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318touring
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:07 pm    Post subject: Sport Design Steering Wheel + Sport Chrono Reply with quote

997.2.

For those who have a Sports Design Wheel (paddle shifters) with Sport Chrono and Launch Control indicators on the left and right side of the wheel, are they visible when none of the Sport Chrono function has been activated?

I don't have Sports Chrono and wondering how annoying it will be if I installed a 2nd hand steering wheel with these indicators and literally getting reminded that the original owner cheaped out.

Or I could either retrofit Sports Chrono or wait for buy a steering wheel without these indicators.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s barely visible with no modes selected, but if you can afford to retrofit sportschrono+ I would highly recommend it (if you have PDK), I’m always in Sport or if I don’t need 7th gear Sports+
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with the above.

You can barely see the text when the Sport/Sport+ buttons are off. But well worth fitting Chrono+ - I believe you can do this without the dash mounted timer.

I spend most of my time in Sport+ (manual mode) now. The car is so much more alive that way.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im not sure im answering the question correctly but ..

If you retrofit a sports chrono wheel with launch contol light then it will not illuminate .. it only works if a factory fit .. retro and it wont illuminate .

Sports light will work however .
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DeMort, is coding required or should that "sport" illumination happen automatically?
I've had sport chrono retrofitted but neither of the two lights on the steering wheel come on when I select Sport or Sport + (car's a 997.2).
Cheers, Mike.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As above....

I did not even notice the text was on the wheel until I pressed the 'Sport' button - it is very discreet
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent, thanks for the feedback. It's easier to retrofit the steering wheel compared to Sports Chrono due to the OPC's reluctance to do any retrofitting.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Counter Of Beans wrote:
DeMort, is coding required or should that "sport" illumination happen automatically?
I've had sport chrono retrofitted but neither of the two lights on the steering wheel come on when I select Sport or Sport + (car's a 997.2).
Cheers, Mike.


I have a retrofit and neither illuminate unsure if coded as was fitted by previous owner.
 
  
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