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Clanky
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good!

& very interested in the fix you came up with for the horn.

If it saves me having to splash out on a new control unit I'm interested!

Hope you get the details up soon!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clanky wrote:
Looks good!

& very interested in the fix you came up with for the horn.

If it saves me having to splash out on a new control unit I'm interested!

Hope you get the details up soon!

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Thanks!
Pm you my mobile, maybe easier to explain.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Kam, thanks for the info. I took some tie out today & managed to get my horn working with the Gen.2 wheel now.

As per your info. I was also able to carry out a minor addition to the procedure myself.

I discovered that the orange multi plug has a small pink plastic clip inside it (see pic) which passes through the centre & holds all of the pins in place.
If you pop it out, you can remove the two pins & swap them round, allowing you to use the original spade connector as an earth to the airbag chassis.
Afterwards, I was able to simply splice the steering wheel ground to the original wire by soldering & a small piece of heat shrink & re-assemble the connector so it looks pretty much stock.

Note: I'm not sure if this would work as easily with a M/F wheel, as it's likely the second earth wire from the original spade connector connects to the M/F controls inside the wheel, but it does work fine with the plain wheel.
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kam
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clanky wrote:
Well Kam, thanks for the info. I took some tie out today & managed to get my horn working with the Gen.2 wheel now.

As per your info. I was also able to carry out a minor addition to the procedure myself.

I discovered that the orange multi plug has a small pink plastic clip inside it (see pic) which passes through the centre & holds all of the pins in place.
If you pop it out, you can remove the two pins & swap them round, allowing you to use the original spade connector as an earth to the airbag chassis.
Afterwards, I was able to simply splice the steering wheel ground to the original wire by soldering & a small piece of heat shrink & re-assemble the connector so it looks pretty much stock.

Note: I'm not sure if this would work as easily with a M/F wheel, as it's likely the second earth wire from the original spade connector connects to the M/F controls inside the wheel, but it does work fine with the plain wheel.


Great news! Glad it's working thumbsup
May even swap mine around and connect the original wire.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:37 pm    Post subject: 997 Heated seat retrofit - Non OEM Reply with quote

Research on here seems to suggest that converting my recently acquired sports seats to heated using OEM Porsche parts is a rather forlorn hope.

Has anyone acheived a similar outcome using non OEM seat heaters and how and what did you use?

I would much rather make everything look standard if possible but as I have luxury of two pairs of seats right now I can work on converting the sports seats whilst the comfort ones are fitted.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

calling Kam, who has done this on his 911 Turbo

let me merge this topic with his thread
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great, on my ever growing mod list! Like the yellow band too Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

911UK wrote:
calling Kam, who has done this on his 911 Turbo

let me merge this topic with his thread


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kam wrote:


Had to fit resistors for the seat air bags.


Can you supply more details? What was done where did you get the kit from please?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cunno wrote:
kam wrote:


Had to fit resistors for the seat air bags.


Can you supply more details? What was done where did you get the kit from please?


Hi
See link below, fitted these to the Airbag plug. No warning light issues...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PORSCHE-2-7-OHMS-OHM-SRS-AIRBAG-RESISTORS-0-25W-2-AMP-FUSED-DELETE-FAULT-LIGHT/261532742948?hash=item3ce490f524:g:crAAAOSwfVpYnzVc:rk:1:pf:0
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After a few months, I had the seat bases and backs covered in "Real" Grey Alcantara.

Also the Gear Gaiter, centre glove box cover. All matches the steering wheel...

Same colour as OEM Porsche....


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great.

How do you get on with putting suitcases etc in the back? Do they squeeze through when fully forward?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mezgerite wrote:
Looks great.

How do you get on with putting suitcases etc in the back? Do they squeeze through when fully forward?


Hi
Don't use the rear seats!, have a couple of other cars to use.

Not a daily driver, keep it indoors for nice sunny days
Very Happy

Thank you...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the seats. I think I'd just pull out the rear seat bases and belts as well. And then likely add a cage and harnesses. But then I'd be getting carried away...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaxA wrote:
I like the seats. I think I'd just pull out the rear seat bases and belts as well. And then likely add a cage and harnesses. But then I'd be getting carried away...


I agree, that's why I stopped!...

Thank you, they are really comfortable due to adding more foam in the base and rears.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DucatiRob wrote:
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Thank you!, does look great in yellow thumbsup
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kam wrote:
Mezgerite wrote:
Looks great.

How do you get on with putting suitcases etc in the back? Do they squeeze through when fully forward?


Hi
Don't use the rear seats!, have a couple of other cars to use.

Not a daily driver, keep it indoors for nice sunny days
Very Happy

Thank you...


Mine is very much a sunny day car, but it does road trips so need to pack it!

Is the Porsche alcantara black or grey?
 
  
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kam
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mezgerite wrote:
kam wrote:
Mezgerite wrote:
Looks great.

How do you get on with putting suitcases etc in the back? Do they squeeze through when fully forward?


Hi
Don't use the rear seats!, have a couple of other cars to use.

Not a daily driver, keep it indoors for nice sunny days
Very Happy

Thank you...


Mine is very much a sunny day car, but it does road trips so need to pack it!

Is the Porsche alcantara black or grey?



Hi
It is a nice dark grey, really spot on to the OEM steering wheel....
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kam wrote:
Cunno wrote:
kam wrote:


Had to fit resistors for the seat air bags.


Can you supply more details? What was done where did you get the kit from please?


Hi
See link below, fitted these to the Airbag plug. No warning light issues...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PORSCHE-2-7-OHMS-OHM-SRS-AIRBAG-RESISTORS-0-25W-2-AMP-FUSED-DELETE-FAULT-LIGHT/261532742948?hash=item3ce490f524:g:crAAAOSwfVpYnzVc:rk:1:pf:0


Thanks for the link, do they come with installation instructions?
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