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Alex
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once you head off East from Macon the fun really starts Driving
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to put a usb power socket in the cubby behind the handbrake- if anyone can suggest a suitable source of switched power I’d be very grateful.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could use a piggy back fuse tap off the fuse that includes the existing 12v cig socket and run a suitable power line from the fuse box under carpets and up into centre console where you need it. Just did something similar to run switched power from a fuse to the roof up/down switch on the 986 dash.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found that my cigarette lighter socket in the dash is switched with the ignition, so spliced into those wires. The new USB socket works, and I've now got an aux cable and power in the cubby.

However, the bluetooth transmitter that I was planning on using to enable Spotify to be used is a big disappointment - very quiet and the sound quality isn't great.

I think I'm back to stuffing a load of CD's in the passenger door pocket.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking great, not ridiculous at all Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Opening the roof remotely using the key means that rather than opening fully (which it used to do) it opens to this point and then stops.



You can open it the rest of the way with the button in the cabin.

Why is this?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you're getting a break in the signal from the key to the car. Whilst you do it, watch your key fob and check the red light is continually flashing whilst operating it.

Does it put the roof up fully when doing it the opposite way?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good question, I will find out.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good question, I will find out.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine sometimes does the exact same.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it works on the button then i agree with Alex .. its an interference of the fob signal .. mobile phone , pylon .. later cars and the tracking fob can also do this .. big problem on the 991 in the early days .

It is also at the point that the rear side flaps should lower ( colour coded fabric covers each side ) .. i'm wondering if that has anything to do with it ..

The safety feature is if the flaps havent hit the micro switches at this point on the lowering cycle then it shuts down the operation to save any damage from happening .

Probably the fob losing the signal but a bit of a coincidence when its at this exact point in its operation .
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's always this exact point that it happens, which is a bit of a coincidence.
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