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After removing the radio and speakers, etc. in my Elise last night I came into work (Porsche Dealer)thinking that if I bought a Boxster/911 front center console storage pocket I might be able to modify it to work in the place of the radio. To my amazement it plugged right in the radio hole and even with a reassuring click!
The P/N is 996-552-253-0101C (shelf) @ $50.95 retail price Silly Porsche pricing for a plastic box with a rubber mat in it.
It does however fit perfectly and match the interior! SWEET:p

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Actually if there had been a radio delete option I would have checked the box.
As you know the sound quality in an uninsulated thin skinned aluminum car is terrible. Losing 10 lbs from a car that only weighs 1,900+ lbs is wonderful.
My car has the Stage II Sport exhaust so I couldn't even hear the radio most of the time anyway.
Storage is at a premium in the car as well and the radio hole is a great storage cubby hole:D
 

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Radio and four speakers were 10lbs (bathroom scale with radio,etc and without) I will try to get a real scale to accuratley weigh them. The rear panel, & ceiling roll bar cover, and THICK foam insulation felt about 1/2 as heavy so I'm estimating 5 lbs on that.
 

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i just ordered it. $37. still too much, but i was kind of anxious. it better fit as nicely as you say it does. :)

did you remove the thin metal insert at the front before putting it in?
 

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Perry, how did you cover the speaker holes in the dashboard?
 

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I left the metal bracket from the Blaupunkt head unit in the dash, because the cubby seemed to fit more snugly with it. A little expensive for a plastic bin, but worth the $$ anyway. Nice rubber surface.

Has anyone come up with an alternative to leaving the stock grills and brackets in place to cover the holes form the speakers? My grills are warped.
 

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man, this is fantastic. I purchased the Porsche cubby, pulled the old head unit out, and stuck the cubby in: CLICK!

was a :30 minute job, including fabricating removal keys for the old head unit. So thankful to have no stereo in the car. Next, onto speaker delete!

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Interesting. I can't really hear my stereo above a certain mph, especially with my carbon roof. It's so thin you can actually see light through the Mohawk scoop looking into it. I love the idea of shaving some weight.

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