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I can confirm that the cable from www.porschecable.com works. I’ve ordered this in the past, it looks like a gen 1 durametric cable and does the trick without paying over the odds prices. It is compatible with version 4 or 5 of the software and also comes with software download link which and does the job and is an inexpensive way of getting the job done as has saved me a fortune. This does a lot of the Porsche specific task such as read specific module info, reset airbag etc which generic readers wont do. Hope this feedback helps.
i had a similar fault with my airbag and the cable from www.porschecable.com works just fine and does what it says on the tin.
Hi I ordered a PIWIS 2 kit a couple of weeks ago. I finally got round today to connecting it to car and having a play around for the first time and familiarising myself with the menus and functions. Ran through all the headings 1. Fault Memory 2. Actual Values input signals 3. Drive Links checks 4. Coding Adaptations 5. Maintenance repairs and 6. Programming. And then I made a mistake, I was about to finish and out of curiosity I on the programming menu I selected Auto programming and ran it. It starting running but then the installation aborted. The cars modules seemed to have decoded itself. The electric rear spoiler retracted and what I can assume is the cooling fans are constantly on when the car ignition or engine is switched on. I’ve rerun the scan but cannot see any modules on the car and I seem to have accidently wiped the modules. I have spent the remainder of today going through every single menu/option on the PIWIS to try and recode but have had not success in recoding/programming the modules back (I don’t even have a working instrument cluster although the car engine starts and drives) Does anyone have any advice on how I rectify this? I have a 2009 997.2
it is showing v2.24 (it was previosuly 1.4) Is 2.24 the latest or has newer versions come out?
Hi I decided to take the plunge and go for a map update on my PCM 3.0 system at my local Porsche dealership. They have attempted to update the maps on Tuesday but not successful (claimed they had old maps) and ordered new dvds and attempted it today (7 attempts) and have been unsuccessful. They have asked me to return the car back to them on Monday Morning. They are saying that they have a 4 DVD set. DVD1 and 2 have installed okay but on DVD 3 progress gets to 70% and they get a dvd read error. What is even more worrying is that they have deleted my old maps so my car currently has no maps. Has any other users here had the same problem on the PCM 3.0 system. Any advice/experiences would be much appreciated.