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04 boxster and obc and dealer

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hi all. I just left my local dealership here in Australia and spoke with the service department about the OBC. I was advised that I would have to buy the stalk unit which needs to be replaced (which I knew). I then proceeded to ask about switching the OBC on and after reading so much about the Hacks going around was told I would to purchase the computer for it and get the job done. Now my question is, is this correct or is it a bluff to make some extra money for wanting it turned on???????

Is the 04 Boxster different to the earlier ones.



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The trip computer is in every instrument cluster.   Ask your dealer for the part number for the 'computer' they want you to buy.  All I can think of is they want you to buy the dot matrix instrument cluster that is used when you have the OBC as a factory option.

if its any consolation its a july 03 build

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2003 is no different than a 2004. Peter at my dealer has turned on a 2004. He is the one who figured out how to turn on a 2003. 2003 was different than the prior years because the PST2 was searching for something, and that something was missing. What was missing for some strange reason was the model number for the car. Once the model number was entered then you could change the coding of the instrument cluster to activate the OBC.

The first picture is the first 2003 my dealer got, and the computer is being turned on.

The second is another 2003 with the model number being entered. 986310 is the model number for the base Boxster, and that is what was missing.

I did the OBC retrofit on both cars. The owners bought the stalk unit, wires, and connector. Nothing else.



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thank you very much tool pants, now its a matter of going down to the dealership and getting them to turn it on..

Update to this last post I rang the guys no probs,,,,,,,.... so i just need to get my stalks and were off and running

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