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New Cayenne Owner, Dension/mobridge Questions


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Hi, I just purchased a 2006 Cayenne Turbo. I've been a long time Audi guy, but found a farily good deal on a low mileage Cayenne. I want to be able to hook up an iPod and do handsfree bluetooth. I think I'm going to go with Dension Gateway 500 unless there's overwhelming sentiment to go with Mobridge.

A few questions on installation:

  • I'm going to install behind glovebox, where should I get constant power from?
  • I have a CD Changer, is there anything special I need to do? I'm planning on simply bypassing it unless there's an easy way to get them both to work
  • Do I need to get anything recoded to get the phone or ipod function to work?

Thanks, very excited to join the forum and read more about my new (to me) car!

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Not familiar with Denison, but on mObridge, they recommend constant power from the radio. The mObridge install directions were good and show this. I believe mudman2 has a picture forum showing this. I am sure you'd tap power the same way on a Denison (i.e. it uses constant not ignition as the unit sleeps when the vehicle is off - important - check the install directions so you don't ruin your battery and leave yourself stranded).

Again, not sure about Denison, but with mObridge you do not need to install anything on the cdc changer if you have one. Have your dealer code the CDC changer off (PCM doesn't understand two CDC changers and will get confused). Otherwise, you'll simply get an error everytime the PCM comes on that you can just click 'okay'.

Shouldn't be anything you need to do with phone if your PCM has telephone functionality.

Good luck.

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Tap power from back of radio. I thought mudman had a pic otherwise go to the mObridge USA website or cartronics (who sells it as iTronics) - they both have picture instructions on tapping the power. I would assume Denison is the same and very surprised if the unit did not come with excellent instructions. In fact, I wouldn't buy it if detailed instructions were not available. In that case go mObridge; same capabilities and very good directions.

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http://www.cartronic...ortmanuals.html

Then go to Porsche installation tips - page 13. I think it says/was red/yellow. Brown is ground I remember that much.

FWIW, Highly recommend mobridge (also sold as iTronics) and cartronics.com.

Great, thanks! I ended up going with Dension due to cost and features. Any issues tapping one of the 12v plugs under the passenger footwell?

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http://www.cartronic...ortmanuals.html

Then go to Porsche installation tips - page 13. I think it says/was red/yellow. Brown is ground I remember that much.

FWIW, Highly recommend mobridge (also sold as iTronics) and cartronics.com.

Great, thanks! I ended up going with Dension due to cost and features. Any issues tapping one of the 12v plugs under the passenger footwell?

Ignition vs. constant power. Not sure about Denison, but the mObridge requires constant power. I believe the 12v plugs are ignition (i.e. they work only with the key turned on).

What features does Denison offer over mObridge? I don't remember any added benefits.

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http://www.cartronic...ortmanuals.html

Then go to Porsche installation tips - page 13. I think it says/was red/yellow. Brown is ground I remember that much.

FWIW, Highly recommend mobridge (also sold as iTronics) and cartronics.com.

Great, thanks! I ended up going with Dension due to cost and features. Any issues tapping one of the 12v plugs under the passenger footwell?

Ignition vs. constant power. Not sure about Denison, but the mObridge requires constant power. I believe the 12v plugs are ignition (i.e. they work only with the key turned on).

What features does Denison offer over mObridge? I don't remember any added benefits.

I thought they were constant, but could be wrong...I had a car charger plugged in and it was powered while the car was off and key was out.

Dension was cheaper and also offered a USB port to run an external HDD or thumb drive.

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