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Traded my 986S for a 997S Saturday and all I can say is WOW. Almost went with the 997 and almost went with a 996 nicely loaded Cab. But the 997S, again, WOW. Now I need some tech advice.

1. Any suggestions as to where to hard wire my V-1? The Boxster was simple but on the 997 i haven't a clue.

2. Is the Nav unit simply a "plug and play" or does a Porsche Tech have to do their magic to turn it on? I was told by the salesperson that the unit just plugs in.

Thanks for your help and for a great forum

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:clapping: Congratulations Congratulations...can't wait to see a pic...

Jim

Traded my 986S for a 997S Saturday and all I can say is WOW. Almost went with the 997 and almost went with a 996 nicely loaded Cab. But the 997S, again, WOW. Now I need some tech advice.

1. Any suggestions as to where to hard wire my V-1? The Boxster was simple but on the 997 i haven't a clue.

2. Is the Nav unit simply a "plug and play" or does a Porsche Tech have to do their magic to turn it on? I was told by the salesperson that the unit just plugs in.

Thanks for your help and for a great forum

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2. Is the Nav unit simply a "plug and play" or does a Porsche Tech have to do their magic to turn it on? I was told by the salesperson that the unit just plugs in.

Thanks for your help and for a great forum

I think it is a bit more than plug and play,

There would be the "module" to install as well as the DVD player (unknown if it is pre-wired) as well as the GPS antenna.

As well I believe that there will be PIWIS settings that must be activated.

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My dealer told me the same thing, its merely a DVD player and current mapping software (on DVD) that plugs in. THe GPS antenna and of course mapping screen/controls are already there. Anyone actually try this yet?

Gary R.

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Just traded my 996 for a 997 yesterday. Car did not have the Nav, but I wanted to add it. They have the units in stock (DVD and software) said when I come up to have it installed, I can wait for it to be done, only takes about an hour.

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From the TSB The "Nav Module" is the DVD player.

Time units for install are 310

It is always more cost effective to order the car with the options installed, rather than after the fact dealer install

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:clapping: Congratulations Congratulations...can't wait to see a pic...

Jim

Traded my 986S for a 997S Saturday and all I can say is WOW. Almost went with the 997 and almost went with a 996 nicely loaded Cab. But the 997S, again, WOW. Now I need some tech advice.

1. Any suggestions as to where to hard wire my V-1? The Boxster was simple but on the 997 i haven't a clue.

2. Is the Nav unit simply a "plug and play" or does a Porsche Tech have to do their magic to turn it on? I was told by the salesperson that the unit just plugs in.

Thanks for your help and for a great forum

I hard-wired my V1 within the overhead console/map light area. By following the owner's manual instructions for emergency closing of the sunroof, I was able to remove this panel. Under this panel were multiple power sources. Carefully select one which is hot when the ignition is on. I had a hard time fitting all of the wire within this tight space. After struggling, I was able to get it to close, and left a small portion of wire protruding. I keep my V1 attached to the windshield via suction cups. It is easily removed for security reasons.

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