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Hi, I've got a 2006 Cayenne with the audio system that plays mp3's. I have two complaints about the "random" track seek feature and I wonder if anyone else has found a work-around or if there's a firmware upgrade to resolve the issues.

Let's take the example where you've burned your own CD with 150 mp3 files on it...

1. It doesn't stay in random mode when you turn the car off and back on. It's quite a few button clicks each time you start up the car to put it back into random mode.

2. The random number generator isn't seeded (sorry for the computer geek speak). What this means is that it's the same "random" sequence each time you start the car... for example, you will get tracks 44, 52, 6, 10, 105, 72, etc. the first time you play. Then turn off and on the car, go back to random track mode, then notice that it plays EXACTLY THE SAME SEQUENCE (i.e. 44, 52, 6, 10, 105, 72, ...). Your numbers will be different of course (probably depends on the number of tracks on your disc), but they'll be the same each time you play that disc. Hardly what I call random.

Does anyone know if Porsche is aware of these problems and if so, do they have a firmware upgrade which resolves them?

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Hi, I've got a 2006 Cayenne with the audio system that plays mp3's. I have two complaints about the "random" track seek feature and I wonder if anyone else has found a work-around or if there's a firmware upgrade to resolve the issues.

Let's take the example where you've burned your own CD with 150 mp3 files on it...

1. It doesn't stay in random mode when you turn the car off and back on. It's quite a few button clicks each time you start up the car to put it back into random mode.

2. The random number generator isn't seeded (sorry for the computer geek speak). What this means is that it's the same "random" sequence each time you start the car... for example, you will get tracks 44, 52, 6, 10, 105, 72, etc. the first time you play. Then turn off and on the car, go back to random track mode, then notice that it plays EXACTLY THE SAME SEQUENCE (i.e. 44, 52, 6, 10, 105, 72, ...). Your numbers will be different of course (probably depends on the number of tracks on your disc), but they'll be the same each time you play that disc. Hardly what I call random.

Does anyone know if Porsche is aware of these problems and if so, do they have a firmware upgrade which resolves them?

have you called your dealer?

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have you called your dealer?

Yes, they said this is the first they've heard of it but they'll mention it to the regional rep. I was hoping someone elsewhere in the world (i.e. this group) would know more. Also, if Porsche doesn't know about the problem... how do we get this information to the right people?

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have you called your dealer?

Yes, they said this is the first they've heard of it but they'll mention it to the regional rep. I was hoping someone elsewhere in the world (i.e. this group) would know more. Also, if Porsche doesn't know about the problem... how do we get this information to the right people?

I just purchased an 06 left over and I have the exact same issue with MP3 CDs. Random turns itself off, and when I put Random back on, I get the same songs over and over again.

Did you ever find a solution?

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have you called your dealer?

Yes, they said this is the first they've heard of it but they'll mention it to the regional rep. I was hoping someone elsewhere in the world (i.e. this group) would know more. Also, if Porsche doesn't know about the problem... how do we get this information to the right people?

I just purchased an 06 left over and I have the exact same issue with MP3 CDs. Random turns itself off, and when I put Random back on, I get the same songs over and over again.

Did you ever find a solution?

maybe its a software issue? update?

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Thats my only problem with porsche, there in car luxuries are yesteryear compared to bmw or mercedes, fair enough they focus on "performance" but it wouldnt kill them to put a decent practical head unit in there cars for once.

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Any resolutions here? I found this psuedo random play issue after burning my first mp3. I would not have done this had the factory system supported the A2DP bluetooth profile. At this point, I would be hysterically happy if I had any bluetooth w/o laying out major cash. I'm really bothered that $25k cars have bluetooth as standard items.

I do not mind flipping 130-150 slong mp3 cd's but I do not wanna loose settings everytime I power down...:(

I very much doubt the dealer will know squat about any of this...or maybe they will plead ignorance (viable tactic I have found through personal experience). this is in software and the service techs do not know their products well so software issues are likely going to be way over their heads. Speak up service techs and restore our confidence in you! lol

Fred

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