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Instrument cover removal


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I have 05' 987 and wish to remove the front dash instrument cover so that it can achieve the look of RS60's cover-less instrument. Removing the cover itself seems easy to do but i found myself struggling to remove any of it. The problem is the plastic trim around the gauge which extends behind the actual instrument gauges. Can anyone help me on this? Anybody done this removal?

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I have 05' 987 and wish to remove the front dash instrument cover so that it can achieve the look of RS60's cover-less instrument. Removing the cover itself seems easy to do but i found myself struggling to remove any of it. The problem is the plastic trim around the gauge which extends behind the actual instrument gauges. Can anyone help me on this? Anybody done this removal?

This is from an article on the Planet-9 site. This is being done on a Cayman, but it's still a 987, so it should be the same:

1. Start by adjusting your steering wheel to the lowest position pulled towards you.

2. Pull the trim panel (the one with leather) towards you. It is tight. I circled where you can grab onto. You can slowly pry the sides with a screw driver if your careful.

3. Once you loosen the trim panel you have access to two screws undernieth the gauge. Remove those.

4. Wiggle and pull the gauge pods towards you to remove. The top trim panel stays in place.

5. Remove the connector from the rear of the pods by lowering the locking lever. I did not get an error messages so I think it is safe to remove. Just don't turn on your car until your done.

6. Remove the pods.

7. Remove the 7 screws holding the top trim panel in place and take out the trim panel.

8. Once the trim panel was removed I put the screws back in without the trim to make sure I don't lose them. I'll install the replacement trim panel once Suncoast gets them in.

9. Re-connect the gauge pods.

10. Place the pods in and screw it back in (2 screws)

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I have 05' 987 and wish to remove the front dash instrument cover so that it can achieve the look of RS60's cover-less instrument. Removing the cover itself seems easy to do but i found myself struggling to remove any of it. The problem is the plastic trim around the gauge which extends behind the actual instrument gauges. Can anyone help me on this? Anybody done this removal?

This is from an article on the Planet-9 site. This is being done on a Cayman, but it's still a 987, so it should be the same:

1. Start by adjusting your steering wheel to the lowest position pulled towards you.

2. Pull the trim panel (the one with leather) towards you. It is tight. I circled where you can grab onto. You can slowly pry the sides with a screw driver if your careful.

3. Once you loosen the trim panel you have access to two screws undernieth the gauge. Remove those.

4. Wiggle and pull the gauge pods towards you to remove. The top trim panel stays in place.

5. Remove the connector from the rear of the pods by lowering the locking lever. I did not get an error messages so I think it is safe to remove. Just don't turn on your car until your done.

6. Remove the pods.

7. Remove the 7 screws holding the top trim panel in place and take out the trim panel.

8. Once the trim panel was removed I put the screws back in without the trim to make sure I don't lose them. I'll install the replacement trim panel once Suncoast gets them in.

9. Re-connect the gauge pods.

10. Place the pods in and screw it back in (2 screws)

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Hi from the UK

I've been searching for information on this.

I have a 2007 Boxster 987 S and having recently driven a Spyder which had exposed cover-less instruments I would like to remove the cover on my car.

Have you got any diagrams of the procedure at all and do Porsche sell the trim panel to fill the gap once the cover is removed?

I'll ask Dynamike if he had any luck too.

Thanks

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I have 05' 987 and wish to remove the front dash instrument cover so that it can achieve the look of RS60's cover-less instrument. Removing the cover itself seems easy to do but i found myself struggling to remove any of it. The problem is the plastic trim around the gauge which extends behind the actual instrument gauges. Can anyone help me on this? Anybody done this removal?

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