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Cruise Control Indicator Light on retrofit


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I have a 2002 Boxster S Tiptronic (US model) that I added a Cruise Control retrofit. I had my local Porsche mechanic follow the technical article procedure that's posted in Pelican Parts.  The actual cruise control works great now. :) The only thing that I'm missing is the Cruise Control Indicator Light doesn't light up when I engage the cruise control.

 

The Indicator Light for the cruise control for the Boxster S is normally located on the Warning Lights/Indicator Lights strip (under the Gauge Cluster), and its positioned on the far right (to the right of the Convertible Top Indicator Light).

 

Is there any thing that still needs to be done to activate this light? Or is it possible that my car didn't come OEM with cruise control that this light isn't even on my car. Thanks in advance for the help.

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I have a 2002 Boxster S Tiptronic (US model) that I added a Cruise Control retrofit. I had my local Porsche mechanic follow the technical article procedure that's posted in Pelican Parts.  The actual cruise control works great now. :) The only thing that I'm missing is the Cruise Control Indicator Light doesn't light up when I engage the cruise control.

 

The Indicator Light for the cruise control for the Boxster S is normally located on the Warning Lights/Indicator Lights strip (under the Gauge Cluster), and its positioned on the far right (to the right of the Convertible Top Indicator Light).

 

Is there any thing that still needs to be done to activate this light? Or is it possible that my car didn't come OEM with cruise control that this light isn't even on my car. Thanks in advance for the help.

 

To my knowledge, every car came with a dash equipped for cruise, regardless of if the car had the option or not.  The Porsche parts list does not list a "non cruise" cluster, so yours must have it, and according to the owners manual for your car, it should be in the speedometer section, not the warning lights section (page 84 of the attached: http://www.porsche.com/all/media/pdf/Owners_Manual_Boxster_PCNA.pdf).  Most likely, your car simply does not have the bulb installed. 

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To my knowledge, every car came with a dash equipped for cruise, regardless of if the car had the option or not.  The Porsche parts list does not list a "non cruise" cluster, so yours must have it, and according to the owners manual for your car, it should be in the speedometer section, not the warning lights section (page 84 of the attached: http://www.porsche.com/all/media/pdf/Owners_Manual_Boxster_PCNA.pdf).  Most likely, your car simply does not have the bulb installed. 

 

Thanks for your reply. In the Owner's Manual that came with my car it says the Boxster (2.5L engine) has the warning light on the speedometer. My car is the Boxster S (3.2L) and the manual indicates the Cruise Control Indicator Light is on the 'warning lights section'.

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To my knowledge, every car came with a dash equipped for cruise, regardless of if the car had the option or not.  The Porsche parts list does not list a "non cruise" cluster, so yours must have it, and according to the owners manual for your car, it should be in the speedometer section, not the warning lights section (page 84 of the attached: http://www.porsche.com/all/media/pdf/Owners_Manual_Boxster_PCNA.pdf).  Most likely, your car simply does not have the bulb installed. 

 

Thanks for your reply. In the Owner's Manual that came with my car it says the Boxster (2.5L engine) has the warning light on the speedometer. My car is the Boxster S (3.2L) and the manual indicates the Cruise Control Indicator Light is on the 'warning lights section'.

 

 

You are partially correct, this is the "official" image of the dash that is in your car:

 

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There are two cruise indicators possible, 3A and 3B.  3A is for the base car (which is a 2.7L, not a 2.5L which was discontinued a couple years earlier), 3B is for the 3.2L S car.  In any case, again, the parts listing does not show anything about "with cruise" or "without cruise" part number option; so I would still look for either a missing or non functional blub. 

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To my knowledge, every car came with a dash equipped for cruise, regardless of if the car had the option or not.  The Porsche parts list does not list a "non cruise" cluster, so yours must have it, and according to the owners manual for your car, it should be in the speedometer section, not the warning lights section (page 84 of the attached: http://www.porsche.com/all/media/pdf/Owners_Manual_Boxster_PCNA.pdf).  Most likely, your car simply does not have the bulb installed. 

 

Thanks for your reply. In the Owner's Manual that came with my car it says the Boxster (2.5L engine) has the warning light on the speedometer. My car is the Boxster S (3.2L) and the manual indicates the Cruise Control Indicator Light is on the 'warning lights section'.

 

 

You are partially correct, this is the "official" image of the dash that is in your car:

 

Picture1-17.png

 

There are two cruise indicators possible, 3A and 3B.  3A is for the base car (which is a 2.7L, not a 2.5L which was discontinued a couple years earlier), 3B is for the 3.2L S car.  In any case, again, the parts listing does not show anything about "with cruise" or "without cruise" part number option; so I would still look for either a missing or non functional blub. 

 

Awesome photo. My car is 3B. Is there a possibility that the instrument cluster/warning lights & DME didn't get activated for cruise control by my mechanic?

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To my knowledge, every car came with a dash equipped for cruise, regardless of if the car had the option or not.  The Porsche parts list does not list a "non cruise" cluster, so yours must have it, and according to the owners manual for your car, it should be in the speedometer section, not the warning lights section (page 84 of the attached: http://www.porsche.com/all/media/pdf/Owners_Manual_Boxster_PCNA.pdf).  Most likely, your car simply does not have the bulb installed. 

 

Thanks for your reply. In the Owner's Manual that came with my car it says the Boxster (2.5L engine) has the warning light on the speedometer. My car is the Boxster S (3.2L) and the manual indicates the Cruise Control Indicator Light is on the 'warning lights section'.

 

 

You are partially correct, this is the "official" image of the dash that is in your car:

 

Picture1-17.png

 

There are two cruise indicators possible, 3A and 3B.  3A is for the base car (which is a 2.7L, not a 2.5L which was discontinued a couple years earlier), 3B is for the 3.2L S car.  In any case, again, the parts listing does not show anything about "with cruise" or "without cruise" part number option; so I would still look for either a missing or non functional blub. 

 

Awesome photo. My car is 3B. Is there a possibility that the instrument cluster/warning lights & DME didn't get activated for cruise control by my mechanic?

 

 

Not likely, the cruise activation is a single step process, so it should be active if the cruise is working.

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