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Retrofitting PCM (not NAV) to 987 with CDR24 and BOSE


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I would like to replace the BOSE/MOST CDR24 in my 987 with a secondhand PCM head unit taken from a 997. The main goal is to use PCM to operate a Dension IPod controller which I have yet to install, but I'd like any other "standard" functionality of PCM to work too.

The PCM part number is 997 642 141 02.

Is this a straight plug and play swap, or is there programming needed at the dealer?

Any guides on what steps are needed?

Thanks,

Jez

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Whenever a MOST device is changed (even part for part) the MOST controllers have to be re-coded to match the new hardware.

Thanks Loren.

Presumably this means a trip to the dealer.

Do you know if this is a simple, quick task?

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If you have the bose amplifier there may be some issues with the PCM . There is a TSB about compatability of bose amplifiers and PCM units , you need to have a match on the version of PCM with a suitable bose amplifier.

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Hi all,

I have a PCM unit part # 997 642 143 02.

Please can you confirm which Navigation DVD drive I need for this part?

I have been offered 997 642 157 01, will this work ok, or are the two units incompatible, as one is model B and one model C?

Should I continue my search for 997 642 137 02?

Many thanks

Matt.

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Hi all,

I have a PCM unit part # 997 642 143 02.

Please can you confirm which Navigation DVD drive I need for this part?

I have been offered 997 642 157 01, will this work ok, or are the two units incompatible, as one is model B and one model C?

Should I continue my search for 997 642 137 02?

Many thanks

Matt.

The parts listing suggests that 997 642 157 00 is for the PCM's with software level C. Since the part number you quote is a digit on from this part number , it suggests there may be a later version of PCM software than C (possibly Cayenne only ?). Though the PCM "level B" units can be updated to "level C "using the update software, I'm not aware of a CD to update beyond level C. Certainly the earlier PCM units (standard production status and Level A) were limited to updating beyond level B due to hardware differences. I would suggest its safer to get either a compatable level B DVD drive ( 997 642 137 02) or a level C (997 642 157 00). If you get a level C drive , then I'd suggest the PCM will need updating before connection to the MOST loop and DVD drive.

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