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Old 11-28-2016, 07:32 AM   #1
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Need to fix this.

Hi all, I have a 2002 base model and over the weekend changed fluids, cleaned and waxed and ready to put in hibernation. However, in the process of wiping down the interior I broke off the little knob adjuster on the cluster. This is the one that controls the dimming of the lights on the cluster. I obviously want to fix this, any help with the process would be appreciated. I have searched the forum and found lots of discussion on replacing the cluster but nothing on this item, thanks.
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Old 11-28-2016, 07:43 AM   #2
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Those are cheap to replace. They just pull out and just pop in the new ones...
Suncoast Porsche Parts & Accessories Instrument Cluster Knob Set

I got em in aluminum look cause I think the stock ones look cheap:
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Thanks so much for the quick response.
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+1 on those aluminum look knobs. Much better look than stock, and feel more substantial as well.


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So the knobs just pull off and replace, it appears that what snapped was the piece that the knob slips over, any other ideas?
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Old 11-28-2016, 09:20 AM   #6
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Yes, they just pull off and the new ones slip on. But, if there is nothing for them to slip onto, I'd guess you'd be in the market to replace the entire cluster.


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Old 11-28-2016, 09:44 AM   #7
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There's been threads on this. You might be able to repair the shafts if that's what's broken...
http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/16674-instrument-cluster-reset-shaft-print.html

Here's how to take the instrument panel out for you to get to those stems:
https://web.archive.org/web/20081012042508/http://www.whiteson.org/boxster/mods/obc/
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Boxtaboy...Where did you find those aluminum look knobs, they look pretty nice!
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I have replaced the shafts on mine when I did the cruise retrofit
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Old 11-28-2016, 12:36 PM   #10
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Boxtaboy...Where did you find those aluminum look knobs, they look pretty nice!
Thanks, I got em years ago from the company below when they weren't as expensive. Had em shipped to me in the US. They're so much nicer than the cheap stock pieces, but they are pricey!
https://www.design911.co.uk/mobile/#part;id=1300
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They do look nice..but just a quick look at their prices
Might have to pass...but thanks for the info!

SUBTOTAL $62.37
VAT $0.00
DELIVERY/SHIPPING $34.02

TOTAL $96.39
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They do look nice..but just a quick look at their prices
Might have to pass...but thanks for the info!

SUBTOTAL $62.37
VAT $0.00
DELIVERY/SHIPPING $34.02

TOTAL $96.39
Yeah, I know. I remember I paid like close to $80 shipped. It is nuts, but I don't regret it cause I see them everytime I get into the car and they look nice. Plus, I figure when I get another Porsche, I'll just transfer them into the new car. They still use those cheap black knobs today. Lol
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Boxtaboy, thanks for the links you posted above, this gives me a few options. This is truly a great forum.
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Boxtaboy, thanks for the links you posted above, this gives me a few options. This is truly a great forum.
Anytime. Hope you get it sorted.
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Be sure to check if the rod part is also damaged. I thought I just knocked the knob part off but after I got the new ones I realized I had broken the rod and the knobs didn't push on. I had to replace the rods also.
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