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CD-Ready Coupler


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I installed an aftermarket Bluetooth receiver. As such, I need to disable the CD changer.

1) Does anyone have the part number of the fiber coupler that bypasses the CD changer?

2) Is bypassing (at the changer) recommended over having the dealer disable?

Thanks

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I installed an aftermarket Bluetooth receiver. As such, I need to disable the CD changer.

1) Does anyone have the part number of the fiber coupler that bypasses the CD changer?

2) Is bypassing (at the changer) recommended over having the dealer disable?

Thanks

1. There are aftermarket jumpers/couplers available. BumperPlugs has one for about $35. I also saw one on another website for around $25 - but didn't note the website. In the Porsche parts system - there are two things listed, and not certain which is the coupler:

- 999 650 039 40 "Connector Optical Waveguide"

- 999 650 091 40 "Plug bridge optical waveguide"

EDIT: Just looked up the 2nd one on Suncoast - and the photo looks identical to the one I removed when I installed the CD changer: http://www.suncoastp...L65009140B.html $14.95.. cheap even!

plugjumper.jpg - Name of the image is "plugjumper" - another clue..

In the description it sez: "This connector will close an open port on a fiber optic cable."

2. Not the same thing. The MOST network requires a continuous path. Removing the CD changer makes a break in the path, so nothing on the MOST loop will work.. that includes the Bose amps, DVD for navigation, etc. You NEED the coupler to keep the rest of the system working. Disabling the changer by a dealer just tells your PCM not to look for it. Different things entirely.

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pull two cables out of connector put end to end and fix with tape. as long a light shines at the end of another you can try before you buy a permanent solution. Please dont fall for optical connectors with gold plating (i had a salesperson trying to explain its advantages once...)

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