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  1. ASK Amp Replacement - Alpine KTP-445U Install

    987 Cayman and Boxster Electronics
    I had thought for a while that my recently '08 CS didn't have any bass whatsoever. A quick disconnect of the factory non-BOSE ASK amp proved that it was dead. I searched for a mini class D amp and found the Alpine KTP-445U. It is smaller than the ASK and will fit in the stock location. Here...
  2. CDR30 replacement with Sony XAV-AX100

    987 Cayman and Boxster Electronics
    I decided the time had come to replace the aging non-BOSE CDR30 in my 2010 987.2 Cayman with something more modern. As an iPhone user, I wanted Apple CarPlay, but I didn’t want to lock myself in, so I wanted a head unit which also supported Android Auto. I chose the Sony XAV-AV100, primarily...
  3. Replacement head unit question.

    987 Cayman and Boxster Electronics
    I've become really spoiled by the head unit in my 2017 GTI Sport, with Apple Car Play. I'm considering replacing the CDR30 in my 2010 Boxster Base with an aftermarket head unit that is Apple Car Play compatible. It seems most aftermarket head units require a new Bluetooth microphone. Are there...
  4. Front Speakers

    987 Cayman and Boxster Chat
    I have a 987.2 car with the stock (non-Bose) audio system. I am not looking to upgrade the head unit or add another amp, but merely to upgrade the door speakers at this stage. I can see 2 x 6.5" woofers and 2 x 4" midrange speakers. So are there any recommendations for speakers that are of...
  5. Cayman New head unit advice - what is needed?

    987 Cayman and Boxster Electronics
    I've been looking at swapping out the base sound system in my 1st Gen Cayman as it hasn't been up to scratch. I have decided on buying this head unit and this fascia to fit it in. I have read that the stock speakers aren't all that bad and so don't need to be changed however if this isn't the...
  6. Cayman S Shops in western NC that can do Bose head unit replacement

    987 Cayman and Boxster Electronics
    Have a 2006 CS with Bose/nav. Looking at the recent head unit replacements (Seican, etc.) I'm more interested in upgrading my system to get Bluetooth, maybe nav. Has anyone identified a recommended installer in the western half of NC or nearby who can handle a replacement head unit, MOST...
  7. Not able to reset airbag light or tpms with aftermarket radio installed??

    987 Cayman and Boxster Modifications
    My 987.2 is in service for a few issues. One, I had previously disconnected the instrument cluster to wrap the top cover in Alcantara and after I re-connected I lost the option to reset the tpms. After researching this it seems that when disconnected sometimes the option is deselected and can...
  8. Not able to reset airbag light or tpms with aftermarket radio installed??

    987 Cayman and Boxster Electronics
    My 987.2 is in service for a few issues. One, I had previously disconnected the instrument cluster to wrap the top cover in Alcantara and after I re-connected I lost the option to reset the tpms. After researching this it seems that when disconnected sometimes the option is deselected and can...
  9. Cayman CDR-24 Radio goes dead.

    987 Cayman and Boxster Problems and Complaints
    I have a 2007 Cayman with a Cdr 24 radio and Bose amp in the frunk. My problem is that the radio goes blank and will not come back on for about 5 minutes, then it repeats this again. I noticed that if you watch the radio screen closely it will display TEMP. My question is this, is the temp...
  10. Foam Sprayer Review

    Porsche Care and Detailing
    I bought a hand held foam sprayer from https://www.theragcompany.com/ik-foam-1-5-sprayer-35oz/#product-reviews and had a chance to try it out today on my daily driver. I was happy with the results for $35. I went to one of those self service car washes and foamed the car up and let it sit for...
  11. Windblocker

    981 Chat
    'Afternoon everyone, My car currently has the OEM windblocker. I've owned dozens of convertibles and always get wind blockers for them. The 981's blocker seems a bit lack luster in it's effectiveness. I see that Suncoast has a plexiglass version (like that that came in the 986 and 987). Does...
  12. Stock head unit - replacing amp and speakers?...

    981 Cayman and Boxster Electronics
    Hi Guys, New to Planet-9 Forum... and to Porsches. Looking to buy my first Porsche. Contemplating a 981 Cayman S or Cayman GTS. GTS is about $14k more than the S. Both cars equipped the same (except GTS has base stereo/no NAV vs. BOSE+NAV+backup camera on the S). Thoughts on this? My...
  13. 2007 987 - Garbled Sound

    987 Cayman and Boxster Electronics
    I replaced my factory head unit with a Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT back in 2011. Honestly, I was satisfied with the sound. Of course, the OEM unit had really lowered the bar on that. But it started distorting badly, mainly bass sounds are coming from it and if you give it any volume at all it sounds...
  14. Bose stereo replacement, stock speakers - I looked. Honestly...

    987 Cayman and Boxster Electronics
    I just picked up an 06 Cayman S with 25k miles. Great car! Except - It has the CDR-24 with bose. I've already picked up a Kenwood DDX 6903S head unit and planned on using a Connects2 CT51-PO04 HUR harness. Long story short - After over a month of waiting, checking, and being told it should...
  15. 11 Boxster Convertible top won't go down

    987 Cayman and Boxster Problems and Complaints
    2011 Boxster S So a few weeks ago we got some heavy rain, and I didn't realize my drain holes were clogged. Rear Control Unit got soaked and the top tried to put itself down while it was latched, breaking the white pushrods. I ordered a new OEM rear control unit, installed it and had the dealer...
  16. AVIN MOST Interface

    987 Cayman and Boxster Electronics
    Anyone have experience this unit? https://avinusa.com/most-fiber-optic-amp-interface-for-porsche-cayenne.html
  17. PDU - Power Distribution Unit replaced

    981 Chat
    So massive props to my local dealer this past week. I've been having some very odd issues with my car since February and an initial analysis was done a few weeks ago and a fault was found in my engine-off at rest 'module' or whatever it's called. And...yes...in fact the button for that didn't...
  18. 2005 987 Radio Help / Advice Needed

    987 Cayman and Boxster Electronics
    My radio (CDR-24 with Bose) is one flaky, poor sounding device. I have turned the bass and treble down and AP off to achieve mediocre sound instead of really bad sound with more “normal” settings. I’ve also adjusted the fader mostly to the front as the speakers behind the seats are extremely...
  19. Replacing the CDR 31 with an Apple CarPlay Multimedia Unit????

    981 Cayman and Boxster Electronics
    I have the CDR 31 in my 981 S and quite frankly it is appalling. I've seen the Alpine iLX 700 unit that looks great and also has CarPlay. Has anybody fitted this unit or knows what the best alternative? Thanks Guys :-)
  20. Newer Pioneer Double DIN head unit not fitting flush w/trim piece...

    987 Cayman and Boxster Electronics
    After doing a ton of research on various aftermarket radios, I decided the Pioneer AVH-X3800 would suit my needs best. I also bought the install kit. All the wiring worked perfectly, but the unit won't fit in the trim piece opening. I should still be able to use the trim, but with the unit...
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