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Posts posted by basaltnpepper

  1. I noticed that when I don't close my driver door completely, the warning chime does not come on anymore.  Also the interior lights don't come on when I open the driver door.  So my guess is that sensor/button that detects the door opening is stuck in the "door closed" position.  The other doors work fine.


    Where is the sensor for the door that detects the door opening?  Is this something I can just clean with WD-40 or do I need to replace some senson?



  2. Thanks, it seems to open and close fine when the door is open. So I suspect that it's encountering some resistance when the door is closed. The problem seemed to have disappeared now that I've opened and closed the window about 50 times while testing it.

    I'll have the dealer check it out if it happens again. I hate it when I take the car in and the problem miraculously disappears!

  3. I'm not sure if this is normal and I don't see it in the manual but when I close the passenger window from the Driver Side or passenger controls, the window goes up about 1/2 way up then drops down to about 1/4 way, then stops. When I push the close button again it goes all the way up.

    Why is it doing this? Is this some anti-crushing feature in case somebody's head or arm gets stuck?

  4. Loren,

    I need part #21, the cover for the cigarette lighter. The door doesn't stay closed. MY 04, tan/beige interior. What is the part #?

    Can you tell me how much approx is this part?

    Also can you recommend a good internet parts site for Porsche parts?

    How do I remove the old part to replace?


    There are several types.

    One hole or two hole?

    Smoker or non-smoker version?

    Most are about $34.06 MSRP.

    Sunset Porsche (Porsche Parts at Dealer Cost) is the best online source - link at the top right of any page.

    It looks like there are 2 openings, one for the cigarette lighter on the right and nothing on the left. Do I remove this cover by unscrewing the the screws on the upper left and right corners as in the picture?


  5. Hi guys

    I was driving up the motorway the other day and decided to switch my lights on, as soon as I switched them on a message appeared on the info screen "Check Right Conering Light" so I pulled into the next service station and got out to have a look. Although the message had come up I could not see a light out. Now everytime I turn the dipped beams on (xenon) this message pops up.

    It would be much appriciated if someone could tell me what the cornering light is or if they have had a similar message pop up.

    Much appriciated


    I've had this problem off and on which was finally resolved when they changed the wiring/plug that the headlight unit slides into.

  6. I just purchased a 2008 Cayenne 6-cylinder with a CDR23 stereo. I have programmed my preset stations. However, when I press the channel change button on the steering wheel, it does not go to my presets - I just goes to the next available station (pretty useless). Is there any way to have the steering wheel control advance the station to my next preset?

    Funny this was one of the complaints of the CDR-23 back when the Cayenne came out in 2003, I guess they never bothered listening to the customers.

    Unfortunately it doesn't work for the my Nav system either.

  7. Last week I got a fault code on my dash that showed a Key Icon and the phrase System Fault Workshop. No problem with driving and it occured with both keys.

    I took it into the dealership and they told me that it was the Ignition Control Module but they had to order the part. I got my car back while waiting for the part to come in and noticed that I don't have the fault code appearing anymore! So what should I do? Was the part really defective or was it some random computer glitch that was cleared when the tech hooked up the computer to my car?

    My service invoice stated "63508 at Technical Inspection. Technician found ignition control module with internal open circuit."

    I'm a bit confused, if the part is really defective, shouldn't it keep showing the System fault message?

  8. I had the same problem with my driver's side front turn signal- was intermittent and would blink real fast and throw the famous !. Dealer got me a new bulb- luckily he just gave me the bulb as I didn't have time to stop and have them replace it- told him I'd do myself- haven't done it yet and the bulb has been working now fine for a couple months... now I have an extra bulb- they said it was something you couldn't get at NAPA or OReilly's for example and they didn't have one in stock.

    I bet it's a bad bulb or connection with the bulb itself. A trip to the dealer for you...

    I think I'll give the bulb switch a try. Sylvania makes a silver one that turns amber when switched on so it's street legal.

    I'll update the board if it works.

  9. I've had this intermittent problem with the directional bulb light not functioning. Every once in awhile, when I push the directional stalk to signal a right turn, the front directional bulb doesn't blink and I get a warning in my dash. Once I turn off the engine and restart it, it works normally again.

    The dealer changed the entire headlight assembly last year for this problem but it's still happening. The last few times, I took it in, the dealer "tightened" the connection, whatever that means.

    Any suggestions other than stop turning right?

    I notice that the new 2008 models have a revised turn signal light, I'll bet that this is a recurring problem.

  10. It will depend on the exact PCM unit in your car (by PCM part number). But I believe all are supposed to be at "Model Level B".

    Ask your dealer to check:

    TSB 27/04 W522 W522 – Updating The PCM2 Operating System and Replacing The 3 - CD ROM Street Map Navigation CDs (Workshop Service Action)

    and TSB 8/05 9112 PCM2.1 and Navigation Unit: System Connection Software Release, "Model Level B"

    and TSB 9/05 9110 PCM2.1 Navigation Update.

    My Nav unit shows 2.0 software. The discs show that I need version 3.0, now I'm really confused. Either way I'll be taking it in for a software update. Thanks.

  11. I have this problem with the Nav unit, I would search for a particular POI such as a grocery store, the Nav unit would display a list of the stores but no address would appear. The Nav unit would show how many miles away the store is when I select it but since no address would come up, I cannot select "Plan route". The Nav CD is in the unit and they are the latest maps. Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

  12. Loren,

    I only have the CDR-23 Head unit, CD Changer, and Bose system, would a software upgrade fix this problem too?

    I also have an intermittent problem with the radio not producing any sound even though the radio is on. At first I thought the mute button was pushed but it wasn't. The problem would resolve itself after I turn off the engine and restart it a few hours later. Could this be all related with the bass/treble controls?

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