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PCM upgrade for 2000 Porsche Boxster S

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Is it possible to install a newer PCM into a 2000 Porsche Boxster S? I can no longer get maps for my 2000 PCM and it would be nice to upgrade from the CD to DVD based systems.

You would be better off just purchasing a stand alone system, All the Porsche systems are complete rubbish, and overpriced rubbish too.

The system on my late 2002 is PCM1 16 bit and can use the 2007 Opel Maps, you need to check to see if you have 8 or 16 bit system, if your 8 bit then there are no updates, no support - zilch - Just buy a stand alone.

You can check if you are 8 or 16 bit by having a look at the rear of the PCM drive, If you have part number 996.642.122.00, 01, 02 = 8 bit, 03 to 12 then 16 bit.

If 16 bit then the Vauxhall/Opel NCDR disk will work, check your software version number by holding the AC screen button in and also press the scroll knob at the same time.

I am told you need version 5.43 and PONA 643D, however a seperate disk besides the latest maps can be purchased to upgrade the software version before putting the map disk in

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PCM1 16-bit wasn't introduced until 31st January 2001, so you don't have it. If it was me, I'd consider an aftermarket system as you will get a lot more benefits than the features you will lose by ditching the PCM. I have the Pioneer AVIC-HD1BT (Z1), which is great, and would highly recommend it.

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