Wireless CarPlay and AndroidAuto Integration for Porsche Cayenne 2011-2016
Our Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration kit will give you the ability to add on functions for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to your Porsche existing entertainment system.
To control and switch the apps within CarPlay/Android Auto, is done with your vehicle’s built-in radio controls, or with original touchscreen controls. You will not lose any functions from your original Porsche system, the integration kit will work as an added function.
The kit will come with the required module and all the necessary wires to complete installation in our vehicle.
This product works with PCM3.1 radios only. If you have a NAVI button above the round knob on the radio, that is closer to the passenger seat, then you DO have PCM3.1.
If you have CDR31 radio, please check out a separate product page for that particular radio, also available on our website.
Steve (verified owner) –
I purchased the GTA Car Kit for a 2015 Porche Cayenne S a couple of months ago. I have the latest version that supports wireless for both Android Auto and Carplay. I have to say that the GTA team is fantastic to work with. During my installation, I accidentally broke a small plastic clip that holds the video cable in place on the back of the PCM, thus when this broke it rendered the PCM useless. The GTA team had some of these clips and sent them to me and all went well from there. That in my opinion is great customer service. The cost of a new PCM is $6-$7k, so i was so pleased they had these clips. Since getting the unit installed, it has been working flawlessly and I am very pleased with this product and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone. Great Job and Thank you Vitaliy and Maurizio.
Nate Caplin –
Got this for a used 2011 Cayenne, and dealer agreed to install if I ordered it as part of the sale. Was one of the 1st to get the new v.2 kit, which was replacing the original when ordering….
Dealer’s service dept needed some phone support from GTA to get it working right, but eventually did. Since then, GTA has posted video to YouTube for it.
Definitely works as advertised. Screen looks great and all original functions still work, including PCM Nav. Just press and hold Info button on PCM for 2 secs to cycle between CarPlay and original PCM screens.
Was very easy to pair iPhone (used 13 and 14) wired or wirelessly. And always pairs instantly when getting into car wirelessly.
Couple of tricky things and tips…
1. The GTA kit connects internally to the wired AUX audio input on the PCM, essentially taking over the wired AUX input port that would otherwise correspond to the 1/8” aux audio input jack inside the center console, which I presume is no longer usable to hookup another device to it (fine with me). So to hear the audio from CarPlay, you have to first have the wired AUX input enabled in the PCM, which isn’t always by default on your PCM, and have that input selected on the PCM to hear CarPlay audio. This means that if you’re listening to PCM’s radio, for example, you won’t hear CarPlay and vice versa. To enable tom he AUX input on the PCM if it isn’t already on the screen and selectable when you press the PCM’s SOURCE button, you must first put a CD into the disc player and switch to DISC (if no CD it won’t switch to that input). Once on DISC input, press OPTION tab on PCM screen and then press SET AUX button. From there you can toggle on/off the AUX and AUX Bluetooth inputs so they will show up and be selectable from the SOURCE menu in the PCM. Important: read on below about AUX Bluetooth input.
2. Because of #1, above, it creates a bit of a kluge to deal with incoming phone calls via CarPlay when, say, listening to another source on the PCM like the FM radio. The best solution? Pair iPhone both with CarPlay kit AND with the PCM’s built-in Bluetooth phone interface, and make sure your phone is set to use the PCM audio when making and receiving phone calls, NOT “CarPlay”. This is because phone calls via the PCM always override whatever audio input you’re otherwise listening to on the PCM, including the radio or DISC. If you don’t do this, then you have to always switch the PCM back to the AUX audio source to hear the phone call via CarPlay. But if you are hearing the call via the PCM’s native Bluetooth hands free phone feature, then it always works and you can still see and interact with all the CarPlay screen graphic just the same. I also found that the audio levels were louder (better) for phone calls over the PCM’s native Bluetooth handsfree phone interface than they were via CarPlay audio, and more importantly, people with whom I had handsfree phone calls with told me they heard a delayed echo of themselves (audio feedback basically) when I took the call via CarPlay audio over the AUX audio source vs the PCM’s built-in Bluetooth handsfree phone audio pairing which worked perfectly. (The other “solution”, which is not as good IMO, is to forgo listing to the PCM’s FM Radio (and any other PCM audio sources for that matter), ever, and listen to everything via CarPlay, including radio stations via steaming apps like Apple Music, etc. Then you’ll always be on the AUX audio input and everything always works, including phone calls via “CarPlay”, since you’re always listening to the AUX source that CarPlay is feeding.)
3. Tricky thing, though: Do NOT enable the AUX Bluetooth interface on the native PCM, or else your phone will tend to default to playing music through that method wirelessly rather than “CarPlay”, and you’ll struggle with which audio source to select. That is, if you pair your phone via Bluetooth with the native PCM for handsfree phone calls, then it will also be paired with the PCM for music playback via the PCM’s native AUX Bluetooth if (and only if) that AUX Bluetooth source is enabled in the PCM. If you disable AUX Bluetooth source in the PCM, then your phone won’t even see it, despite being paired with the PCM for handsfree phone calls, and will then default to CarPlay for playing music, which is what you want.
4. Not really a problem, but just a note, while the touch screen works great for CarPlay, it does NOT support swipe gestures to swipe among screens of app icons, so you have to use the PCM’s physical rotary dial on the right to scroll among apps to make it go to the next or previous screen of app icons, and also it doesn’t do pinch and zoom gestures. This is presumably because the original touchscreen simply didn’t support those features through the hardware.
In summary, it took me a week or two to get used to it and work out the things I learned above. Now that I am used to all that, I have to admit it’s fascinating to have a 12 year old car with what appears to be factory native wirelessly CarPlay beautifully displayed on the built in PCM screen. Brilliant!
Dimitar Vasilev –
First of all – every step of the order was flawless – super fast, great communication and a lot of extra explanation to my additional questions. Second – the youtube video guid is super descriptive and I have no technical knowledge and wiring experience at all – I was able to do the whole instalation on my own. It has slight difference because my Cayenne has burmester audio and the audio cable shuold have be disconected from the original harnes and added to the new one – for this step the guys from GTA car kits sent me an extra video to see it – in reality – 10 seconds job.
The product – after the wiring I was extremely satisfied with the result – I keep my original PCM with all its functionallity and this module adds the android auto/car play features without losing anything. The sound quality – if burmester produces 9/10 with Spotify connected through bluetooth – with AUX and this module it is with no doubt – 11/10. Highly recomended for all porsche owners who miss these applications on te original PCM and don’t want to change the great interior of their cars
Ok just would like to share my experience with this install. Item was purchased from GTA car kits in Canada and shipped to me in Miami and then to the Caribbean.
Firstly if you have no background in electronics or even “digging up” you should not attempt this alone.
Pay close attention to the way the ribbons should face as this was my issue that cause me to get no steering controls initially. I got to the point of wanting to return but saw a video from “auto amateur” where he mentioned the importance of placement.
Also if your running a system that has optical you need to switch the wires to this harness.
It was a very unsettling install knowing very well that I would be voiding my PCM warranty.
But all in all I LOVE it.
Word to the wise, don’t expect any privacy as all passengers will now see who is calling you 😔. I am yet to figure out wats app and viber. I think it’s an issue with my iPhone being locked I am unable to read my messages. Customer service was also excellent.