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Old 12-26-2015, 03:17 PM   #1
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Computer Display in 2003 S Gauge Cluster

So last Spring I installed the 4th stalk for the trip computer in my 2003 S. I bought and used the cable made by Pdwight. If I hadn't found out from this board that it was possible to install just the computer stalk without removing the steering wheel and airbag I never would have bothered. And Pdwight's cable makes the job a breeze! Power Tech, my independent shop, used their equipment to activate the computer and it works perfectly. The computer display just cycles through these items on the single line under the total mileage odometer - trip odometer, miles to empty, speed gong, average speed, average mpg and outside temperature. Then while surfing Craigslist I see another 2003 Boxster S with 6 speed manual, and its computer display looks like this picture. Does anyone know if there was a production change within the 2003 model year or if some other programming can be done to give me this screen too?



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Old 12-26-2015, 04:26 PM   #2
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That's exactly what mine looks like with a 04. May be later in the year?
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I like that too

I wish my 01S had that display (Thanks for the kind words)

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Old 12-27-2015, 05:31 PM   #4
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I too performed the same upgrade as PaulE described with Dwight's cable, a 4th stalk and used my Duramatic to turn on the computer on my 04S . I have the same display as PaulE described. I'd like to know what has to be done to get the display listed.
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Old 12-27-2015, 06:24 PM   #5
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I too performed the same upgrade as PaulE described with Dwight's cable, a 4th stalk and used my Duramatic to turn on the computer on my 04S . I have the same display as PaulE described. I'd like to know what has to be done to get the display listed.
I thought it was a change to the gauges during the 2003 model year and we need the new gauge package if we want to see that display. But you don't have it and yours is a 2004!

PS, thanks for the replies!
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I have an 03 S and it has the older style display
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I think if it comes with the factory option, then you get the multi-line display. If you upgrade, you don't. I've done the upgrade on an 03S and 04S and both gave me the one line display.

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Yup....the Dot-matrix display came with factory ordered OBC.

http://986forum.com/forums/diy-project-guides/51950-obc-cruise-control-upgrade-3.html

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