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Posts posted by gchu

  1. Thank you Loren,

    I just got it fixed. I had checked that TSB before and my VIN isn't on the list. I searched and found this the following article. I followed the direction and got the problem fixed. When I worked on the wire, the wire/connector has electric tape wrapped (very Mickey Mouse job) and had been worked on before. That could be the TSB has applied on my 05 and that's why the VIN is not listed for the TSB. I crimped the connector and read the value again with the Durametric tool and read "Correct". After that, I clear the code and everything is okay. Other said it may become loss again later and to have it solder is the best solution.


    In case other has this problem in the future, the wire & connector can be access at the back of the driver seat. No need to remove any bolt or trim. I spent over an hour at the front with no progress until found the wire at the back.

    Thank you again to everyone.

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  2. My 2005 Cayenne S just had a "Airbag Fault" light on yesterday. I don't have a Durametic so I don't know the code yet. After searching and found this problem is very common. Other owener reported that the problem was caused by a connector under the driver seat. Dealer just replaced the pin or connector. I check under the driver seat and there are few connectors. Does anyone know which connector I should try? I want to see if that is the cause before getting my Durametric or should head to the dealer. Thanks.

  3. Just in case anyone else needs this answer, I got it from Jeff at Sunset. Part Number is 955 555 851 00 7ba.

    I just found out my 2005 is having the same problem. The back seats, both sides, ash trays cover and the trim pieces. They feel like the top coat is melted and became soft and sticky. Was it a easy fixed DIY? How much did you paid from Sunset?

  4. :clapping:
    If you combine post #5 and post #6 it works. Just did it 5 minutes ago. Try pushing the odo/trip reset button and then turn the ignition on. The display will say Service Reset. Press the Reset button on the windshield wiper stalk. Reset complete!!! Go back to Enjoying your Car! :drive:

    I just did this too - successfully! Pushed and held the trip/odo reset, turned on the ignition, then pressed the reset button on the under-side of the wiper stalk. Then it instructed me to depress the brake lever... and no more service message!

    Please specify year and model of your Cayenne including any updates. Thanks.

    Mine 05 CS and many others have tried the method and didn't work.

  5. Thanks Odix... you are right. The 2005 without touch screen is PCM 2.1 . I already ordered the multimedia interface.. I'll post after the installation.. Before I unplug my PCM, do you know if I need any anti-theft code when I plug it back in? The reason I asked because I bought the car used and the owner didn't give me any code with the car manual.



    I have removed my PCM few times and didn't require a key to reactivate. Mine is a US model 2005 PCM DVD base without touch screen.

  6. I remember the air suspension was a big demand and hard to find back in 2005 when I purchased mine. Other than the price ($3K+), I don't have any negative feelback after 5 years of ownership. I do not have any comparison but was told many times that the air suspension ride quality is a lot better than the standard suspension.

    The 06 was the first year you can play MP3 data files from the NAV. I don't know about theindash CD player or the bluetooth.

  7. Just found an oil spot under my 996. The RMS nightmare finally happened to mine.

    Is back to the dealer the only option for this repair? From many of the forum posts, there are some dealers not properly trainned to replace the RMS or did it right. There are there dealers in the San Francisco peninsula where I live. Does anyone have experience one with a RMS job done?

    In addition, warranty will replace a new englne if the case spec are off, but what happen if out of warranty?

  8. Weather is getting warming this week here in the SF. When I need the air conditioning and found out it doesn't blow cold air. It is a 2005 Cayenne S. Few weeks ago, I noticed buzzing noise at the airco fan under the passenger side area. I thought that was no big deal becasue I have heard that the fan was a common issue. I was thinking have to replace it in the wrost case. Today, when I lower the temperture of the climate control, the air blowing was still warm. Of course, I checked the fuse at the right side panel and it was okay.

    Any suggestion before heading to the dealer? Should I replace the fan anyway since it has started to make noise? Thanks.

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