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Everything posted by DSPTurtle

  1. Does anyone have a trick for getting the brake booster rod out of the brake pedal? Or do you have to suck it up and use the Porsche tool? 2004 Cayenne S.
  2. Clearing the code worked. But I thought P codes were powertrain? Plus, why did it throw a check engine light for an HVAC issue?
  3. Hi Guys and Ladies, Had a weird one today. Anyone know what a P8448 code on a Cayenne GTS might be? It comes up with the Siemens engine control module. Thanks in advance for ideas!
  4. Found the culprit... passenger side vanity mirror. Power lead was crushed by the attachment screw and shorting it out. Pulled every light and put them back one by one till something bad happened. Old school...
  5. Got it. Thank you. Apparently the melted center contact is a good starting point. But still doesn't seem to make sense for all the other lights too. Maybe Miss Piggy just wants to spend some quality time with me. Haha.
  6. Does anyone have access to a 2004 Cayenne S wiring diagram? My interior lights will not come on. Fuse 12 was blown, and it blew again immediately upon replacement. Now it seems to not have blown but no lights come on. I'm trying to find the branches that come off of fuse 12 in the drivers side dashboard.
  7. And yes, we have the IPAS codes... just not sure where to enter them in the PIWIS.
  8. Yup... we got the PIWIS connected and can see that it says "Immobilizer Active" with a picture of an open circuit. We are trying to figure out how to change its state and apparently that TSB has some info in it on how to do that.
  9. Nope... lost the key. New key purchased from the dealer but as soon as we unlocked the car with the tumbler, the alarm started going off and now we can't get it turned off. The PWIS won't recognize the "alarm system". We pulled the immobilizer box out and can't figure out how to reset it so we can program the new key with RF pill.
  10. Trying to replace a lost key on a 2002 996. New key physically unlocked door but now alarm won't shut off. Apparently there is a TSB 213 on dealing with this issue. Anyone have access to TSB 213? Thanks in advance.
  11. Someone here must have dealt with this issue already... I sure hope!
  12. 2003 Cayenne S So my wife's pepper had a fishbowl in the passenger rear taillight for awhile now. I guess long enough that it shorted something out as the running lights no longer have power. I have 12V going to every pin in the connector except the common orange wire for the dual bulbs in the bottom of the tail light. Brake lights, turn signal, back up light work just fine. The fuse on the passenger side panel is in proper working order. I believe there is a controller box for the taillight somewhere in the rear cargo area (not the tow controller, the actual taillight controller). I am guessing that the driver for that power line has shorted out since I cannot get 12V on that one single pin (I think it is pin 3; grey/red strip wire). I have the rear cargo area torn apart looking for the control box with no luck finding it. The cable harness branches and comes back together in so many places I cannot identify where that Grey/red stripe wire gets power from. Does anyone have knowledge, or a graphic of where that control box is? The wife is getting pissed that she can't drive the truck at night for fear of getting pulled over by the police. Any help is greatly appreciated!!! -JB
  13. I am hoping that you guys can help me out here. Just had the pepper in for a few issues that were covered under extended warranty. One of the issues that I asked them to fix was the "footwell" lights not staying on. I believe these are called "comfort lights" but I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong. Anyway, when I press the button (that is all the way towards the right/passenger side) up near the map light selector the footwell lights flicker on them instantly go off. It is kind of random as to how many pushes of the button gets them to function, but I have noticed that there are three levels of intensity. The problem is that the lights won't stay on... seriously is a flicker. As first I thought there was a short under the dash and it was a spark, but now I think that the light just goes on and off immediately. Dealer told me that a bad main battery would cause this and they need $900 to replace it. So, I changed the main battery (and the aux battery) myself and still have the same problem. Dealer also replaced all eight pencil coils and the instrument cluster... You guys have any other ideas or experience correcting this? Thanks in advance... Jason 2004 Cayenne S
  14. I just changed both batteries after having the truck in for service and Porsche saying I needed a new main battery to the tune of $900. I did it myself and unfortunately changing both batteries did not fix the issue as they suspected :( Just a note though... I have a 2004 with the Bose. There is, in fact, a battery under the subwoofer in the rear of the truck. I read a lot of posts all over the web that said if you had Bose you definitely did not have a battery. Well, after I took the Bose sub out, there was a very large battery under there :) Setting the two batteries side by side shows that you cannot "swap" these batteries. The main battery (under seat) is about 1.5" longer then the Aux/Starting (rear trunk) battery. It will physically not fit in the rear battery tray. Jason 2004 Cayenne S
  15. An impact gun with a triple square??? I did this once on a 911 Turbo flywheel. I really, really, really don't recommend that. I chewed up a bolt head in very short order and ended up having to use a Snap-On bolt extractor. Certainly no offense to Mudman, but impact guns were made for Chevy's. Jason 2004 Cayenne S 1985 930S 1983 944
  16. Chino, This is extremely easy if you don't make the same mistake I did. I assume you are trying to get to the battery??? Anyway, there are four bolts that hold the seat to the frame. You do NOT need to touch those four bolts to rotate the seat back. Those four bolts are black. There are two silver bolts under the carpet tabs at the front bottom of the seat box looking thing. Right at the rear of where your floor mat ends. You will need to pry up the carpet tabs, they are precut to allow you perfect access. Both are triple square M10 bolts. Cheap tools at any DIY auto parts store that fit into a 1/2" socket. Once you remove those two bolts you can rotate the seat towards the rear. I took lots of pics yesterday. Whole thing should take you about 30 minutes. If you need to really get the whole seat out, the four bolts I mentioned previously are easy to get to by moving the seat fore and aft. There are plastic covers over each bolt at the front and rear of each seat track. They fit pretty well, but if you stick your head real close you will able to see the mold line where they separate. I did not even need a screwdriver to pop them off... just a fingernail and upward pressure. As I said, I will try to post some pics later if you have not figured it out already. Jason 2004 Cayenne S
  17. I just had to have my driveshaft replaced this week at 67,000 miles. Also the left front control arm... as the main bushing failed. Supposedly both are extremely common. Jason 2004 Cayenne S
  18. Porsche just changed my whole instrument cluster under extended warranty because the display was "flickering". Not a bad as yours! But, after they were done I talked to the technician and he told me that cracked pencil coils can cause all sorts of weird problems in the display area as well as other instrument cluster issues. He also changed all eight of those. The good news for a DIY is that changing the coils is easy and relatively cheap. The updated part number sells for around $20 each... you need eight of them. JB 2004 Cayenne S
  19. I installed my Fabspeed pipes Friday night. Got them in after about three hours. All the hardware and gaskets came in the kit. Perfect fit. Way to go Fabspeed!
  20. I have fabspeed pipes on order but tonight I decided to remove the exhaust clamps between the 2nd cat and the muffler. Sounds awesome at idle but a little too nasty going down the road. Am thinking that after the bypass pipes maybe some straight through resonators might be all that is needed for a nice aggressive sound. I really can't stand the wimpy minivan-esque exhaust. Without the rear muffler you can almost hear the Porsche in the motor... there has got to be a sane way to unleash the beast.
  21. Was there any sound difference just doing the bypass pipes? I used to have a 540i six speed that had a NASCAR sound before the Cayenne... I really need some noise!!! Any recommendations?
  22. I got lost today in South Florida cause they built a new road since 2004. Dang it... there has got to be an update for something that is only four years old!!! Anyone having any luck at all??? Thanks JB 2004 Cayenne S
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