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2019/08/21 10:54:44 (permalink)

981 Boxster - Steering Wheel Change

I'm think of buying a 981 Boxster GTS and it currently is fitted with the silver (alloy) style steering wheel but I really like the Black Multi-Function wheel that was an option.  Does anyone know if it is possible to 1. Purchase one from Porsche;   2. I suspect it will fit but,  3. Will it be possible for the controls on the steering wheel to work i.e. volume, phone etc?  What I do note however is that the wheel shown (from a manual 981) has no paddle change, obviously, but does a steering wheel like this exist for a PDK with paddle change?   Look forward to your comments?

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Re: 981 Boxster - Steering Wheel Change 2019/08/21 11:11:56 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby Hotfire2000 2019/08/21 11:39:48
If you want the paddle controls and multi-function, it is possible to fit the 718 steering wheel which has these options.

It isn't simple, or cheap, but it is do-able.  You need the steering wheel and airbag (from Porsche), and an aftermarket adapter to convert the signals to suit the 981 (

Then you need to activate the MFSW, by geting an activation code ($100 from a non-Porsche source) and enter the code into the car using a PIWIS tester.
I activated one for a fellow last week, and it worked perfectly.  However, once done, the lower-right control stalk for the multifunction dash display becomes redundant.  You can't have both.

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Re: 981 Boxster - Steering Wheel Change 2019/08/21 11:13:10 (permalink)
The answer is almost certainly yes. As above, Richard knows all the answers! If you do a search on the forum you'll find several relevant posts, including On my 981 Boxster S I went the other way, replacing the original multi-function wheel with the Sport Design with paddles. This required the OPC to remove the original 3-stalk setup for indicators, cruise control and wipers that was fitted with my MF wheel (part no 970.613.013.01 1EQ). I still have that in as new condition (only about 3 months usage), so if your swap requires a new stalk assembly, I'd be happy to let that go for a sensible price.   
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Re: 981 Boxster - Steering Wheel Change 2019/08/21 11:41:13 (permalink)
That was a quick reply!!!  Many thanks; gives me food for thought.
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Re: 981 Boxster - Steering Wheel Change 2019/08/24 20:33:02 (permalink)
Hi Brian J
I've just made the change and am thinking about removing the redundant stalk. Wht do you think is a sensible price?

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