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rockitman

Center Console Delete Kit Instructions

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Thanks for the instructions! :cheers:

A couple of comments:

There is one additional TORX screw not mentioned in the instructions that needs to be removed. It is located just below the front edge of the shifter boot.

While you are working, be careful to avoid scratching the leather covering on the lower part of the parking brake handle. It is thin and easy to mare. :oops:

Net weight savings is 3lbs. The parts removed are just less than 4lbs, those installed are just less than 1lb.

It is a very worthwhile improvement to the car.

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Thanks mds...I made note in the instructions of that additional torx screw that needs to be removed in front of the shifter boot.

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does anyone have the spec on the shifter set screw - i found that mine has been replaced by a huge allen head bolt :) which sticks out quite a bit

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Thanks to Rockitman for posting his instructions with pictures.

I have nearly completed my console delete modification on my 98 Boxster. However, while removing the front mounting bracket in the attached picture, the thin bundle of wires (also indicated in one of Rockitman's pictures attached here) came loose.

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Does anyone know what purpose those wires might serve? I can't see anywhere where they might connect. And if they're for some option I don't have, I'm concerned about rattles as those wires and the plug they join at is just flopping around loose under my console delete kit. Where is this small bundle of wires supposed to go? Please help, I'm almost done with this mod!

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Thanks to Rockitman for posting his instructions with pictures.

I have nearly completed my console delete modification on my 98 Boxster. However, while removing the front mounting bracket in the attached picture, the thin bundle of wires (also indicated in one of Rockitman's pictures attached here) came loose.

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Does anyone know what purpose those wires might serve? I can't see anywhere where they might connect. And if they're for some option I don't have, I'm concerned about rattles as those wires and the plug they join at is just flopping around loose under my console delete kit. Where is this small bundle of wires supposed to go? Please help, I'm almost done with this mod!

My logic tells me they are for any accessory bottons in the console itself - just under the cubby hole. Obviously you no longer have any of this now - so just tuck them away, cable tie them to something if you can to stop any potential rattles later on ...

Richard.

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Need to see a picture of the connector. Most people find the unused cell phone connector and wonder what it is. It is black with 4 wires. And has no place to plug into. It is not alway in the exact location in the picture.

I think the 996 batwing has switches on it. Windows or heated seats - I forget. Those connectors looks different and has 5 wires.

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Tool Pants,

Thank you very much, your expertise with our cars has once again helped me. Your picture of the cell phone connector was my mystery one. I have velcroed it out of the way and wow, I'm surprised a 98 Porsche came prewired for phone. Fancy. Thanks again.

James

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Need to see a picture of the connector. Most people find the unused cell phone connector and wonder what it is. It is black with 4 wires. And has no place to plug into. It is not alway in the exact location in the picture.

I think the 996 batwing has switches on it. Windows or heated seats - I forget. Those connectors looks different and has 5 wires.

Jeff:

Are you stealing my photos again with out giving credit?

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The kit to remove the console is approximately $120. Here is a link to my installation instructions with pics.

http://gallery.rennlist.com/gallery/albuq44

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My center console has my heater/ac controls and cd drawers in it. Above on dash console is my radio and cup holders (which I never use). How difficult is it to remove cup holders and remount heater/ac into the void left by it before doing a console delete

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You will need to remove the radio to move the AC controls/cables/wires up to the cupholder position. To remove the radio you will need the removal keys (don't buy them on eBay they charge $10 or more for the keys that are $1.98 from Becker). Tool Pants did a cupholder removal post here also. With the right tools less than an hour to move things around.

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The cupholders you have, I call them the pop-out style, were only use for 1 year on the 996. They are easy to remove and move the A/C up above the radio where it should be. The only parts you need to buy is the A/C trim and 2 mounting brackets. Search on cupholderectomy.

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The cupholders you have, I call them the pop-out style, were only use for 1 year on the 996. They are easy to remove and move the A/C up above the radio where it should be. The only part you need to buy is the A/C trim. Search on cupholderectomy.

Thanks Loren and Tool Pants for the useful information. You guys RULE!!

Sounds like a good project while my 996 is sleeping for the winter. While I'm at it I will replace the CDR 220 with the TrafficPro I just got off of eBay. Now I have to get some updated CD's for the TP unit without blowing the budget. Anyone have an up to date Eastern CD they want sell?

Thanks again

Joe

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Tool Pants,

The cupholders you have, I call them the pop-out style, were only use for 1 year on the 996. They are easy to remove and move the A/C up above the radio where it should be. The only part you need to buy is the A/C trim. Search on cupholderectomy.

So when I move the A/C up above the Radio will I need the A/C trim part # 996 552 339 00 01C like you posted in another thread?

Joe

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No. That is for the a/c trim that you already have.

The a/c trim you need is 996 552 677 00 01C. Also need 2 brackets for the a/c display in the new location - 996 573 501 00. Then you will need a storage bin for where the a/c display was - 996 552 243 01 01C.

This guy might be interested in your cupholders.

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...851entry38851

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No. That is for the a/c trim that you already have.

The a/c trim you need is 996 552 677 00 01C. Also need 2 brackets for the a/c display in the new location - 996 573 501 00. Then you will need a storage bin for where the a/c display was - 996 552 243 01 01C.

This guy might be interested in your cupholders.

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...851entry38851

Actually, I'm going to be doing the console delete so I won't need the storage bin. Taking out the CD holders along with cupholders. Thanks for the tip about the guy maybe wanting the cupholders.

Thanks,

Joe

:rolleyes:

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Yeah., I am interested in your cup holder if you are willing to sell

No. That is for the a/c trim that you already have.

The a/c trim you need is 996 552 677 00 01C. Also need 2 brackets for the a/c display in the new location - 996 573 501 00. Then you will need a storage bin for where the a/c display was - 996 552 243 01 01C.

This guy might be interested in your cupholders.

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...851entry38851

Actually, I'm going to be doing the console delete so I won't need the storage bin. Taking out the CD holders along with cupholders. Thanks for the tip about the guy maybe wanting the cupholders.

Thanks,

Joe

:rolleyes:

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I received telephone power cable from becker yesterday; also I had to purchase two cigarette adapters for this modification. Basically no permanent damage to factory harness using becker cable and cigarette adapter to provide additional 12v for my XM radio and cell phone power adapter without using factory installed cigarette port. Now I don’t have to worry about battery is drain out from factory cigarette port. Turn ignition off, all others will go off like regular car.

Yappy! :beer:

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You will need to remove the radio to move the AC controls/cables/wires up to the cupholder position. To remove the radio you will need the removal keys (don't buy them on eBay they charge $10 or more for the keys that are $1.98 from Becker). Tool Pants did a cupholder removal post here also. With the right tools less than an hour to move things around.

Loren,

Finally started the console delete project this afternoon. Got the old 'cage' removed and as soon as I get the a/c wiring harness moved I can proceed. Is there a trick to getting the wiring harness from below to the upper position? There are 4 connedtors on the harness at the back of the a/c controls unit. These have to go behind the remaining bracket and then get fished up to their new upper location. Maybe a fish cable? Got the radio slid forward to provide more room.

Help

Joe

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