt finish. A05 is the color code for matt, and that is why it is for 2002 onward.

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Section 7 - prying out the PSM switch and it's surrounding bezel...

From which point do I do the prying out, so as not to exert pressure in the wrong place?

Thanks.

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The whole panel (like in step 17) just pulls straight out. If you can get your fingernails under it - it will pop out. Or, use a dull bladed knife and a towel to protect the dash.

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Scouser,

excellent article - helped me enormously, once I managed to prize the switch surround away from the dash. Eventually found a nice little tool for doing this (used to use it for opening up CRTs in a previous existence!).

However, all my switch connections were reversed. The switch I bought was 996.613.156.00.A02, and I double checked & rechecked your instructions before starting. Anyhow, once I reversed them, everything worked (switch illuminated, and spoiler went up/down corresponding to the image on the switch where prior to this it was working but the wrong way round!).

Thanks again.

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Hello there...Is the switch one touch operated or should I keep it pressed all time to get the wing up and down?

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Hello there...Is the switch one touch operated or should I keep it pressed all time to get the wing up and down?

To raise the wind, it is just one touch, but to lower it, you have to keep your finger on the button the whole time.

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Does anyone know if it is any different if you don't have PASM?
You are taking power for the LED from the PSM switch - so any other switch that has power for the LED will work.

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I am looking at installing a motorola bluetooth kit in my 2001 996 cab (looks like the same kit hspiva used here http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...luetooth+phone). I was thinking about taking apart the control unit (circled in red)

motorola-control-unit.jpg

and hijacking some tip switches to perform the functions of this device. I have 3 blanks on my car (no PSM :o ) and this would take care of the 3 controls, but there is a volume control that I'm not sure what I should do with. I was wondering if anyone knows whether it is likely this would be a successful venture?

So, some of the questions I have are...

  • Do you think tip switches would work?
  • Are there any blank tip switches that i could paint/decal myself?
  • I'm not sure what else I don't know to ask...

Thanks for your thoughts!

--Ben

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I had the same thought as Ben regarding the swithces. I even found a site offering an interface kit to play the Motorola BlueTooth (HF1000, I think) thru the Porsche sound system. Decided it was way too hard to justify for my limited amount of car phone use.

BUT...would likely buy it if a smart guy put together a kit with (or for) Porsche switches for a reasonable price.

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Hi Chaps,

Im a little confused with the part numbers. Can someone tell me what I need for a switch to fit to the left of the radio, with a matt finish(2002)

Thanks.......

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Hi Chaps,

Im a little confused with the part numbers. Can someone tell me what I need for a switch to fit to the left of the radio, with a matt finish(2002)

Thanks.......

:welcome:

You need : 996.613.155.00 A05

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Hi Chaps,

Im a little confused with the part numbers. Can someone tell me what I need for a switch to fit to the left of the radio, with a matt finish(2002)

Thanks.......

:welcome:

You need : 996.613.155.00 A05

Thanks Loren. Great forum btw :D

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Hi Chaps,

Im a little confused with the part numbers. Can someone tell me what I need for a switch to fit to the left of the radio, with a matt finish(2002)

Thanks.......

:welcome:

You need : 996.613.155.00 A05

Thanks Loren. Great forum btw :D

Sorry, is there something i have not understood ? Because in the first post, i read : "The switch is part number 996.613.155.00 A02 for a switch installed on the left side of the dash "

Thanks.

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Hi Chaps,

Im a little confused with the part numbers. Can someone tell me what I need for a switch to fit to the left of the radio, with a matt finish(2002)

Thanks.......

:welcome:

You need : 996.613.155.00 A05

Thanks Loren. Great forum btw :D

Sorry, is there something i have not understood ? Because in the first post, i read : "The switch is part number 996.613.155.00 A02 for a switch installed on the left side of the dash "

Thanks.

The finish on the early cars switches was glossy - later cars had switches with a matt (flat) finish.

You need to get the one that matches the other switches ion your car.

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Thank you Gents! Nice mod. I have an 01 996, and with help, I have added led rear brake lights (spoiler and center light), short shifter ($50 off of ebay), aluminium shift linkage (agency power), and in-dash spoiler switch. What a fun car.

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