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Everything posted by bleo

  1. You should have PCM 2.x multimedia unit because of model year is 04. However, the SW/FW version can show 3.x (versions A, B, C), but you must use DVD for sure (unit is placed under front passenger seat). Please check your dealer, there is a 01/10 update of map DVDs (which works with your SW version for sure, an update is placed on the same DVD as maps), which are compatible for any PCM 2.x with DVD unit.
  2. Check wires and connectors in front part, because on some cars cabling gets rotten. Especially when you are parking outside
  3. Example: Content of PCM21_NavDVD disc with maps 08.2009 Europe 05.12.2008 14:03 ____________2˙048 733174440_HK.DB 20.10.2008 15:23 __________182˙272 GPS_222_HK.DB 20.10.2008 15:23 __________180˙224 GPS_415_HK.DB 05.12.2008 13:59 ____1˙030˙871˙040 PEU8303_HK.DB 20.10.2008 15:24 _______11˙272˙192 SP_1844WP_HK.DB 25.03.2008 14:40 ________2˙570˙240 XB174440.DB 05.12.2008 13:54 ____1˙865˙197˙568 kN083EU16x03.DB Maybe it will help ...
  4. Sorry for the late answer! Maybe you already found solution under other topics/posts related to PCM 2.1 upgrades. In this case as I know it does not matter what region (European or American) are you using for PCM 2.1 Multimedia upgrade, real difference is in maps only. Because you have used SW from unknown source, it could be many reasons: 1. You have upgraded PCM 2.1 multimedia with incorrect FW version (for 997 car types instead of 955) 2. You have failed (or not finished) upgrade of PCM navigation module FW that comes on new navigation DVD (release 08.2009) 3. You have got wrong or damaged DVD media (DVD disc is common for all car types equipped with PCM 2.1 Multimedia navigation unit at least FW level "B" aka version 3.x 4. You have bought fake or older release from tricky traders (Bulgaria or Greece ;-) Notes: In case of 08.2007 (or 2008) maps you have to use additional PCM 2.1 Multimedia Update CD Navigation MY08 to (via DVD unit) to use newer DVD disc In case of 08.2009 maps your PCM navigation module update is already on newer DVD disc
  5. YES, you can use the "latest" (08/2009) navigation DVD (upgrade of navigation module will be done automatically on the first insertion, but you should better to keep engine running to do not interrupt process, then leave DVD in the shaft and restart PCM). Check other topics related to PCM 2.1 and Navigation for details.
  6. I would recommend to you to check wires and connector contacts and switches (can be damaged or corroded) used for PCM remote control on steering wheel. Maybe it could help. BTW, what happens with PCM unit when you just simply disconnect this feature? Does it work normally?
  7. PCM2.1 SW version 1.x upgraded to version 3.x means you are at model level B, so you should be ready to use latest navigation DVDs. Did you download 955 (e.g. Cayenne) kit CDs for model level A and B upgrade for sure? Maybe you just missed 000.044.901.40 PCM navigation unit update CD MY08, which needs to be installed as well (via external DVD unit). Then you can use DVD containing maps from 2008 year. Let me know you got those two CDs for Cayenne instead of 911/Cayman/Boxter. I am looking for them, so I can help you with the rest (missing CD and DVD from MY08). What are product numbers and/or labels of those CDs?
  8. 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).
  9. Using PCM 2.1 DVD-Navigation update kit 955.044.903.60 from Porsche dealer. Further information is avaliable in existing topics related to PCM 2.1 and navigation update, and of course in corresponding TSB (installation and conversion instructions for particular update kit).
  10. PCM 2.1 Multimedia unit manual says only CD Slot of PCM has got MP3 playback feature.
  11. Hi, your PCM unit version shows 04202xxx, e.g. should be model level A, but the SW versions shows 1.0, indicating model level Standard. I guess your model level is somewhere between Standard and A (SW versions 2.x). New DVD Navigation discs (maps 08.2007 or 08.2009) are compatible with PCM 2.1 Multimedia model levels B and C only. Thereafter, you have to update PCM 2.1 Multimedia unit up-to the model level B (SW versions 3.x / PCM unit 05024xxx) at least. Navigation system update CD and Navigation maps DVD are common for 955- and 997- kits. Thereafter, you need either individual PCM 2.1 Multimedia model level A (first step) and B (next step) update CDs for CAYENNE, or similar CD set from 955- kit (e.g. for CAYENNE). Update process can be complicated, because Bose Amplifier and CD units may require additional repair kit CDs (if update CD are not from the latest kit release). I strongly recommend to find someone experienced, or at least to study corresponding TSB (installation and conversion instructions). Read also this helpful topic: http://www.renntech....upgrade-update/
  12. You already got PCM 2.1 Multimedia model level C (PCM unit version is 05395xxx, e.g. SW Versions 4.x). Thereafter, you have to update Navigation System unit only (via external DVD-Navigation module) - check TSB for details.
  13. Navigation update kit released in 01/2010 requires at least PCM 2.1 Multimedia model level B (PCM unit version is 05024xxx, e.g. SW Versions v3.x).
  14. It depends on your model level (MODELLPFLEGE or MOPF) of PCM 2.1 Multimedia unit. PCM 2.1 Multimedia update CDs to model level A & B in 997- (911 BOXTER CAYMAN) kit are different from those one in 955- (CAYENNE) kit. You have to check (press the "MAIN" and "TRIP" buttons simultaneously), whether your PCM 2.1 Multimedia SW version is at least 3.x (Unit:PCM 05024xxx) e.g. model level B. If not, you will need additional (CAYENNE) CDs to correctly update PCM 2.1 Multimedia unit to model level B or C. PCM2.1 MODELLPFLEGE-A UPDATE 06.2005 PCM2.1 BOSE-UPDATE-CD MOPF-A (CAYENNE) PCM2.1 UPDATE-CD MODELLPFLEGE-B (CAYENNE) PCM2.1 MODELLPFLEGE-B REPAIR KIT CD-SINGLE MY06 (CAYENNE) From the PCM 2.1 Multimedia model level B you can apply the latest common PCM 2.1 Multimedia update CD (Navigation MY08) for correct functioning of new DVD-Navigation disc in external DVD-Navigation unit. 000.044.901.40 PCM2.1 MULTIMEDIA UPDATE LEVEL-C MY08 (911 BOXTER CAYMAN CAYENNE) DVD-Navigation disc is common for the both of 997- and 955- kits (identical release). Notice: Above listed part numbers and releases may vary, so you should check corresponding TSB.
  15. Try this simple test before visiting repair shop: 0. Stop and start your engine (in case you got already fault message) 1. Activate off-road /Low Range mode/ driving program (use rocker switch) with gear shift lever in neutral position 2. Drive your car for a while (move forward/backward several meters) 3. Activate on-road /High Range mode/ driving program (use rocker switch) with gear shift lever in neutral position It may "heal" your all-wheel drive system, e.g. resistor, which identifes mode in which system is and generates fault message when corroded - it happens when you do not use this feature for a long time...
  16. Very known problem Some hints I got from workshop: 1. Check front cabling system (sometimes wires and/or connectors are corroded, which generates accidental faults) - there was a case they had to replace or fix wires on 3 years(!) old car, front cabling replacement is very expensive due to engine removal need 2. Check headlight connector (sometimes they had to physically remove electrical connector from the back of the headlight assembly and wired it to fix increasing distance between connector parts - then you have to pull it out slightly and disconnect connector before complete removal of headlight assembly)
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