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Everything posted by bob/ft.worth

  1. I presume you don't have a mobridge or dennison IPOD unit installed since you didn't mention it. My uninformed guess is that it might be a MOST connection. I say this because I have gotten the exact same messages on my 06 PCM2.1 and I believe it was related to a MOST connection. The PCM turned on but no sound and the error msg was displayed. After the first message, i tried re-seating the MOST optic cables that went to a dennison unit. that fixed it for a while and the messages disappeared. They reappeared several months later so I took the dennison unit out and all has been perfect ever since
  2. Hey Paul. I presume this wheel will clear the calipers on an 997.1S and will fit in the trunk? I've been in the market for a spare and keep passing up on the 996 skinny spare vs.watching for the C4S collapsable spare which is hard to find. thanks bob
  3. i have the same car as you, 06 with Bose. I had it installed at my dealer. Earlier this year i had the new 2010 disk update added. It's nice to have in the car when you need it. Maps are good. it's not touch screen nor is it as good as some of the aftermarket units. is it worth the cost? probably not, but it's OEM and i like it anyway. bob
  4. Captzoom how hard was the interface install. e.g., removing the console, installing the new interface panel to the glove box. thinking about doing the install my self. Any tips/tricks?
  5. mine almost always runs at 5 during normal driving and the will drop to 3ish at a traffic light. lots of threads on this. I don't worry. from an ergonomic point of view, they should have increased the span of the gauge instead of riding at 5/max all the time
  6. like the OP, i was getting PCM system errors and there would be no sound even though the PCM came on. I have on 06 with a OEM Nav system, denison and tooki installed. All have been in the MOST loop for 2 years and have worked fine. Then the intermitent errors and no sound and it almost always occurred as I got in the car to drive home from work. Morning was generally Ok (but not always), but afternoon, always a dead system. I pulled the plastic shroud off (as above) for the Nav and denison and accessed the amp. I pulled off the fiber connectors and reseated each in their respective device r
  7. might not be exactly what you are looking for, but it does provided info on the latest Nav disks http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?/topic/31056-my10-pcm-21-nav-update-299/
  8. i was at the dealer last week and since I just came out of warranty a week ago they offered the same 3rd party warranty. this is in Austin
  9. The maps look similar to the original. Still haven't had a chance to play around with it to see differences. But to be honest, a nav app on my iphone is way cooler with much better graphics.
  10. Pushing this back to the top. I had the local dealer install the 2010 nav disks for my 06 C2S 2.1PCM today. The cost was $275.08 for the disks and labor, less than list price of $299 (which I thought was gonna be for just the disks, plus labor). Gotta be the best OEM deal I've ever gotten... Porsche is offering a 20% discount on parts thru the end of March. Go to the porsche website, search for your dealer and look for the discount coupon. You have to fill out a few lines and your done. The parts guy did it for me. He said it's good for OEM and Tequipment - and hardly anyone is using it (
  11. that's the way they all work. the phone book is retained in the phone, not the PCM. so it has to reload everytime you turn on the car. minor inconvenience given the tooki's utility
  12. i had my 06S lowerd by RUF. Loved the look, hated the drive. had the local dealer reinstall the stock springs and re align agree with Loren.
  13. might try posting on rennlist and 6-speedonline as well. eric@bumperplugs.com, I believe has a list of installers (sells the nav unit too) bob
  14. yes, all PCM screens with the signal strength meter work - main, telephone, audio Does the signal strength meter work on your cars? -Bob
  15. thanks Nick! doesn't sound complicated (didn't think about extending the steering column...)
  16. Bumping this back up to ask if any one knows how to remove the cowling around the steering wheel to get to the OEM mic locations. Gonna try this mic location if (1) i can figure out how to get it apart (2) see if there is enough room underneath to fit the tooki mic. If 1 and 2 work, i'll post pics bob
  17. I believe the TSB says 3 hours labor and that's what the dealer charged me. 3 hours times the dealer's hourly rate. I don't remember exactly but it was the 300-400 range If you are a member here you can access the TSB and it'll say what the dealer is supposed to charge (# of hours) as mentioned earlier, the cayman club has a pictorial if you are DIY
  18. Actually, I may move it to the steering wheel housing - i like the OEM type look. I did investigate how the housing was assembled. Two things stopped me for the moment. 1. i don't know how much room is underneath the housing; e.g, is there enough room to mount the nav-tv mic since it's about 1/2 inch high. 2. there's been some discussion on the location that gives the best audio to the person on the other end. Supposedly the overhead position is better but i don't know that for a fact. the instructions for the navtv mic indicate that they reccommend install near the overhead console. i'd p
  19. electrical wiring for CD player on a LHD car is tucked under the carpeting in the trunk. Remove the plastic cowing over the area where the Nav or CD player is usually mounted and then peel back the carpet a little where the bulhead meets the fender. It's probably on the passenger side- it's that way on the US cars. It's a short wiring harness with a plug at the end that isn't plugged into anything (since you don't have the CD player) this thread has everything you'll ever need to know... http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/show...hlight=997+ipod
  20. here are a couple more install pics... after you remove the carpet piece, remove the two torx bolts holding the leathette side pieces. Pull up and straight up and out. A good firm tug will do it. this shot shows the round hex nuts that secure the pcm to the frame tooki wiring harness: remove pcm plug from unit, plug that into the female tooki plug and then plug the other end of the harness in the pcm. the purple and red wires go to the tooki back showing orange fiber cables. the plug has a push type locking clip on the drivers side.
  21. Here some shots of the screens showing the cell carrier and signal strength. sorry for the poor quality of the pics... (ps... the MOST loop was fine with the tooki. I also have the Dennison GW500/ipod and Porsche Nav in the loop with the tooki) Main screen Pushing the Tel putton gets this screen
  22. tooki pic. Ha! that's the one thing I forgot to take a pic of. It's a plastic box about 3X7X1. Wiring couldn't be simpler. They supply a power harness that has connectors that match the PCM. Disconnect the plug from the PCM, plug that end into the matching tooki female connector and then plug the other end of the harness into the PCM. Some wires come off the harness and then that plug goes into the tooki/ no cutting, no splicing, no soldering,
  23. Installed the tooki today. Works like a charm. my address book contains about 60 entries and i had access to all. Signal was clear on both sides of the conversation. Very, very pleased. Use the PCM buttons to dial, the call/haang-up buttons to make and end calls. All intergated and you almost wouldn't know you were using Bluetooth Add these notes to TMC's install instructions (ps... there are NO install instructions with the unit) Carpet piece Torx 27 Leatherette trim panels Torx 20 Locking bolt on passenger side 7mm The 1/4 turn locking 'bolts' are VERY easy to turn with a 5mm hex
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