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3ball

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  • Present cars
    2004 Cayenne Turbo
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    Dodge Viper GTS (1995-1998 model years)
    Prius (that 12 mpg is not feeling friendly...)
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    1997 Mustang GT convertable
    1994 Mustang LX
  1. Loren, if i was within 1000 miles, I'd hug you. Ordering one later this month from you guys!
  2. 2002 Boxster, standard (manual) transmission - looking for the PN for the clutch itself, no flywheel needed.
  3. 2004 Cayenne Turbo - Transfer Case (if there's a kit needed to replace one, the kit part number would be appreciated instead!)
  4. do you have the details on this project? I am working on adding MacMini in the system. Connecting to it via an IPAD application. So that I have a touch screen interface.

  5. I forgot to add: The wine project adds the .NET infrastructure for the durametric... finally. Pictures will be coming when it doesn't look like I've got a gutted computer sitting in the passenger seat. Ive got the setup done well designed enough to keep the PC in the glovebox, and replace the existing screen with the touchscreen. I can post pics of the interface, the parts, the horrible temporary installs I use each weekend, and upload my custom ISO for anyone interested. Or if you're in the Houston, TX area, show you in exchange for help on the wiring of the PCM :)
  6. Update: I'm going forward with a few slight changes since this was updated. I've since changed the computer to a fit-pc2 (http://www.fit-pc.com/web/) with a small SSD (32gb). I've managed to configure it to automatically use my jailbroken iphone as a tethered internet device using bluetooth or USB (my choice), as well as . Up to this point, I've had to rely on a windows installation, but I've gotten enough lead time now on the project I've been able to use Ubuntu 10.04 and Wine to create a distributable ISO of the drive to replicate easily to other users. I'm still not ready to modify my dash permanently, but it's coming. I have a 9 inch capacitive touchscreen I ordered direct from China (roughly $280) I have in a temporary mount as the display. I'm booting to a self-modified Gnome gui for presentation (I took chunks of the netbook remix and the HP Mini ubuntu distro and massaged them into a coherent theme) that has touchscreen in mind. I've changed the fontsize and scripted behavior to open each application you hit into a different desktop (for easy retention and recall). I have a small automotive PSU with a small battery for gentle shutdown. My biggest hurdle left is how to implement the screen without disabling my PCM - I hated the touchscreen overlay idea. It worked but it looked too amateur for me. That project is for later this summer when it's not 95 degrees outside. Total cost to me so far is a ridiculous amount, but most of that is due to trying different screens, software packages, computers, etc etc etc. Actual projected cost for another installation would be in the $600 neighborhood. Currently, I can: GPS location - navigate using google earth. it's not as application specific as i want, but it works perfectly and is free. It updates maps by itself, and keeps my location in realtime Websurfing -I typcally use chrome, but I found 'touchscreen access' for firefox which works great! Music Applications - Pandora iPhone app: I use this because it's unlimited and free. The website has a cap based on monthly usage I want to avoid - streaming websites - in-dash controls using a m0bridge audio interface control the computer itself using the touchscreen -use a bluetooth keyboard/mouse for additional input - i'm working on a voice command solution, but that's months off, and I want this finalized before Thanksgiving! act as a wireless access point for any in-car laptops/devices using WPA2-TKIP monitor my system using the Durametric Enthusiast adapter -pretty much permanently installed the way I have it now; too big of a pain to remove frequently -can be removed, but I'll need to modify the USB port locations. I want to place one near the OBD2 port so I can just yank it and take it to another car Monitor my car with the computer - updates my website with the last known GPS location and speed (from Durametric read) every 60 seconds - dumps the durametric log every 24 hours - enables a VPN connection to my website. I can actually use this to communicate back to the onboard computer. So far it's limited in application, but I can eventually do an OnStar style remote disable (need an EE before I get silly with this part - I could do some permanent damage), as well as other fun things - maybe video conference whoever's driving, take pics of driver, voip call the car, etc. Software needed: Ubuntu 10.04 Wine 1.1.41 Google Earth (v5.something) Durametric Porsche Diagnostic Tools 6.0 Hardware necessary: fit-pc2 (diskless) - $345+shipping 8.9" capacitive touchscreen - $306 (was my cost) Durametric Enthusiast - $287+shipping Optional Hardware: internet providing device (jailbroken iphone, 3G wap, whatever you want) bluetooth mouse/keyboard ($50+) relocate and mount USBs (about $40 so far in cords, mounts, etc) m0bridge Audio (I can't remember, it's been years)
  7. Hongkong should be okay; I only ever used email support, and they were very responsive and helpful! I wouldn't recommend programming the CDC offline; that shouldn't be an issue. Mine is online and works fine with the loop. I'd say it's the connecting fiber lines if I were to wager.

  8. ed.w

    Since here has no dealer in Hongkong while i bought my moBridge in New Zealand. So... no one can help me...anyway, i got some replied from the forum, and will try PIWIS to program the CDC off and see... Tks for ur advise.

  9. (part 2) if not, the I'd check every single connection for dust particles. You'll need a magnifying glass (yeah, I know it's hokey, but it's either that or a jeweler's loop). The behavior is definitely a reinitialization loop for the MOST system. If you just purchased the mobridge, they have a decent support staff. I'd recommend contacting them if the firmware is up to d...

  10. it's not necessary to take out everything really, the trick is to just make sure the loop is in place and connected to the mobridge unit. If I were a betting man, you've got a bad connection now somewhere. That can be a single speck of dust, or a broken fiber line. I'd replace the original hardware and see if it still misbehaves. If so, you broke the original line.

  11. ed.w

    Any comments? Thanks!!

  12. ed.w

    Now the PCM2.1 shows CDChanger now available. (i have to press button to accept every time i start my car). And now the PCM2.1 paused like once every 30sec and to search the CDChanger... and now i have toggle the Mobridge OFF and can only listen to the headunit Single CD.

  13. ed.w

    hi 3ball, i saw your post about installing mobridge.

    i managed to do the same with you inside for the beginning part. However, for the CDChanger part, i cannot take out all the things surrounding the CDC as its located at the back. Now, i manage to use my hand to unplug the Fibre-Optics behind the CDC and i could also put the bypass loop (provided by mobridge) to it. Now the PCM sho...

  14. I'm looking for three parts for a 2004 Cayenne Turbo: one covers the bolt on the rear wiper assembly, as seen below. the next part is the license plate light assembly. There's two of them, i'm missing the one on the left, as seen below. The third is easy; my rear gate's lifting capability is underpowered. I replaced this part in a mustang about 10 years ago, it was just a pressurized hydraulic cylinder. I'm hoping it's an easy piece here too! Anyone have these part/kit numbers?
  15. I was at 78k and change when it started acting odd. And I'm very sure I won't run across a Japanese car (outside a GT-R) that has a 7 thousand dollar transmission... I've done some horrible, nasty, dirty things to a nissan stanza that should get me beaten by the engineers, and it still ran like a champ for another 6 years (and I never told my ex-gf about it either, man that was fun!). Based on my experience, I'd figure the Cayenne just had a few engineering flaws, which I expected, but not that I was prepared for. I am part to blame because I still love the CTT; it's staying in the stable. I'm just irritated. What sort of driving behaviors cause automatic transmissions to fail? Could I have done something weird? I feel guilty, but I can't figure I did anything out of the ordinary. I did take TCS off about once or twice a week for fun...
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