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Can anyone tell me if all Boxsters came with the option for the mpg etc. section enabled on the dash (see attached).

Mine has never shown anything in there,

Perhaps it was an optional extra? Mine is a 98 (or possible 99) 2.5.

Thanks

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The On Board Computer OBC is an option and is operated by a second stalk on the left side of the steering column.  There is another option for cruise control which has a second  stalk on the right side.  It is possible to retro fit this and there is a 'How To' guide on here which you can access from the home page as well as YouTube videos and other forums.  Also if you get a copy of the '101 Project for your Boxster' book it is described in there.

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Brilliant .... thank you.

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1 hour ago, ½cwt said:

The On Board Computer OBC is an option and is operated by a second stalk on the left side of the steering column.  There is another option for cruise control which has a second  stalk on the right side.  It is possible to retro fit this and there is a 'How To' guide on here which you can access from the home page as well as YouTube videos and other forums.  Also if you get a copy of the '101 Project for your Boxster' book it is described in there.

This^^^ or you can pay a specialist to do it, I used Lee at CPS as although Im quite handy with a spanner there is some rewiring required and you need to re-programming of the OBC

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2 hours ago, the baron said:

 

This^^^ or you can pay a specialist to do it, I used Lee at CPS as although Im quite handy with a spanner there is some rewiring required and you need to re-programming of the OBC

Yes, both the OBC and the Cruise Control need programming in the DME/ECU and needs a specialist or one of the people on here who have a Durametric system or the genuine Porsche system.  You'll need a temperature probe for the front right rad intake if you want the outside temp on the OBC.  You will have one if you already have aircon.  Regarding cruise control, I'm not sure which year the e-gas throttle came in (2000 models have them) but you'll also need a cruise equipped throttle pedal if you have a throttle cable to fit cruise, but the original question was about the OBC...

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If it is a 2.5, then it has the mechanical throttle, and Cruise isn't a simple DIY.  OBC is easily do-able.  If you have climate control, you probably already have the outside air temperature sensor fitted, and the OBC just needs the stalk fitting, and enabling in the instrument cluster only. 

Even without the stalk, enabling the OBC will give you the outside air temperature on the display.

Edited by Richard Hamilton

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Thanks to all - I'd hoped it might just be a simple case of turning it on in the software, but obviously there's a lot more to it.

The car is a basic model, no traction control, no stability programme, no air con and I'm not a fan of cruise control except on quiet motorways which are very rare these days, so I think I'll just live with it being blank.

 

 

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