2004 996 stereo/ fiber optics conundrum - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Notices
Audio and Video Forum The place to discuss auto and home audio, home theater etc.

2004 996 stereo/ fiber optics conundrum

Reply

Old 08-05-2017, 05:15 PM
  #1
Eric Olson
New User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 1
Default 2004 996 stereo/ fiber optics conundrum

Hi all! I recently purchased 2004 911 996 CS4 ( with non-Bose stereo system). I tried having a local car stereo business install a Pioneer deck with ApplePlay, but much to my surprise he called me to say he couldn't do the job because all the wiring was fiber optics. Has anybody else had this problem and solved it (especially in the Seattle area)? All I want to do is put in a deck that is Bluetooth capable to play audio from my iPhone... I'd even settle for a deck that only has a hardwire auxiliary port. Any help is appreciated!
Eric Olson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2017, 03:04 PM
  #2
clayhound
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 1
Default

Did you ever get clarification on this problem?
clayhound is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2017, 09:11 PM
  #3
12v Nick
User
 
12v Nick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 523
Default

The problem is he needs to take the car to a local shop that has a bit more experience/knowledge when it comes to European platforms.

Around 2002, Porsche adopted technology from a fiber-optic system call MOST - Media Oriented Systems Transport. The design allowed complex information to travel from one electrical component to another without the need for proprietary wiring, only a simple send/receive fiber line. The issue the OP is running into is that the factory amplifier communicated with the factory radio over this MOST communication. and since no aftermarket radio uses that tech, the two are incompatible.

In this situation(specifically with the 996) the amplifier needs to be replaced with an appropriate aftermarket. You'll end up investing more than you might otherwise, but if it's done right you'll also get a better sounding and more reliable long-term solution. If you're still iso a solution, send me an email. We're about 3 hours south of the Seattle area, but worth the drive if you're after a quality execution. [email protected]
__________________
Director of Porsche Product Development - Musicar Northwest

"I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate" - Elbert Hubbard
12v Nick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2017, 02:28 AM
  #4
Kevinmacd
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: SE Florida
Posts: 2,506
Default

Those who choose to do a non OEM head unit with the MOST system usually wind up pulling out the Porsche amp and head unit and wire up using a non OEM amp!
Kevinmacd is offline  
Reply With Quote
 

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
GetBoosted
996 Forum
17
12-14-2017 05:30 PM
storch
997 Forum
1
07-11-2017 10:08 PM
philooo
996 Forum
12
04-19-2017 05:36 PM
britchieboxster
987 - 981 718 Forum
2
08-18-2016 06:35 PM
Ajjra
987 - 981 718 Forum
5
07-06-2016 12:05 AM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 07:09 PM.


Copyright ę 1998 - 2017 Rennlist.com We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: