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Old 08-10-2010, 03:46 AM   #1
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Cruise Control for 2003 S

My 03 Boxster S came without cruise control but I'm interested in adding that option myself. Has anyone else done this before? It looks as simple as installing the correct column lever group, a bulb in the dash and the control unit under the dash. I think the wiring harness is already installed the the rest of the pieces are there to and shared by the Motronics unit.
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:00 AM   #2
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I've got an 03 S as well with the OBC. I too am curious what else is needed to have cruise control.

I love to shift also but on a long drive on a cop infested highway, cruise is your friend. Well, that and a radar detector.
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:17 AM   #3
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2003 S cruise

Mine is a 6-speed. But cruise is so so nice on long interstate drives. I'm not getting any younger. lol
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:28 AM   #4
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if its like the OBC hack you will need the stalk and someone to unlock option in the computer
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:12 AM   #5
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I agree cruise control is a great aid when in police infested roads. Strangely, I used cruise control the most while I was stationed at Fort Wainwright. Most of the roads on post had a 25 MPH speed limit and the MPs will pull you over for doing 27! Some Of the most painful roads to drive on were 15MPH.
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:51 AM   #6
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Oklahoma Foreign and my local dealer both said that all I need is the correct steering column stalk and unlock the computer for that function. Also my local dealer said they would unlock the computer for cruise control for free! I guess there are good dealers out there.
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:44 PM   #7
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Oklahoma Foreign and my local dealer both said that all I need is the correct steering column stalk and unlock the computer for that function. Also my local dealer said they would unlock the computer for cruise control for free! I guess there are good dealers out there.
Yeah, in CT my local dealers told me cruise couldn't be retrofitted even after I explicitly explained the steps involved in doing so and some high-end shops said they'd do it for $100 or so. If anyone happens to know a place in or around CT that'd be nice enough to hook up a PST2 or PIWIS and enable the OBC and cruise for me free or dirt cheap I'd be eternally grateful
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