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Old 08-25-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
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boxster cluster freeze

The cluster will intermittently freeze or switch randomly from mph to km. Previous owner took it to the dealer where he got a quote of $1,500 to fix it. Old owner took a pass but now I want to fix it.

Is it as simple as swapping out the cluster? Should I just take it out and inspect it for a loose wire. (It will work if you tap the top of the cluster..like an old TV fix.) and then if nothing obvious just swap it out with a like model used cluster?

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Old 08-25-2009, 11:40 PM   #2
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You can pull the display, disassemble it and look for breaks in the solder or dirt which shorts the circuits.

If it doesn't work, you can source a used display from LA Porsche or other wrecker and go to a dealer or indy w/ a PST2 or PIWIS to set the actual mileage (no reputable co. will reset it to a lower mileage).

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Old 08-27-2009, 06:15 PM   #4
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I have a 2001 - what cluster(s) will be compatible?
Part number or year/model?

Lots of them floating around - in great condition even in the worst wrecks.

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