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2020/01/05 18:27:05 (permalink)

Connecting iPhone to PCM 3.0

I have recently purchased a 2010 997.2 Turbo with PCM 3.0 and am thrilled with it.  Can anyone recommend how to connect a Bluetooth receiver to the car's iPod/USB/Aux input?   I believe there are Bluetooth products which will connect to the Y cable with 30 pin connector cable which came with the car, so would appreciate the experience of anyone who has a successful solution.
 
Thanks!
 
  

Clive

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    Re: Connecting iPhone to PCM 3.0 2020/01/05 20:25:29 (permalink)
    Hi Clive
     
    I have a similar car- congrats they are awesome..
     
    Assuming you are looking to play music from an apple device; ipod or phone, the following works for me.
     
    Get an apple 30pin to lighting connector and a short lightning extension cable.  You can then connect your modern device to the car using the 30pin cable and you will have full functionality on the pcm screen.
     
    I currently use a 16gb iPod nano and have talking books, podcasts etc and it all fits under the centre armrest. A modern iphone works perfectly but won’t fit as well so I just sync via the computer when I need to.  I think the later iPods have Wi-fi sync..
     
    Hope this helps.. 

    Brian
    2012 997 Turbo Cab Black
    2017 Macan S D Black
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    Re: Connecting iPhone to PCM 3.0 2020/01/05 20:29:53 (permalink)
    Clive
     
    In the interests of clarity- I should have said 30pin to lightning adaptor, it is a small thing without cable. I also should have added that I had to tape the adaptor to my 30 pin Porsche cable as the clips no longer held them together. This has worked perfectly for 3 years in this car and 3 in my previous 997.2.
     
     

    Brian
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    Re: Connecting iPhone to PCM 3.0 2020/01/05 21:12:20 (permalink)
    Hi Brian,
    Thank you.  I tried to connect my iPhone (6s) using a 30 pin to lightning adaptor with no success.  However, I just read that the adaptor needs to be a genuine Apple product so perhaps that is the issue?  
    My Turbo is also a Black Cabriolet, so it seems we have similar cars indeed!
    Best wishes

    Clive
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    Re: Connecting iPhone to PCM 3.0 2020/01/05 21:24:45 (permalink)
    Hi Clive
     
    I always said I would never have a black car and now have 2.  They look great when clean but keeping them clean is another story.....
     
    I haven't tried with a non apple adaptor but have read that some other makes don't transfer all the data.  I hope it works for you, as I said it has for me in 2 cars.
     
    Searching on the PCM for podcasts can be a bit hit and miss but the music stuff is fully functional.
     
    It may be teaching granny.....but if you haven't already it's worth checking the cab roof drains.  A length of pvc covered net curtain wire with some tape to stop the end snagging is ideal.
     
    Good luck with the iPhone..
     
     

    Brian
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    Re: Connecting iPhone to PCM 3.0 2020/01/06 18:05:42 (permalink)
    Thanks Brian. 
    I too was initially unconvinced about a black car, but am now converted! 
    Can you expand on checking the cab roof drains?  I've not looked into that...
    Best,
    Clive

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    Re: Connecting iPhone to PCM 3.0 2020/01/06 21:44:21 (permalink)
    Hi Clive
     
    I’ll take some photos and send you some more information tomorrow. 

    Brian
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    Re: Connecting iPhone to PCM 3.0 2020/01/07 18:58:55 (permalink)
    Hi Clive
     
    I ran out of time today but have PM'd you with some links..

    Brian
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