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Porky C4s
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:48 pm    Post subject: iPod and aux upgrade Reply with quote

This might of been answered but I can’t find it,
2008 C4s thinking of changing to the Gen 2 iPod-aux-usb glove box option, is it just a matter of plug and play or is it re routing cables through the car?
Searched the net but no clear answers
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The OE Gen 2 iPod connection only works with the Gen 2 PCM unit (PCM 3.0), so you would be in for an expensive world of pain to retrofit that into a 2008 car (see isysman's GT2RS rep thread amongst others - the story is in there somewhere). There was also a Universal Audio option for the non-PCM audio system on the Gen 2 which basically amounts to just a line in (no iPod integration), but I haven't a clue as to whether there was a way of plumbing that into a Gen 1 audio system (I suspect not and have never heard of anyone doing it).

It won't be plug and play regardless though - pretty much any OE change to the electrical fit out of a 997 needs to be coded in via a Porsche diagnostic terminal.

I am afraid that your only practical options are almost certainly aftermarket (Dension or similar) to get such functionality. nooo
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cheapest option will be an FM transmitter, these are pretty cheap. This gives you an aux socket and sends the sound via FM which you can receive via the FM radio in the OEM head unit. Some even have bluetooth so you can stream music from your phone & get handsfree phone calls.

Denison & mobridge are boxes you plug into back of the OEM head unit and give the car bluetooth (and possibly an aux socket). This allows you to keep the car looking 100% OEM if thats a concern. I went for the mobridge option. It works well. As soon as I power on the head unit it connects to my mobile via bluetooth & I can make / receive calls using either phone or headunit as if it was out of the factory handsfree. Can also stream music from phone nicely with headunit controls doing skip/rewind etc. However, these boxes are not cheap - £500 upwards.

Best option although more expensive than an FM transmitter would be to swap OEM headunit for an aftermarket unit which would give you all the bells and whistles of a more modern unit.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then I’ll scrap that idea as it’s an fm transmitter I have already, thank you rabbitstew and disco , excellent answers to my question, I’ve looked into an aftermarket head unit and plug in kit to support the Bose amp, no change out of a monkey so I’ll be sticking with the transmitter fo now .
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have this...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bluetooth-USB-Adapter-For-Porsche-911-Boxster-Cayman-Cayenne-PCM-2-0-2-1-Car-Kit/222630117615
which keeps the OEM unit and allows you to stream music and take calls via your phone. It works pretty well and is much cheaper than the dension and mobridge options.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’d seen this Apollo, it was an option as I have no multi cd changer fitted so it will work.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And I bought this for my 996 without PCM Just a Becker unit but using the Changer port...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-SD-iPhone-iPod-iPad-AUX-MP3-Adapter-fur-Becker-Radios/282390394007?hash=item41bfc77497:g:PucAAOSwpsBcY9Bd
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out of interest, can anyone confirm on a 997.2 with PCM 3.0 how you normally connect an iPod with lightning connector?

Straight though the USB connector, or via bluetooth?
 
  
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James M-S
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trent, you need Either:

official Apple 30pin to lightening adaptor (£20?), along with the Porsche y-cable (£25). (Assuming you have the iPod interface in your armrest).

Or the y-cable + bovee 1000 (£90) - this will allow Bluetooth streaming from phone etc too.

Or USB to lightening cable (£5)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trent wrote:
Out of interest, can anyone confirm on a 997.2 with PCM 3.0 how you normally connect an iPod with lightning connector?

Straight though the USB connector, or via bluetooth?


Either use the Apple (some aftermarket equivalents work, some don't, but the OE one does) 30 pin to Lightning adaptor into the Y-connector cable in the cubby or get the Bovee 1000 30 pin to Bluetooth adaptor and do it with wireless. I've done both as the newer iPhones are too big to fit in the cubby with the cable connected.

It only works using a normal USB cable on PCM 3.1 on the 991 onwards - not the 997.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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trent wrote:
Either use the Apple (some aftermarket equivalents work, some don't, but the OE one does) 30 pin to Lightning adaptor into the Y-connector cable in the cubby or get the Bovee 1000 30 pin to Bluetooth adaptor and do it with wireless. I've done both as the newer iPhones are too big to fit in the cubby with the cable connected.

It only works using a normal USB cable on PCM 3.1 on the 991 onwards - not the 997.


Thanks, that's very helpful.

Do you (or anyone else) know the part number of the Y-connector cable? Presume best to buy this from OPC.

Where best to buy Bovee 1000 30 pin to Bluetooth adaptor?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

- PCM 3 Y cable (PN 997-612-471-02) to connect the car iPod socket to the Bluetooth adaptor. The Y cable is required as the USB section is used to derive power for the adaptor. You can get this cable from the OPC for £25.

Careful when installing as the pins in the round connector are delicate and break easily.

As the usb is only for power, you could use a multi-usb adapter and have an additional usb music source (I use a thumb drive loaded with mp3’s).
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trent wrote:

Where best to buy Bovee 1000 30 pin to Bluetooth adaptor?


First check out eBay to see if anyone is offloading a used one for cheap (note: it used to be called a Viseeo Tune2Air, so search that too). Otherwise Amazon ought to have them. Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, as ever very helpful.

I'll pop into Reading OPC tomorrow to see if they have a Y-cable in stock quickly followed by a trip to Currys/PCWorld or Apple for the OG 30 pin to Lightning connector.
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