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  1. Some interest in setting up a group buy. I'd be happy to help. Who is interested?

    ...and the price of the group buy would be?

    I don't know, I'm not a seller. I'm just offering to organize a group buy.

    To make a case to Nav-TV, we'd need a bunch of people to say they are interested.

    Then I'll talk to them and figure out the price.

    Note: I have no financial interest (gain or loss) in this.

    tmc

  2. Ok how to do the install:

    First, remove the PCM head unit.

    Second, behind the PCM are two connectors, one is (an ISO connector) for the fiber and one is for the radio power, etc.

    Nav-TV supplies a male-female wiring harness that is very convenient: you unclip the radio power connector, insert the car end into the Nav-TV harness, and insert the other end back into the PCM.

    The fiber is not as hard as it seems. You have to carefully pull a small, blue 'T' out of the connector using a small jewelers screw driver. Once done, you have to then remove one of the two fiber cables. Each is held in with a small clip that, if you pry slightly with aforementioned screwdriver, the cable will simply come out of the connector.

    The Nav-TV Tooki is supplied with a fiber connector populated with one cable. The idea is you disconnect the 'out' side (there are arrows on the connectors) of the PCM fiber, attach it to the Nav-TV connector. Before you can attach the fiber to the NAV-TV connector, you need to disassemble it. On the non-business side (ie, the side where the fiber is connected), along the short side, is a clasp. It's hard to see, but it's there. Use a small-blade screwdriver to release the clasp and get to the "inner" cable connector. Once you get to this, you'll see the blue tab. You will need to remove its blue T as well, and then hook the Nav-TV-supplied cable back into the PCM. So what comes out of the PCM is now routed to the Nav-TV Tooki, and then the Tooki routes it back to the car. Be sure to put all of the blue tabs back and reassemble the inner NAV-TV connector into its shell (it slides in and snaps in place).

    You're almost done! Hook up the power connector from the NAV-TV's wiring harness to the Nav-TV Tooki control box (easy: just pushes in).

    Route the microphone cable. I mounted my microphone on the driver's left side by the top of the A pillar. I used their supplied clip and also routed the cord with an old credit card. Then down and across the top of the pedal area (using wire ties to hold it up) and into the back of the center console area, connected ultimately to the phono jack in the Tooki.

    Mounting: I found I could use some double backed tape and mount the Tooki behind the PCM. There is gobs of room back there.

    Push it all back in and reverse the procedure to remove the PCM.

    Turn on the head unit and you should see 'Tooki searching . . ."

    Set your phone to search for bluetooth and pair with the device, its pin for me was 6888

    Then it will transfer your address book.

    Finally, try making a call! Now you're cooking with gas!

  3. 997C2SCab,

    Afer reading your post above, I went out to the garage and tried the phonebook feature of the TOOKI. My unit downloads all the phone numbers for a contact. The only shortcoming is that there's no indication of which number is home, or cell, or work, etc. I see the contact name, and the phone number itself. One possible way around this is to include the phone number type in the contact name.

    It depends on the phone.

    Sadly, bluetooth is a physical link-level protocol, not an application-level protocol. There are no standards at the ap level and each manufacturer does it slightly differently. However, I know that Nav-TV is actively working on upgraded firmware. One cool thing is that the firmware is upgradeable via bluetooth. Unlike the dension, you don't have to jank it out or put in a flash stick. Run a program on a bluetooth enabled laptop and badda-bing, badda-boom, you're done.

  4. Anyone know how to install the non smoker's tray? Thanks in advance.

    Here's how:

    Remove the trim around the outside of the central stack. It is the bezel (black matte plastic in Cayenne and Cayenne S, matte silver on Cayenne Turbo). You pry from one end, it's just held in with clips.

    Remove the climate controls-- these are held in with two metal spring clips, one per side. You have to use a small screwdriver to lever up and release the clips

    Note to remove the climate controls, you will need the car in Drive or at least not in Park

    Below this, you will find two torx screws holding in the ash tray. Remove these. The ash tray slides out. Behind is a connector to supply power to the ash tray, unhook this.

    The non-smokers tray replaces the ash tray and goes in with the same two torx screws.

    Push back in the environment controls until the clips snap in.

    Replace the bezel.

    Total time: maybe 30 minutes tops!

  5. Several attempts, but no success thus far

    Pin 5 into connector A of the CDR-23 is an antenna line, should be +12V when the radio is on. I would settle for that because what use is the handsfree kit w/o the radio on (and powering the speakers)? But it appears to be constant 12V when I jumpered it.

    I also went down to the ash tray. There's a light there. Ignition on => light on, yay! Nope, it's +6V, not +12V.

    Next up, I went to the environment controls. There are three Audi connectors on the back. The driver's side connector has a yellow wire-- yellow often is switched power... nope. The last connector (passenger's side) has several brown (=ground) wires, a red and a red-white wire, a black, a black-white and a purple. I messed around with my DMM and found the red was (drum roll please...) unswitched +12V. Apparently so are the black and black-white wires. The purple may be switched.

    So does anyone know the pinouts to the connectors on the back of the environment (A/C) controls on a Cayenne?

    Thanks

    tmc

  6. Anyone know where I can get a supply of switched power near the central console stack? I'm stalling a Parrot 3200LS and need to find a source of switched power. Except for that, it's been plug and play with the CDR-23 (which is extremely cool!). The Parrot comes complete with a prewired set of ISO connectors that plug right into the back of the Becker CDR-23.

    Thanks in advance and Happy Thanksgiving!

    tmc

  7. I had my installer order the Tooki last week along with the Dension Gateway 500 for my iPod. The Dension aparently does everything the Nav-TV product (OPi-P) does and more. Most importantly to me - it is updatable via a USB memory stick rather that having to replace the hardware. That sold me.

    Had the Dension in another car (a 987S) and it was "ok" for iPod use. I found the user interface clunky, but I have no proof that the Nav-TV would be any different. The bluetooth module to the Dension was crap, though. It treated a call as though it were a CD playing. You had to switch modes to CD changer mode to answer. Very bizarre.

    tmc

    That's interesting. What type of clunkiness specifically? I still have 10 days until my install date. Is there a specific question I should ask my installer about?

    Let's see if I can remember: it had you hold down the FF (>>) button to select anything. Furthermore, you had several states that were non-obvious. It was annoying in that, whenever it was confused, it would play the first song on your iPod (Aaron Aardvark's Greatest Hits kind of thing).

    The bluetooth interface was downright silly, as I said. The TOOKI is far, far better.

    There was a long thread on Rennlist about the Dension, I think in the 997 forum (sorry no time to look it up, gotta run).

    tmc

  8. This is very cool. TMC, any chance you can confirm: -

    1. SOS button, does it now work?

    2. Mail/SMS. This could be restricted due to carrier but if you were using a GSM mobile, can you compile sms messages and send/receive them through the PCM now?

    3. Where did you have the unit installed?

    1. SOS works

    2. SMS doesn't seem to work, but the documentation says that it works for some phones

    3. My dealer, cost $100. But the install is relatively simple: there's a connector that goes to the back of the PCM2 head unit and a fibre optic cable to add to the MOST loop.

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