July 23, 2020 2 min read

This is a CarPlay Smart Box suitable for PCM3.1 head unit.

It is currently compatible with the following models:

✅ Porsche Cayenne Macan Cayman Panamera Boxter 911 991 718 (PCM3.1) 2010-2016 CarPlay Smart Box - (CSBPO-1).

✅ Boxster (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, Head Unit: PCM3.1) - (CSBPO-1)

✅ Cayenne (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, Head Unit: PCM3.1) - (CSBPO-1)

✅ Cayman (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, Head Unit: PCM3.1) - (CSBPO-1)

✅ Macan (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, Head Unit: PCM3.1) - (CSBPO-1)

✅ Panamera (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, Head Unit: PCM3.1) - (CSBPO-1)

✅ Porsche 718 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, Head Unit: PCM3.1) - (CSBPO-1)

✅ Porsche 911 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, Head Unit: PCM3.1) - (CSBPO-1)

✅ Porsche 991 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, Head Unit: PCM3.1) - (CSBPO-1)

And for other Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 head unit models, please contact us. 

 

The detailed steps are as following:

1. Take out the air conditioning dashboard carefully.

1. Take out air conditioning dashboard carefully - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

2. Screw out and remove the PCM3.1 head unit.

2. Screw out and remove PCM3.1 head unit - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

3. Disassemble the PCM3.1 head unit carefully.

3. Disassemble the PCM3.1 head unit carefully - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

4. Install Sub-PCB board (factory FPC cable through to outside).

4. Install Sub-PCB board (factory FPC cable through to outside) - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

5. FPC cable from Smart Box kit installs to head unit.

5. FPC cable from Smart Box kit install to head unit - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

6. Connect with the sub-PCB board, then fix it.

6. Connect with sub-PCB board, then fix it - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

7. Connect LVDS cable (DO NOT connect reverse).

7. Connect LVDS cable (DO NOT connect reverse) - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

8. Then assemble back PCM head unit.

8. Then assemble back PCM head unit - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

9. Convert with 48PIN harness.

9. Convert with 48PIN harness - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

10. Don't forget to transfer fiber optic cable if have.

10. Don't forget transfer fiber optic cable if have - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

11. Locate and through the ACC power cable.

11. Locate and through ACC power cable - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

12. Locate and through Smart Box box power cable.

12. Locate and through Smart Box box power cable - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

13. Rear camera connection.

13. Rear camera connection - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

14. Connect Smart Box box power cable.

14. Connect Smart Box box power cable - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

15. AUX cable connect from AUDIO-IN to AUDIO-OUT.

15. AUX cable connect from AUDIO-IN to AUDIO-OUT - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

16. Connect back the PCM head unit.

16. Connect back PCM head unit - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

17. Detect and get the original car's ACC, connect with it.

17. Detect and get original car's ACC, connect with it - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

18. LVDS cable connect Smart Box LCD-OUT.

18. LVDS cable connect Smart Box LCD-OUT - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

19. WiFi antenna.

19. WiFi antenna - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

20. USB cable.

20. USB cable - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

21. External microphone (for SIRI voice controls).

21. External microphone (for SIRI voice controls) - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

22. Setup the dip switch according to the installation diagram.

22. Setup dip switch according installation diagram - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

23. Cables layout, put the Smart Box box under the glove box.

23. Cables layout, put Smart Box box under glove box - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

24. Microphone installation.

24. Microphone installation - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

25. USB cable for wired connection and future updates.

25. USB cable for wired connection and future updates - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

26. AUX adapter connects to original AUX inputs.

26. AUX adapter connect to original AUX inputs - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

27. Finally, assemble back head unit and dashboard.

27. Finally assemble back head unit and dashboard - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box

28. All jobs are done.

28. All job done - Step by Step Retrofit wireless CarPlay Smart Box on Porsche Panamera PCM3.1 Head Unit - CarPlay Smart Box


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