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Old 08-22-2016, 04:44 PM
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Default 991.1 Changing to Sport Steering Wheel, what is required?

Looking to purchase a used 991.1 and I see lots of configurations, and some that have changed to the sport steering wheel with paddle shifters. What is required to change out the steering wheel, and will everything work as OEM

Do you loose functions?
Will Dealership do the work?
How does the change affect warranty?
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:03 PM
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Just had exactly the same done, dealer fitted
So basically you will end up with a steering wheel and paddle shifters!

The 991.1 sports design wheel (or at least the one I've got) doesn't support heated or any other switching e.g phone, menu access etc.

Warranty unaffected.

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Old 08-26-2017, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Fred Leferret View Post
Just had exactly the same done, dealer fitted
So basically you will end up with a steering wheel and paddle shifters!

The 991.1 sports design wheel (or at least the one I've got) doesn't support heated or any other switching e.g phone, menu access etc.

Warranty unaffected.
Fred: what was the cost do make the swap? I'm also detoured at used 911's with the buttons vs. paddles. Hoping this could be done for a reasonable cost at the dealer.
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Old 08-26-2017, 11:25 PM
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For me, the sports steering wheel cost me $990 and the installation was $140 at the dealer. Once installed, remember to test the paddles. Pull both towards you to see if the PDK goes into neutral
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If the car you buy doesn’t have the sport design steering wheel I recommend switching to the 991.2 wheel. A bit more pricey but definitely worth the upgrade.


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Old 08-27-2017, 08:36 AM
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Wheel 695.00 Install DIY had to purchase socket for DIY change cost about 10 bucks from Amazon. Already had torque wrench.

This is a 10 minute DIY as long as you aren't going from a multifunction wheel to SD wheel.
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Old 08-27-2017, 01:07 PM
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still need dealer to program paddle shifter. Unless going to neutral while driving is something you don't care about.
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by visitador View Post
still need dealer to program paddle shifter. Unless going to neutral while driving is something you don't care about.
Are you saying if I replace a 991.1 SD wheel with paddles (no MF or heat) with one of the many 2015 or later options from a 991, Panny, Macan etc, that the paddles will run through neutral on their way up or down (not the double pull, which we know puts you in neutral)?
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Airandwater View Post
Are you saying if I replace a 991.1 SD wheel with paddles (no MF or heat) with one of the many 2015 or later options from a 991, Panny, Macan etc, that the paddles will run through neutral on their way up or down (not the double pull, which we know puts you in neutral)?
OP was talking about 991.1 PDK sports design steering wheel, right?

https://rennlist.com/forums/991/7675...l-purpose.html

It is also in the owner's manual
http://www.porscheownersmanuals.com/...ving-programme

This function needs dealer programing if you change your wheel to the sports design type
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:43 PM
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Default Just picked up a 991.1 w/ multi function wheel, and want to swap

I am new to this thread and was wondering if anyone has made the 991.2 wheel work? Or is the 991.1 sport/paddles still the best option?

Thanks
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by RYE View Post
If the car you buy doesnĺt have the sport design steering wheel I recommend switching to the 991.2 wheel. A bit more pricey but definitely worth the upgrade.


+1, the big added cost in going with a 991.2 wheel is the airbag!
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:05 PM
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Personally i would not go from a MF .1 steering wheel to the sport wheel because you will lose the MF buttons........(unless you dont care much for them)

The only option for me is going with the .2 steering wheel......which cost a lot more
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:23 PM
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I have a '13 car so how much is it to convert to the 991.2 wheel and is it functional, ie. buttons?
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Old 11-15-2018, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by vodkag View Post
Personally i would not go from a MF .1 steering wheel to the sport wheel because you will lose the MF buttons........(unless you dont care much for them)

The only option for me is going with the .2 steering wheel......which cost a lot more
There is another GREAT option which I did to maintain MF and the wheel matching the rest of the interior with Agate Leather and Deviated Stiching and that is the Techart paddles that replace the push buttons. They are available from at least from Tag Motorsports (a Board sponsor I believe).

Techart Paddles



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Old 12-15-2018, 07:13 AM
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For those interested, I have a PDK paddleshift sport design wheel for sale right now in the marketplace!
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