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I have been thinking about fitting a reversing camera to my 2005S. I don't want the clutter of an extra screen so would like the image to appear on stock nav screen. One specialist has advised that this is not possible without upgrading the screen to a later specification and quoted a large sum to do it. My question is, has anyone installed such a set up on their car and would be willing to post some information here?

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The 997 was never fitted with a reversing camera, and I don't know if it has the (Fakra) input connector or if the coding  option is available.  Several people have retrofitted them to the Cayenne which also uses PCM2.1.

As a first step, I would check that the PCM unit has the input connector, and get it plugged in to a PIWIS tester to see if the coding option is available.  Here is the rear view of a Cayenne PCM2.1.  I believe the camera is connected to "K".

 

 

pcm2-1back.jpg

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Richard, thank you for the info and the photograph. The specialist I spoke to seemed to indicate that there was no camera input option on whatever the PCM model is on the Boxster 987-1 and that a later PCM edition would be required.  I'm no expert at auto electrics and would prefer a specialist to investigate and fit, or at least a tutorial from someone who has managed to make it work. I will try to look at the back of my unit to compare it with the photo you supplied.

I'm nearby in Ascot, by the way.

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Thanks Richard, 

i'll get back to you via a PM once I have a look at the back of the unit. It might take a while as I'm very busy at work right now. 

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