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  3. Give 3 flashes to the indicator it you dont full latch it in the on position as many newer cars now do. I found myself through having become lazy from having this function in all the other vehicles I drive too often only giving one flash in the Boxster which is a. unclear to others (was it a mistake) or b. missed by others when 3 are not. Teh normal function when you latch the indicator stalk in position to signal is retained. This is not a MUST HAVE upgrade by any stretch but an easy one if you want this functionality and no one in the UK seemed to have written it up.
  4. First step in wiring up is to remove the female connector from the VW kit, just press in the two tabs. Then pull the two cable retaining covers open, these have the pin position numbers on them (they are very clearly marked compared to many connectors so I didn't need my specs!) so you can insert the cables into the connector as flows: from Porsche loom to VW connector Black/white green band 1 Black/green 2 Black/white 3 Brown 6 Black 7 VW loom to Porsche socket (from my numbering above) White/green 9 White 6 Green 3 Brown 8 Black 1 Test it at this stage to make sure function is as it should be by temporarily refitting the hazard relay (wrong way up first time for me...) so you know all is OK. The next challenge is where do you put all the connectors and cabling. I fed the VW socket with the connections to the hazard socket back through the hole in the dash and then behind so that it sits in the opening behind the speedo position. this leave a small bundle of cables that will pass behind the pod in front of the dash to the hazard socket but does not prevent the pod from going back into position. I actually disconnect the pod to do this but having done it once I could probably have managed without. Then feed the relay block (wrapped in foam to reduce potential rattling behind the dash and secured with the cable tie supplied in the VW kit!) and feed it to the left towards the centre of the dash, The wiring to this can then be looped in the opposite direction and all is neatly stowed away. So the tricky bit is done. Re assemble the pod onto the dash, fix the two T20 screws, insert the hazard relay (the right way up...), clip in the mic cover and the hazard switch cover back in position. Took me under an hour even with my 4½ year old grandson 'assisting' and stopping to take pictures so around 45 minutes would be realistic and under £50 budget. I have found that if you hit the stalk very quickly you get a quick flash and then the 3 flashes which has been reported on the US forums, I imagine this is the Porsche flash followed by the VW flashes then kicking in.
  5. Sounds interesting, but what does it do.?
  6. I've been frustrated for years that my 2008 family Toyota doesn't have this, so watching with interest
  7. First step is to release the instrument pod in the usual method, start by taking the cap off the hazards switch and use the long nose pliers to pull out the relay the cover attaches to. Remove the T20 screw from beside the socket. The take out the microphone cover on the right of the unit and remove the T20 screw. Then pull up on the pod to unclip it from the retaining clips. Turn the unit so you can see the underside of the hazard switch plug and hold back the clip in the left to release the unit. Not the large yellow rectangle on the bottom of the socket, the socket needs to go back in this way round. Once released turn the socket over and you will see the 3 yellow rectangles of the wire retainer. Using a small screw driver blade apply pressure on these to push the wire retainer out of the socket. Looking at the face of the socket you can see a number 1 in the moulding. The pins the number right to left. You need to remove the black wire from 1, black/green from 3, black/white from 6, brown from 8 and Black/white with green band from 9. I found the terminal removal tool I got took a bit of getting used to but all came out OK once I got the technique except the brown wire which is thinner, don't know if there is a link. Another view of the socket showing terminal to take out, basically all 3 down the nearest edge, far top corner and middle bottom. Now to connect in the kit. The wiring diagram is a modified version of the one from the instruction in the VW kit that was on 6speedonline. The important bit to pay attention to is that the lose wire connectors from the connector from the add-on kit need to connect to the corresponding position that the wires were remove from in the hazard switch socket as there seems to me to be some conflict between the UK spec loom and the US spec looks in the 6speedonline write ups.
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  9. I'm starting this to make sure I force myself to complete the project, so here goes. Because I'm a lazy *** I like the one touch 3 flash indicators fitted to many cars so with a bit of research I've found the parts and the method to use an official VW retro fit kit and it has frustrated me that my 2000 986 does not have this feature so here goes. Kit: VW Part No. 000 998 229A (around £45-55 on eBay). Mine came from a VW main dealer selling on line and was the cheapest at the time Tool list: T20 torx, long nose pliers, small flat screw driver, terminal extraction tool (<£5 on Ebay) Consumables: Insulation tape, cable ties. Now to follow the instructions found on 6speedonline: https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/996-turbo-gt2/325688-3-blink-turn-signal-relay.html https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/996-turbo-gt2/334093-3-blink-turn-signal-relay-mod.html Both helpful resources for this project.
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  12. Were not cheaper for me on this occasion, pass.
  13. Beware if you have to make any changes to your policy, £50 for each adjustment.
  14. Just renewed with Performance Direct £426 for my 718, over £200 cheaper than Lockton. I too had to call them, I was told as it's a performance car policy they need proof of this (not asked on the online form) they wanted the reg number of my old 987S
  15. you've helped the forum to do the same (make up their mind) so your financial pain has probably cost them (Lancaster) more than the £159 they've screwed from you....
  16. Any particular coolant that's recommended or should be avoided?
  17. Update.... Lancaster payments team started sending me text messages this week, one on Monday and one this morning. Asking me to call them. Why they couldn't actually phone me up themselves again to me shows poor customer service. I phoned them as I wanted to see what they wanted me for (to pay their high cancellation charges) and to give them one last chance at using some common sense to come to a resolution. I spoke to someone who listened to me and could understand what I was saying about the legal protection but stated it would still need to be paid. As they didn't seem to want to try and find a solution I thought I better try, I said I would happily pay now and settle the rediculously high cancellation fees if they would remove the £30 legal protection (which is what I had said on both previous phone calls) as I was totally fed up with them by now. He went away to speak to a manager. The outcome was whilst they could not remove the legal protection however they were prepared to reduce the cancellation charges by 20% therefore taking £24 of the £30 legal protection off. I settled at this. So what has it cost?? My premium (including *free* legal protection was £175 for a year, for a limited mileage policy on a eunos roadster. I paid £61 in direct debit payments. I had the insurance policy for 6 weeks. I have then had to pay £98 to cancel policy after the 20% discount. So total cost was £159 for 6 weeks when the yearly premium was £175. Make your own mind up on how I feel about Lancaster Insurance!
  18. I completed replacing my front and F-R brake pipes using this guide (the rears have been done previously). Thanks to everyone who's contributed in this thread and others mentioned within it . The MOT is later this month so the proof will be in the pudding, but in the meantime to round off this guide I would say: - Soak the bleed nipples in WD40 and freeze release spray beforehand. A lot. This was my biggest issue - the standard Brembo ones are soft, easy to round (2 were already rounded on mine), and they're easy to shear (this happened to two on mine, necessitating getting someone else to drill them out). - Get some spare bleed nipples. That way you can replace if they're corroded. I've gone for stainless ones to try to reduce the chances of them getting corroded in place. - You'll need 10,11,12 and 13mm brake pipe spanners. - You can get to the front of the Union that's near the kerbside front headlight to undo that screw. It's right with a brake spanner but doable (see my question to Nobbie above). - I found the F-R pipes around the wheel arch to be in good condition, so rather than replace the whole length I put joins in. This saves the fiddly routing around the windscreen washer bottle The joins sit behind the shield in the inner wheel arch, which itself is beneath the liner, so it's well hidden. You can get it in there and still use the existing clips to hold the pipes in place. As others have said, the process itself is easy. You just need to take your time and be patient. Despite the 101 projects book referring to bleeding the brakes as tricky, I had no problems - I used a bleeder connected to a spare tyre and it worked first time.
  19. Quite a lot of moss in the joints of that driveway Matt...
  20. Wasn't it FIVE screws 😳
  21. I'm glad we have a how-to on how to remove four screws 😄. But seriously, looks smart. You can order the clips as a seperate part, too.
  22. I ve has this before with design 911, always worth checking the prices elsewhere. So basically you could of had a pair from Porsche for the price of one from design 911💩
  23. Just changed mine this morning. Just a note, the new mudguard was only £18 from OPC.
  24. Morning,Just a quick message for all you car lovers, we've posted a few interesting articles about the new Porsche Macan and Lotus becoming official partners with Norwich City. Read more below:https://www.aib-insurance.co.uk/news/the-new-macan-turbo-stronger-faster-more-agilehttps://www.aib-insurance.co.uk/news/lotus-become-official-partners-of-norwich-cityHave a good weekend!Leah BurtAIB Insurance02380 268351
  25. Its just a phone call to speak to FOS which I intend to do on Monday when I have time. I know what you are saying about my time but I cant bear just to hand the money over without trying to fight what is clearly wrong.
  26. Very valid point of view and one, in a professional capacity, I've made to clients but on the other hand should a company get away with either poor service or ripping off customers simply because seeking an appropriate remedy is difficult/time consuming?
  27. Is it worth your time? Chalk it up to experience?
  28. Good luck with this, sounds a nightmare !
  29. Update from complaint team is essentially a big f-off tablet, they believe they have done everything right and I agreed to having legal protection added.I did but only after they told me it wasnt going to cost anything. What a con. I cant believe they are being like this over a few quid. Poor customer service!!Financial Ombudsman next.
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