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  1. FRUSTRATION! I recently purchased from the parts department of my dealership the "Navigation Update" (958 044 902 51) which has been made available on Porsche's Techquipment site as of this month. Although there is no date associated with this update, it is apparently new as of 2014. It turns out that the purchase is nothing more than an authorization key which allows the dealership to upload maps which it has in its possession and receives periodically. The update claims that there is a "significantly higher degree of detail . . . and additional POCs". I cannot detect any of this after the update was performed. Upon asking the dealer, I was told that the latest version is 997.642.273.56 - Map Data PCM 3.X – 06.2013 –SW versions: 7PP.919.193.CC. That is, the version is from June 2013. And I wonder - what have I paid for? There is no literature available from Porsche as to what has been actually updated in this version of the maps. There is nothing visible, there is apparently no way to know the actual map version that has been installed, as there is no way to seek this version from the PCM itself. And further, how is the latest version of maps available to the dealer from June 2013? The response from the dealer is ignorance as to all these questions. Does anyone have any insight, advice, similar frustration???? At least, the only actual visible update that I got was the PCM software which went from v. 2.4 to v. 2.46.
  2. Hello all,I want to do a stealth SQ install in my Cayman. I already own 2 amps from my old car (RF Power 50.2 and RF Power 250.2, both in Chrome) but don't have to use them.The car currently has PCM and Sound Package plus, so 3 way fronts, a 3" centre channel in the dash and 4" midrange rears - no subwoofer.PCM has 4 speaker level outputs, so these need to go into a processor (Alpine PXA-H800, Audison BitOne or RF 360.3?) so that the output can go to amps (I'm thinking JL Audio HD900.5 and HD600.4; the former running active tweets and mids in the front plus subwoofer, the latter bridged to run midbass in the door). I really would like to keep the PCM if possible, though there may be justification to replace it if the output via a processor is going to be significantly inferior to a modern HU with digital output.Speakers - I'm considering either Morel Elate Limited Edition, Morel Elate 903, Dynaudio Esotec System 362 for 3-way fronts, and the JL Audio stealthbox in the rear.Questions:1. Which 3-ways are best in this car?2. Are JL Audio HD amps good enough to get the best from high end 3 ways?3. Should I be going passive instead, by losing the HD600.4 and simply bridging the HD900.5 to run 150W to each front side?4. Which is the best processor for SQ?5. Will an SQ'd PCM be significantly inferior to a high end Pioneer/Alpine double-DIN navigation unit?6. Is this design flawed in any way? Can it be designed better?Thanks,C.
  3. I just purchased a 2009 Carrera S Cabriolet (from dealer) but appear to have the PCM 3.1 manual from a later model (dated 04/11 inside). The part number I have is WKD 952 221 12. Would appreciate getting the correct part number for my model year (unless there have been no changes). Thx
  4. Dear All, Do you all know if Porsche/Navteq is going to come out with a new PCM 2.1 DVD update for 2012? I have 06' Cayenne with original maps and I want to upgrade. Just don't want to upgrade if they come out with new maps next month. THanks
  5. Hi, I'm about to buy a 997C4S Convertible Tiptro. There is a phone system with Simcard tray, telephone and keypad. Is there a solution to connect my iPhone (ideally bluetooth) to use the address book, to call, and to listen the music, all on the system? If so I'd be happy to get rid of the handset unless it leaves holes. Many thanks
  6. Hi All Just starting on my Porsche journey and become the proud owner of a late 2002 Boxster S :thumbup: , my issue is with the PCM 2 unit. I spend a lot of time on business calls in my car and unfortunately the PCM isn't going to work for me; I have a new T-Mobile contract, they won't do a duplicate SIM for the car, and apparently it'll cost me about £400 just to get out of it. Popped into Halfords to look at Parrot Bluetooth devices and came across the Pioneer AVH-2400BT which will do lots of extra wonderful things, except swap easily with the PCM unit already in the car. There seem to be a few different opinions regarding changing them over, one of which is started by a lot of sucking air through teeth and telling me I "shouldn't be going there", and others that say "yeah, I can sell you a cable that'll do that". I think it's somewhere in between but can someone give me some advice where to get some definitive answers from? I've read a few articles but they all seem to refer to the single din head unit removal rather than the unit I have. Am I best trying to remove the amp and PCM unit entirely, re-routing the speaker cables to the new head unit? If I do that will it have an effect on the OBC (obviously I won't have the option of seeing audio details on the central display), someone seemed to think that it's all linked up and things like my odometer wouldn't work properly? I am on a budget so can't throw loads at this and any help would be greatly appreciated. Smeg
  7. I decided replace my Sim-card tray this weekend and now my PCM unit won't even start up. I can hear a soft noise coming from the speakers and the disc is spinning but the screen doesn't come on unless I switch off the ignition. Then the Porsche logo appears for a while but goes blank again. I have opened it up several times to make sure the connectors are connected correctly and it all look to be ok. I have tried removing the fuses related to the PCM unit and disconnected the battery but the problem remain. Anyone with any ideas?
  8. Maybe somebody has this part from a mObridge kit sitting around that they never used? I'm looking for the part referred to as "MOST loop for bypassing existing CDC," that's included in some of the mObridge shipments. Based on my searches it sounds like I just need this part (or one like it) to reconnect my MOST ring. I had some spare time this weekend and decided to free up a bit of frunk space that was being wasted by a non-functioning (and no longer missed) CDC-4 multi-disk player. I got the the player out and pulled out the connectors - only to get the dreaded PCM: "SYSTEM ERROR! Amplifier, CD Changer not available" message. After a pulling the PCM fuses and seeing that a "re-discovery" wasn't going to clear things up I did a search and found this thread: <<http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/porsche-cayenne-forum/405546-system-error.html>> It sounds like my MOST was set up as a ring going through the CDC-4 (oh joy). It also sounds like what's "needed [is] to link the two fibres together to complete the loop. One was supplied with your mobridge unit. Whoever installed it did not know what they were doing. Call Scott at mObridge and ask his advice. Its an easy fix if you can find the part. it looks link a plastic ring with a connector at its root." Unfortunately, I didn't buy a mObridge (although I am considering it for fathers' day). Does anybody know the part # that I can order from Suncoast or pick up from my local P-dealer, or do I need to go 3rd party like mObridge? Does anyone have one sitting around that I can talk them out of or buy? Thanks in advance! DenVerSlube 2006 C4
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