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  1. Picked up the part a couple of weeks ago but it's still sat in my workshop waiting for me to find the time to fit it. 🙄
  2. @Araf What is it about this thread that attracts to*sers (I know I started it🤣)
  3. Thanks to @½cwt for this. I have ordered one from our local VW dealer £37 or so, be with them Friday.
  4. Yes it really is a piece of p. I had to remove mine when the passenger window switch failed. I bought a new one on eBay from Lithuania (I figured that it couldn't be worth counterfeiting such a small and relatively intricate part). The new part was identical in every way except from the Porsche sticker with the part number and I figured that it came out of the same factory, perhaps on the night shift. The original switch had 'made in Lithuania on it'.
  5. Thanks for the positive comments guys. The foam probably doesn't attenuate the signal too much especially compared to burying it in the console or even having it in the car in the first place. Many years ago I lived near a very busy road (now the A14) and from one direction I effectively had to drive past my house for half a mile and then double back to get to it. As I flashed by at 70 I would zap the garage door so that when I arrived 2 minutes later the door would be open and I could drive straight in. I did have to modify the remote a little to turn up the power slightly I
  6. Almost certainly, just have to source the binnacle with the switches. There is one on eBay but the reason I didn't is because I find trying to locate a switch in that location by feel, especially in the dark is a pain.
  7. There is a kit on eBay from a 991 GT and it has a switch with the legend 'PIT SPEED' which I think is pretty cool but it's £170.
  8. This is something I've been meaning to do since I bought the car. I normally have to scrabble around in the centre cubby to find the garage door remote as I was too mean to specify it as a factory option as it was about £200. I did a similar mod to Mrs Radio's Mini and it works great so it was time to take the 981 apart. I removed the switch cluster behind the gear selector to look into the feasibility of enabling one of the spare switch blanks, The unit simply pulls out by getting your fingers between the open ashtray lid and the switch. This is my unmodified switch There are
  9. So this was the donor deflector Simply prise apart This is what you now have Lift away the mesh and use the frame as a template Use a fine toothed jigsaw to cut the 2mm Perspex And you should have this Check the fit Press the two halves of the frame together and you will have this And this is it fitted
  10. Hi Jimmy. Photobucket now charge for 3rd party hosting and so all the links no longer work. I will fish out the images and host them on a better site and then post the links here.
  11. Doesn't sound particularly cheap. I pay a total of about £950 for four vehicles - 981, 986, Clubman & Astra van (commercial) all with separate policies.
  12. As this thread has been resurrected its interesting to note that this appears to not be true anymore and perhaps the politicians will no longer feel held to ransom by the oldies. Or, it will now be even worse and the party that promises riches to both the old and the young will get into power.
  13. Obviously my car doesn't fall into that bracket value wise, but the reason I went with Marsh originally was because they were one of the only ones not to insist on a Tracker. I don't want the car back anyway once its been who knows where? I'm now with Carbon (who sort of took over the Porsche business) and they seem ok, the premium actually fell £10 to approximately £290 and they haven't mentioned a Tracker.
  14. Yes I noticed that immediately I fitted my Perspex one but as Stuart says the brain seems to filter it out pretty quickly.
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