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neilwollerau

Boxster S PCM

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I just bought a 2007 model Boxster S which is a fantastic car, the performance and handling gives me enormous pleasure. One thing that annoys me though - every time I switch on the PCM system the radio comes on. This means if I want to use the system I have to listen to the radio (or CD) UNLESS I mute the sound. My dealer has told me the system is designed that way.

This is crazy. 99% of the time I want to listen to the exhaust and engine sound - better than any radio. Muting the system is ok except that a) it takes time and is one more thing to do and, B) if I just touch the sound button on the multi-function steering wheel (eg to turn up the Nav commands) the radio comes back on again. Annoying or what!

Could somebody tell me if there is a smart way around this. Thanks.

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I just bought a 2007 model Boxster S which is a fantastic car, the performance and handling gives me enormous pleasure. One thing that annoys me though - every time I switch on the PCM system the radio comes on. This means if I want to use the system I have to listen to the radio (or CD) UNLESS I mute the sound. My dealer has told me the system is designed that way.

This is crazy. 99% of the time I want to listen to the exhaust and engine sound - better than any radio. Muting the system is ok except that a) it takes time and is one more thing to do and, B) if I just touch the sound button on the multi-function steering wheel (eg to turn up the Nav commands) the radio comes back on again. Annoying or what!

Could somebody tell me if there is a smart way around this. Thanks.

Well, I don't know if you would call this smart, but I bet if you turn the stereo volume all the way down before you shutdown the car, when you start it up next time the volume will still be down.

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You could always record a Cd of no sound ? Why not turn off the PCM before you turn off the ignition, then the PCM stays off when you start the car. Sorry, I cannot understand why you want the PCM on all the time , do you need to use the nav and phone a lot ?

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I have an 05 non S, and I just turn the volume all the way down if I do not want to hear the radio or CD. Volume stays at 0 next time I start the car. I believe the Nav Commands work fine with the radio volume on 0 as well.

I agree - the radio should not have to be on to use PCM.

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