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Old 11-22-2015, 05:34 PM   #1
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What dash face Is this?



My dash face isn't like this, looks much different but since I'm doing a Dash installed tablet for navigation, Fm, music, media, and even obd2 data. But molding the non flat form is provided to be difficult, I saw this in a 911 and had to have it. Any ideas what specific platform this is?

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Old 11-22-2015, 06:22 PM   #2
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Smile Dash Face

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That Horseshoe Face looks exactly from an 03-04 986. Let me know if you need one i can send you a photo first.
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Old 11-22-2015, 06:25 PM   #3
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Yes, '03-04 ... note the glovebox
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Old 11-22-2015, 08:36 PM   #4
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Yes, '03-04 ... note the glovebox
Do those newer 986s have gloveboxes? I've seen the glove box on 996s and was thinking since my 01 doesnt have it, there would be an empty space behind the dash.

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Old 11-23-2015, 03:33 AM   #5
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Mine is a 2003, below is a photo.

You can retrofit the dash off these onto yours so there must be a space behind your dash.

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Old 11-23-2015, 05:11 AM   #6
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The aluminum cross beams are different on 03-04. You might be able to cut your 97-02 to fit. Where ever you get dash should have the beams too though. Replacing the key cylinder on the glove box is nearly impossible from what I've heard.
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its actually a 996 as it does not have a convertible top switch and has an oil pressure gauge in the cluster
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True, but 986 03-04 is the same
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its actually a 996 as it does not have a convertible top switch and has an oil pressure gauge in the cluster
Yeah well switches can be removed and added. I knew it was 996 like i originally stated, I took the pic, just didn't know if it was a special year or package that came with it.

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Old 11-23-2015, 07:19 PM   #10
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Does anyone have images of it taken apart? My whole unit is 3pc, the vent housing that screws to the dash and the 2 small trim pieces. I need to know all what to get to switch.

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Old 11-24-2015, 05:51 AM   #11
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My dash face isn't like this, looks much different but since I'm doing a Dash installed tablet for navigation, Fm, music, media, and even obd2 data. But molding the non flat form is provided to be difficult, I saw this in a 911 and had to have it. Any ideas what specific platform this is?

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Are you changing to this because you like it better? There are a few members that have done this install with the 3 piece unit in our cars. Some with IPad minis. I used a Nexus 7.
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For one thing, the ducting that inserts into the hvac system is different, as are the grilles.

I'd like to convert to the '03-'04 system as well as it's the only way you'll get double din plus cupholders.

Qualityporscheparts in ABQ has a bunch of the required components recently listed on eBay. http://stores.ebay.com/Quality-Porsche-Parts/_i.html?_nkw=49%2C637&submit=Search&_sid=853166208
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Are you changing to this because you like it better? There are a few members that have done this install with the 3 piece unit in our cars. Some with IPad minis. I used a Nexus 7.
I have a Galaxy Tab S 8.4. Used to have a nexus 7 running USB Rom in my Jeep. I want this dash panel because it's flat where the tablets Fifield Dash kit would have to be molded. The 3pc dash panel of the 01 is rounded so molding and sanding is a pita.
I'm positive I'll get it, but I'm changing things to use the Fifield Slidell Dash Kit so I'd rather it just work right.

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97-02 986 on the left
03-04 in the middle
00 996 on the right. It's kind of like a mix of the two boxsters
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Yah, I'm here in Abq, but QPP doesn't have the whole unit. They have the vent and the face... I'm ok with the vent not fitting the 01, I can mold that plastic easy to form fit.

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97-02 986 on the left
03-04 in the middle
00 996 on the right. It's kind of like a mix of the two boxsters
Yah QPP has the one on the right and the middle... Well they have the face plate mated with the vents, but not the frame that screws to the car. Might just try the right one, it looks flat, easier to mold a flat panel to a flat panel than to a round panel. Call me Lazy.

I'll get some practice with a 7in Nexus 7 in a BMW 740il tomorrow.

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I have a Galaxy Tab S 8.4. Used to have a nexus 7 running USB Rom in my Jeep. I want this dash panel because it's flat where the tablets Fifield Dash kit would have to be molded. The 3pc dash panel of the 01 is rounded so molding and sanding is a pita.
I'm positive I'll get it, but I'm changing things to use the Fifield Slidell Dash Kit so I'd rather it just work right.

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The kit's work well, but I just went with some sanding, glue and Velcro. I used a special kernel, and some software, with a Y cable, so I could charge and use my USB drive for extra storage at the same time.
Started out with this.



Ended up with this.

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The kit's work well, but I just went with some sanding, glue and Velcro. I used a special kernel, and some software, with a Y cable, so I could charge and use my USB drive for extra storage at the same time.
Started out with this.



Ended up with this.

What device is that? I had a Nexus 7 in my Jeep, a Galaxy Tab 7 in my Eclipse. And recently just removed a 8in Windows Tablet in tbe Porsche. But I wanted more Powahhhh for gaming and screen size.

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Old 11-25-2015, 12:31 PM   #19
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See I got too much in a hurry and not enough money for the Fifield kit, so I tried an otterbox. But f that.

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Old 11-25-2015, 12:40 PM   #20
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Here's my Dell Venue 8 Pro, lol I was photoshopping in the car.


I also had a 5.1 DAC and resoldered the volume knob into the panel.

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