David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/24/10 9:25 a.m.
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The Porsche got some much-needed attention lately. Deadlines and travel have kept us away from the car.

First, we spent Sunday morning down at Aero Dynamics, a shop that services both planes and Porsches. They're located in the Spruce Creek Fly-In, a residential fly-in community in Port Orange, Florida, just south of Daytona Beach.

The shop periodically hosts open houses for our local PCA region, and the meets tend to turn into car shows/tech seminars. They also serve a nice breakfast, while their hangar provides shade and/or rain protection. Lou Verdiales and his family are excellent hosts.

And remember our burned-out high-beam switch? Apparently that's a common problem with the 911, as all of the electricity is routed through the switch. Eventually the switch can no longer cope.

The fix is a wiring redo: reconfigure the circuit so the electricity goes from the battery straight to the fuse box. All of that juice is no longer sent through the somewhat wimpy high-beam switch.

You can fab your own kit or opt for one that's ready to go. We took the easy route, choosing the JWest Engineering relay kit. It retails for $25. Installation wasn't too difficult--crimp a few wires, make a few connections, and make everything fit. Done.

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SiHawk
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3/15/11 7:19 p.m.

Been a while ... any updates?

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