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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:06 pm    Post subject: Climate Control Buttons Worn - Found a solution! Reply with quote

My Cayman had the climate controls in a very bad condition after only three years. I was considering painting the buttons but I didn´t want to deal with the clime control unit disassemble.

Recently found a solution that works!

This is how it looked before:



This are photos with the decals instaled:

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https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14161084/clima%20repair/DSC_0005.jpg



And this is how they look at night with the welcome lights on and the Instruments light off:

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https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14161084/clima%20repair/DSC_0006.jpg


Pretty happy with the results Very Happy

Found it at www.climarepair.com in case you´re interested[/img]
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updating status: 5 months now with this stickers and still strong Wink
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there,

Yesterday I got a newsletter, this web site is now offering long lasting replacement switches!!!


http://www.climarepair.com/porsche-replacement-switches-for-climate-unit-987-997/




I ordered one set at a discounted price, will post pictures when I get them.

cheers
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

porscheaddicted wrote:


I ordered one set at a discounted price, will post pictures when I get them.

cheers


Very interested to hear how you get on with these Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyC911 wrote:
porscheaddicted wrote:


I ordered one set at a discounted price, will post pictures when I get them.

cheers


Very interested to hear how you get on with these Thumb


+1, also interested.

£80 includes some Porsche-tax I expect. But perhaps it isn't particularly easy to do; otherwise it would have been done already!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm assuming you aren't trying to calculate the cost of the plastic?

Perhaps a quick call to a low-volume moulding company may give you a better idea on the tooling costs to be amortised (not to mention the two years of research).

Now divide by the possible market.

Which at £80 seems to be circa 50 units a month.

In any case, whilst there is no other equivalent solution, they could charge almost anything they wanted.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't that the Porsche tax I mention? Low volume, often bespoke, with a sprinkling of monopolies and Publilius Syrus.

I don't conceptually have a problem with the price; but I'm interested to see how the OP gets on with the order. Then I'll be able to see whether I'll also be hitting the buy button at that price.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can paint them yourself and produce the "temp" and fan symbols by just masking off with vinyl letters / symbol.

see the post i did a while back, not the best write up as i was not that used to the forum but you will get the idea.

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=109679&highlight=

the vinyl letter came from fleabay about £3 and a can of plasticoat and my buttons still look great now no pealing what so ever.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But the buttons are meant to light up (be illuminated), so painting would surely negate this?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob325114 wrote:
Isn't that the Porsche tax I mention? Low volume, often bespoke, with a sprinkling of monopolies and Publilius Syrus.

I don't conceptually have a problem with the price; but I'm interested to see how the OP gets on with the order. Then I'll be able to see whether I'll also be hitting the buy button at that price.


Porsche tax is meant to imply simply the addition of the word or blessing of "Porsche" adds to the cost, with no recourse to actual value added.

E.g. OEM parts in a Porsche box vs Bosch box, Porsche coolant vs Elf/Comma coolant
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no that's why you mask off with the stickers before you paint, the plastic of the buttons themselves allows the light to penetrate its just the paint that stops the rest of the buttons glowing. Have a look through the post you will see what i mean once you take the stickers off when the paint is dry you will have the same finish as the climarepair buttons
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is my buttons after i had painted them and they light up no issues.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT4 wrote:
But the buttons are meant to light up (be illuminated), so painting would surely negate this?


Masked off presumably... Fiddly though, I'd imagine.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not very artistic, so I can see this going horribly wrong vs plug and play buttons.

AFAIK the new ClimaRepair button are not rubber coated.

I will know in the next week when mine arrive.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are other options in the UK: http://www.climaterepair.co.uk/. I used these guys myself (there's a thread on it somewhere I think) and you can see the finished product in the pics in my garage.

I'll be interested to see the the USA product once fitted as it's a cheaper option at the moment albeit too late for me..........
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

porscheaddicted wrote:
Hi there,

Yesterday I got a newsletter, this web site is now offering long lasting replacement switches!!!

http://www.climarepair.com/porsche-replacement-switches-for-climate-unit-987-997/




I ordered one set at a discounted price, will post pictures when I get them.

cheers


When do you get these through mate? If they're top notch I may be tempted.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine are still "In Transit" Sad

Sent 17th Feb from Spain

Apparenltly tracked post takes longer (and the Spanish aren't renowned for their speediness at the best of times!)
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dont Porsche sell these parts?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes.

Attached to a full replacement climate control unit (CCU)

Who doesn't sell them separately is SIEMENS, which is the problem.

In some respects that's moot, as even if they did, they would sell the same ones (ie still disolveable!), whereas the ClimaRepair ones are a different material
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT4 wrote:
Mine are still "In Transit" Sad

Sent 17th Feb from Spain

Apparenltly tracked post takes longer (and the Spanish aren't renowned for their speediness at the best of times!)


Darn. Well, i hope to see a review in late May Very Happy
 
  
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