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mwiadro

Software tools for reading error codes on a mac?

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Wondering if there are any options or recommendations for Mac users for code reading/clearing on a 04' Cayenne S?

Also, I see PIWIS systems advertised for <$2K and the Durametric for $400. What are the major advantages to spending extra for the PIWIS? Many thanks...

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Yes you can but not under native OSX. As I have a working piwis on an IBM T30 with a KTS520, I created a VM ware fusion image of the piwis system was able to run this on my MBP so yes it is possible.

Under bootcamp you can run duramitric and works good as wel

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Any PIWIS system you see for $2k is not genuine. That carries with it, potential for bugs, lack of updates, as well as contributing to theft of Porsche's proprietary information.

The real PIWIS costs many more times that, plus it requires a yearly subscription.

Unless you have more than 3 cars, you can get the enthusiast version of Durametric for less. It is a great tool and perhaps one of the best alternatives to owning a genuine Porsche computer.

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If you have a mac with a intel processor you can install parallel. it is a software that will allow you to run windows on your Mac then you can run Durametric. im using the same set up in my mac pro and it worked like a charm. :drive:

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