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Old 09-18-2006, 07:12 PM   #1
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Onboard computer instructions?

The manual says it would be to extense to explain all the insructions on how to owrk the onboard computer.
Is there a place where I can get instructions?
Can I change radio stations, advance songs in the CD player ect
I have 05 base Boxster with Trip.

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Old 09-18-2006, 07:22 PM   #2
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The manual says it would be to extense to explain all the insructions on how to owrk the onboard computer.
Is there a place where I can get instructions?
Can I change radio stations, advance songs in the CD player ect
I have 05 base Boxster with Trip.

Hi,

The OBC hack is fairly simple, but a little involved. It can be done in about 45min.-1Hr. Here is a pretty good instruction: http://www.whiteson.org/boxster/mods/obc/obc.stalk.pdf

Bear in mind that this is for a 986, but the procedure should remain pretty much the same. You will need to have a dealer turn-on the OBC function. Many will do this to display the ambient temp, but on the '03+ cars, you need to configure a little wiring to get it to work and add a switch or 4th stalk to make it fully functional. Hope this helps...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:30 PM   #3
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Thanks, but actually what I need is actually how to go thru the funtions of the Onboard computer, sometimes guessing I get to radio , speed limit, units ect, but its always guessing.
I want to know what funtions does my car has and how to work them.
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:37 PM   #4
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Thanks, but actually what I need is actually how to go thru the funtions of the Onboard computer, sometimes guessing I get to radio , speed limit, units ect, but its always guessing.
I want to know what funtions does my car has and how to work them.
Hi,

OK... you're car's OBC has 9 functions. They are:
  • Ambient (outside) Temperature
    Average Fuel Consumption (MPG)
    Average Speed
    Calculated Range on existing fuel (Range)
    Cruise Control over-speed warning (Speed Gong)
    Digital Spedometer
    Driver Settings
    Engine Oil Level Gauge
    Stored Warnings (OBDII and DTC codes)

You can scroll through the various modes by moving the 4th column stalk (lower left-hand side) either Up or Down. Pulling the stalk toward you and holding it for 2-3 sec. will reset that function to Zero. Hope this helps...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99

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Old 09-19-2006, 03:49 AM   #5
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Thanks, I think mine has more because one shows the radio station, I dont know if its possible to change stations with the lever?
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Old 09-19-2006, 07:24 AM   #6
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Thanks, I think mine has more because one shows the radio station, I dont know if its possible to change stations with the lever?
Hi,

Do you have the NAV system? I think there are more functions available if you do...

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I dont have the NAV system.

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