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Good morning people,

I want to change my old 7" screen (Macan GTS 2017) and install the new 10" scree from Macan 2020 with the new air ducts.

¿Anybody know it is possible to do it?

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Actually with the newer 7 inch PCM I had hoped porsche gave us a full edge to edge screen without the black borders.
 

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Look at the two photos... it's not just the PCM and air vents that would need to be swapped out. The whole lower dash below the new vents is different, as well as to the right of the PCM. Possible? Maybe. Expensive? Undoubtedly.
 
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Look at the two photos... it's not just the PCM and air vents that would need to be swapped out. The whole lower dash below the new vents is different, as well as to the right of the PCM. Possible? Maybe. Expensive? Undoubtedly.
But I think will be possible to do it, I will talk with my CP to know extacly, because I love my GTS pre-restyling and I only want the new screen, nothing more...
 

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Don't want to be a Debbie Downer, but maybe because the difference in the screen size is not significant to me, I think you would be opening up a can of worms. Did you look at the price of the screen? If it is $4-$5,000 I would not be shocked. What about other dash parts that would be needed. What other parts, sensors, relays etc.did Porsche change to work with the new screen? Who would do the work? Will they guarantee a one-off customization? I think its just opening a big back door for electronic gremlins to enter and reek havoc. Do some performance upgrades, get some new wheels, anything else.
 

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Don't want to be a Debbie Downer, but maybe because the difference in the screen size is not significant to me, I think you would be opening up a can of worms. Did you look at the price of the screen? If it is $4-$5,000 I would not be shocked. What about other dash parts that would be needed. What other parts, sensors, relays etc.did Porsche change to work with the new screen? Who would do the work? Will they guarantee a one-off customization? I think its just opening a big back door for electronic gremlins to enter and reek havoc. Do some performance upgrades, get some new wheels, anything else.
Thanks very much Joel. I only want to know if my CP could do it or not, and price, because I have a GTS full equipe, I can't put nothing more. The new screen is a good update but if the price is correct, if not, I will forget it.
 

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Thanks very much Joel. I only want to know if my CP could do it or not, and price, because I have a GTS full equipe, I can't put nothing more. The new screen is a good update but if the price is correct, if not, I will forget it.
I’ll be interested time here what he says.
 

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I’ll be interested time here what he says.
The new screen is not really important for me, but is the only one thing that I would change from Macan 2020, because before I was thinking about the rear lights, but in direct, I don't want the new ones, I prefer the last one from my GTS 2017.

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>>>it's not just the PCM and air vents that would need to be swapped out.
I suspect that all the routing of the ducting behind the screen would need modified as well. I can't imagine that the most economical option might be updating the vehicle. Sounds like yours is in pristine condition and likely a viable trade. Once you start hacking the dash, all that value is rapidly obviated by any change you make.

It'll be interesting to see what your research reveals. Would you plan on doing the work yourself? I'd be hesitant to turn it over to any dealer.
 

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As far as I know EVERYTHING is different in the new Macan, so the answer is don't even think about it.
We are not talking about single din radios anymore, this PCM is a part of the car, not just a radio system.
If you really love your GTS enjoy it as it is, is the best you can do.
 

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For what it's worth, if you're a user of Apple CarPlay, the actual icons displayed in the new PCM is significantly smaller than the old PCM. As such, the "touch targets" are smaller which means it's generally more difficult to click on the icons while driving. I also appreciate the physical forward and backward buttons on the older one.
 

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I believe that would be a waste of money. You would be better off selling your Macan and buy a one with the 10" screen. Better value for you all the way around.
 

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In my C63S, the 12.3" screen is not a touch-screen. Everything you can do with a touch screen you do from either the steering wheel or you use the hand controls in the center console. The idea is that MB prefers you don't take your hands off the steering wheel while driving. Personally, I like it. Trying to hit a screen button while driving on a not-smooth road can be difficult, to the point by sometimes hitting the wrong icon.
 

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Trying to hit a screen button while driving on a not-smooth road can be difficult, to the point by sometimes hitting the wrong icon.
Exactly why one of my biggest pet peeves is not being able to program the diamond button to advance music tracks through apple carplay
 

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OP, would be quite interesting if someone ever gave this a try. Such a daunting task, reminds me of other forums where people would stuff the engine from a BMW M5 into a 3 series body and all the electrical hijinks that causes.

I have an '18 and yes agree the '19 updated screen is vastly better in clarity and size, and probably in appearance, but overall I'm not sure I like it better overall. Having driven with a 2020 loaner for awhile, I actually like the functionality and quicker easier-to-use nature of the older screen and related buttons. Bigger buttons from start to finish are easier to use while driving. Lots of little tiny buttons on the new screen, nothing too bad though. It also blends into the dash quite well, without saying SCREEN too bad like all new cars tend to do. Fortunately it's far from the tablet mounted dash designs out there like on a Q5 or Toyota Corolla, CX-5, etc. etc. I also like the air vents better off to the side better instead of below the screen. They had to move them down to fit the screen in, and they work fine, but the air flow on the old setup you can get more direct air on the driver head area and use the steering wheel as a passive air diffuser.

SO that's a lot of work for maybe not a huge upgrade if this were even possible. A truly great electronics/body shop could probably get it all sorted out at quite significant cost...and it would probably come out really cool!
 
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