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Upload European maps instead of current Arabic

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I bought a porsche cayenne s (2015). in the Middle East and brought it back to Europe.
I want to upload European maps instead of the current Arab peninsula maps. 
According to the dealer I have to change out the whole PCM unit, at a cost of some 5,000 USD, in order to get European maps!!! Apparently you can not upload European maps on a PCM that was originally sold in the Arab world. due the PCM been programmed with Arab script? Changing the maps from US or Asia to European for example would have been no problem so I was told.
I find this very hard to believe / understand. Surely this is just a case of uploading different software/firmware? 

Can anyone help?

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14 minutes ago, Loren said:



I do not know why this is either but the Porsche parts list does show several different regional PCM control units.


pcm list.jpg

Thank you very much for the reply.

So you think I just need a dvd? Why  did the dealer not say that?

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Sorry no, those are option list codes for the different central control boxes. I am afraid the dealer is correct that you need a different regional central control box.

The "list" price I see in the Porsche parts list is over $5000 US (about $5300).

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7 minutes ago, Richard Hamilton said:

I know a fellow in France who has converted Middle East units to EU maps.  I think you can have more than one region on the system, but either way you have to have an Activation Code for the EU maps, which is entered using a PIWIS, before loading the maps.

Can you please give me his contact information.

That would be very helpful.

Thankyou in advance

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