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  1. 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.
  2. 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 s
  3. It is underneath the passenger seat. The attached PDF shows all module locations. Module Locations.pdf
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. That's a sunroof leak. Your passenger side A-pillar tube is blocked and the water backs up and runs down inside the A-pillar. The easiest way to clear the blockage is to blow the line with an air compressor and check them every few months. Best to also remove the passenger seat bracket so you can get every thing dried out.
  8. I found a cut wire and another that was almost cut in the wiring harness going to the circuit board.
  9. I removed the plug then made a setup with silicone tubing that attaches to an air gun and blow out all four corners every few months
  10. Amazon has these for $133/each Kumho Ecsta STX KL12 All-Season Tire - 275/45R20 106Z
  11. It looks like mine may have been corrosion on the pins of the control unit connector. Still working fine as of today.
  12. PROBLEM SOLVED...Hopefully. I got ready to delve into this earlier this morning and since I'm a firm believer in the KISS method, I disconnected the Tiptronic control unit and reconnected. Now, the manual-automatic is working as it should and the fault is gone. I'll go back and do a thorough cleaning of the pins in the connector, but I am hopeful that this was a simple fix.
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