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flying_scotsman
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:49 pm    Post subject: Disable frunk light when battery charger connected Reply with quote

I've connected up the C-Tek to keep the battery trickle charging over the winter - but I've noticed that the frunk light stays on even though the lid is down with the latch on the first click. I don't remember the light staying on with my previous Boxster/911.

Any simple suggestions?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Disable frunk light when battery charger connected Reply with quote

flying_scotsman wrote:
Any simple suggestions?


Pull the bulb out

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It should go off in a couple of hours.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Disable frunk light when battery charger connected Reply with quote

HSC911 wrote:
flying_scotsman wrote:
Any simple suggestions?


Pull the bulb out

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Idea Yeah
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charge it through the fag lighter?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Disable frunk light when battery charger connected Reply with quote

HSC911 wrote:
flying_scotsman wrote:
Any simple suggestions?


Pull the bulb out

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I do love the collective sense of humour here on 911uk Rolling Eyes - I should have added ".. apart from pulling the bulb". Not so easy to refit the bulb in the pitch dark nooo

I guess a 2 hour auto-off is OK.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to just close the lid... there was enough gap for the wire to fit through and not pinch.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used a screwdriver to close the latch on the lock.
The car then thinks the lid is closed.

I didn't know it timed out after a couple of hours?

But mines a 996 so may not be the same.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magic919 wrote:
It should go off in a couple of hours.


Yeah

I thought the same with my 997 and found when I checked the next day it had gone off.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to confirm, my 997.2 frunk light switches off after a little while, even if the bonnet is fully open.
I replaced the original bulb with a LED one that's lower wattage and brighter. Ditto all the other small bulbs around the car.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting, recently put a Ctek on mine. Have the bonnet locked shut despite the small gauge cable being present. Can't say Ive noticed the light on, how did you notice? Surely you expect it to be on when you open the bonnet and then you have no idea what is going on once you close it?

Mobile phone video from within the frunk?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chortle; a bit like the "how do I know if the fridge light goes off?" question. I did exactly what you suggest, left my mobile in the frunk, recording, closed frunk, re-opened, checked recording. Sure enough as soon as the frunk is shut the light goes off. Same with the light in the engine compartment, checked that too.
If you leave the frunk open the light goes out after a few minutes anyway.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The return of Marty Wild wrote:
Interesting, recently put a Ctek on mine. Have the bonnet locked shut despite the small gauge cable being present. Can't say Ive noticed the light on, how did you notice? Surely you expect it to be on when you open the bonnet and then you have no idea what is going on once you close it?

Mobile phone video from within the frunk?


I may be wrong, but I think the OP is resting the lid on the latch, rather than pushed fully closed.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah, I'll go about my business in the presumed security that the frunk light is out on my particular set-up Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lid needs to be fully closed to activate the bonnet micro switch for the light and the alarm system .

Best way is to have the lead up at the top of the bonnet so that you close the lid then connect the battery charger .. it can be hidden under the panels if needed .
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could have done with that advice before I measured and cut my own extension lead. I went for a thin cable instead, having checked it would fully close with the cable exiting down near the badge.

Will the seal having to wrap around the cable allow any moisture ingress do we think?
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