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Posts posted by Barneybee

  1. Hi everyone, this is my first visit on this site. I have a Boxster S 2005 with a PCM 2.1. I want to use the integrated phone system which required a SIM card. In order to activate the card the service provider requires the phone system serial number or IMEI. I obtained several number from the PCM by pressing "MAIN" and "TRIP" simultaneously in `SWversions`. According to the service provider he could not find any of the numbers, I gave him, in his system that would confirm that my PCM system would accept the HSPA SIM card. I am not sure but I believe from the info in my PCM could be a type "A" software. Could anyone tell me if the PCM software has to be upgraded to a "B" software for the system to accept the HSPA SIM card? Thanks in advance for your help.

    Don't know what HSPA is but to use my sim card I just take it out of my phone and put it in the tray.

    This being the case why not give the IMEI of your phone then use the sim in the car, should work ok. You can test this by taking the sim out of your phone ( I guess you have one) and putting it in the car.

  2. I beleive the level C update , as it is now called , is in fact the level B+ that has patches to allow the later version PCM's to play MP3 files and fixes some issues with the telephone module. Certainly even the TSB suggests updating to level C is only possible if the PCM started life as version 3 (level b ) or higher software. Version 3 software came in with the introduction of the Mp3 compatable units mid 2005 which had level B firmware installed as standard. Earlier PCM units installed with level A or pre level A (software version 1 and 2) can only be updated as far as level 3 software and firmware level B , this is because they cannot support the Mp3 function. You can buy the level C firmware update Cd from your porsche dealer , but it will only work if your PCM was originally a versoin 3 level B unit. It costs only a few dollars/ pounds and self updates from the Cd drive in the PCM.

    I am running the europe 05.2007 map Dvd in my PCM with level 3 software and firmware level B. My unit was originally a level A designated device running software level 1. it has since been updated, but will not update beyond level 3.

    With a facelift model 911 due soon , it's possible porsche are holding back with comissioning updates for the maps (from Navteq) for the PCM as a new version of PCM may be installed ?

    Hi, I'm new to the forum and to Porsche, picked up a 987 Boxster S 55 plate 06 reg 2 weeks ago, haven't stopped smiling yet.

    I am going across Europe this summer and was looking at the map situation on the forum. I would have expected my PCM to be at version 2 at least, however checking the sw levels revealed

    SW Version 1.0 with

    PCM at 04202JD1/3004

    Sys SW 04113AD1/1104 and

    Nav Sys 00174156/2704.

    How did you get from level 1 to 3 was it via OPC and what was the cost?

    Being new to all this I'm still a little confused so any help would be much appreciated.

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