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Old 02-12-2019, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by CornerOffice View Post
Meh, go for it. Cheaper than buying a different car. I dropped more than that on X73 and FVD exhaust and you canít see either of them. (But you can feel them/hear them.)
But you can feel and hear them for sure! My car has the PASM and I retrofitted the PSE so I'm covered in those departments.

My trusted source (an active Porsche tech) told me the job's posted standard labor time is 7.3 hours and it's pretty involved. It doesn't look like I will find much lower price....
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Call me crazy but it looks like I'll be spending $4k just to get a leather dash in my car.
Oh, are we starting a thread of all the stupid sheet we've blown our money on over the years? Count me in for installing leather interior and a $300 steering wheel re-wrap on my kid's 2000 Tacoma! Whatever.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by SpyderSenseOC View Post
Oh, are we starting a thread of all the stupid sheet we've blown our money on over the years? Count me in for installing leather interior and a $300 steering wheel re-wrap on my kid's 2000 Tacoma! Whatever.
Ha ha. They would have to create a new sub forum just for that if we started doing so.
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Originally Posted by SpyderSenseOC View Post
Oh, are we starting a thread of all the stupid sheet we've blown our money on over the years?
Exhibit A. But Who wants to be the richest person in the cemetery anyway?



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The dealer is having a hard time to determine the correct parts. Because they had agreed to match the price by the online supplier, I decided to buy the parts from them. I think it's 981-552-101-20-A11 for the dash (black w/o Sport Chrono) and 981-552-021-00-A11 for the cowl but am not 100% sure. Especially the cowl (the parts catalog calls it "instrument box") is a mystery because the catalog doesn't say "leather" anywhere. So I asked the dealer to make sure these were the correct parts and they are struggling. I told them to call Porsche on Monday and ask them.

Does anyone here happen to know the part #'s of the regular black leather dash and cowl for a 2015 Boxster S without Sport Chrono?
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Old 02-16-2019, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by storii View Post
The dealer is having a hard time to determine the correct parts. Because they had agreed to match the price by the online supplier, I decided to buy the parts from them. I think it's 981-552-101-20-A11 for the dash (black w/o Sport Chrono) and 981-552-021-00-A11 for the cowl but am not 100% sure. Especially the cowl (the parts catalog calls it "instrument box") is a mystery because the catalog doesn't say "leather" anywhere. So I asked the dealer to make sure these were the correct parts and they are struggling. I told them to call Porsche on Monday and ask them.

Does anyone here happen to know the part #'s of the regular black leather dash and cowl for a 2015 Boxster S without Sport Chrono?
Your part numbers seem correct.
Key is the codes:
098 = LHD
639 = Sport Chrono Package
640 = Sport Chrono Plus Package
980 = Leather Package
981 = Leather Equipement, without seat cover

981 552 101 20 A11 = leather dash
981 552 021 00 A11 = cowl / instrument box is only offered one way. It is coded for both 980 and 981.

Find it funny your dealer doesn’t know how to read a parts catalog.






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Old 02-16-2019, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by n4v4nod View Post
Your part numbers seem correct.
Key is the codes:
098 = LHD
639 = Sport Chrono Package
640 = Sport Chrono Plus Package
980 = Leather Package
981 = Leather Equipement, without seat cover

981 552 101 20 A11 = leather dash
981 552 021 00 A11 = cowl / instrument box is only offered one way. It is coded for both 980 and 981.

Find it funny your dealer doesnít know how to read a parts catalog.
Thanks for your input but I'm confused. All upper dashes listed on the parts catalog, leather or not, start with "981". I'm certain some of those are plastic dash. Doesn't "981" in this instance indicate the part is for the 981 models? It looks like 981 552 101 20 A11 is black leather without Sport Chrono and 981 552 101 22 A11 is with Sport Chrono.

If the cowl is only offered one way (leather?), where will one find the plastic cowl like the one that my car currently has?

This dealer is a small VW/Audi/Porsche dealership. I suspect their parts dept is not dedicated to Porsche parts.
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Old 02-16-2019, 12:15 PM
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For the dash Slush technology = Plastic
981 does not mean model in this case.

For the cowl... it is weird they donít list the plastic one. It might have been discontinued? Or a mistake? I looked up the one you have for part number and it is roughly $600... which would indicate it is leather?

Parts catalog can be weird sometimes... verbiage does not translate and sometime things are missing.

Tried to find it online... other sources and even looked on other country parts catalogs with no success.

Suncoast sells a complete leather dash retrofit... which includes upper, lower, glove box and cowl... though not cheap.
https://www.suncoastparts.com/product/981DASH.html
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I can’t help with the parts but when you do have the dealer install the parts you should ask if they can weigh some of the larger pieces of both and compare them. It would be great to have a secondary comparison of this......yeah I’m being selfish on this one but these swaps don’t happen every day.
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Originally Posted by n4v4nod View Post


For the dash Slush technology = Plastic
981 does not mean model in this case.

For the cowl... it is weird they donít list the plastic one. It might have been discontinued? Or a mistake? I looked up the one you have for part number and it is roughly $600... which would indicate it is leather?

Parts catalog can be weird sometimes... verbiage does not translate and sometime things are missing.

Tried to find it online... other sources and even looked on other country parts catalogs with no success.

Suncoast sells a complete leather dash retrofit... which includes upper, lower, glove box and cowl... though not cheap.
https://www.suncoastparts.com/product/981DASH.html
Ah, the codes you mentioned in your original post were to appear in the "Model" column in the far right! Now, it's crystal clear to me. Thank you!!

When I searched some of the parts numbers in GetPorscheParts.com website, the slush technology (= plastic) 981 552 101 11 DK4 came out as "black, w/ leather, w/o Chrono pkg". Now seeing "980" in the model column, it could be leather. In the meantime, 981 552 101 20 A11 was described as "black, w/ leather, w/o Sport pkg" on the same website. I wasn't aware that a Sport Package was offered for the 981 Boxsters. What's the difference between I980 (Leather Package) and I981 (Leather Equipment, without Seat Covers)? Which one applies to my case?

As for the cowl/instrument box, all of them in this category are under I980/981 (Leather Pkg/Leather Equipment) meaning they must be leather.
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Old 02-16-2019, 03:17 PM
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I wouldnít go by parts supplier discriptions... they arenít always accurate. I double check parts resalers that had physical samples photographed with part numbers... example:
https://teile.com/en/porsche-parts-s...ard-lining/109
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Originally Posted by n4v4nod View Post
I wouldnít go by parts supplier discriptions... they arenít always accurate. I double check parts resalers that had physical samples photographed with part numbers... example:
https://teile.com/en/porsche-parts-s...ard-lining/109
Thanks to you, I'm pretty confident that the following two are the right parts:

981 552 101 20 A11 - Leather dash, black, w/o Sport Chrono
981 552 021 00 A11 - Cowl/instrument box, leather (?)

I will have the dealer call Porsche to double check on Monday.
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Old 02-16-2019, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Marine Blue View Post
I canít help with the parts but when you do have the dealer install the parts you should ask if they can weigh some of the larger pieces of both and compare them. It would be great to have a secondary comparison of this......yeah Iím being selfish on this one but these swaps donít happen every day.
I will see what I can do. Since I will keep the original dash and cowl, weighing those will be no problem. If I have the new parts directly shipped to the dealer (this will be the case if I order the parts from them), I will have to ask the dealer to weigh them or to bring a scale with me in case the dealer doesn't have a scale.

When the time comes you will have to remind me because I may very well forget.
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Old 02-21-2019, 02:31 PM
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The parts are on order!

Since they happened to be in the U.S. (only one of each is here), I will get them fairly soon. I will have to store them until the car comes out of the hibernation in April. This means I will get to weigh them before they are installed.
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:44 PM
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As I was appreciating this photo of Suicide Jockey's gorgeous leather dash, I realized that I would need a few more leather bits than just the dash and cowl. They are the center cover and the defroster trims. I'll tell the dealer tomorrow to add these parts to my order. Now this is what my parts list looks like:
  • 981 552 101 20 A11 - dash
  • 981 552 021 00 A11 - cowl
  • 981 552 151 01 5Q0 - center cover
  • 981 552 375 00 5Q0 - defroster trim (left)
  • 981 552 376 00 5Q0 - defroster trim (right)


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