Manual: 2009-2012

Page: 101

Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

  • Refer to the separate operating instructions before putting the PCM into operation.
  • Please see the chapter "LOAD SWITCH-OFF AFTER 2 HOURS OR 7 DAYS" on page 236.

There is a danger of accident if you set or operate the on-board computer, radio, navigation system, telephone or other equipment when driving.

This could distract you from the traffic and cause you to lose control of the vehicle resulting in serious personal injury or death.

  • Operate the components while driving only if the traffic situation allows you to do so safely.
  • Carry out any complicated operating or setting procedures only with the vehicle stationary.

The reception conditions for the radio module integrated in the PCM change continuously as you drive. Interference from buildings, terrain and the weather is unavoidable.

FM stereo reception is particularly susceptible to varying reception conditions.

Electronic accessories should only be retrofitted by your authorized Porsche dealer.

Accessories which have not been tested and approved by Porsche may impair radio function and reception.

When put into operation for the first time, a distance of approx. 30 miles (50 km) must be driven in order for the navigation system to complete the process of fine calibration.

The same applies when the tires are changed (e.g. summer/snow tires) or new tires fitted.

Full location accuracy is not yet achieved during the fine-calibration process.

If the vehicle has been transported (e.g. ferry, car train), the system may take a few minutes to determine the current location after it has been switched on.

Serious tire slip (e.g. spinning wheels on snow) may result in temporarily inaccurate navigation.

When the battery has been disconnected, it may take up to 15 minutes before the navigation system is operational again.

Car Audio Operation/Tips
For radio operation see your radio manual which is included with your on-board literature.

  • Please see the chapter "LOAD SWITCH-OFF AFTER 2 HOURS OR 7 DAYS" on page 236.

FM reception
A vehicle is not an ideal place to listen to a radio. Because the vehicle moves, reception conditions are constantly changing.

Buildings, terrain, signal distance and noise from other vehicles are all working against good reception.

Some conditions affecting FM may appear to be problems when they are not.

The following characteristics are completely normal for a given reception area, and they do not indicate any problem with the radio itself.

Electronic accessories should only be installed by your authorized Porsche dealer.

Equipment which has not been tested and approved by Porsche may impair radio reception.