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Old 12-17-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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OBC Hack Related Question

I have on '01S. It did not come with the On Board Computer option.

For those of you familiar with the OBC hack, I used my Durametric today to enable the OBC as a first step. The tool says the OBC is enabled even thought its not installed.

So here's my question, can a independent, who has a Porsche System Tool, change what is displayed on the dashboard without my having to install the OBC hack itself, that is putting in the 4th stalk and the wiring.

My goal is to display the distance to empty data. I don't really have an interest in displaying the other information.

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Old 12-17-2012, 05:43 PM   #2
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Thom,
On an '01 you need to have either the 4th stalk or the dashboard switch to indicate anything. I recently did this on my '01 with the dashboard switch.
Bottom line is the car needs to see a switch installed.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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Thom,
On an '01 you need to have either the 4th stalk or the dashboard switch to indicate anything. I recently did this on my '01 with the dashboard switch.
Bottom line is the car needs to see a switch installed.
+1 on that.
I did the stalk last august (most useless mod I did on my car so far).
Even if you will be able to get the display you want, it will default to the temp display ( if I remember correctly ) once you disconnect the battery.
Instead of the stalk you can use a button and hide it somewhere.
If you need, I think I still have some wires that go into the cluster gray plug.
Just need to look for them.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:19 PM   #4
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+1 on that.
I did the stalk last august (most useless mod I did on my car so far).
Even if you will be able to get the display you want, it will default to the temp display ( if I remember correctly ) once you disconnect the battery.
Instead of the stalk you can use a button and hide it somewhere.
If you need, I think I still have some wires that go into the cluster gray plug.
Just need to look for them.
Whoa, wait. I have an 02 and temp is all I want. Can I turn it on with a dura metric? I couldn't care less about the rest.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:45 PM   #5
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Whether or not it is turned on (and a Durametric will do it) you need either the 4 stalk assembly or a switch in the center dash console. The car needs to see a switch of some kind. You can leave it it what ever mode you like once the switch is connected. It's at all difficult, I did mine in about an hour or so taking my time.
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