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  1. Toeside

    Battery charging

    I simply use a 12v/cigarette/aux socket with a modified plug lead and flex lead (trickle charger is low current). Place in a 12v aux socket, switch ignition on (important) check trickle charge is charging. The car needs to see the current flow from the charger or (in the case of the 981) the socket will be turned off after around 20 mins. Once checked, switch off ignition, close door over the cable which is easily accommodated by the rubber seal without any cable damage. Lock car , retire for coffee or tea. This is in a garage btw. I have been keeping the previous 987 and 981 (now) charged with this method for over 5 years
  2. Just removed the front bumper on my 981S searching for a AC leak and really struggled to disconnect the electrical connectors for the bumper electrics. The connector blocks sit either side tight under the head lamp platforms within the plastic arch trims. I realised that I really didnt have a clear knowledge of how to release the tab and was in danger of braeking something in such a tight space so I fiddled with the head lamp connector (easier access) to practice. I made this short video!
  3. Try a cocktail stick ........... and paint .............. low tech works
  4. No worries and no hurry. Have great holiday
  5. Thanks a bit of investment ..... but I bet it looks good!
  6. @Roch1969 Any pics of the GTS front end and a "How too"?
  7. Might help things move but not necessary. Main thing is keep things warm and if your getting frustrated on the first side go and have coffee and cool off and then go back and have another try. It is a straight forward job once you figure out the clips.
  8. I can confirm. The clip arrangement is a right royal PITA around the exhaust. I did post some pics but they were lost when the photo sharing app stopped allowing free stuff I think I might still have them some where. Another tip especially at this time of year is to keep all the plastic warm. It helps prevent snapping clips and gives you a little more margin to flex stuff without damage. Good luck!
  9. Use a metal cutting blade or very fine cut and tape the area to be cut. Shouldn't be a problem.
  10. Tidy job. Well done Eddie. Looks very OE!
  11. Yes if you look at the up close shots I have tried to indicate how the clips interact. Have you got some trim tools flat pry types available? Use tape to protect paint surfaces
  12. Its a great low budget OP mod. Two methods for fitting now documented. Give me a PM if you get to carry it out on the car although I have listed all the learning I discovered. Figuring out the clips (pics posted on the thread) and having some trim tools are key getting the job done.
  13. Thanks to you and @topradio for the help on my project.
  14. Before After ..........much tidier I think
  15. Just had to unclip the pdc sensors not disconnect. Very simple thankfully ................easiest part of the job !
  16. Front view of the centre middle clip arrangement on the exhaust trim
  17. @T24RES It helped me with access to the centre area. I had loosened all that off a few weeks ago as I found that on the 987 they were well stuck together and it took me ages to release and I don't want the same to happen on the 981. I would start with removing both diffusers at each wheel and working in to the exhaust. The second side was easier with the centre plastic support loose
  18. So after eventually getting the correct parts (Porsche sent the standard diffusers with the part number for the GTS diffusers ) I set about fitting the diffusers. I looed at topradio's excellent thread but had noticed on an US thread that it could be done without removing the bumper. I started but soon decided that it was impossible and was looking to remove the bumper. However having sleeping on it I decided to tackle it again. After releasing the fastners and working from the corner of the diffusers at the rear wheel I started to free the clips working my way to the exhaust centre trim using fingers and trim tools and on the visible clips I opened them ad then fed strips of plastic in to stop them re-clipping. As with every one else the centre clips on the exhaust trim are difficult to access but I got some decent photo's to show others what you are trying to do. Centre trim with side diffuser removed close up The RED 'D' is representative of the diffuser clip when inserted and the exhaust trim tab fits into the 'D' You need to lever the tab out of the 'D'. I used a long shank flat crew driver to lever it out. Access is incredibly bad though. See the pic below showing the diffuser and clip in situ The fitted diffuser ! Certainly an awkward wee job!
  19. Hi Boxsternoob How did you get you signature picture to be so big? I seem to be limited by pixel size are there any work arounds?

    btw Its a great picture.

  20. The advert states OEM Fitment and no modifications required ... Plug and Play. DRL activated by the Light Switch, so no additional wiring required. I don't think they need a diode therefore (probably built into the unit). I used the 'hack' and a number of people have commented on the lights in a very positive way i.e. thinking they were oem PM Guv's to confirm perhaps to confirm the diode situation??
  21. Yes no prob's and MOT was fine with set up ......................Mine has just passed
  22. This was it Meno................. http://www.BoXa.net/forum/index.php?/topic/67529-warning-cheap-led-bulbs/#comment-828746
  23. I am sure they will be ok. I picked up a thread some months ago that a member had problems with their LED's on the number plate just give them a check.
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