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987.1 swapping the steering wheel

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Just thought I'd post about a little lockdown project I've done.

Got annoyed using one of the clip on aftermarket stereo remotes, and an IR repeater on the awful triangle style steering wheel.

Took a lot more effort than I expected. And several attempts when things wouldn't work.

Sourced a manual, multifunction wheel from a later 997.

Airbag from a Panamera.

Steering wheel control module from a 997.2 911 (when the 997.1 version doesn't speak to later steering wheels)

Connects2 uni-swc.5 (to connect the aftermarket headunit to the CAN-bus).

All programmed via a Foxwell 510 Elite.

 

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Also finally fitted my shift lights, and hardcoded my Valentine one (just in time for WA to push legislation banning them)

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Bibbs - love the new wheel, can I ask where you got it from - Im after the same but no buttons

Cheers

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EBay for the wheel, and a Qld breaker for the airbag. 

If you don't need buttons, you'll not need the new control module, but you will need coding or the horn doesn't work. 

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Had been toying with the idea of a similar swap on mine, but will pass on it for now (not sure I'd get the bang-for-buck out of it, as I'm not handy enough to do it myself!)

...and the Porsche Centre I spoke to said it wasn't doable, as all the required wiring wouldn't be there (or something like that, and I never got around to doing a ring around for a 2nd opinion).

So, in theory, once I have a new wheel with buttons (and compatible airbag), I'd only need a steering wheel control module as well, and the means to program it?  Or will I also need something else to hook up to the head unit? (have the BOSE in mine, so it runs on MOST, but have a new head unit on order...)

 

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You need a 2008/9 module, which you should have with a 987.2. If you want a 991/992 wheel you need a module AND a dongle from GPSadaptors. 

The CDR24 stock headunit can't use the buttons apparently. 

I added a Connects2 uni-swc.5, to do the CAN-bus to Headunit comms. 

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