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  1. I just resolved a window issue on my 2007 Porsche Cayman and wanted to post and help out anyone with a similar issue. My passenger side window was functioning normally except for when I closed my door the automatic window drop to clear the door seal was not returning to the complete up position and was staying down. The automatic up feature on the window was also not working. The auto-down feature worked and all other functions of the window performed normally. So to be clear, when you pulled the exterior and interior door handles the widow dropped the 10mm or 1/4 inch it should. However, upon shutting the doot the window would stay down in this position and not return up. So.... I decided to do some research and came across the "latch micro switch issue".. I figured hey part isn't that expense so I replace the latch and the issue remained. After much more research, I came across a post about that issue being caused from a faulty door motor ECU. This IS the reason for the issue. After, disconnecting the battery, taking off the door panel using numerous videos and instructions from this site and others I was able to quickly replace the motor unit with a new one that I got on ebay for $120. The motor is easy to remove, 3 screws and then just pull the motor straight out and it will disconnect from the window regulator. Next, pop in the new one and you are good to go. Finally, the issue was resolved upon reconnecting the car battery and the motor auto cycled up and down and is now functioning normally. I wanted to post this as I am hoping someone else who does a google search for a similar issue will find this and save them hundreds if not a thousand dollars from taking the car to a Porsche dealer. The part number for the motor that I used to replace the current window motor was 997.624.182.06 replacing the original part that was 997.624.182.03
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  2. Very easy task. You first have to jack the car and have it level properly. Tool needed: 10 mm allen wrench for the transmission ports. I got one mount on a socket. 17 mm socket for the front wheel drive transmission. 10mm sockets for the cover plastic nuts Very small and thin common screwdriver for the panel clips. Torque wrench. A pump for the fluid. I use a Motive Power Fill (about $85.00 with a shut-off valve) Parts needed: About 5 (1/4) liters of Mobilube PTX 75W90. I did not choose any alternate oil. I prefer to stay with Porsche and Loren recommendation! Be ready for a chock, this oil is expensive!!! Here in Montreal I could only found 20 liters container and I finally went to the dealer and he charge me $261.00 for 5 liters!!!!! And a crush washer for the transmission drain part # 900 123 118 30 ($0.52) Note : It is the only port with a sealing ring. Lets start with the front wheel drive transmission. First you have to remove the plastic cover. It is held with 6 clips and 4 plastic nuts. The best way I've found to remove those clips without damaging them is to use a small thin screwdriver and release the small clip through the opening on one side. Panel removed: Now you can see the drain port: And the fill port: Drain the fluid by opening both ports: Note: My drain port had a magnet to pickup metal chips. (There was sludge and little bit of metal shaving, normal wear to me) And reinstall the drain plug when no oil is coming out anymore: Torque is 21 ftlb for both ports. And fill through the fill port until fluid is coming out. Let it drain and when it stop you can look at the level with a mirror. It should be equal with the bottom edge of the port. About 1.5 liters is needed. Having a shut-off valve and a level indicator on the fill bottle was really useful. Reinstall the fill port and torque to 21 ftlb. And reinstall the plastic cover....Thats it for the front wheel drive transmission. The transmission is easy to reach. No panel to remove. An 10mm allen wrench is needed to remove the ports. Remove the fill and drain ports. Drain the fluid. Note: A magnet is install on the drain port and had metal but was the first oil change and suppose to be normal.... Reinstall the drain plug with a new seal part# 900 123 118 30 and torque the plug to 22 ftlb. Fill the transmission through the fill port until level comes to the bottom edge of the port. About 3 liters needed. Reinstall the fill plug (no seal needed) and torque to 22 ftlb. Hope this will help any TT owners out there! Do not hesitate to ask questions or add comments. Thanks, J.P.
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