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  1. You want the ignition on but without the engine running. You should see all the lights on in the dashboard. When you run the adaptation you will hear the throttle body open and close as it does it's adaptation.
  2. It is not a programming error, if that were the case the car would not run. You probably need to run the throttle body adaptation. Maybe someone here knows if it will automatically adapt eventually or not. Each time I have flashed one with a performance file, I have had to run the adaptation to get it to run smoothly. The camshaft code, may not be related to the running smoothness. Your best bet is probably to ask Evom about the problems. If you have Durametric you can run the adaptation by selecting Engine -> Basic Settings -> then enter channel 60 then click "On". Then watch the statu
  3. Most new car dealers use what is called "Matrix pricing" it is just a formula that makes inexpensive items more expensive. It usually looks something like this. 0.01 to 0.99 List Price times 3.5 1.00 to 4.99 List Price time 2 5.00 to 24.99 list price times 1.5 25.00 to 100.00 list price time 1.25 over 100 list price no markup Each dealer has there own matrix pricing table, but most of them use it. This is why you will see that some dealers will have a part for .80 and others have the same part for 2.40. The best deals are the places like Sunset, where they have a straight cost plus 15
  4. One thing you could do is get a used oil analysis from a place like Blackstone labs. The results will usually tell you if there is a problem that needs to be addressed and if you are using the right oil for the current state of your engine. When you get an analysis from them they usually give you advice about the analysis and tell you if you should be using a different oil. http://www.blackstone-labs.com There are other labs as well, but I have had good results from Blackstone.
  5. I agree with JFP in PA, but would like to add that when you go to a single mass flywheel you are reducing the weight of the flywheel significantly. This has a benefit of a slightly faster revving engine. If the ECU is not tuned for it, you may have a stalling problem when coming to stops.
  6. The gauge face is not available separately from Porsche. When you order the car you get a different cluster part number. There is about a dozen different part numbers. I suspect that some of the aftermarket companies will make gauge faces for these eventually. I have had a 981 cluster on back order for 4 months so I have not had a 981 specific cluster apart yet. But I have had the Panamera, and 2011+ Cayenne cluster apart and they look to be a similar design. Because of the LCD and associated electronics, these new clusters are much more difficult to disassemble then the old clusters were. So
  7. Most of the 2003-2010 Cayenne control modules use VW/Audi (VAG) type of functions. The VAG functions are totally different then the other Porsche control modules. The VAG special functions are Adaptation, Basic Settings, output tests, and coding. Not all control modules support all of these special functions but Durametric offers support to all of the functions that are supported by the control module. All of these functions are available to all versions of Durametric (Basic, Enthusiast, Professional). These functions were implemented in a way that is similar to the VW factory system instead
  8. You do not need a Porsche shop to do the test, any smog station can do it. Not many European specialist are smog stations because the equipment and dyno needed are very expensive without much profit to be made. With your car unless it is modified should pass no problem. When I still lived in California and converted my Boxster to 996 motor I was worried I would have problems smoging it. If they had looked at the engine and compared the emissions diagram it would have been failed because it no longer matched the Boxster labeling. But they did not bother to open the engine compartment, and it pa
  9. The Enthusiast kit can perform the coding and adaptation function on many of the Cayenne modules including the level control module.
  10. Can you use your diagnostic tool to scan the other modules in the car and post the results. Just run a "Short Test" from the functions menu or the toolbar. Usually with VES the other modules other then the VES are more telling then the VES itself. I am starting to think more that it is the Alternator. But it is still possible that it is the VES module. I can lend you one of my modules and you can use Durametric to code it to your car to see if it fixes the problem. If it does you can just buy me a replacement or send mine back to me.
  11. The airbag light was triggered because the airbag module could not detect the seat belt receptacle of the removed seat. Airbag faults will retain the code until it is cleared even after the seat is reinstalled. Just wait until you put the seat back in then have someone with a diagnostic tool (Porsche factory tool, or Durametric) clear the fault code for you.
  12. Since you have access to a diagnostic tool you can access both kessy and the module labeled "Rear / Doors" this is the rear body module that controls the locks on the rear hatch. If you do not have any relevant fault codes on either of these you are going to have to do some more specific troubleshooting. The communications with kessy being lost may be part of the problem or it may be that the module is going to sleep on you. You might try accessing it with the engine running to see if you can stay connected. If you do not have codes that are helpful you might check the handle contact pad. If t
  13. I can check what I have but I am not planning on going to the office on till Wednesday.
  14. Ok, I found my notes, but as I recall the coding notes should show up in the coding screen in Durametric. This module is coded the VAG was where the coding is a numeric value. When you go into the coding screen you should see a number that is your current coding value. You should make a note of it in case you want to change it back to the stock value later. The default number should be something like 15511 Here is what is shown in the help display in Durametric: ?xxxx: Specifies how the headlight vertical aim is controlled +1 = Headlight aim is controlled by level sensor as part of the le
  15. It has been a while since I have had one apart, about 5 years I tore one down to the MCU. When I was doing it I did not care if I broke something as I would never put it back together again. Basically I had to sacrifice one of them to discover the MCU pin layout. You can remove the gauge faces by first removing the needles. just carefully pry up with a fork. You can put a piece of paper under the face so the fork does not mare the surface. I believe the LCD's are soldered onto the board. If you have a hot air rework station they are easy to remove just heat it up and pull it off. I may still
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