Cost of retrofit of cruise control to Cayman 718s

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2018/02/02 20:56:49 (permalink)

Cost of retrofit of cruise control to Cayman 718s

Hi, 
 
Has anybody had cruise control retrofitted to the 718s?
 
just wondering if there is a standard cost or if it varies by dealer?
 

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    Re: Cost of retrofit of cruise control to Cayman 718s 2018/02/03 07:40:03 (permalink)
    I had it done to a 987 and a 981 by OPCs. Both cost about £450 or so.
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    Re: Cost of retrofit of cruise control to Cayman 718s 2018/02/04 08:44:14 (permalink)
    Thanks
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    Re: Cost of retrofit of cruise control to Cayman 718s 2018/04/16 15:58:13 (permalink)
    Dick its listed in the Tequipment section on the Porsche connect portal @ £570 fitted for the 718 (although it does have a caveat)
     
    I think its a simple retrofit and am seriously tempted myself...I got a showroom car where it hadtn been optioned. I'm not sure of the value on a manual but on a auto I think its a godsend on a long drive. I'm assuming that the PDK would operate in the same way as an auto and not knock the cruise off when it changes up/down?
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    Re: Cost of retrofit of cruise control to Cayman 718s 2018/04/16 17:10:19 (permalink)
    I would be interested in a retro-fitted cruise control for my 981. Cost might be the issue although the cost quoted for the 718 seemed to me quite reasonable.
     
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    Re: Cost of retrofit of cruise control to Cayman 718s 2018/04/17 08:47:25 (permalink)
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    ............... I'm assuming that the PDK would operate in the same way as an auto and not knock the cruise off when it changes up/down?



    Yes you are quite correct. 
     
    I have cruise fitted on my 981 and I would not be without it!  
     
    I set it at most speed restricted areas and I think its saved me getting points on my licence countless times!


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    Re: Cost of retrofit of cruise control to Cayman 718s 2018/04/17 09:23:20 (permalink)
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    ............... I'm assuming that the PDK would operate in the same way as an auto and not knock the cruise off when it changes up/down?



    Yes you are quite correct. 
     
    I have cruise fitted on my 981 and I would not be without it!  
     
    I set it at most speed restricted areas and I think its saved me getting points on my licence countless times!


    Pete,
    Was cruise pre-fitted prior to delivery on your vehicle? I am very interested in getting it fitted to my vehicle.
     
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    Re: Cost of retrofit of cruise control to Cayman 718s 2018/04/17 14:23:15 (permalink)
    Ray, as I stated in my post above, I had it retrofitted to both a 987 and a 981. The cost was the same, about £450 inc vat. Exeter OPC did mine, but I first rang around to get a few prices, then Exeter matched them. This price included the 10% PCGB discount.
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    Re: Cost of retrofit of cruise control to Cayman 718s 2018/04/17 15:51:44 (permalink)
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    Ray, as I stated in my post above, I had it retrofitted to both a 987 and a 981. The cost was the same, about £450 inc vat. Exeter OPC did mine, but I first rang around to get a few prices, then Exeter matched them. This price included the 10% PCGB discount.
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    Thanks for that I shall have a word with my nearest OPC to start with  and then work outwards.
     
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    Re: Cost of retrofit of cruise control to Cayman 718s 2018/04/17 18:46:26 (permalink)
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    Pete,
    Was cruise pre-fitted prior to delivery on your vehicle? I am very interested in getting it fitted to my vehicle.
     
    Ray



    Yes Ray- fitted at the factory.


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    Re: Cost of retrofit of cruise control to Cayman 718s 2018/04/18 06:40:09 (permalink)
    Bristol OPC fitted mine (981 S) last week for £440 inc VAT, with TIPEC discount.
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    Re: Cost of retrofit of cruise control to Cayman 718s 2018/04/19 20:50:29 (permalink)
    I had cruise retrofitted on my 718 Cayman. £499 all in.
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    Re: Cost of retrofit of cruise control to Cayman 718s 2018/04/30 14:44:41 (permalink)
    Taken the plunge and asked the OPC for a price....not mentioned PCGB yet so hoping to get the discount applied after I get the quote!
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    Re: Cost of retrofit of cruise control to Cayman 718s 2018/04/30 16:09:23 (permalink)
    Derek H
    Bristol OPC fitted mine (981 S) last week for £440 inc VAT, with TIPEC discount.


    Derek,
    What sort of time did the fitment take? Is it software and a new control stalk? I have never looked at a Cayman with cruise fitted.
     
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    Re: Cost of retrofit of cruise control to Cayman 718s 2018/05/02 06:45:56 (permalink)
    Ray, they had the car for less than a day.  It involves a new stalk and coding (enabling the cruise function in the ECU).  
     
    I would expect it should take less than 2 hours labour.
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    Re: Cost of retrofit of cruise control to Cayman 718s 2018/05/02 08:00:20 (permalink)
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    Ray, they had the car for less than a day.  It involves a new stalk and coding (enabling the cruise function in the ECU).  
     
    I would expect it should take less than 2 hours labour.


     Yes, I was expecting it to be similar to the process for the 987. If I remember correctly I think there was a way to code the 986 to enable the cruise control and manage it thru the dash controls so the functionality is built in not enabled?  I almost had the retrofit done to my old 987 @ Revolution who list it as a fixed price item but never got around to it. I mailed the service manager at the OPC over the weekend. Still waiting for a reply.
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    Re: Cost of retrofit of cruise control to Cayman 718s 2018/05/02 08:42:46 (permalink)
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    Ray, they had the car for less than a day.  It involves a new stalk and coding (enabling the cruise function in the ECU).  
     
    I would expect it should take less than 2 hours labour.


    Yes, I was expecting it to be similar to the process for the 987. If I remember correctly I think there was a way to code the 986 to enable the cruise control and manage it thru the dash controls so the functionality is built in not enabled?  I almost had the retrofit done to my old 987 @ Revolution who list it as a fixed price item but never got around to it. I mailed the service manager at the OPC over the weekend. Still waiting for a reply.


    Thanks for that. I thought that might be the case. I have done a similar thing to my Boxster, purchased a new stalk and got someone to do the software update.
     
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    Re: Cost of retrofit of cruise control to Cayman 718s 2018/05/03 18:03:10 (permalink)
    Dick Dastardly
     
    just wondering if there is a standard cost or if it varies by dealer?
     



    Well I cn certain confirm the latter...after almost a week waiting for a reply...I received an email with a quote of £570 @16:04....at 16:11 I received the following 
     
    'Apologies Simon, looking into the additional parts required for fitting the Cruise Control you would also have to change over the Steering Wheel housing.
     
    The £570.00 figure I have quoted you before is for just fitting the stalk & the labour associated with it. Changing over the Steering Wheel housing which is advised in our fitting instructions would add a further £450.00 to the bill (retail, VAT inclusive).
     
    Again sorry for the misquote before however the total price for the stalk, steering wheel housing & labour would be £1020.00 VAT inclusive at full up retail price.'
     
    Once I picked my jaw off the floor I told them that the Tequipment brochure recommended price is £499 and that others in various OPC's as evidenced above have had the work done even more competitively priced and it may be worth them contacting other OPC's to see what the work entails! 
     
    Slightly annoyed! 
     
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    Re: Cost of retrofit of cruise control to Cayman 718s 2018/05/03 18:54:06 (permalink)
    They've got that wrong, you can't fit the stalk without changing the housing, what are they going to do if you dont want the housing changed, cut it with a hacksaw?
    That price of £450 is the complete price, tell him to check it with Porsche Reading.
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    post edited by s999sws - 2018/05/03 23:34:55
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    Re: Cost of retrofit of cruise control to Cayman 718s 2018/05/03 22:41:11 (permalink)
    s999sws
    They've got that wrong, you can't fit the stalk without changing the housing, what are they going to do if you dont want the housing changed, cut it with a havksaw?
    That price of £450 is the complete price, tell him to check it with Porsche Reading.
    sws 




    Already mentioned other dealers here doing the retrofit for much less than the original quote, without the need for the additional work in the later quote. I did notice after I sent my reply that it was form the parts apprentice so its entirely possible he genuinely made a mistake  
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