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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Albionmuz wrote:
I recently bought a Ctek MXS 5.0 and have a couple of questions. I have removed the bonnet bulb and turned off the interior light which seemed to stay on when the bonnet was open, but the light that illuminates the ignition remains on. How can I use the charger and still be able to close the bonnet? Would I get away with leaving the cable coming out of the bonnet but then close the bonnet? I realise it would probably put an indent on the cable but can’t see a way to do it without having to remove the undertray to bring the cable through one of the grommet holes in the frunk.


Hi,
I simply push the catch all the way down - so it appears as closed and no lights come on, but then leave the bonnet on the 1st catch. As long as you don't forget to use the release catch before you try to push the bonnet back down all is good.
No crimped cables or alarms, and you can quickly get in the bonnet to check status without unlocking.

Cheers
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hi Albionmuz,

I place the cable from the charger on the corner of the bonnet and gentle press the bonnet down. Second year doing this and with no issue. Hasn’t left a mark to date and means you don’t have to remove boot/frunk bulb.

HTH


Thanks for the very quick response. Do you mean the corner up by the window or at the side down by the bumper?


Sorry, down beside the bumper.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jet Jock wrote:
Albionmuz wrote:
Jet Jock wrote:
Hi Albionmuz,

I place the cable from the charger on the corner of the bonnet and gentle press the bonnet down. Second year doing this and with no issue. Hasn’t left a mark to date and means you don’t have to remove boot/frunk bulb.

HTH


Thanks for the very quick response. Do you mean the corner up by the window or at the side down by the bumper?


Sorry, down beside the bumper.

Baz


Thanks for the advice, that is exactly as I did it yesterday when I put the car back in storage for a few weeks.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyS wrote:
Albionmuz wrote:
I recently bought a Ctek MXS 5.0 and have a couple of questions. I have removed the bonnet bulb and turned off the interior light which seemed to stay on when the bonnet was open, but the light that illuminates the ignition remains on. How can I use the charger and still be able to close the bonnet? Would I get away with leaving the cable coming out of the bonnet but then close the bonnet? I realise it would probably put an indent on the cable but can’t see a way to do it without having to remove the undertray to bring the cable through one of the grommet holes in the frunk.


Hi,
I simply push the catch all the way down - so it appears as closed and no lights come on, but then leave the bonnet on the 1st catch. As long as you don't forget to use the release catch before you try to push the bonnet back down all is good.
No crimped cables or alarms, and you can quickly get in the bonnet to check status without unlocking.

Cheers
Andy


Thanks but the ignition light stays on unless the bonnet is fully closed on my 993.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jet Jock wrote:
Albionmuz wrote:
Jet Jock wrote:
Hi Albionmuz,

I place the cable from the charger on the corner of the bonnet and gentle press the bonnet down. Second year doing this and with no issue. Hasn’t left a mark to date and means you don’t have to remove boot/frunk bulb.

HTH


Thanks for the very quick response. Do you mean the corner up by the window or at the side down by the bumper?


Sorry, down beside the bumper.

Baz


Thanks for the advice, that is exactly as I did it yesterday when I put the car back in storage for a few weeks.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Albionmuz wrote:


Thanks but the ignition light stays on unless the bonnet is fully closed on my 993.


That doesn't add up. Question
If you push that bonnet catch all the way down, it doesn't matter if the bonnet is open or not - the switch will act as though the bonnet is fully closed and no lights will come on....
Do you have an additional switch?

Glad you found a workaround anyway Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have been able to run the cable out through the bottom right of the bonnet and close the lid without marking or indenting either the cable or the bonnet seals.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyS wrote:
Albionmuz wrote:


Thanks but the ignition light stays on unless the bonnet is fully closed on my 993.


That doesn't add up. Question
If you push that bonnet catch all the way down, it doesn't matter if the bonnet is open or not - the switch will act as though the bonnet is fully closed and no lights will come on....
Do you have an additional switch?

Glad you found a workaround anyway Thumb


Ah, now I get it. I misunderstood.(in truth I didn’t read your suggestion properly!) You mean push the bonnet catch down with the bonnet open? I was thinking you meant just push the bonnet down until it latched but didn’t close properly. I will try that the next time I go to the car.
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