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Posts posted by scubatahiti

  1. I used a mobridge unit $175 on eBay with a Kinivo BTC450 Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit from Amazon which was $35, Also removed my CD changer in the back and installed a fiber loop. Works like a charm, I listen to my apple music service via BT all the time. The little Kinivo unit is awesome as you can also take and make hands free calls with it. 

  2. interesting... How does this guy get away with it? I purchased my CTT (2004) on CL did the whole carfax thing, car was like new with 34K miles on it. Since I've replaced the pipes, shaft, coils and water pump. The car is a beast. I did all items as a proactive step (except the shaft) at Scottsdale Porsche. Quotes form 3rd party shops were more expensive as Mark gave me some serious discounts on all the items... This car seems way over priced in my opinion. Its 2 years newer but has over double the miles on mine. Not too crazy about the color either. 

  3. Just a follow up in looking at this again as i was looking on my phone. i looks like the switch on the front there is your toggle switch. if you try to move it back and forth 3 times it may disengage the unit and allow your CD changer to work. I would find a way however to add A2DP to this setup by add ing a Kinovo BTC450 unit to the setup. 


  4. My 04 CTT started idling rough after driving for 20 minutes or so. On cold start up (i live in AZ so its not that cold) the car runs great for 20 minutes or so then it begins to idle really rough and seems to have less power at low RPM's. At higher RPS's the issue goes away. The Check engine light came on then went off and now it is back on again. Anyone have an idea as to what the issue is here?



  5. I use Parallels and run XP & Windows 7 on my mac book pro. boot camp sucks as you have to reboot your pc to use it. Parallels is a lot better in my opinion. One item though you need to make sure you have at least 8 gig of RAM as you will need to allocate 4 gig to parallels and the virtual machines and 4 gig to OSX. The other items that should be addressed is using dual drives in you MB pro. you can purchase and install a solid state drive to run OSX on by replacing the super drive in your mac (who even uses a driver anymore. if you do make it external) 




    These guys have great videos on how to do the install.


    this allows you to run all your apps on a SSD and put your files on the SATA drive. If you already have a SSD drive, purchase a SATA drive to house your files..


    You will need to purchase Parallels 10 

    You can run a lower version if you have not upgraded to Yosemite


    In summary you will need



    SSD drive to replace the super drive

    upgrade the memory to at least 8 gig. if you are already there great!!

    Housing to make our super drive external.



    Parallels 10 or parallels 9 if still on mavericks

    Windows operating system disk. I believe you will need windows 7 for Durametric



    if you dont want to go the SSD route just get the memory upgrade and the software.



    I am able to Run VAC COM (W XP) and durametric (W7) on my MB Pro :) with no boot camp BS...


    Let me know if you have questions. 



  6. i just had mine done at North Scottsdale, They get the OEM part from another supplier for $775 (clamping sleeves were replaced and 6 new screws) so total parts were 887 - 10% or $798. Labor was 319 with a 10% discount or $287.   Total price was $1,085 so not is all bad in their world as they recognize this is a frustrating issue for CTT owners. Mine was at 41K but the original owner took delivery in 2003 so this truck is 11 years old now.  Guess i could have saved the labor and done this myself but having the 1 year warranty on the new shaft i guess is worth it to me. I would go back to the dealer and tell them what others are charging . $1,500 seems excessive

  7. Found this post really interesting and followed up on the information given by Koolkat i have located a Dynavin DVN-PC in the UK and am awaiting delivery (Wednesday), on talking with the UK distributer he was unsure if it really was plug and play. I contacted the US distributer and he did say that it was a plug and play unit though he was not sure about connecting a reversing camera.

    James from  sales@auto-electronics.com  ( 0845 075 6050) called back and had received confirmation from the German based Company that this unit is a direct replacement for the PCM fitted to the Cayenne (2003-2010) and does work with vehicles fitted with the BOSE sound system and connects to the fibre optic cable with the addition and an extra box supplied with the unit. I have the car booked into a local audio specialists who are going to remove the PCM and mObridge unit and instal the Dynavin, i will ask if they can supply pics of the instal and post.

    Trollybus, Did the install go well? How does the unit work any issues?



  8. I have the following symptoms:


    1. Change to settings (Comfort) reset to default once car is turned off and locked and unlocked. 
    2.  Time for Clock returns to what was the initial setting on dash and PCM. You can set the clock and drive the car, the clock works until you turn off the car.
    3. PCM returns to radio even when i have selected CDC or CD after restarting the 
    4. Navigation map not showing correct location. the current location shows i am somewhere in Mexico
    5. Date shows 01/01/00. There is no way to change it.


    Anyone have ideas on what the issue is?


    Thanks for your help.



  9. I have a 04 CTT and i've tried to set the time on the dash and the PCM and neither works. The time sets and works until i shut off the car and then once i restart the car it starts back at the time i set previously just like groundhog day. Also my Nav system does not work (not that i really care). They appear to be related as they both started acting up after i installed a MoBridge. I've check all connections and everything seems connected properly. Anyone have ideas on what is causing this?

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