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Old 01-05-2019, 06:53 AM   #1
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what is a 986 PCM update

I just received a postcard from my Porche Dealer offering a 10% savings on PCM Software Update. What could that be for a 2001 986?
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:23 AM   #2
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I'm pretty sure PCM updates are just Map updates for the GPS system. If your 2001 has a PCM 1 unit, it uses CDs for the map data. So... do you want to buy some antiquated Navigation CDs for over $200? You can get a nice mount for a smart phone for under $20 and use that for nav and have current maps.
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I'm pretty sure PCM updates are just Map updates for the GPS system. If your 2001 has a PCM 1 unit, it uses CDs for the map data. So... do you want to buy some antiquated Navigation CDs for over $200? You can get a nice mount for a smart phone for under $20 and use that for nav and have current maps.
Cheers I got an IphoneXs for Christmas and don't have a gps in my P car. More importantly I now know what a PCM update is.
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