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When Porsche jacked the price of the connector (housing and cover) up to almost $10 I began to buy them from BMW for $2.50. When I tried to order the connector from BMW 2 weeks ago it had been discontinued and superceded to one part number, then another part number, and the BMW parts guy was not sure if or what the new part number was. I ordered what I though it was.

I then contacted AMP/Tyco who makes this Euro metric connector. The connector has been superceded and the sale of the connector is restricted to only BMW. I then went to the Porsche parts deparment and there are 0 housings in Germany and only a few in the US. Not a good sign.

Today I picked up the connector from BMW I had ordered 2 weeks ago. The housing and cover are now attached together and you buy them under a single part number. It looks different and has a different color but it is a direct replacement. And it cost 88 cents.

The OBC hack lives on. Jeff


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Question for toTool Pants

Do you know the BMW connector part number. I presume the number will be the same in the UK as in the US.

I recently changed my car from a 99 2.5 to an 03 2.7, the 2.5 had the OBC as original equipment but the 2.7 does not. I therefore intend doing the OBC hack and to this end I have acquired a 3 stalk switch £45 ($80) from a specialist Porsche breaker. All I need now is the connector and to get the Dealer to turn on the OBC function.

Can you help.

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