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    2004 cayenne turbo
  1. Can anyone tell me if my 2004 Cayenne Turbo has a mute wire? This is a North American model, without the telephone option (if it was available). The car stereo guy I want to use says there is no mute wire. He might be right but I wondered if any of you have had different experiences? I do have a mute button on the steering wheel - but tech guy said this goes to internal chip which feeds out MOST fiberoptioc - which makes sense. So - anyone know if I have a mute wire? Thanks! -alan
  2. Thank you very much for these suggestions. I used to have a 199x 968 convertible, and I had the top replaced on it - it did work out very nicely. I also had the body repainted and that turned into a 3 week ordeal that cost a lot. So with option 2 - is it pretty straightforward to take the cloth/canvas top off of the convertible unit? It seems like it is very difficult to me and I am concerned that an upholstery shop that normally does couches would have problems with the 966. I have worries that they might end up having problems the top would leak, etc. How do I identify a good upholstery shop that can do a good job? Anyone know a good one in the San Francisco Bay area? Thanks so much for your help!
  3. My 2000 C4Cab rear plastic window is yellow and has started to come off of the cloth. Other than that it is in great shape! Can someone tell me how I go about fixing this? I will ultimately get the dealer service opinion, but would like yours first. Can I upgrade/replace this with plate glass? I don't think I can in my 2000 as it seems to fold up. Can I replace the plastic easily? Any idea of cost for parts and labor? Is this something I can do myself, or hire someone other than the dealer? Thank you so much for your input! -alan
  4. Last night after reading on this board, I did 1,4,8 to reboot the PCM. After doing that, I inserted disc 1a and the cd read the cd and nav was happy. So my friends at the porsche dealership service area were wrong - it wasn't the cdrom reader. I then tried to use disc2 - Western US - (I live in California). This disc reported "CD Can Not Be Read". It was quit scratched. I took it to a professional cd refurbisher, who polished it 3 times and the appearance was better, but it still could not be read. Quite plausibly this is due to the deep scratches in the cd. I wonder if anyone might have a 2004 disc2 CD of which I could have a copy to restore the data on my scratched cd? -alan
  5. Hi Guys - fascinating thread. I bought a 2004 cayenne two weeks ago. The NAV system was working - but I decided to change the voice. That prompted me to insert the CD - which I realized I did not have. I got the cd from the previous owner but it was scratched. I worked hard to get it polished and cleaned up but did not succeed. I am very interested in the project to update these - but I wonder if anyone might be able to help me "restore" the CDROM. I am not perfectly clear on the copyright issues, but I can send you a photo of the cdrom - I have a legal lilcense to own/use it - it's just the medium of the cdrom is damaged. If you could provide me the west coast ISO from 2004 I would owe you a big one. Thanks! -alan
  6. I recently came to own a 2004 cayenne turbo. My navigation system in it does not work. It did not have region 2 (west) nav CDs but I now have one. When I put this in the single-cd slot, the nav system says unable to read the disc. I took it to Steven's Creek Porsche, and using the porsche service compouter they show a fault reading from the single cd. While I generally trust and respect them, they seemed a little assumptive about the issue. The tech initially told me I was putting the CDROM in the wrong place (center dash) but then realized my model doesn't have the under-passenger-seat dvd/cdrom. Later when he checked the computer, he saw the fault and said it must be a broken cd reader. He cleared the error and then we had the same problem. May be that simple, but something about his approach to the issue was not convincing to me. They suggested the PCM unit's CDROM reader is broken and needs to be replaced for roughly $4k. My questions for you: (if you can answer even just one or suggest input I would very much appreciate it) 1. Is this a known issue that frequently happens? Is there any way to fix it such as blown air, some sort of cleaner, or swap the CD reader itself instead of the whole unit? 2. If no ideas on #1 - Can you suggest from where I might acquire a used PCM unit? I did investigate installing an after market system, and the vendor with whom I spoke said he could sell me a used PCM system for $2k installed 3. Will any after-market navigation systems display on the instrument cluster? I was this close to junking the existing PCM as navigation is very important to me - but then I realized any after market system will not display in the instrument cluster. On the off chance my assumptions are incorrecct I ask this question. 4. What after market head unit/navigation systems are well regarded for the 2004 cayenne by you all? I would like to have nav, bluetooth phone, ipod, and backup camera. 5. From reading several forums, the add-on kits for iphone, bluetooth phone are not well regarded for integrating with stock PCM, while aftermarket is generally considered a better value. Any other issues to consider with an after market system besides the loss of instrument cluster nav guidance? In my 2000 c4cab i did install an aftermarket alpine nav system with which I was very happy, but I am remiss to lose the indash navigation feature, although it currently is not workable due to the nonfunctional cd reader in the pcm unit. Any guidance in fixing this acute problem is very appreciated, as well as separately input on options and aftermarket solutions. Thanks. -alan
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