Boxster 981 - Steering Wheel change

Boxster 981 - Steering Wheel change

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Hotfire2000

Original Poster:

3 posts

17 months

Wednesday 21st August
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I'm think of buying a 981 Boxster GTS and it's currently 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? I suppose whilst I'm asking, can a 718 steering wheel be fitted?

Riverside Red

890 posts

80 months

Wednesday 21st August
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If it's a PDK car, most buyers want the Sport Design wheel (the silver one) with the paddles as I'm sure that the multifunction wheel uses the peculiar switches on it to change gear.

For a manual, then the gear change switches aren't an issue.

When I was looking for my car I discounted any car that didn't have a Sport Design wheel, but each to their own I suppose.

RR

DJMC

2,499 posts

48 months

Wednesday 21st August
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If you prefer the black one to the silver SD one it'll cost you £1000-1500 to change and you'll lose the same again in the car's resale value.

Total cost... £3k


Riverside Red

890 posts

80 months

Wednesday 21st August
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DJMC said:
If you prefer the black one to the silver SD one it'll cost you £1000-1500 to change and you'll lose the same again in the car's resale value.

Total cost... £3k
Brutal, but true.....

RR

Koln-RS

2,863 posts

157 months

Wednesday 21st August
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Agree with above - on a PDK car everyone wants the SD steering wheel, as the MF one has the terrible gear selection buttons, so many people have swapped.

This does mean that there must be loads of MF ones that are redundant and should be very cheap to buy s/h.

Of course, ‘manual’ is a different.