Generally, there are two ways to install the Gateway:
- If the car does not have a CD changer: you install the Gateway as last device in the optical ring of the car. In other words: you install the Gateway behind the head unit of the car. (You can follow the small arrows on the optical connectors that show you the direction of the optical light.) Here:
- If the car has a CD changer: then you first remove the CD changer from the optical ring and install the Gateway to the disconnected optical cable of the CD changer:
When the CD changer connection is located in the boot of the car, then you might need the FOA1PO1 optical extension kit (5m long), if you want/need to place the Gateway hardware to the front part of the car (into the glove box or behind the dash).
Porsche Cayenne installation with the FOA1PO1 optical cable extension kit
(!) If you don't know where to find the factory 6CD changer of the car please read section J for the answer!
(!) Power: You need to add constant power to the Gateway device. (If you add switched power instead, then the Gateway unit might not be recognised by the car at startup, and also it might loose part of its memory too.)
(!) The car might require coding, for that please read section L.
On youtube you might find installation videos. It is hard to find installation videos about the Gateway 500 Lite MOST (GWL1MO1), but you can check the installation of the Gateway 500 (GW51MO2) instead. First of all we recommend to check out the installation videos of our US partner Enfig: https://www.youtube.com/user/Enfig/search?query=gw51mo2
- Porsche: Alternatively, if the phone module is under the passenger’s seat and it is not needed, then you can install the Gateway device there, and then no optical extension kit (FOA1PO1) is needed. So first remove the factory phone module and install the Gateway to the disconnected optical cable of the phone module. Finally remove the CD changer from the optical ring, then you need to make an optical loop on the disconnected CD changer cable.
An optical loop: