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Re: Problem with P.C.C.M. Plus and On Board Computer 2021/07/24 19:26:12 (permalink)
Hi Phil
 
The update has been done, only completed fifty miles since and no resets so far, fingers crossed.
 
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Re: Problem with P.C.C.M. Plus and On Board Computer 2021/08/01 01:03:46 (permalink)
Hello Andy Thanks so much for the confirmation that you've had the update done. Here's hoping it proves to be the solution to the issue. I also hope other members will be able to get their cars booked in once the knowledge of the fix becomes more widely known.
Would you kindly post updates as you do more miles please.
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Re: Problem with P.C.C.M. Plus and On Board Computer 2021/08/01 07:10:40 (permalink)
I have been reading the thread with interest. 


I have a 2004 996 (with Bose) and I have been thinking about updating to the PCCM Plus.


Are there any other ‘features’ that I should be aware of please other than the on board computer reset issue, which is hopefully fixed with the software upgrade? 
 
Would you still recommend upgrading to PCCM Plus having lived with it for a little while please? 


Many thanks, 
Tim 
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Re: Problem with P.C.C.M. Plus and On Board Computer 2021/08/01 17:56:14 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Eagle1972 2021/08/02 09:32:35
Hi Phil
 
Only managed fifty miles since software update, once i have covered a few more I’ll update you fingers crossed it’s sorted.
 
Hi Tim
Yes i would recommend the PCCM, reset problem aside its better than a similar system in my Q5
 
all the best.
 

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Re: Problem with P.C.C.M. Plus and On Board Computer 2021/08/02 08:53:00 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Eagle1972 2021/08/02 09:32:36
Hi Tim yes I too would recommend the unit to any member wanting 21st century connectivity in their car. The unit also looks right in the car as if it always came from the factory.
I would however recommend having it installed at a Porsche dealer. Mainly due to the various niggles owners are experiencing.
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Re: Problem with P.C.C.M. Plus and On Board Computer 2021/08/03 22:07:12 (permalink)
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I have been reading the thread with interest. 


I have a 2004 996 (with Bose) and I have been thinking about updating to the PCCM Plus.


Are there any other ‘features’ that I should be aware of please other than the on board computer reset issue, which is hopefully fixed with the software upgrade? 
 
Would you still recommend upgrading to PCCM Plus having lived with it for a little while please? 


Many thanks, 
Tim 


An Issue I have encountered but have yet to find another user to confirm as it seems no one is using MP3's these day is music playback on the SD card slot cannot deal with any song's with an apostrophe in the title ('). Which in my experience was at least one song in every album I had on it. Whenever you would start playing a song with an apostrophe in the title the unit would get stuck on that song, attempting to skip forwards of backwards would result in the same song just being replayed and with a lot of songs like this the unit would sometimes crash randomly resetting to the first song it would play when you insert the card and while browsing would jump around as you go forward and backwards to seemingly random songs. 
 
A work around is as I have used a batch renaming program to remove all apostrophe's from all my songs which seems to have fixed the issue but it's kind of a dirty workaround and not something you would expect from a £1400 system. When I contacted Porsche they wanted £234 for labor to investigate the issue with no guarantee of success and no doubt would tell me what I know. That it's a software bug Pretty disappointing really that getting any support so far on this unit from Porsche has been like pulling teeth.
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Re: Problem with P.C.C.M. Plus and On Board Computer 2021/09/18 10:33:01 (permalink)
I confess to being another "shall I, shan't I upgrade to PCCM Plus" driver. 
 
Driving home in the dark last night reminded me how much I prefer all my internal lighting on the lowest possible setting on the rheostat which made me wonder how effectively the PCCM dims down on request or whether it lights the cabin like a floodlight especially in satnav mode. 
 
So I thought I'd ask here and a quick search brought up this string of problems which is worrying unless everything is now happy ever after?
 
Why might I want PCCM Plus? Well, I find that there's no perfect place for my samsung android to sit and especially when I'm using WAZE to find my way around. Ability to link my phone hands-free would occasionally be useful but I would also like to listen to my choice of music or podcast and not just have to accept radio station selections.
 
 
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I have been reading the thread with interest. 


I have a 2004 996 (with Bose) and I have been thinking about updating to the PCCM Plus.


Are there any other ‘features’ that I should be aware of please other than the on board computer reset issue, which is hopefully fixed with the software upgrade? 
 
Would you still recommend upgrading to PCCM Plus having lived with it for a little while please? 


Many thanks, 
Tim 


An Issue I have encountered but have yet to find another user to confirm as it seems no one is using MP3's these day is music playback on the SD card slot cannot deal with any song's with an apostrophe in the title ('). Which in my experience was at least one song in every album I had on it. Whenever you would start playing a song with an apostrophe in the title the unit would get stuck on that song, attempting to skip forwards of backwards would result in the same song just being replayed and with a lot of songs like this the unit would sometimes crash randomly resetting to the first song it would play when you insert the card and while browsing would jump around as you go forward and backwards to seemingly random songs. 
 
A work around is as I have used a batch renaming program to remove all apostrophe's from all my songs which seems to have fixed the issue but it's kind of a dirty workaround and not something you would expect from a £1400 system. When I contacted Porsche they wanted £234 for labor to investigate the issue with no guarantee of success and no doubt would tell me what I know. That it's a software bug Pretty disappointing really that getting any support so far on this unit from Porsche has been like pulling teeth.





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Re: Problem with P.C.C.M. Plus and On Board Computer 2021/09/18 11:22:34 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Eagle1972 2021/09/19 17:38:59
As much as I've had issues getting hold of this update, I do love my PCCM+, It's the best solution for our cars and I've tried fitting aftermarket solutions, the CDR23 and PCM2(with a Dension gateway). Also if you buy a new one you will already have the latest firmware so the bugs will have been fixed on yours that I am trying to get hold of via update software. The automatic dimming does work well but you can also set up a manual screen brightness for when you cars lights are on or off if it doesn't dim enough for your needs but for me even on auto it isn't distracting at night.
 
On an early 996 I would say the PCCM is nice but doesn't offer much over an aftermarket solution for the price other than looking Porsche OEM and being plug and play.
 
But on a later car such as my 2004 996 that is where is works out to be a very good value package. Not only do you get the factory look but you are already set up for with MOST fibre optic, so no having to mess around with converter boxes which for a decent ones like mobridge costs around £500 if you were looking aftermarket radios but also you get instrument cluster information which no aftermarket solution offers. You can see you track information and your turn by turn navigation with distance to next turn and direction on your screen just below the rev counter.
 
For your phone you can then use android auto, I have the media box in my glove compartment so my phone goes in there and then can access maps, podcast and music etc of it from the head unit. I know some others are using Cplay2air but believe there is an android equivalent that you can plug in the media box and have wireless CarPlay so you don't even have to take your phone out to access everything.
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Re: Problem with P.C.C.M. Plus and On Board Computer 2021/09/18 13:26:57 (permalink)
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As much as I've had issues getting hold of this update, I do love my PCCM+, It's the best solution for our cars and I've tried fitting aftermarket solutions, the CDR23 and PCM2(with a Dension gateway). Also if you buy a new one you will already have the latest firmware so the bugs will have been fixed on yours that I am trying to get hold of via update software. The automatic dimming does work well but you can also set up a manual screen brightness for when you cars lights are on or off if it doesn't dim enough for your needs but for me even on auto it isn't distracting at night.
 
On an early 996 I would say the PCCM is nice but doesn't offer much over an aftermarket solution for the price other than looking Porsche OEM and being plug and play.
 
But on a later car such as my 2004 996 that is where is works out to be a very good value package. Not only do you get the factory look but you are already set up for with MOST fibre optic, so no having to mess around with converter boxes which for a decent ones like mobridge costs around £500 if you were looking aftermarket radios but also you get instrument cluster information which no aftermarket solution offers. You can see you track information and your turn by turn navigation with distance to next turn and direction on your screen just below the rev counter.
 
For your phone you can then use android auto, I have the media box in my glove compartment so my phone goes in there and then can access maps, podcast and music etc of it from the head unit. I know some others are using Cplay2air but believe there is an android equivalent that you can plug in the media box and have wireless CarPlay so you don't even have to take your phone out to access everything.




Thanks for this. My facelift 2002 Cab might well like it. Perhaps it's time for a chat with my indie who is both indie and young enough to know all about "modern" in car entertainment I'm guessing that "the media box" is part of the package.

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Re: Problem with P.C.C.M. Plus and On Board Computer 2021/09/19 17:38:35 (permalink)
Thank you for the post, which is really helpful. 


I have a 2004 996 with Bose and the onboard computer and I have been thinking on the PCCM+ option. Could you expand a bit more on the benefits you get with a later generation 996 please? 


I think you said that you get the directions in the instrument cluster as well as on the Satan’s screen? 


Could you also expand a bit more please on (I have an iPhone in case that is relevant) the benefits of the MOST fibre optic comment? Is your understanding that the Cplay2air would plug into the media box that they install in your glovebox and that provides a Bluetooth connection to your phone please? 


Many thanks for any guidance/insight. 


Tim
 
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Re: Problem with P.C.C.M. Plus and On Board Computer 2021/09/19 18:50:25 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Eagle1972 2021/09/19 20:35:01
See picture attached of what the screen looks like with the PCCM+ showing navigation and information of what I'm listening to.
 
Late 996's like my 2004 C4S and your 2004 don't have simple copper wires for audio signals to the amplifier like all 911's before and most other cars but rather a fibre optic loop. Essentially meaning you can't just buy an aftermarket radio and fit it. Instead you need to buy a converter box to sit in-between you stereo and amp so you can put copper in and get fibre optic out. The cheapest of these boxes are around £120 but are pretty terrible sound quality wise and only offer 2 channels while the ones you need to get a decent signal out cost around £500 a lot of people rip out their entire audio system for new rather than deal with this if they go aftermarket. The PCCM+ already supports optical audio for our cars and is plug and play so compared to aftermarket there is no messing around with buy additional boxes.
 
Yes, the media box has two USB inputs. One for USB sticks marked USB and the other for using CarPlay/Android auto when your phone is plugged in, if you instead plug in a Cplay2air box into this second USB input then you can connect to it on your phone via bluetooth for the benefit of wireless CarPlay, personally I prefer to use the TomTom maps for the unit and bluetooth phone connectivity for calls and music so don't know much more about CarPlay I'm afraid.
 


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Re: Problem with P.C.C.M. Plus and On Board Computer 2021/09/19 18:52:34 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Eagle1972 2021/09/19 20:35:04
Those images don't seem to have uploaded so see my video here showing the navigation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNMY10sKXO0 (don't worry about the bug, it has since been fixed)
and you can see the media box in my post here on 911UK http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?p=1554094 3rd post down.
 
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