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  1. I want to highlight my experience installing a CURT hitch on my 2005 Porsche Cayenne and the Porsche wiring harness and control unit. I bought a Pace trailer and wanted the lights to work, so I installed the Porsche OEM wiring harness and new control unit. You will need these parts: 1) Porsche Part 955-618-040-10 Control Unit 2) Porsche 955-612-506-00 Wiring Harness 3) PNA-955-118-93 trailer hitch Connector (this is the 7 pin Pollak connector) This is where the factor wiring harness plugs into at the center of the bumper hitch location so you can plug in a trailer harness. This is
  2. Loren, What is RMS and IMS? And in the photo why does it look like you can see the gears and the metal casing has eroded away?
  3. Hi, I have a 1997 Boxster and today I noticed some oil on the garage floor. It looks like its dripping from about 8 inches right of the oil filter container when viewed from the rear. I have attached some photos, can someone help me with this one? I hope its nothing major, the car has only has 30K miles.
  4. RFM: The good news is that I finally located the temperature sensor. When you said left rear side of engine from above, I assumed it was the passenger side. However the temperature sensor is on the driver side. The location is just terrible, rear of the engine near the firewall, very tight and impossible to work on. Just follow the large pipe water coolant pipe out of the front radiator towards the back of the engine and it turns into this temperature housing location. I took out the pin holding the sensor and all the coolant leaked out. Now its impossible to get the pin back in
  5. I was unable to locate where the temp sensor is, I tried looking everywhere including where you mentioned. Do you know which parts I have to remove to get to the location of the temp sensor? If you can provide some instructions that would be great. I have a 2005 v6 cayenne.
  6. I know that most of the major components (suspension, exhaust, chassis, etc) on a vw touareg are the same as on a cayenne? Are the engine's on the v6 version also similar? Bently publishing sells the entire touareg service manual on dvd , its less then $100 online. Maybe this will help on many repairs we do on a cayenne since they are so similar. Volkswagen Touareg, Touareg 2 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Repair Manual on DVD-ROM by Volkswagen of America DVD-ROM, eBahn Version 3.0, Windows 2000/XP Bentley Stock Number: V7L5 VWoA Lit#: W42 V7L5 V030 DVD ISBN-13:
  7. There are directions on how to test the fuel pumps on the post titled "hesitation starting". I recently had to check both fuel pumps in my cayenne and that post has good information.
  8. Hi, can someone tell me where the thermostat housing is located on a v6 cayenne. I am trying to replace the coolant temp sensor but can't find where it's located. The picture I have of the part diagram is no help, I need to physically find the part in the engine bay first.
  9. This is interesting, this member Porschelibrarian also told me for $109 he would send me the service manuals on disk. I didn't expect there to be any problems, at least not from members on this board. Has anyone else had problems with this member Porschelibrarian?
  10. there could be something wrong with the fuel cap, you can clean it or get a new one, porsche updated the part. Also you could have put bad fuel in the car, if at the gas station rain water gets in the tank, that will cause your engine to hesitate, shake or run rough. That happened to be once with a brand new cayenne, the gas station paid for all repairs. I try never to put gas after heavy rain, I learned my lesson the hard way.
  11. Is there an aftermarket repair/service manual available for the Cayenne? Does the dealer sell the original books or CD, and does anyone know the part numbers and price? Thanks.
  12. Ok thanks, do you have a diagram that shows where the coolant temp sensor is so I can replace it and also the part number.
  13. I had this problem on my cayenne, and the dealer replaced the light socket for the corning light, the part only cost $7-9 and its just a small black socket that the bulb goes into. Moisture usually causes it to go bad. Even though my car was out of warranty he only charged me for the part and it took 5 minutes to replace it.
  14. It has been a week or so since I cleared the code and today they came back. P0117 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit (Short to Ground or Positive) P3081 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit (Short to Ground or Positive) Also I had a hard time starting today, it took a few attempts before the car started. Can anyone guide me to how to resolve these code issues, where should I look.
  15. Boxsters had an issue with the airbag lights coming on. I bought a durametric to reset it but it would come on again after a couple of weeks. The solution that worked for me was to spray something like CRC electric cleaner into the seat belt buckle that attaches to the seat.
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