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  1. Did you ever fix this? I've got the same issue and wondering what the solution is.
  2. I just replaced the center vent in my '03 CTT and there are what are called "blowing out sensors" in the center vent. I had already bought the part because the plastic dividers were broken, but before I replaced it, I started getting different temperature air from the left and right sides when the L/R temp settings were identical. The problem resolved itself with the center vent replacement, so I assume it actually had a bad sensor. The best piece of advice I can give for the overall "Cayenne Experience" is to buy a Porsche Service Manual online. They're all over the internet anywhere from free to about $15 for the PDF download. Best investment I made related to home repair and troubleshooting. The attached wiring diagram is from the 'WIRING' section which is 100+ wiring diagrams. The one I have is 60+ separate files totaling thousands of pages. Good luck!
  3. Check your flex disc first. I have an '03 CTT and what my late mother called a "leadfoot". I've replaced the cardan shaft/bearing assembly twice and recently thought it had gone again. Turned out to be the flex disc which had been replaced both times, but failed with only a few thousand miles on it.
  4. It turns out, the actual sensor itself isn't bad, one of the bushings of the ball and socket connector is completely gone.
  5. Getting the "Air Suspension Faulty Workshop" error message; scanned with Durametric and am getting Code 1769 - Vehicle level sensor front right and actual value is 0V where the other three are 2.4V. Fault comes back as soon as it's clear, so I'm thinking it's bad. I believe the correct part number is 955-341-076-21. What is involved in the calibration of a level sensor? Can it be done with a Durametric? As always, thanks in advance for any help.
  6. My '03 turbo with 165k miles doesn't smoke when running and doesn't use any more oil than spec. After I've been driving short distances around town, I'm in the neighborhood slowing to nearly a stop to make a turn after a couple of minutes of cruising 1800-2000 RPM in 3rd gear. All of a sudden white smoke pours out the exhaust; I'm not sure if it's one or both, but seems like more likely it's both. Anyone seen anything similar?
  7. I replaced that connector a few years ago, the seal was leaking so i was getting gas fumes in the interior and the gas had eroded the soft rubber. Make sure you've got a good pin removal tool and you should be in business.
  8. FIXED! I had to take it to my mechanic and he was puzzled after both batteries tested fine and removing the starter and it bench tested fine. Ultimately, he cleaned and tightened the power connection at the starter and the connection at the power distribution box and this fixed the problem. There was some corrosion on the starter connection and this connection came from the factory without a lock washer and wasn't completely tight. It did last 17 years, though.
  9. I got in my '03 CTT this morning and it would not start. I put the key in, got the normal lights and sounds and the starter wouldn't turn over at all. I can hear what I assume are the battery relays. Both batteries are fairly new, but I charged anyway, same result; tried to jump start, same result. I drove the car yesterday and no issues. The starter has been working perfectly, no dragging, or slow starts at all. Does this sound like the starter? Has anyone had the starter go bad suddenly with no prior warning? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated before I have it towed to the shop.
  10. It is underneath the passenger seat. The attached PDF shows all module locations. Module Locations.pdf
  11. Cayennes are notorious for grounding (earthing) issues. They also are notorious for the sunroof drains becoming blocked and causing leaks under the carpet where there are wiring harnesses. Good luck!
  12. Check your battery first. Bad batteries cause all kinds of issues in Cayennes, especially the early years. I have an '03 TT and just replaced a battery that was less than 3 years old. The car was throwing the PSM failure code plus several other faults. Replaced battery, cleared all faults and just fine now. Ground issues also cause problems.
  13. Thanks for the post cfiiman & Loren! I'm getting ready to do this to my '03 TT, so I may go ahead and order this hose and replace it. By the way, the "7L.." number is most likely a VW part#. Lot's of shared parts between the Cayennes and Touaregs and Audi SUVs
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