A client from Great Falls, Virginia, contacted Westminster Speed and Sound because he was interested in adding Apple CarPlay and a backup camera to his 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo. Since this client lived some distance away, we set a time to do a phone consultation so we could get to know him better. What we found out in the conversation was he loved his car but wanted a modern technology upgrade doe ir. After reviewing how the 996 series model was equipped and his goals for the vehicle, we worked up a proposal that he liked, so we set a time to begin working on his Porsche.
Source Unit Gives Porsche 911 CarPlay & Android Auto
First things first: The radio in the dash was now 13 years old and in need of a serious upgrade. Our team began by installing a Pioneer AVH-4200NEX model in the dash. That instantly gave our client a combination of Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto, the safest way to harness the power of a smartphone while driving. The driver can now easily make a call, send a text, use the navigation, listen to music or set a reminder almost exclusively via voice control. He also gained Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming as well as HD Radio.
Adding SiriusXM after Our Consultation
During our consultation, the option of adding satellite radio came up. We explained that we had a place where the antenna could be completely hidden but still get great reception. He liked our idea, so we added an SXV-300 SiriusXM tuner to the Pioneer unit.
Backup Camera Eliminates the Big Blind Spot
Even though this 911 Turbo is a Cabrio, it has a huge blind spot when trying to see behind you. In this vehicle our team installed one of our low-light cameras that gets centered above the rear license plate. All you can see is the compact camera, so it becomes almost invisible to the naked eye. We take special care when routing the wiring since we have to go through the engine compartment and rear suspension area.
Factory Fit and Finish is Our Specialty
Our client found us by searching for 911 upgrades on the Internet and came across several of our build posts about vehicles similar to his own. Our specialty is designing and installing equipment that will look like Porsche added it as a factory option. We soldered all connections and apply protective heat shrink plus neatly loomed and secure all wiring for easy servicing in the future. As you can see when looking at the dash, the Pioneer unit has a factory fit and finish to it.
Schedule a Consultation with Us
The next step in upgrading the technology in your vehicle is by scheduling a consultion with us. You can simply click HERE or stop by Westminster Speed and Sound in Westminster, Maryland, at your convenience. One of our highly trained team will work with you to design and build the solution that best fits your needs. Let us show you why we are the Mid-Atlantic’s most-awarded vehicle customization facility.