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DANNOV

Shift Knob and Boot

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I am looking for the part number for the 6 speed shift knob with Porsche crest, with a black boot, that has the aluminum ring at the base. I think this is from the "Aluminum Look" interior. This would be for my 2003 S.

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I think this is the one you want but I cannot verify the part number.

That is exactly what I want. Does anyone know where I can get one or even how to identify the part? I recently bid on Ebay ( and lost) for a similar gray carbon fiber shifter and boot. If I won it was my plan to dye the gray leather to black. It went for about $240 to a bidder who topped me by a few $.

I have been looking on EBay for quite a while and these things never seem to appear.

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For anyone who might be interested the part number is:

996.424.981.15.VRJ

I got it from Sunset Imports. It is a $400 item less the Sunset discount. They were quick and easy to deal with....highly recommended.

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Is it possible to buy just the boot with the alu-look surround?

can anyone get e PN for this?

thanks

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yes this is exactly what i'm looking for!

don't you have a part number for this?

Is this an original Porsche part? It looks like the seams are white instead of black on the OEM? or am I wrong?

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Use a magic marker to color the threads, no one will be the wiser...

yes this is exactly what i'm looking for!

don't you have a part number for this?

Is this an original Porsche part? It looks like the seams are white instead of black on the OEM? or am I wrong?

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:clapping: I know that, but I just wanted to know if The Porsche OEM Black boot has grey seams or black because on my boot hte seams are black and I emailed the guy from Carnewal and he claimed this are Porsche OEM parts!

SO where is the reality?

regards

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I have had 2 shifts on my car over the years. The stitching on the first was black and the second a lighter color. I seem to remember Porsche changed the thread over the years.

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ok thanks for the info, I'll go for it then! I'll let you guys know about this when I have te boot!

It's so nice to have other peoeple's advice, love the forum! long life to it

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I curently have this one it was an option on my car.

in fact I would like to change it to the one you (TP) posted but they told me it's only for a 6 speed, to bad i like the porsche crest!

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Your shift knob will work with that boot.

It is hard to figure out part numbers for shifts because there is only a hundred of them and no pictures.

Dannov said the 6 speed is 996 424 981 15 VRJ. VRJ is the code for black. This part is listed with the options 480 and X97. 480 is 6 speed manual transmission. I do not know what fancy interior option X97 is.

I see listed 986 424 981 05 VRJ, with options 481 and X97. 481 is 5 speed manual transmission, and since it starts with 986 it would be a Boxster only part as the 996 does not have a 5 speed manual transmission.

So the 5 speed version might exist.

A long time ago I think Gert had for sale just the aluminum look trim. You might check.

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TP thanks for your investigation! I'll ask Gert for this, laast week i asked him for the shift knob with the porsche crest but he told me only for 6 speed, maybe he can have it on special order or so??? I'll give him de partnumber you mentionned, maybe he can help me!

But where do you find all this info on the PET program or the PDF version of the PET, I'm really interested in this!

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The standard shift knob/boot is a single part/piece. You have to cut the boot to get the knob off.

The optional shifts are 2 separate parts/pieces. If you remove the 2 black plastic ties then you can remove the knob from the boot. If you lift up your shift boot you will see what I mean.

Gert must have a source for just the boot or just the 6 speed knob, because I do not think Porsche sells it as separate parts. He may not have a source for just the knob with the crest for the 5 speed. Perhaps he thought you also wanted just the knob, and not the assembly.

Do not spend money in reliance on my part number. This is an educated guess. I can't tell what shift for sure it is without seeing it.

In fact I just found this old pic of when that 6 speed shift with the crest first came out and I remember the complaints that is was not colored. Like the 2000 S air bag crest was silver.

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I prefer the colored porsche crest realy classy according to me!

For a start I just gonna buy hte the but with the "alu" horse shoe, wil be nice in my black interior! Already installed the "alu" dash strips( not easy to fit but could manage to do it without the damaging the old one and without removing the dash, just unscrewd the old one and srewed the new ones) and door handles.

TP thanks for all you info! looked at the boot and now i see how it's attached ( black plastic ties ;-) )

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Hi guys. I know someone who was selling a a 6 speed aluminum 986S/996 colored crest as shown for $170. I would of purchase it, but the day before I order a brand new one from Suncoast for $335 before he contacted me. I just chose to keep the new one(it was actually a gift for me). If anyone is looking for one, I can ask the guy if its still available.

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I've got the 481 part but just need the aluminum horseshoe. Wonder if that's got its own part #

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Hi guys. I know someone who was selling a a 6 speed aluminum 986S/996 colored crest as shown for $170. I would of purchase it, but the day before I order a brand new one from Suncoast for $335 before he contacted me. I just chose to keep the new one(it was actually a gift for me). If anyone is looking for one, I can ask the guy if its still available.

I may be interested, did it include the boot with horseshoe...qikqbn

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