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Hey! Just got my first Porsche, a 2009 Cayenne and love it!
The bluetooth connectivity in PCM is killing me though. Can't get it to pair, not with iPhone 5 nor with a Nokia Lumia 930.
My iPhone finds the " PCM" in bluetooth settings, I get to enter the code in both devices even. But after entering the code, I get "Connection failed". The other way around, PCM does not find iPhone at all when I "Search for phone". Is this an issue with bluetooth antenna or something, or could a software upgrade on PCM likely help? Bluetooth is enabled on PCM of course. The car has a SIM slot as well but I suppose that has nothing to do with this.
I would like to make calls as well as stream audio to the car. Any ideas, others having faced similar issues?
I have a 2011 Panamera Turbo that has had the OEM PCM 3.1 Bluetooth system functional since day one. It worked fine until last week while I was in my car with my phone connected to my car PCM via Bluetooth and I happen to have another headphone device connect to my phone and it somehow made my PCM malfunction once I got an incoming call and now my car thinks that it does not have a Bluetooth module in the car? Any suggestions or recommendations are welcome.
I have already taken it to my local Porsche dealer and they recommended to replace the whole PCM which in my book is an odd recommendation and not a solution.
I would like to activate my Bluetooth service as it seems it might be a recoding scenario
in the pictures i posted shows how clicking on "Activate Bluetooth " does nothing and says in a blue font bellow the screen that the "function not available"
Preparing the (possible) purchase of a 997.2 C4 cab here in Europe. It has the PCM3 unit installed with 'extended' navigation.
On the options list, there is no mention of 'Bluetooth' or 'phone', so my guess is that it is not present.
Perhaps the forum can advise me on some related questions:
What would be required to retrofit the original Bluetooth hands-free function? (I'm not looking for option to insert a SIM card in the PCM3)
I found somewhere that this is not just a software update, but involves a module (the Bluetooth radio?). moreover, also the microphone would need to be retrofitted. Correct?
The software upgrade likely needs to be activated - only available via the dealer network. Correct?
I understood that there was (is?) an option with a phone cradle as well as one without, What is the option number 618, 619, both, or..?
I don't know if this has been covered, but I recently bought a 996 C4s it has the bose system and a CDR23, it has a Dice 30pin iPod connector which as we know does not fit the lightning style connector, tried various adapters that did not work, so I ordered a bluetooth adapter which plugs onto the 30pin connector LAYEN i-Dock 4.0, cost £24 approx.
Connection to the phone is easy and it worked without any problem in fact I would say that the sound quality is better as you can control the input to the stereo from the volume control of the phone.
Only negative, which in my opinion is that the normal text you would see on your stereo just says empty station, but I can live with that.
Positives, keeps the car original, I can hide the cable altogether the bluetooth adapter is very small and the car now looks original, I can use any phone that has bluetooth to stream my music. Don't have to put a new interface or stereo system into the car.
Anyway this is day 1 will add to this thread once I have experimented a little more, incoming phone call etc.
All the best