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I bought your video to do the OBC 4 stock retrofit...

1st question do I need to buy the wiring harness from Porsche or did you guys make that? If it is a Porsche part what is the part #?

2nd When you said you may have to pound on it to get the instrument cluster into place... Your camera man said it is like having sex for the first time... WHAT 6speed MEMBER WAS THAT... I busted up laughing!!! VERY FUNNY!

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That is Andy - I thought we cut that part out. We also filmed 2 oil changes when Andy was there and I could not use them for a DVD because of all his jokes.

You have to make the wiring harness. I think the 2001 996 still had the old style cluster with the digital speedo unter the tac.

You need a connector and the cover for the connector. 996 650 056 40 and 999 650 057 40 - these are Porsche numbers but it is a BMW connector. You can buy from BMW the connector/cover that looks a little bit different but it does the same thing - 61-13-6-909-058.

Need 3 VW wires - 000 979 009. Need 2 VW wires 000 979 010. Most Porsche dealers can get them - if yours has a problem then you can get them from VW. Wires are $2 each.

Need 4 butt connectors. The red ones at any auto parts place for 22-18 gauge wire. As I said on the video when we were making Frency's harness I like the little butt connectors Radio Shack sells for telephone wire - 64-3073 for a package of them.

Need 1 ring terminal for the ground wire. 1/4" stud size for 22-18 gauge wire.

You saw on the video the need to cut a square hole in the rubber gasket for the 4th stalk which we do with a utility knife. If you want to waste money you can buy it already cut - 993 552 573 01 01C. About $8.

Now for the 4 stalk steering column switch assembly. I think your year has shiny finish buttons/icons on the end of the stalk. We explained on Frency's 2000 that you can no longer buy the shiny finish switch assembly as Porsche has sold out the entire inventory due to so many people doing the retrofit. The current part has the matte finish buttons. This does not matter as you will transfer your shiny finish buttons over - but you do not have a shiny finish OBC stalk button to transfer. The shiny finish button is 996 613 503 01 A01, about $3. The switch assembly is 996 613 219 10 EWC, about $150.

I do not remember if we mentioned the difference between a Boxster and a 996 on the DVD. On a 996 you have and oval trim piece around the hazard switch that the Boxster does not have. On a 996 you must remove this trim piece first, then the switch and torx screw. Sandy's pic shows the oval trim piece.

Let me know how it goes. There is a guy on the East Coast and his dealer said it could not be done - but he has the DVD - and then they did it.


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