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bayernstern

PCM2.1 Upgrade / Update

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Hello, I have a 2005 Cayenne S with PCM2.1

The PCM had SW Version 1.0 ( Standard Production ) at first. I used 000.043.205.47.003 and was able to successfully upgrade from SW Version 1.0 ( PCM software version 04035AD1/0304, Standard Production ) to SW Version 2.1 ( PCM software version 04202MD1/1805, upgrade version Model Level A ).

Then, I used 000.043.205.47.002 and successfully upgraded from SW Version 2.1 ( PCM software version 04202MD1/1805, upgrade version Model Level A ) to SW Version 3.1 ( PCM software version 05024BD1/1705, upgrade version Model Level B ). I also used 000.044.901.40 ( which is part of the latest and greatest 955.044.903.61 and I am using North America 2009 maps ).

Here's the question: how do I upgrade to Model Level C, Model Level C1? ( which seem to be the highest upgrade possible for PCM2.1 ) I thought that 955.044.903.61 would bring me up to the latest PCM software version and up to the latest maps... I do have the latest maps, but my PCM apparently was not updated all the way through ( it remains in SW Version 3.1, Model Level B )...

I'd be grateful for any assistance folks on here may be able to provide. Thanks in advance.

Edited by bayernstern

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I have SW versions 3.3, e.g. model level B (PCM version 05024FD1/4805) in my PCM 2.1 unit (MY06) and no problem with the latest DVD - Navigation disc (08.2009 maps). New DVD navigation discs are supported from model level B, so I made an update of Navigation System module only.

Unfortunately, I have no evidence of any reason to update PCM 2.1 unit to model level C. Maybe newer PCM SW versions influence TMC functions, which should use PCM Radio module.

I suppose (am affraid of) that PCM 2.1 Multimedia update to model level C is available via authorised/dealer shops only due to some issues with previous updates. I found some people had to use repair kits for specific release of model level A and B updates (issues with CD and Bose amplifier module).

Hello, I have a 2005 Cayenne S with PCM2.1

The PCM had SW Version 1.0 ( Standard Production ) at first. I used 000.043.205.47.003 and was able to successfully upgrade from SW Version 1.0 ( PCM software version 04035AD1/0304, Standard Production ) to SW Version 2.1 ( PCM software version 04202MD1/1805, upgrade version Model Level A ).

Then, I used 000.043.205.47.002 and successfully upgraded from SW Version 2.1 ( PCM software version 04202MD1/1805, upgrade version Model Level A ) to SW Version 3.1 ( PCM software version 05024BD1/1705, upgrade version Model Level B ). I also used 000.044.901.40 ( which is part of the latest and greatest 955.044.903.61 and I am using North America 2009 maps ).

Here's the question: how do I upgrade to Model Level C, Model Level C1? ( which seem to be the highest upgrade possible for PCM2.1 ) I thought that 955.044.903.61 would bring me up to the latest PCM software version and up to the latest maps... I do have the latest maps, but my PCM apparently was not updated all the way through ( it remains in SW Version 3.1, Model Level B )...

I'd be grateful for any assistance folks on here may be able to provide. Thanks in advance.

Edited by bleo

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Guys i have a real head scratching issue that i would love to resolve.

I recently purchased a PCM2.1 BE 6654 (7L5.035.191H) unit from eBay as my unit which came with the car (Cayenne S 2005) was a PCM2.1 BE6663 (7L5.035.192A) and it had completely died beyond repair.

The new 6654 unit works perfectly well but there are two errors on the new device. One at start-up which says "amplifier not available" (even though i have sound) and one when i try and use the navigation system which says "Incompatible Navigation Software". The maps just hang on a single screen and are useless.

Are you able to assist with the above? As the new unit works it sounds as though i simply need to upgrade and update the software but this sounds like a confusing subject. If you can help out or provide me with any discs it would be greatly appreciated. For your further information, the software of the unit currently reads as follows:

Unit: Amplifier

Target: 00012118 / 3139

Actual: -------- / ---------

Entered: Yes

Found: No

Unit: CD Changer

Target: C32 / 2702

Actual: C38 / 3003

Entered: Yes

Found: Yes

Unit: Navigation System

Target: /

Actual: 00174412 / 4804

Entered: Yes

Found: Yes

Unit: Phone

Target: 0002.22R / 1803

Actual: 05034B54 / 0305

Entered: Yes

Found: Yes

Unit: System Software

Target: 03505AD1 / 5003

Actual: 03505AD1 / 5003

Entered: Yes

Found: Yes

Unit: PCM

Target: 04035AD1 / 0304

Actual: 04035AD1 / 0304

Entered: Yes

Found: Yes

Like i say, I am basically trying to resolve the amplifier error message (the amp works fine remember as i have perfect sound) and the navigation issue. My Cayenne has an external DVD drive which worked with the faulty BE 6663 so not too sure if i simply need a new DVD, or a CD to pop on the head unit.

Kind Regards and Many Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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I would try to get a hold of the latest update disc (DVD) set (3 disc), one is an update disc for the PCM software (you put it in the PCM headunit), one is an update for the NAV drive unit (you put it in the NAV drive unit under the seat), and the other is just the new Nav maps DVD. If you are a contributing member on the list here you can go into the DIY section and download the Porsche TSB that has a step by step on updating the system. Without that you will probably have to take it to the dealer and have them do it. Probably only about 1/2~1hr of labour charged and the cost of the DVD discs.

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Ok, I see from your other post today that your software version that the unit has level A software (04035) so you will need to update it to level B per TSB 3107 enu 9110.

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I have heard that the firmware update from PCM2.1a to 2.1b people had issue if the PCM is equipped with the Bose system.  Has anyone successfully updated the firmware by following the instruction of the TSB for their vehicle with Bose?  Thanks.

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Yes, I have upgraded two Bose systems from Level A to Level B. Just follow the TSB and make sure the vehicle is on a battery charger. Kind of impractical to just leave it idling as it take about a half hour if I remember right.

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It is only on early Model Year 2005 987 and 997 cars which had problems updating Bose amplifiers. If the Amplifier software version is 0017500 or above, they are OK to update. Prior to that, there were 3 versions of the amp, and 2 of the 3 are bricked if you try to update them.  You can get round this by modifying the update CD to remove the amp update.

 

The Bose amps in Cayennes do not suffer from this problem, and can be safely updated.

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Thank you for you guys' clarification before placing the order.

 

BTW, how am I able to check what version is my Bose Amp?

 

Last question, I was told the update CD P/N 000.043.205.47.002 is part of the PCM update kit.  Now the current release is 2015/2016 P/N 997-044-904-51.  My dealer told me that the update CD for 2.1a to 2.1b is not part of it.  Is that true?

 

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Generally, if you buy the map disks from a dealer they remove the update CDs which are supplied with it.  When I had my PCM2.1 I ordered the new map from an independent specialist, and it came in a sealed box with the update CDs included.

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Thanks. Found a place who selling it with the update cd. 

Edited by gchu

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