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MObridge Bluetooth Ipod Install and Impressions


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MObridge Bluetooth Ipod Install and Impressions


I am very pleased with the unit. BT syncs seamlessly with my BB 8130 and performs flawlessly. My only complaint is 225 contact max. in phonebook - but this is a Porsche OE restriction, not MObridge Parrot mic near dome light works well, as reported by others on other end of the line - low noise and clear communication. The Ipod interface works well, but sometimes does not respond instantly to button input. A 1 second pause before response to input is observed sometimes..... Otherwise perfect

 

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SUPER COOL!!! How much for the Bluetooth with Ipod version? Will this work with my 2006 C2 with PCM?

Thanks, 808C4

I am very pleased with the unit. BT syncs seamlessly with my BB 8130 and performs flawlessly.

My only complaint is 225 contact max. in phonebook - but this is a Porsche OE restriction, not MObridge

Parrot mic near dome light works well, as reported by others on other end of the line - low noise and clear communication.

The Ipod interface works well, but sometimes does not respond instantly to button input. A 1 second pause before response to input is observed sometimes.....

Otherwise perfect.

mObridge links:

http://www.mobridgeinc.com/vehicles/porsche

http://www.mobridgeinc.com/node/63

Install:

Follow PCM removal :

http://www.caymanclub.net/reviews/showproduct.php?product=92

and/or

Step 1 - Remove small carpeted trim piece from side of center console by PCM (Beside PCM) using Torx wrench size T-30

Step 2 - Remove two leather side trim pieces using Torx wrench size T-20

Step 3 - Using 5mm Allen wrench turn four (two each side) black hex locks 1/4 - 1/2 turn (CCW, I think) to unlatch side locks. Do not force these. They turn very easily in the correct direction. Open glove box on passenger side to access these latches.

Step 4 On pasenger side, back out 7 mm hex head screw

Step 4 - Carefully slide out PCM

A-pillar: route wire up a pillar and through headliner- use a credit card or similiar to push behind trim....there are other threads on this.....

After pulling out PCM, swap fiber optic strands CAREFULLY as per MoBridge instructions for Tyco connectors and tap into power and ground using 12 gauge taps and 22 gauge blade connectors from Radio Shack. Here is a picture showing the taps and orange fiber optic cables.

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A sweet place to mount the unit with extremely easy access for SD card firmware upgrades is behind the glovebox, in a slot with just the right width, under a foam trim piece. I used industrial strength Velcro form Ace hardware to mount the light unit behind the glovebox,

The following photos show the mounting of the unit in the slot between firewall and back of glovebox:

Ready for insertion, with all wires and cables routed, I added a cable sheath as well:

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View looking up from floor on passenger side- unit mounted in slot between electrical control box and plenum chamber, just behind glovebox, and held fast with extra strength Velcro - no bump will dislodge this from the velcro !:

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Finally, snake the cable up from underneath into the glovebox:

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Nice post. I have the MoBridge and have been very happy with it. Though I have a cab and the microphone is understandably useless when the top is down :(

I didn't have the courage to do the install - just daunted by the optical cable work. Probably could have done it. The one tip I'll offer is that the tech who installed it (who had installed quite a few apparently) chose to place the unit on the drivers side, virtually directly under the steering wheel shaft. It has the mini-sd slot directly accessible if you peer under the dash there. Turned out to be useful in that I had to re-install the firmware when, after replacing my battery, the unit stopped working. Booting it from an sd card with a firmware upgrade from the MoBridge site fixed it all.

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I would like to try the install myself as well but I am confused as to the use of the MOST Loop. I have a 997 with Bose sound and CDC. I plan on following your instructions above to mount the unit behind/under the glove box and I understand all of the electrical connections but the fiber ones have me a little confused. I've downloaded the documents and the porsche install notes from mobridge but I want to be sure before I get started.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

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Mobridge Absolute crap the phone book limit hahahaha (xxxx add any bad words here) it was made in 1966 They say its the PORSCHE PCM but where do they get off charging for so much crap the system

Playing the same tune every time all the time when you plug your iPhone in Aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrr it doesn't remember where u left off when u restart your car so it takes you back to the start of your iPod playlist hahahaha every time Even on shuffle....

When you r in iPod mode ,,, don't get me started, The most antiquated system I have ever seen In the 21st century

My mobridge plays better in my silly bens than and it cost me £80 than it dose on the PCM 2.1 at £760 I got and you got ripped off big time

The only thing I could say good about it is the Bluetooth works and I can play my music via that and make calls and best of all I can use my iPhone maps system to Navigate the world instead of using that non postcode reading working crap PCM 2.1 system Porsche slap u in the face with its so crap they want to charge you £350 to upgrade the maps hahahaha get a TOMTOM it's better and the updates are free so is my iPhone ,,, I can't wait to integrate an iPod mini and replace the PCM in my 997 and have apple control my cars system with Siri .....AMEN.....

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