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v8fettler
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:10 pm    Post subject: Illuminated side steps Reply with quote

Can you get Illuminated tread plates/sill guards/side steps for the 997? is the car pre-wired for them?

I ask as I've just customised some for my mums Discovery Sport with her signiture, and thought I might have a pop at mine if its simple enough to get to. I've got the stainless 'Non-illuminated' option on at the moment, but fancy doing something a bit different with it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get them from Porsche
take a look at the tequipment section of the porsche website,
circa £700 from memory

I don't think the cars come prewired for them
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark pearce wrote:
You can get them from Porsche
take a look at the tequipment section of the porsche website,
circa £700 from memory

I don't think the cars come prewired for them


As above, carbon versions are circa £1200 Floor
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some Gen 2 cars show this in their spec - Preparation for illuminated door sill guards - but don’t have them fitted. I’d expect they would be able to accept them later.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wiring for them is a separate option code and unless they were fitted when the car was new you aren't going to have it. No idea if it is viable to retrofit but you are probably going to be talking about a lot more money than a rational person with a day job would ever think that it was worth (i.e. far more than the cost of optioning it on a new car).
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Illuminated side steps Reply with quote

v8fettler wrote:
.....I've just customised some for my mums Discovery Sport with her signiture, and thought I might have a pop at mine....


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Disco wrote:
The wiring for them is a separate option code and unless they were fitted when the car was new you aren't going to have it. No idea if it is viable to retrofit but you are probably going to be talking about a lot more money than a rational person with a day job would ever think that it was worth (i.e. far more than the cost of optioning it on a new car).


Disco is spot on. The build sheet option code is XES for the prep wiring. Then a code for the finish eg XXD for the carbon illuminated ones.

Had one of mine replaced under warranty when the light panel failed, they were £750 per side apparently. The light panel is not a simple bulb Question

From memory the wiring runs inside the chassis rail rather than under the panel holding the boot/funk switches.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need to see a pic of illuminated sills saying " mums disco" Grin Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark pearce wrote:
You can get them from Porsche
take a look at the tequipment section of the porsche website,
circa £700 from memory

I don't think the cars come prewired for them

On the money when I checked last time. I didn't think it was worth it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't buy them (for that amount anyway) on a new car , but.......

I do have them on my car which I bought when it was five years old and I must admit I rather like them.....it certainly a nice feature to have see below. Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is indeed a nice to have.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Sorry for thread hijack but howare these fixed is it by double sided tape and are they easy to remove ?

I've got sames ones as posted above and got what looks like bits of crap under the C ans S letters.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is double sided tape but they are really held in place well .. plastic wedges and something like brake cleaner to dissolve the glue to remove .

For the OP then if you dont have the wiring then any electrician / mechanic could wire them up .. its not hard .
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have them on my Turbo S- the carbon fibre version. (I think this was a 1000+ optional extra).

Nice little touch, not vital by any means, but nice to have, gives the interior a more premium feel, makes it a nicer place to be.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only ones I am aware of were in the US on 6speedonline forum.

https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/997/313327-illuminated-door-sills.html

manufacturer link below:

http://www.myroadster.net/mb_results.asp?model=Porsche&class=all&category=Illuminated+Door+Sills

my understanding is you can contact him and ask for many variations.

he also makes them for Mercedes and Tesla cars..

i recall some people in the UK buying a set.

at the pice - they make a pretty good scuff guard for the OEM sills...

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

forgot to say - stuck on with double sided tape.
lights are plumbed into either footwell lights or into fusebox.

the forum post shows how 1 guy did it I think.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:48 am    Post subject: Re: Illuminated side steps Reply with quote

Martian wrote:
v8fettler wrote:
.....I've just customised some for my mums Discovery Sport with her signiture, and thought I might have a pop at mine....


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You're 'aving a giraffe aren't you?


She loved it! Whats wrong with that?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can any of you guys that have them tell me when they come on? is it just when you open the doors? do they have the soft on/off like the interior lighting? What im trying to figure out is, is it just as simple as hacking into a 12v source (interior lighting), or will it mess with the controllers (Error warnings etc...)

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