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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


I have these two items. The USB cable and the bluetooth bit, which has a phono jack on one end, and just a micro usb socket on the other end.

On the PCM I don't have an Aux option, just this:


Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you open the arm rest up in the centre console, do you have the OEM Porsche Y cable connected by chance for the iPod?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Negative on that. No cable, just the 3 sockets, aux usb and ipod.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing happens when you hit iPod?
Edit. Just make sure you have the USB plugged in as it may not recognise it yet due to the battery being flat on the BT device
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes nothing happens if I hit Ipod; just a message saying no Ipod connected. The BT device has a 70% charge.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where yours says iPod, mine says AUX.
Sorry mate, I think you're going to have to get the PCM booklet out to find out how to activate AUX
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you may be right. But thanks for taking the time to help.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once you get it to show AUX, you'll be up and running within the next 2 mins. Keep persisting ad it is worth the effort
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I didn't reply earlier, been away on holiday - FZP's instructions for getting it to work are spot on!

On my car you press the DISC button repeatedly to toggle between DISC and AUX, I took a picture after pressing it twice.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another tip is to set your aux volume right up to the max, as the default setting will be much quieter than other audio sources (even if you get your phone volume up).
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Segart - this is one of the most stupid and frustrating parts of the PCM system...
You are doing nothing wrong and the other guys are all correct but - What has happened is somebody has "hidden" the aux input for your car.

I had the same issue and the manual is useless.

This functionality exists so that when you press the source button - you don't have to cycle through non existent sources

The problem is that because all of the sources are hidden - you cant get to the menu to unhide them.

So what you need to do is:

1. Find a music CD
2. load the CD into the PCM and let it start playing music.
3. from the "disc" screen select the "option" tab at the top
4. you should see now in the option. area at the bottom right a button to "SET DISC/AUX"
press this
5. Choose the AUX ports you want to have available when you press the source button
6 make sure as a minimum the "AUX" box is checked or you will never see Aux as an option....
7. the other 2 AUX ports automatically become visible when you press SOURCE - if you tick the boxes here, they will be visible even is there is nothing connected to the ports
8. Follow the instructions in a previous post to connect your phone to whatever bluetooth adaptor you purchased
9. press the source button and choose the now miraculously available AUX button
10. Enjoy your Spotify!
11. Now turn that off and listen to your engine Smile
12 Drive it like you stole it Very Happy

This has me going crazy for weeks a year ago....
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah what the hell, I took some photo's to help:

This is the OPTION menu when you are playing a disc.
see the button bottom right:

[img]https://photos.app.goo.gl/N9nWFaw14dqNYyhY9[/img]

And here is the area where you can turn on the Aux input:

[img]https://photos.app.goo.gl/iucCspTUacK1ecUz5[/img]

Hope this helps others too!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks koenig. As you say i have no aux ootions. The disc button just toggles from disc to ipod. I had given up! The car is back in its garage a few miles away but i will follow your instructions and report back! Cherrs Rick
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mkoenigsheim wrote:
Hi Segart - this is one of the most stupid and frustrating parts of the PCM system...
You are doing nothing wrong and the other guys are all correct but - What has happened is somebody has "hidden" the aux input for your car.

I had the same issue and the manual is useless.

This functionality exists so that when you press the source button - you don't have to cycle through non existent sources

The problem is that because all of the sources are hidden - you cant get to the menu to unhide them.

So what you need to do is:

1. Find a music CD
2. load the CD into the PCM and let it start playing music.
3. from the "disc" screen select the "option" tab at the top
4. you should see now in the option. area at the bottom right a button to "SET DISC/AUX"
press this
5. Choose the AUX ports you want to have available when you press the source button
6 make sure as a minimum the "AUX" box is checked or you will never see Aux as an option....
7. the other 2 AUX ports automatically become visible when you press SOURCE - if you tick the boxes here, they will be visible even is there is nothing connected to the ports
8. Follow the instructions in a previous post to connect your phone to whatever bluetooth adaptor you purchased
9. press the source button and choose the now miraculously available AUX button
10. Enjoy your Spotify!
11. Now turn that off and listen to your engine Smile
12 Drive it like you stole it Very Happy

This has me going crazy for weeks a year ago....

Great post MK. It's great when people can solve what should be simple issues in the forum like this.
Thanks to you all as without the initial question, I'd still be Spotifyless in the car. Great for the boring bits inbetween the fun bits Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Result! Thanks guys and MK that was a great set of instructions. All sorted now. This forum is outstanding for sorting issues! I am a bit baffled as to why Porsche felt the need to encrypt the functionality of their sound system though.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff. Best £10 I've ever spent. Audi have a proprietary cable for the AUX, which costs double of the BT adapter. frustrated
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

segart wrote:
Result! Thanks guys and MK that was a great set of instructions. All sorted now. This forum is outstanding for sorting issues! I am a bit baffled as to why Porsche felt the need to encrypt the functionality of their sound system though.
Atb
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