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MalT

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    Cayenne S, Eurostar EV97 light Plane
  1. It's sorted! I couldn't work out what you guys were on about ref the plastic on the side of the Becker, found that & then the contact on the radio sleeve hiding behind the bracket. Taped it up & silence resumes :D I think as the radio was half in last night it was a loose contact at that point on the side of the radio. Thanks for the support. Mal
  2. Many thanks for the speedy reply but I can't find a wiring diagram and.... alarm went off 3 times in the night! Wife not happy.... this is going to cost me chocolate & flowers B) Ahh looked around & found another thread, Brown with blue stripe I see. Mine is a 2000 Boxster S if that makes a difference. An down side to just cutting the wire? And... the brown/blue stripe wire is in the multiplug leading off into the loom not attached to the cradle.... is it this one? Thanks again. Mal
  3. Wotcha Guys. Swopped my 3.2 targa for a 986 Boxster & love the car... however.... changing the stereo has caused the horn to sound when I lock the car. Tried removing the mount & read about the anti theft thing but don't under stand.... Please help...looks like something going to ground but can't work it out. ta Mal
  4. My PCM module shows no phone or navigation available on a regular basis & has done since I had it. Sometimes it just works anyway & other times it needs powering off. The phone & the NAVI work via the fibre optic so check the link at the back of the PCM. I didn't think that the Nav disc would work int the head unit. Mal
  5. It's worth doing as they are a LOT better & better looking than the Porky ones. Mal
  6. I have waited since July last year for the Gateway unit... and it still isn't out in the UK! In theory you can fit either of the units wherever there is a junction for the fibre optic. In the offside rear of the Cayenne (in the UK cars) is the loop for the CD changer, it could go here.. or even under the seat where the SAT NAV is. I put mine under the dash as I didn't want to go in the boot everytime to get my IPOD out. Mal
  7. Just answered a question from a member ref the NAVTV unit... so thought this may help. I don't have the instructions on email but here is the user guide. http://www.nav-tv.com/download/porsche/OPiP_User.pdf Not hard to do ... but it does take a bit of time. I have a TV / audio business so I understand how electronics work but installation isn't for the faint hearted. Remove PCM. Remove fibre optic link & insert supplied patch cable, observing in / out markings. Cut back the loom wrap behind the stereo, (this is when I nicked the optic cable) otherwise the optic in the car is too short to let you place the NAV TV box. Locate NAV TV unit within short distance of PCM . (I put it on top of the glovebox) Connect 12v permanent feed & ground (12v Socket in the passenger footwell) Find suitable place for IPOD, I have out mine in the glovebox but not yet drilled the hole for the cable. Removing the glovebox is a pain in the arse as you have to remove the trim across the top of the dash. Plug & go... enjoy...:) It does have some bugs in the software. Won't always start playing a track again when you have used the phone so you have to jump forward or back a track, takes a while to scroll through the lists... but I do have around 250-300 albums on my Ipod. Always starts after an overnight stop with the same album... ABBA in my case... you get used to it. Considering how complicated the Porsche optic system is I think it does a good job & bear in mind it has taken them over 3 years to get it to work, to my knowledge no other system lets you browse ALL of the albums, artists etc on your IPOD. The sound is FANTASTIC, 20 x better than the RF modulator I had before. Regards Mal
  8. Had mine changed under warranty at the last service FOC :rolleyes: Amazing... Porsche gave me something fo FREE. Mal
  9. 20K on mine & it's never shown a fault since I've had it.... Sorry to be no use. Mal
  10. £350 UK pounds is the UK list price, they gave me some discount as I am a TV / Audio dealer. Got it direct from NAV TV UK. Works very very well... a few software bugs but nothing you can't live with. I am that impressed that I want to get one for our Touran but they don't make a VW interface. Looked at the Dension gatewaty & that is limited to five playlists... no good.... I have 3000 + tunes on my Ipod.. Mal
  11. BMW had a problem with their first 3.0l V8 units in the UK in the late 90s. High sulpher in the fuel here cased premature bore wear & caused a misfire, they quietly exchanged all afftected engines in or out of warrenty if they had the fault. Mine was dome at 60k miles & well out of warrenty. It was good customer PR & stopped people jumping up & down & going to the press. If my Porky needed a new engine at 70k I would be very unhappy. Don't let them win... give em hell! Mal
  12. Thanks for the info guys... it is now sorted. Take 1 x lollipop stick, remove lolly, cut back broken fibre on both ends, insert each end into hollow lolly stick until they touch, tape up, test & thank your lucky stars that the car isn't in to Porsche for a VERY expensive repair. I would like to take credit for this but it was the guys at Nav TV Uk who advised the fix.... it's been done before! The Ipod interface works really well & the sound quality is fantastic with full control over the Ipod. Highly recomended. Thanks again. Mal
  13. Yes I thought about that but the fibre goes into the loom & then off into the distance. Not really an option unless I can find where it runs. Mal
  14. Didn't like the look of them of the Porsche ones or the price... so I went here: http://www.vizualogic.com/ Work very well & replaces the whole headrest so no messing cutting them up. Mal
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