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  1. Did replacing the switches fix the windows each time but broke again soon? Better than a non-operable window I suppose. I just can't get over the feeling that it's OK for me to expect my car to work. lol Then again, maybe if that was my expectation I should have bought a 911.
  2. My passenger side door glass stopped working when the dealer had it in for service and I didn't notice until the next day. We are waiting for a part to come in so haven't taken it back but if there is an easy fix I can do in the meantime that would be terrific. I know some cars have a reset procedure, I tried the key dance in the tips section and that didn't work. Doesn't seem to be a fuse either tho almost none of my fuses in the panel actually match what's listed on the cover diagram. There is no movement, it's not stuck or grinding, just does nothing, like no signal or power is present. Thank you and wishing the rest of you a trouble free Sunday!
  3. A little bump to see what other member's more recent experiences are with H&R or Eibach? Any photos of the lowered trucks? Thank you!
  4. My first thought would be to check to be sure it is properly locked in place. Look in the manual for procedure and be sure you feel/hear the "click" that it did lock down or you could lose the assembly if you make a quick stop. Good luck!
  5. Hi guys, I happened across an aftermarket aluminum (or maybe stainless) front underbody panel to replace the black plastic one on my '04 S. It sits below the bumper and fills most of the front width. I failed to bookmark the website and now I am having the hardest time finding the part again. I've searched using terms such as Cayenne: bash plate, chassis guard, underbody cover, etc. with no luck. Can somebody help spare my sanity? :)
  6. I second the bulb grease tip. The other poster who mentioned the headlight closure procedure is worth listening to as well since an incorrectly locked headlamp can come flying out under braking and then you have a MUCH bigger expense on your hands. Listen for the "click" when you lock it down.
  7. Dealer today indicated it was the amplifier, no explanation for the smell/smoke. I have a couple of questions, the service manager who aided me was very helpful but told me Porsche would not perform a courtesy repair for a TSB issue unless it's within a year of warranty and only to the original owner. His suggestion was to replace with factory amp (I've read some people have had to have theirs replaced multiple times) or to replace entire system with aftermarket. Lots of decisions to make. Finally, when I got the car back the front passenger window isn't operating at all, child lock isn't on and it doesn't work from driver or passenger switches. Is it possible that disconnecting the battery at dealer could have caused it to stop, maybe needs reset to work again? I checked the fuses and another problem seems evident now, the amp rating of the fuses marked in the manual don't match the fuses actually in use in the panel I checked. Does this mean someone haphazardly replaced with whatever fuses they had available or is there another explanation?
  8. I searched topics and while this seems similar to some other folk's amp issues, it doesn't quite make a match... I started the '04 Cayenne S today and I first noted a strange "ticking" evident in the front door speakers only, not in any others. In order to hear better to try and figure out what was causing the sound I turned the heated off and just then I smelled an "electrical short" smell, never good. I noticed what I'm pretty sure was a faint wisp of smoke coming from the climate control panel area. I had only traveled a couple of blocks so returned to the driveway and turned the car off promptly. The ticking sound continued in the front speakers only, even with the car shut off. After about 5-mins it stopped on it's own. It's a constant "click-click-click" that didn't really change frequency or volume. I didn't start the car but turned it back to accessory and the ticking started again so I shut it off again. No further smells or smoke thankfully. Two days prior I was driving at night and my stereo lights all flickered on and off a few times, but no other lights did, they all remained on as normal. Possibly related, I have no idea. My car does not have Navigation, just the basic setup, and I have had no aftermarket sound or other work done. It's going to be dropped at the dealer but has anyone had this set of symptoms before?
  9. Not sure if I'm understanding your inquiry correctly but I can also only engage the low ratio and lock the diff (illuminating ONLY the top two lights on the selector) as the third, lower, light comes on once to go back to the high ratio. I didn't notice a conflicting statement in the manual but the way it's working makes sense to me because you can;t have a high and low ratio at the same time.
  10. As an update, the service was done at Stuttgart Automotive in Lake Oswego, OR and it turned out the car had some debris caught inside the wheel area. They went ahead and took care of a couple of things that were upcoming while it was in the shop so a 40,000 mile service, new wipers, clean the gunk out and $1,100 later she's back on the road.
  11. I have a 2004 Cayenne S that just started making a grinding sound coming from the passenger side rear wheel that is most evident at lower speeds. It sounds just like worn pads but it is not as I have confirmed they have lots of life remaining. It also only makes the sound when I am turning left, possibly because the vehicle's weight is being shifted to that wheel. I did a quick check and the rotor doesn't seem to have any nicks, gouges or other indicators of the cause. Could it be suspension related or the brake shroud contacting on the back side? I appreciate any advice you can offer.
  12. Do you know who makes the Porsche factory mat, Weathertech or Husky maybe? I have the weathertech in other cars and love it but was curious about comparisons to Husky if anyone has that brand cargo liner. Specifically, is it hard and things slide like the factory mat? Thanks!
  13. I was looking on ebay for these clear markers when I read your post. I liked the idea that they were unquestionably authentic Porsche from bumperplugs.com so I ordered them just before the Independence Day weekend and they were shipped promptly after. I did get a reply message over the weekend to a question I had, which I didn't expect. Same as DSP, no affiliation with these guys, but just confirming that they do seem to be very focused on customer satisfaction and I felt a recommendation was in order.
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