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  1. Thanks for the addition, only had imperial at the time from my pa's tool box.
  2. I know many of you will now this already but for the uninitiated, the Katalog always helps. Besides it's fun just to look though sometimes. If you're looking for a part number use the Porsche PET Katalog. You can download them as PDF from the Porsche website. Classic cars (including 986) http://www.porsche.com/uk/accessoriesandservice/classic/genuineparts/originalpartscatalogue/ Modern cars http://www.porsche.com/uk/accessoriesandservice/porscheservice/serviceandorgininalparts/originalparts/
  3. Well your result is looking pretty good. I don't quite understand what 'didn't' happen with the insurance though. I've been unfortunate enough to have experienced two claims, although some time ago now that I think only 1 is within the 5yrs. First time car was parked, 3rd party admitted fault and I used their insurer directly (only informing mine). They required no exccess from me. Second time I was hit at a cross junction, again 3rd party at fault, police and ambulance jobbie. Used my insurance this time but as the 3rd party admitted fault my insurer didn't want the excess as fault was already admitted, they'd claim it off the 3rd party. I'm glad neither of the above claims was for the boxster and hope I've had my run of bad luck for now:)
  4. The links posted above still working for me
  5. Good effort Mark. Post up some pics when your done fitting and installing. As I say my connects2 kit fitted fine wrt the hole size. If anything a tiny bit bigger than I'd liek for a proper flush fit. WRT the cage, I also thought the foam was poor so I used the metal push out for feet and secured some to the sides. This works well for me in the end and the cage was solid. Wooden blocks seem like a reasonable idea too.
  6. I made no modifications to the Connects2 facia kit, the size was correct for the Parrot unit. Are you fitting the same headunit (parrot asteroid smart)? It came with a black surround that can be fitted, however this is not required when using the Connect2 facia, it'll make the headunit too big. Maybe post up a pic? Is the hole in the facia too big or too small?
  7. Just a quick update on the Parrot Asteroid Smart install. It's still great and I'm very happy with it! Like epicsnakehips says the call clarity is great and the response to my voice requests to play music albums or artists or call a contact is by far the best system I've used. Using Torque app with a bluetooth OBD reading is working well for when I use it also. The screen is good for the car. I've not had any issues while driving concerning glare (I have a protector fitted). The volume control is also pretty good when in music or calls as you can just swipe the screen to make adjustments. I would recommend installing the Asteroid Tweaker App found here: http://asteroid.fab-uleux.com/ This allows speed sensitive volume adjustments, auto music start, maximum on volume etc...
  8. Indeed, good info. It's worth noting that the red phone company tends to discount their online quotes and sometime new customers. Also if you have another policy, eg travel. I'm with them this year as best quote found. I also have travel with them which discounts the car policy some too. The renewal for travel is always high so I checked out a new quote and bam it's much lower. So I call up and say so. Sometimes the person says fine we'll match 'our own qoute', but sometimes they've said no. So I cancel the renewal and take out the new quote. It's a silly prossess and costs the people who don't look into it every year ££££.
  9. 987 online Workshop Manuals... S (987) F6-3.2L (2005) (987) F6-2.7L (2006) S (987) F6-3.4L (2008) (987) F6-2.9L (2010)
  10. Online Workshop Manuals for 986... (986) F6-2.5L (1998) (986) F6-2.7L (2000) S (986) F6-3.2L (2001)
  11. Make sure you have a steady hand and a very clean environment to work in. Good luck too at getting it on first time My first attempt was not the best but actually had some manufacturing faults, the company sent me out a new one FOC (from Germany) and my second attempt was more successful, I learned a lot from the first one though so got real lucky at had manufacturing faults in it. Tips: It will be much easier if you remove your double din from the carMake sure the double din screen it ridiculously cleanStart at one end lining it up at the two corners (to center it up)Slowly peel more backing off your protector as you slowly let is stick down onto your screenUse a credit card covered in a short pile MF towel to aid prevention of bubbles, concentrate on making sure the edges are bubble freeDo not finish at a corner! As you get to the other end drop the final piece down and use the card (covered with MF) to push down the two corners first, finish by pushing out all the other airIt usually looks better the next day (or two) as static (or whatever) helps it fully seal downThat's just in my experience.
  12. I've got a screen protector with some anti glare, I installed before I put the headunit in the car to protect the soft(ish) screen. I read reviews that the reflection was bad though making it difficult to see the screen due to a layer of air between the pixel screen and the touch screen. I've honestly found it okay with the protector on there. If it's dirty with lots of finger marks it is difficult to see when the sun is right on it and behind you with top down, you see lots of smudge reflections, but you can still just make out what is on the screen. If kept clean from finger smudges it's reasonably good at all times. Not sure where you are located Tony, your always welcome a look.
  13. TonyIs this the sort of thing, I am have the bose on a 2003 S and would really like to change to a double din, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hosa-ODL-276A-Digital-Audio-Interface-S-PDIF-Coax-to-S-PDIF-Optical-/230975084974?pt=UK_Sound_Vision_Other&hash=item35c73019ae Cheers Tony G Your link is for an spdif to coax (or vice versa) converter. That will not help you with MOST and the Bose system I'm afraid.
  14. - if by bracket you mean the bronze coloured piece and silver flat piece, you do need to attach that bit to the head unit with the larger flat silver piece holding it in place the bronze piece. One goes on each side of the double DIN unit and you can move the bronze bits in or out to adjust how far the radio secures into/flush with the dash. This will secure the head unit into the cage, you then need to use the keys to get it out. Search google images for 'connects2 double din cage assembly' - image 1 and 3 should show this. - yes this will be the new 'normal operation'. The cdr24 used the plug we left disconnected for trigger events like the on signal (I think it provided a sequence of lower voltage pulses). This meant it could be controlled by the cars systems. Now we are simply using an ignition on +12v feed. I guess you could hook it up to a permanent +12v and have either a separate switch somewhere or have to remember to fully turn off your new radio all the time, else you will have a drained battery. You'll get used to ignition on though. Hope that helps.
  15. Thanks. Yes, the xda thread is an interestingly long read. I've not rooted mine or attempted google framework etc... At the moment I've stuck with simply sideloading additional Apps I wanted which suits me fine so far.Also check out an App called Asteroid Tweaker, it transforms the smart unit to act more like an integrated car radio system.
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