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I finally got around to installing a mobridge ipod/bluetooth in my 04 996 turbo with PCM. The car is a ROW so I had to get the dealer to activate the phone module on the PCM but now it's all working fine.

The only really super annoying thing is that every time you restart the car, the unit forgets the "random" track order setting on the ipod (it's a supported nano).

I also have a cayenne turbo with a dension GW500 and it is quite happy to remember the random setting with the same ipod.

I've flashed the latest firmware, so now I'm not sure whether this is normal for the mobridge unit (I hope not cause it a serious flaw) or whether it's just a difference between the PCM in the 996 and the cayenne.

Having said that the mobrdige phone module blows the dension one out of the water (no phone not present erro, phone book loads in the PCM with an iphone, sound is ultimately superior).

Any 996/PCM/mobridge owners to comment on this one?



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I got this response from Mobridge, looks like it's the PCM in the 996's. Bugger.

"Your car is actually the culprit here. On startup, disc change, manual track incrementing etc, the PCM turns off random. It's impossible to tell if the user has pressed the button or the radio is doing this because all our unit gets told is to turn random off. Dension may have put some trickiness in for this or maybe the PCM in the 2004 is doing this. The PCM in the 911 is vastly different to the Cayenne version even though functionally they do act the same way."

Oh well, it's worth the trade off for the mobridge's far superior telephone sound and functions, as I use the phone in the car a lot...

Cheers from down under!

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