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BT is associated with the head unit. I doubt that particular fuse has anything to do with BT. JMO
That’s what I thought.
My suspicion is that the person who reported other issues pulled the wrong fuse.
I am starting to wonder. But more than one person reported that so who knows?

Like I said previously, I have yet to experience any issues other than my interior sounds are better and that’s a good thing so I will probably just hope that all is well otherwise.
 

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Nope. You’re talking about 2017/18. MY2019 Porsche moved it to another location as reported by others. I already took the panel off to confirm. It ain’t there anymore.
Ah. Didn’t realize you were talking ‘19.
 

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@roundtail To m y knowledge the Soundaktor only transmits artificial sound to the cabin. Just don't understand why that would be considered worthwhile.
I can only guess, but having worked in marketing in a different life, that guess would be to add a more distinct visceral result from selecting Sport Mode for those less nuanced in their perceptions. I may think differently of that once I’ve driven with the mod...haven’t had the chance yet.

Edit: Just came back from a short drive. I believe my guess as to the reason may be close. There is an absence of engine "presence" while cruising with the engine unloaded. Could be the soundaktor is meant to fatten that up. Personally, I'd rather do without it. Artificial, as you said.
 

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To add fake sound, it would have been cheaper and easier to use a clothes pin and baseball card in the spokes ?
 

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That’s what I thought.

I am starting to wonder. But more than one person reported that so who knows?

Like I said previously, I have yet to experience any issues other than my interior sounds are better and that’s a good thing so I will probably just hope that all is well otherwise.
That parts catalog diagram seems to indicate that sometime during the 2019 model year, the Soundaktor module was moved from the driver's side rear corner of the car (as shown in my tutorial) to the center rear of the car. Its depiction graphically hints that it's under the rear trunk carpet somewhere, directly in line vertically with the exhaust tips. Might be worthwhile to pull the rear hatch weatherstripping, remove the trunk storage liner, and poke around a bit. Once you find it, the rest of my tutorial should apply.
 
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By the way: I can unequivocally say that there is DEFINITELY Soundaktor output in 'Normal' drive mode. It is subtle, but it is there. I have really good ears, and there is a tenor missing from directly behind, even in that drive mode. Disconnecting the Soundaktor has essentially made the 'center' of the engine sound move backward about three feet or so -- where it should be -- and also made the cabin feel more calm and clinical.

HIGHLY recommended.
Just took a short drive after pulling the plug, and I can attest to your perception. I immediately noticed a new, distinct, ambient clarity in the cabin while in normal mode. Whether I would have without reading your post, I can't be sure. But I have no doubt about the difference. The effect was similar to that of moving a turntable suffering from bass resonance to an unaffected surface.
 
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To confirm/add to some previous comments:

I have a 2019 CGTS (May build date) and the Soundaktor is indeed not in the same place as the pictures from OP. Yes, this has already been brought up. OP acknowledged this above. I am merely confirming previous comments from 2019 owners. Sometimes it's nice to hear confirmation from other people rather than live thinking you are the only one. Unfortunately, I will not be ripping the carpet up to try and locate the Soundaktor. Pulling the fuse was too easy! Sorry.

Also, PSA...I had a portable fan unit blowing on high towards the car while I was working on this (Southeastern US is experiencing some insane heat right now), and I forgot to turn the fan off after I was done. Car alarm was triggered by the fan only a few minutes later, and wow, that alarm is something else! First time I heard it and it sounded like an industrial fire alarm going off. Not sure how the fan triggered it, but it's nice to know that the alarm works well!

Thanks to OP for providing these DIY instructions and everyone else who provided input. Though, I still had to have some liquid encouragement before 'tearing my car apart'.
 

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Could this have already proven the 2019 soundaktor location change:
Actually, it doesn't. The Soundaktor resonator has always been in the location shown -- against the rear firewall between the driver and passenger seats. The control module is what has apparently been relocated from the rear-left corner of the hatch area (just in front of the rear-left light assembly) to the center of the hatch area directly below the hatch/trunk latch assembly. No photo in that post shows that area.
 
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Actually, it doesn't. The Soundaktor resonator has always been in the location shown -- against the rear firewall between the driver and passenger seats. The control module is what has apparently been relocated from the rear-left corner of the hatch area (just in front of the rear-left light assembly) to the center of the hatch area directly below the hatch/trunk latch assembly. No photo in that post shows that area.
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Does the Boxster benefit less from disconnecting? I am just thinking that with the top down it does not play as large a role?
 

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Does the Boxster benefit less from disconnecting? I am just thinking that with the top down it does not play as large a role?
You can make that argument and if you run top down most of the time you might not notice. But I would say that it’s worth it to get it disabled so it’s not a factor.
 

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Does the Boxster benefit less from disconnecting? I am just thinking that with the top down it does not play as large a role?
I think the Boxster benefits greatly from the disconnection. With the top down the increased audibility of the the uncontaminated exhaust note is (to me at least) wonderful.
 

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Does the Boxster benefit less from disconnecting? I am just thinking that with the top down it does not play as large a role?
I have owned three 718, two Boxsters and one Cayman.
Even with the top down it makes a difference with the sound aktor disconnected, not much but it easy to hear.
Top up it is like night and day, now i even can hear the turbo spool up! (GTS)

In the Cayman there is no more drone or rumble :)
 
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