991 DIY DIY info for the 991

Valentine 1 Hardwire

Old 04-23-2013, 02:26 AM
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Default Valentine 1 Hardwire

Got a ticket (first in 25 years of driving) so decided that I needed to get a V1 in the 991 (have one in every other car and for some reason just got complacent with the 991 and there you go...).

Decided to piggy back from the passenger side fusebox.

Step 1 was to remove the A pillar trim. Very easy with a plastic tool to remove it (pops easily).

Step 2 was to remove the trim going from the bottom of the passenger footwell to the top of the dash. Be careful that the main prong connecting the plastic is at the bottom left - be careful when you remove it. I went too fast and broke it... easy to fix but would have been better to not break in the first place

Then it was time to pass the telephone wire from where I wanted the V1 to be (right of mirror) to the fuse box. Super easy to do with the trim removed but there was a bit too much wire from Valentine so I had to do a few loops at the bottom and at the top - easy to hide under the alcantara roof line and behind the fusebox

I had to think about what fuse to use... Since I don't have a TV tuner in the car I assumed that the fuse controlling that would be a source of switched power but no cigar... Then I tried a few others that I assumed would be switched but again no cigar! Finally, I used the fuse for the passenger weight detection. 5 Amp unit located at position D5 and it worked.

I used the big bolt in the fusebox to ground the V1 - see picture, had to make the opening of the V1 supplied ground a tad bigger but very easy to do without tools - metal is pliable

Last closed everything up and it worked just fine.

40 minutes including 15 to select the fuse and hopefully no more tickets...

I can now say that I installed V1s in my 964, 993, 993 and 991 - never had a 997...
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