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About marilynmichael

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    Tallahassee, FL
  • Porsche Club
  • Present cars
    2004 Cayenne S
    2002 911 Targa
  1. I took my 2002 Targa to Porsche to figure out why the car would not lock. After about $5K of various and sundries that I cannot remember (I want to forget) -- the car locks. But, at the end, the mechanic told me that they something was wrong with the memory seat control unit and that to get the car to lock, they had to unhook it. Now--I know all of these things seem to be tied together in a Porsche--so, at that point, the guy just put the seat in a middle position and I left with $5K less in my pocket, a car that could now lock, but a driver's seat that cannot be adjusted. He said somethin
  2. I hooked up the battery and charged it with a trickle charger. Charged to full over night. Shows 14 volts on the gauge. Guess that's about right. Problem still exists. I noted that my seat belt, when fully extended, seems to be a bit damp--both of them. Maybe they are just cold -- but they kind of feel damp, so I thought--ok, let's check the drains. Front ones near the battery were fine. Nothing clogging. Cleaned it out a bit and blew compressed air down. Pour water through them and water came out below fine. Checked the front drains of the car with the Targa roof retracted. They
  3. 2002 Targa Has been a bit humid inside the car, but not wet. Now, when I close the driver's door, the side window, opens slightly and then closes back--and repeats. A lot. I open the door and sometimes this stops the behavoir and sometime is does not. Repeat until it stops. When I go to lock the car, I get a horn beep--which as I understand means something is not closed properly. I open and close the doors and then it goes away--but I swear, the doors are closed properly Today---pouring rain. I go to turn on the headlights--turn the knob. Will only physically turn to the parking lig
  4. I have a 2002 Targa living in Florida. I've had no problems until it turned colder. Now I have pretty heavy condensation on the windows every morning and any chilly afternoon. I've read through the forum and checked all of the drains. They all seem to be clear. I've also felt around and checked for moisture on the carpet etc. I don't seem to feel anything in particular. It might be a little wet on the front right passenger carpet--up against the wall---but just slightly perhaps. And, I've gone over all of the rubber seals on the doors, roof, lid (Targa) etc. I do see a bit of a te
  5. I have a 2004 Cayenne S. Grey interior. A few things don't function correctly and I'd like to fix them up if it's not too hard and I can find the parts. I'd appreciate advice on how hard it is to fix these and where to go to find parts. Center console trim. This is the trim panel that basically covers the center console--goes around the shift trim piece, cup holders etc. Mine is pretty scratched up. Hard to replace? I have found lots of 'trim kits' but I like the original grey/metal look in the car and only need this piece. Any advice where to find? Latch for center console 'box'. I
  6. I recently bought a 2002 Targa. When I turn on the parking lights, the side markers come on and the rear lights come on--but no lights are on in the front of the car. Is this normal? When I lock and unlock the car, the 'yellow lights' in the bottom half of the headlights flash. Shouldn't those light when the parking lights are on? Thanks for your help
  7. I have a 2004 Cayenne S. Almost 80K miles. Been great. Basically no problems. The other day, I'm driving along and the sun roof starts opening and closing on its own (popping up). It was moving like I was pushing the button. I pushed the button and it seemed to kind of reset and I haven't seen that problem since. The past couple of days, I go to turn the ignition and it flashes the 'battery' warning (red battery light) but starts. I noted that the clock was back to 12--lost its time. But, it doesn't seem to have low battery power. It starts and the lights are strong, etc. But it w
  8. Thanks Loren. When I look at them, I don't see any kind of tape residue though. I've tried the usual 'gorilla glue' and things of this sort. I didn't know if you had to get some kind of special glue --- example--the glue that holds on the rear view mirror to the windshield. Michael
  9. I have a 2004 Cayenne S. Moved to Florida a few months ago and everyone of the aluminum door sills (the lighted 'Cayenne' things) has come lose. They are held to the car using some plastic holders which attach--with glue?--to the aluminum sills. The glue has melted or something. I have not been able to find a glue that will re-attach (and hold) the plastic 'things' back to the aluminum. Any help with this would be most appreciated! Michael
  10. So, need to remove my headlamps. Went to the trunk, lifted the inside lid and see this nice little set of tools in a styrofoam holder. Unfortunately, it seems to have some missing tools, including the wrench for removing the headlamps. I read that this is a hex wrench of sorts. Is it best to go to Porsche and buy a new one or can I just purchase some size of female hex wrench for this? Size? Thank you Michael
  11. I have a 2004 Cayenne S. I purchased the car used from a dealer about a year and a half ago. I drove it off the lot and noticed 'gerbils' in the dashboard. Drove straight back to the dealer. Car was gone for a few days and came back 'fixed'. The 'gerbils' have returned along with 'wind rushing' and 'creaking' noises. These are essentially in the dash, but also, now, down by the drivers feet area. It seems that this happens when the climate control system is heating and not when in AC. Not 100% sure on that. So, I searched a saw a few things out there. Basically, read that 'some say this
  12. OK...latest little thing on my Cayenne S 04. I have a problem opening the center console--the 'box' just behind the cup holders. I can open the bottom portion just fine, but when I push on the upper button to open the top portion--won't budge. Seems to have a lot of slack. I have moved it around, pushed the button hard/soft. Pried it a bit :o Nothing opens it. Any help appreciated! Otherwise, seem to have a similar problem opening the glove box. Sometimes it opens; sometimes it doesn't. Do I just need to replace something or tighten something? Thanks Michael
  13. I have a friend that has totaled his Cayenne :o I was thinking of pulling his Xenon 'system' and replacing my standard headlights on a 2004 Cayenne S(his is same S and year, but with Xenons). Can anyone tell me what parts I need to take to make this work? My thoughts are: - lamps - bulbs - transformer/relay 'thingy' - wiring harness??? Anything else?? Does the transformer/relay 'pack' have the control system in it?? Thank you!
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