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Not really. An auto Capri had a very basic 3 speed auto. All control done by hydraulics. The ZF 5 speed is computer controlled, the same as the PDK. And just how it performs in practice determined by the software.

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7 minutes ago, philw696 said:

Have you got any details on the conversion to paddles for a 987 S mine is an 05.

It's a UK car that I now have registered here in France and I like the auto box.

Having had a couple of Maserati and Ferrari with F1 gearboxes I miss the paddles for spirited driving.

The buttons are just not the same for me.

I rate my 987.1 for the record as one of the best built and driving cars I have had and like most of us I have had a few.

https://rennlist.com/forums/987-981-forum/898104-diy-tiptronic-paddle-shift-conversion.html

Very simple as opposed to the Cayenne, or there is a company in the UK that charge you £399 to do it instead - http://www.edition9.co.uk/

Mine cost me £45 to DIY

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19 minutes ago, philw696 said:

Have you got any details on the conversion to paddles for a 987 S mine is an 05.

It's a UK car that I now have registered here in France and I like the auto box.

Having had a couple of Maserati and Ferrari with F1 gearboxes I miss the paddles for spirited driving.

The buttons are just not the same for me.

I rate my 987.1 for the record as one of the best built and driving cars I have had and like most of us I have had a few.

Yeah man, it's quite easy, I bought a used Mercedes wheel off ebay for £55 to get the paddles off it, so that's what it cost me to convert to paddles!!

first take negative terminal off battery and leave for 30 minutes, this drains all power and means when you put the battery back on the airbag light does'nt come on, so take the airbag off by poking a small screwdriver up the hole at the bottom of the steeringwheel to push the wire thingy up to release the airbag, this can be a pain in the ar*e, haha, undo wheel and connectors and take wheel off.......it will then look like this

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take front buttons off

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take paddles and see where you want to fit them and cut out the rubber like this.....

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fit paddles and poke the 2 wires through after making a hole through the rubber part of wheel ( you can cut off the 2 connectors on the paddles as you don't need them), 

now only use the left hand button as it has both up and down and splice into these wires shown in diagram.....

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black is the common ground for both up and down then the brown and black for up and down, splicing in means you can still use front buttons, but I never do, haha!!!

then refit everything and that's it.....

 

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10 hours ago, DaveEFI said:

The ZF 5 speed is computer controlled, the same as the PDK. And just how it performs in practice determined by the software.

Yes OK, just old.....
Actually pretty sure reset the learning cycle at one point - battery disconnect sort of thing....

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I liked my 987 tippy especially as it had a sport button which sharpened up the throttle and was plenty fast enough off the lights.

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On 1/16/2020 at 9:17 PM, thanatoid said:

Yes OK, just old.....
Actually pretty sure reset the learning cycle at one point - battery disconnect sort of thing....

It's only old in that most newer transmissions have more gears. My complaint is it doesn't make the best use of those it has. Mainly in town driving, where you want it to be like any other auto. On the open road, when driving harder, it was better. Except for the low top gear for cruising. If it learns how you want it to be, why would it need rebooting? 😀

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