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Pelican Technical Article:

Cruise Control Installation

Time:

6 hrs

Tab:

$300

Talent:

****

Tools:

Torx driver set

Applicable Models:

Porsche 986 Boxster (1997-04)
Porsche 986 Boxster S (2000-04)
Porsche 987 Boxster (2005-12)
Porsche 987 Boxster S (2005-12)

Parts Required:

Cruise control switch, connectors and wire

Hot Tip:

Easy to install with the on board computer

Performance Gain:

No more sleepy feet

Complementary Modification:

On board computer installation
101 Performance Projects for Your Porsche Boxster

This article is one in a series that have been released in conjunction with Wayne's new book, 101 Performance Projects for Your Porsche Boxster. The book contains 312 pages of full color projects detailing everything from performance mods to changing your brake pads. With more than 950+ full-color glossy photos accompanying extensive step-by-step procedures, this book is required reading in any Boxster owner's collection. The book is currently available and in stock now. See The Official Book Website for more details.

In 2000, the Boxster's engine management system was upgraded with a new system that used an electronic throttle body (e-gas). This eliminated throttle cables and instead the gas pedal has a sensor on it that controls an electronic stepper motor located on the throttle body in the engine compartment. Because this entire arrangement is completely electronic, the car no longer needed to have a separate, complicated cruise control system. As a result, if you have a 2000 and later Boxster that didn't come with cruise control installed from the factory, then you can install the turn signal switch with the cruise control stalk, run some wires and turn it on electronically in the computer.

This project is very similar in principle to the on board computer installation (Pelican Technical Article: On Board Computer (OBC) Upgrade). Similar to that one, you need to remove the gauge cluster, the steering wheel and the turn signal switch in order to upgrade your car. Please refer to Project 91 for specific instructions on how to replace the turn signal switch. This project will focus mostly on the additional steps that are required to wire up and activate the cruise control feature.

There are a few parts that you will need. Firstly, you will need a turn signal switch assembly that has a cruise control stalk integrated within it (see Project 91 for part numbers). You will also need a connector that plugs into the stalk (PN: 999-652-972-40), a VW wire connector (000-979-010: see Pelican Technical Article: On Board Computer (OBC) Upgrade) and 8 female pins in order to install inside the two connectors (PN: 999-652-901-22: get some extras). You will also need enough 22 gauge wire to run four separate wires from the dashboard of the car, to the Motronic computer located in the trunk. I suggest using four different colored wires for this task.

Crimp the pins on to the five wires (four from the Motronic unit in the trunk, and one from the cruise control connector to the fuse panel) and run them through the car according to the following table, and also using the guidance provided in the accompanying photos. Use the pins from the VW wire 000-979-010 to plug into the back of your instrument cluster (see Pelican Technical Article: On Board Computer (OBC) Upgrade). Also make sure that you have a good working bulb (for non-LED lit clusters) in the cruise control indicator socket of the gauge cluster.

Cruise Control Connector Boxster 2000-02
Cruise Control Connector Pin #1 Motronic Connector IV - pin #27 (black)
Cruise Control Connector Pin #2 Fuse B7 (black)
Cruise Control Connector Pin #3 Motronic Connector IV - pin #25 (yellow)
Cruise Control Connector Pin #4 Motronic Connector IV - pin #19 (brown/yellow)
   
2000-02 Boxster - Gauge Cluster Blue Connector I  - Pin #16 Motronic Connector IV - pin #18
2000-02 Boxster "S" - Gauge Cluster Black Connector III  - Pin #17 Motronic Connector IV - pin #18

For 2003-04 cars it's much easier. The cruise control functions are integrated into the instrument cluster, and all you need to do is wire the cruise control stalk switch to the appropriate pins in the instrument cluster. This is nearly identical to how the on board computer is wired up (see Pelican Technical Article: On Board Computer (OBC) Upgrade). Connect the cruise control connector to the gauge cluster using the following table:

Cruise Control Connector - Boxster 2003-04
Cruise Control Connector Pin #1 Plug C on the Gauge Cluster (Grey)  - pin #17
Cruise Control Connector Pin #2 Fuse B7 (black)
Cruise Control Connector Pin #3 Plug C on the Gauge Cluster (Grey)  - pin #4
Cruise Control Connector Pin #4 Plug C on the Gauge Cluster (Grey)  - pin #1

For all 2000-04 cars, once you have all of the wiring done, you will need to have the dealer activate the cruise control function using the PST-2 or PIWIS programming unit. The section for programming this in the tool is located in the DME module, under the Coding section. You also need to activate the instrument cluster for cruise control as well. This is found in the "Instrument Cluster" coding section within the Porsche programming tool. Make sure your car has the "order code" properly set, otherwise you may have trouble properly programming the instrument cluster. For a manual transmission Boxster 2.7, the order code is 986310. For a Boxster S 3.2 manual transmission, it's 986320. Entering either of these should be sufficient for programming your cluster.

Boxsters from 1997-99 didn't have an electronically controlled throttle: instead they have a special servo motor that's attached to the gas pedal and controlled by a separate cruise control module. It is possible to retrofit these components to a car that did not have cruise control from the factory, but it's quite a bit more complicated. You need to purchase the cruise control pedal assembly and the control module / servo motor (see Figure 4) and then wire the assembly to the car. See diagram EWD-41 in the Bentley manual for more information on how this is wired up.

For Boxsters from 2005-08, the installation is much easier. You need to purchase a cruise control switch (PN: 997-613-261-00), a small wiring harness (PN: 997-622-674-00), a new lower steering column cover (PN: 997-552-475-03), and a few Torx screws to secure the new switch (PN: N-909-068-01). There is a factory retro-fit kit available that includes all of these parts and instructions (PN: 997-044-903-00), but you can save money by simply buying the parts separately and looking at the 101Projects.com website for a copy of the installation instructions. Simply remove the bottom cover, install the new switch and harness, plug the harness into the connector on the switch above it, and then install the new lower cover. The cruise control function then needs to be turned on by a Porsche dealer or independent shop with a PIWIS programming tool. The whole process should take about 30 minutes: very simple.

Cruise Control Troubleshooting - If your new cruise control installation doesn't work, then check your wiring. Also double-check to make sure that the technician who programmed your Boxster's computer properly set the cruise control function in both the DME and in the Instrument Cluster section. If you are still having difficulty, or you have cruise control installed from the factory and it's not working properly, you might want to try the following troubleshooting steps:

Check the stalk switches. Unplug the connector and use a multimeter to test the proper functioning of the switches (see the wiring diagrams in the Bentley manual for the pinouts).

Check the brake pedal and clutch switches. Both of these deactivate the cruise control, and if the switches are faulty, they will prevent the computer from activating the system. Not only can they fail, but they can also slip out of their bracket which causes them to not work either.

Check to make sure the bulb in the cluster is not burned out, and that it turns on for a second or so when you turn the ignition on.

Check the B7 slot in the fuse box to make sure the fuse powering the actuator system is not blown (1997-99 cars only).

The wire from pin #2 of the cruise control connector needs to be wired to the black wire running to fuse B7 at the rear of the fuse panel.
Figure 1

The wire from pin #2 of the cruise control connector needs to be wired to the black wire running to fuse B7 at the rear of the fuse panel. Remove the passenger side foot well covers and you should be able to see the fuse panel. Remove the panel (be sure to disconnect the battery first), by removing the four philips-head screws and then squeeze the tabs on the side to remove it (yellow arrow). Attach the wire to the black fuse B7 as shown using a tap-in connector (green arrow). This will provide the cruise control circuit with the brake pedal signal to turn off the cruise control function.

In order to get the control signals from the Motronic DME in the trunk to the gauge cluster and the cruise control stalk, you need to run four wires down the left side of the car and into the rear trunk.
Figure 2

In order to get the control signals from the Motronic DME in the trunk to the gauge cluster and the cruise control stalk, you need to run four wires down the left side of the car and into the rear trunk. Begin by taping the four wires together to make them easier to fish through the chassis. A- Run the new wires attached to the cruise control connector alongside the left side harness down to the fuse panel. B- Pop off the three plastic rivets that hold on the covers for the hood and trunk release mechanism. C- Loosen the bolts that hold on the mechanism, but do not remove them. Having the right tool really works here, as this fold-up Torx set worked perfectly in this tight space. D- Pull up on the plastic trim and the assembly unit will snap up and out of the way. Do not disconnect the cables. Run the new wires next to the existing wire harness underneath. E- Remove the side panel behind the seat that covers the seat belt mechanism. There is a somewhat hidden Phillips-head screw located in the bottom half of the carpet area and a 8mm hex bolt near the top that needs to be loosened (don't forget this bolt or you will snap the piece as I accidentally did when removing the panel). Pull on the carpet panel to remove it. F- Now, remove the rear trunk liner: the plastic fasteners should simply snap out. Run the wires alongside the existing wire harness. If you can fit the wires through the access hole for the main harness, then run them under the foam liner in the convertible compartment area and through one of the openings to the rear trunk. Don't accidentally block the drain hole. See Project 3 for instructions on how to access the convertible roof compartment.

Shown here is the location of the Motronic DME in the rear trunk.
Figure 3

Shown here is the location of the Motronic DME in the rear trunk. Remove connector IV (40 pin connector) from the back of the unit (yellow arrow), and then add the pins into the empty slots according to the table in the text of this project.

Shown here is the cruise control servo module and gas pedal for the 1997-99 Boxsters with the cable driven accelerator.
Figure 4

Shown here is the cruise control servo module and gas pedal for the 1997-99 Boxsters with the cable driven accelerator.

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Comments and Suggestions:
johan Comments: I wich I was sting in usa all the parts I need
November 29, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for thinking of Pelican parts. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
986t3996 Comments: Hi I have a question about tiptronic gearbox from Porsche 911 996 carrera 2. I'm doing engine swap to other car and I have tiptronic gearbox with Porsche Part Number: 996.300.911.00
I don't have gearbox ECU with it Can I but any ECU or should I buy exactly which was dedicated to this gearbox? If yes what ECU part number is to this this gearbox?
Many thanks
October 24, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: You can buy an ECU for the same engine trans combo, or possibly have one programmed. Give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Hrdruryjr Comments: Follow up. Fixed the lost indicators on my panel. 😀 Turned out to be one of the three instrument panel plugs was not fully seated even though the locking clip was properly engaged and closed. Not sure which one but I supect the grey one. Anyway, all indicators and fuel and oil levels back to normal. Now to activate cruise.
June 21, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the follow up and your installation process and experience. These type of comments add so much to the Pelican tech community. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Brian Comments: uploaded five photos...it only took one.
June 10, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: It can only take one photo at a time. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Brian Comments: From experience I think it would be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the clock spring before re-installing the steering wheel.
While re-installing the steering wheel I was concentrating on lining up the steering wheel and forgot about the clips on the clock spring and broke one. The clock spring is a pretty simple devise comprised of three components. Two loosely held together plastic pieces with a ribbon of wire inside. Two wires for each electrical component in the steering wheel ie air bag, horn etc. With tiptronics, inside there is a ribbon of 7 wires. One not used.
On the front there is a metal clip with a spring. The clip is engaged when the steering wheel is removed, locking the clock spring in place. So that it doesn't rotate. If you release the silver clip the clock spring will rotate 4 turns. There is a white arrow on the front half of the clock spring face and a black arrow on the back half. You want the arrows to line up with each other at the top and be able to turn the clock spring two turns in either direction. For a temporary fix I super glued a piece of 7/8"
long plastic irrigation hose over the broken clip. fits perfect on the clip and through the holes in steering wheel. see picture.
On the back half of the clock spring you'll find a plastic tab about 1 inch wide that protrudes about 10 mm out the back.
This tab turns off your directional lights when the steering wheel comes back to center. The tab should be installed just deep enough to disengage the directional. You need have a little clearance. How deep you locate the stalk on the steering column will determine this.
Once I had everything back together I realized I had also broken a wire in the clock spring. My horn would only work when the ignition was off, and tiptronic wasn't working. The wires in clock spring are color coded so you can check for broken wires with an ohm meter except for the air bag. The air bag has what looks like a resister inside the yellow connector. Hope this info helps someone else.


The clock
June 10, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Great stuff.

Thanks for sharing your installation process and experience. These type of comments add so much to the Pelican tech community.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Brian Comments: Hrdwuryjr
did you forget to reconnect one of the plugs in back of the instrument cluster??
June 10, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the input on this one. We appreciate the help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
hrdruryjr Comments: Just finished installing cruise in my 2004 Boxster S SE but have not had programming done yet. Now I have the following issues that were not there before I started.
Fuel level fail
Oil level fail
Washer level fail
No turn signal indicator lights on dash
No high beam indicator light
Everything else works fine.

Help
June 5, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: if everything is connected, check for bent ins at the connectors. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Fredrik Comments: I did this project on my Boxster S 2003 facelift, manual, european. Cruise control works after programming, but the cruise control light does not come on. Dealer has tried with both PIWIS 2 and 3.

This may not be a big issue, but I've checked the order code which is correctly given 986320, somewhere under the DME section if I remember correctly. However, there is no option for programming of cruise control under the instrument cluster section.

In addition, we have tried the Durametric software, which does't to the job either.

My instrument cluster do have the indicator furthest to the right, and I've even checked that there is an LED in there. Am I missing something?

May 31, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: If the dealer can't get it to work, it may not have the function. You can check wiring to see if maybe it is missing the circuit for illuminating the bulb.- Nick at Pelican Parts  
Hugo Comments: Hello, I have a 02 Boxster, cruise works now thank you but the light doesnt turn on on my cluster. The connection between the DME and the cluster I didnt do it because I saw in another page that it would ruin the cruise control system, is that true? or maybe thats the reason the light doesnt work? thank you.
May 30, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: What do you mean by ruin the cruise system? if the light doesn't come on? You may need to program the vehicle. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Ray Comments: I just had a local Porsche shop do a Cruise Control Retrofit for my 2002 Boxster S Tiptronic using all the parts described here from PelicanParts. The cruise control works great. However, the cruise control light does not appear on the speedometer. Obviously my car didn't come from the factory with cruise. Do I need to purchase a new Speedometer that has the cruise control light in it? If so, what's the part number? Thanks
May 18, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: You may need to. I am not 100% sure.

Give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Hugo Comments: I have an 02' 2.7 boxster, and I changed its cluster for a 03' cluster so I could have the OBC working and only had to add 2 switches. The question is, how do I wire my car? because you said 03' had cruise control into the cluster...please let me know!
April 24, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I don’t have that info. Haven't done it myself.



I would grab a repair manual. It will have the wiring'

Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799.


I opened a post in our forums. A Pelican community member may be able to answer your question. - Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Brian Comments: Brought my 2003 with tiptronic into my local technician to have it activated. He activated the instrument cluster but I forgot to tell him to activate DME module. After it was activated everything worked perfect. He didn't ask what type of vehicle I got the stalk from. The technician was impressed with book 101 projects. Thanks
March 30, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info and feedback. We appreciate it. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
brian Comments: I just installed the stalk for cruise control on my 2003 Boxster.
If I take the car to a dealer will they know how to program it? Is there information they need to know?

I noticed the following comment from some one else:

Comments: Hi, For the PST-2 or PIWIS you have identified order codes for 2.7 and 3,2 Manual transmission. What is the order code for 3.2 Tiptronic transmission?
April 2, 2014
Followup from the Pelican Staff: I do not have that info. - Nick at Pelican Parts
March 14, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: You will need to tell them the part number and vehicle it came from. Then they may be able to program it. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Bob Comments: On my 2000 2.7L, I'm trying to find the third plastic rivet for the trunk release mechanism cover. I have the two end ones released. Also, what is the size of the three torx screws holding the release assembly to the car? Its close quarters and this old man can't see through those small holes. I'm also going to drill the access holes so I can gelt my my 1/4 drive ratchet and torx bits to those screws!!
January 16, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Going by memory it is either T25 or T27. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
evan9eleven Comments: Hello! I see that some of the part numbers referenced in both the OBC and cruise control upgrade articles have changed, and its a bit confusing as to exactly which parts are needed based on the project and year of the car. I have the OBC already, and just want to add cruise control. I also have the 4-stalk switch, so its just the wiring and connectors I need to order for my 2004 Box S. Can you please help clarify what additional parts are needed? Unfortunatly I can't get to my copy of 101 projects at the moment or I'd check there. Thanks in advance!
July 8, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I am not the best with part numbers. However, our parts specialists can use your vehicle info the out the parts list together.

Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
rap13 Comments: Many thanks
June 17, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: no problem. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
rap13 Comments: Hi, I have a 2000 Boxster S. Using the 101 Projects and this website I have installed the cables and four way stalks with no problems. However, when it came to fitting the wire to the back of the gauge cluster I could not fined a black connector, the three connectors are, from left to right, are white grey, blue and green. Could you tell me which is the right connector and pin for this wire. Thanks
June 15, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: You want the grey plug - Casey at Pelican Parts  
tilt Comments: Hi, I have My2001 Boxster S.
June 12, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Just to be safe try the install without connecting the wires first, but what I think you will find is that the cruise control light will not come on and the cruise will not work. - Casey at Pelican Parts  
tilt Comments: Hi, in DME 7.2 diagram there is nothing in pin D18 CRUISE CONTLIGHT. I have also heard that it's not necessary to run wire from cauge cluster to that DME IV #18 at all. Same source has warned that if there is connection between cauge cluster and DME that may broke cruise in DME. So questiom: Do I have to run wire from cauge to DME and is it safe to do in DME 7.2 vehcile?
May 31, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: What year Boxster do you have?? - Casey at Pelican Parts  
John Comments: Hi
Is the 2003/2004 cable just for the face-lifted boxsters with the clear lights and glove box, or does it apply to other specs, I have a very late 2002 model and I am trying to work out which cable is needed. I have the later dot matrix type instrument cluster.
May 1, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: In 2000, the Boxster's engine management system was upgraded with a new system that used an electronic throttle body (e-gas). This eliminated throttle cables and instead the gas pedal has a sensor on it that controls an electronic stepper motor located on the throttle body in the engine compartment. Because this entire arrangement is completely electronic, the car no longer needed to have a separate, complicated cruise control system. As a result, if you have a 2000 and later Boxster that didn't come with cruise control installed from the factory, then you can install the turn signal switch with the cruise control stalk, run some wires and turn it on electronically in the computer. - Casey at Pelican Parts  
tilt Comments: Is it possible to program DME in advance and after that install stalk assembly, wires etc.?
February 13, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Good question. I don;t see why not. Only issue may be malfunction or warning lights without the components installed. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
mpembry Comments: 2004 Boxster S Adding Cruise Control

4 wire from the Instrument Cluster to the DME , not clear pin location, which table to use, are they same?
January 16, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I don't have any experience with this modification.
I opened a post in our forums. A Pelican community member may be able to answer your question.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Daniel Comments: Hi, are there any plans to offer a cruise control kit for new 2014 boxsters with manual transmission? Thanks for your help! Daniel
September 5, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I am unsure. I would check with Porsche. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Wayne at Pelican Parts Comments: Hi Wayne.
I already looked at the connectors with a magnifying glass and couldn’t see any numbers. However, since Bob, and later you, said there should be numbers on the connector, I went out and bought a more powerful magnifier with an integral light, and guess what…there ARE numbers on the connector, a number 1 and a number 4. They are so small and in such a location I missed them with my original magnifier. The numbers are on the end of the connector, where I plug in the wires to the gauge cluster, not on the flat side as I expected. When I look at it with my original magnifier, the numbers appear to be a small indentation in the plastic, a flaw. Only with the new magnifier was I able to find them. I have to apologize to Bob for all the wasted effort I put him through. Thanks, Bob, for putting up with me. I’ll complete the installation as soon as I receive the wire connectors I ordered from PP.

Regards,

Jim
August 17, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the follow up. We appreciate it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
dino Comments: hello again. I want to thank you for your help with cruse control. I got it to work perfectly. The problem was with the ground in fuse panel B7. The blue snap on connector did not pierce wire. Changed connector to crimp connector with stripped wire. Works perfectly. Your directions work!!!!!! : THANKS AGAIN!
April 5, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the follow up. We appreciate it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
JohnL Comments: Hi, For the PST-2 or PIWIS you have identified order codes for 2.7 and 3,2 Manual transmission. What is the order code for 3.2 Tiptronic transmission?
April 2, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I do not have that info. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Kevin OConnor Comments: I have a 2003 Boxster not S, 5-speed and I found that, for my vehicle, the 000-979-010-E is NOT the correct pin type for the connector that plugs into the instrument cluster. In my car, the instrument cluster took the 000-979-009-EA-VAG, the same as the connectors for the steering wheel stalk. See in the photo where I have the two wires from Pelican along with one of the factory wires I pulled out of the instrument cluster connector on my 2003 Boxster. Obviously, this makes the project many times easier as you don't have to splice any wires. For my car, the 000-979-009-EA-VAG wire has the correct pin type on both ends. I wish I had known this before I ordered and cut up these expensive wires! If anyone needs a set of wires for an older Boxster, half 000-979-010-E, half 000-979-009-EA-VAG nicely soldered with heat shrink covering, let me know.
March 31, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info. We appreciate it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
panoz7 Comments: In case this helps anyone else: If the cruise control light in the instrument cluster burns out cruise control will not work. If the light doesn't illuminate when you turn the car on then a burned out bulb is likely the problem. Changing out the bulbs isn't very difficult, and pelican has a good article explaining how to do it.
March 30, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info. We appreciate it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
dino Comments: Hello again, I have had 3 repair shops in San Diego including the Porsche dealer in Carlsbad try to get the cruse control to work on my 2000 boxster S will no success. They all have used the piwis tool and have checked the code and it seems to be correct. the wiring has been doubled check. When the car is turned on the Cruse light comes on in the dash. When the clutch is depressed and the car started the light goes out and the cruse cannot be turn on once driving. Any suggestions???? Could the problem be with the B7 ground and the wire clip recommended in your article? Is there anyone in the San Diego area that you could recommend to determine why the cruse is not able to be turn on? I would appreciate the help.
March 25, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I have not performed this upgrade myself. I cannot offer much insight. If the cruise fails, and there are no fault codes, there could be a faulty component. Pinpointing it will be the hard part. I would suggest asking your local Porsche club chapter for a shop recommendation. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Dino Comments: Hello, the directions for the cruse control have been pretty good. i have a 2000 s 3.2 and the porsche dealer is tryng to program the cluster with the piwis and says there is no place to type the 986320 into cluster only yes or no options. where exactly type the number? thanks for the help
March 21, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Under instrument cluster, then modify coding function. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
czat Comments: "You also need to activate the instrument cluster for cruise control as well. This is found in the “Instrument Cluster” coding section within the Porsche programming tool. Make sure your car has the “order code” properly set, otherwise you may have trouble properly programming the instrument cluster. For a manual transmission Boxster 2.7, the order code is 986310. For a Boxster S 3.2 manual transmission, it's 986320. Entering either of these should be sufficient for programming your cluster."

Can you tell me exaclty where they must program that because min porsche dealer can not find it
February 16, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: The coding in the DME has to be corrected.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
MYTOY986 Comments: Ok so I have connector 999-650-512-40 and 4 000-979-010-E I see i need to install 4 wires000-979-010-E into the connector 999-650-512-40. Issue is the connector isn't numbered as was the connector for the OBC. Any help?
February 13, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: See attached photo, it may help you identify the pin numbers. - Nick at Pelican Parts
Dave Comments: Do you know if this can be carried out on 987-2 Boxster. Mine is a 2011 model.
December 25, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Article applies to these models:
986 Boxster (2000-04)
987 Boxster (2005-08) - Nick at Pelican Parts
 
richard Comments: hi does my 996 Carrera 4 have a excelerater cable or is it dbw
September 20, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Your vehicle has electronic throttle, no throttle cable. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Bran Comments: How would i wire the cruise control connector in case of a 2001 Boxster with a 996 2004 gauge - Motronic or Instrument Gauge?
August 28, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I have not done the modification on your vehicle with the 996 cluster. It might be very similar, especially if the 996 cluster was plug and play.


I opened a post in our forums. A Pelican community member may be able to answer your question.- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Jagge Comments: Hi I'm going to retrofit cruise control to my 01- 996 Turbo, and I know wich parts I need but I'm wondering if it is the same pins that I shuld use as you described for the 01 boxter
May 28, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: The parts list will be similar. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can help you assemble the right parts. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
CAM Comments: Hello. On my 2000 Boxster 2.7, the cruise control light goes on green when I start the car, but after about 5 minutes of driving, the light goes off and the control no longer works. If I want to engage it again, I have to stop the car, turn it off, then back on and then is ready to go again. If I want to use it on the highway, I have to do the same right before entering the on ramp. Please HELP.
Thanks,
CAM
May 25, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: There is a fault turning the cruise off. It could be a faulty brake light switch or another electrical fault. I would scan the vehicle for fault codes using a Porsche scan tool. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
curand Comments: Sorry, I have to ask this again. What exactly do I need for a 2003-04 car apart from the turn signal switch asm and the 999-652-972-40 stalk connector. I guess I will need four 999-652-901-22 pins for the stalk connector. I then need three pins for plug C on the gauge cluster. Are those the same pins or some of the VW pins with wire. I will of course also need something to connect to the fuse.
March 7, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: This is the parts list: http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/shopcart/101P/POR_101P_BOX092_pg1.htm

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curand Comments: I suppose it's the same parts as for a Boxster or a 996 Carrera. I'm just confused which connectors, pins and wires I need.
November 20, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes, the upgrade should be similar if not identical. The wires and connectors should be exactly the same. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
curand Comments: I want to do this on my 2005 996 GT3, but I'm a bit confused about what parts I need. Apart from the Turn Signal Stalk with Cruise Control 996-613-219-10-EWC what parts exacly do I need to get?
October 30, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sorry, I'm not sure if this is supported on the GT3? I would imagine it would possibly be the same parts, but I'm not sure - haven't done it myself... - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
daniel Comments: The cuise is instaled and work very well on my 1997 boxster.
July 30, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
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ghtaboma Comments: 2001 Boxster S , brokedn cruise selector stalk. Can just the stalk be replaced? The unit turns on with the dangling push-button.
July 13, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes, you can probably replace just the stalk, but that part isn't sold separately. So, you'd probably have to buy a used or new part anyways and then take it apart to get the stalk. I would probably just recommend getting a whole new assembly - might be cheaper and easier in the long run. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  
daniel Comments: i'm ready to install a cruise in my 986 1997. but i need a number of plugs servo module.
July 12, 2011
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Right - I don't really recommend the installation of the cruise control unit into the non e-gas cars, as it's a bit of a hassle. You need the servo gas pedal, and you also need to run wires to the dash and to the ECU in the trunk - a bit of a complicated process. - Wayne at Pelican Parts  

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