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Old 06-02-2011, 03:20 PM   #1
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Steering Wheel Fitment Question: 997 on a 986?

I have my std Cayman steering wheel on ebay and got a question from someone today asking if it would work on a 2004 Boxster. The ebay fitment guide doesn't list it but they list it working on a GenII 987, so I'm not sure I trust the fitment guide as gospel. I got home too late to contact the dealer, so thought I'd throw it out to you guys. My inclination is it won't work since we're talking 987 vs 986, but I don't know that for a fact. Would assume the airbag wire looms are different. Anyone have any knowledge they can drop on me?

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The part # is 997 347 804 03 if it makes any difference.

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The airbags are easy but the hub would need a special adapter that, to my knowledge, is not made
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:14 AM   #3
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U importunately the 987 spline shaft is about twice the diameter as the 986. There are some adptorsrs made by VW Mexico that looks anout right but I haven't seen specs.

Here; http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=317217 . At bottom of page...a few link's also


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Old 06-03-2011, 01:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses. Good information.

It also appears that the 986 wheel has a collar around the edge that attaches to the steering column. The 997 wheel is flat.
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Did you ever look into that Mexican beetle adapter. I'm getting close to needing to do something.. (all ready have the wheel)

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I responded to the user that a collar was available and he could buy the wheel and the collar if he felt lucky. (Not exactly those words, but essentially.)

The ebay listing expired without meeting the reserve. I listed it on Planet-9 and sold it quickly for $250 to a guy in Dallas. My conversion to a sport wheel only cost me $175 - well worth it in my book.
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That'll work.

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