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    1993 964 Carerra 2 Cab
    2004 Cayenne S
    1952 Chevy 1/2 Ton Pick'm'up Truck
  1. Does anyone know if there is a way to test the function of the spare battery in the trunk? I now have two new batteries, however I could not start off the spare battery before I replaced the main battery under the driver's seat as well. I'm suspecting the spare battery is not operational and I'd like to find out before I need it someday and it does me no good.Thanks!
  2. Similar issue here - I've got a 2004 Cayenne with the second battery in the spare tire well. I left my lights on and still couldn't start with the spare battery by using the actual key in the ignition instead of the Kessy per the owner's manual. The shop agreed the spare battery was dead after testing so they replaced it. Seemed good to go but after two days the car was very low on juice and wouldn't start. So I think, "well I guess the main battery was dead also, good thing I have a new spare battery". But guess what happens when I replace the Kessy dongle with the actual key and try to
  3. I've got something similar. Suddenly, all of the comfort settings (locks, etc) revert to the factory settings every time I lock the vehicle. I suspected battery issues but it was just replaced less than a year ago. The dealer says the actual key needs to be in the ignition, not the plastic fob (my truck has the Kessy remote key system). Does this sound right? The owner's manual does not mention this and I am pretty sure I have changed the settings with the fob in the ignition because I never take it out.
  4. +1 Pirelli Snow and Ice. Just unstoppable in the snow. The only downside is they may make you overconfident and it will aggravate you how slowly everyone else is driving! I rarely get much ABS activation unless it's very icy or under heavy braking in packed snow.
  5. I heard the Tooki doesn't work with '04s however this was from a sales guy who I don't trust (I know, insert joke here). Have you heard from a credible source that it will (ie Nav-TV)? There are many negative reviews on other forums so I was also looking at the Mo-bridge or Dension units for iPod functionality.
  6. I read your post more carefully and noticed the part about the water entering your car. I would be so pissed! I believe this was a known issue with the '04's but I can't speak for '06s. The way you can find out is looking up the TSB's (Technical Service Bulletins) for your car - again, Renntech to the rescue. Right next to the Home button at the very top of the Renntech.org page is a DIY Menu. TSB's are kind of like recalls except Porsche doesn't notify you because it looks better for them. Whenever a car is brought in for routine maintenance they are supposed to check that the TSB's hav
  7. Steve - Congratulations on the new Cayenne. I bought an '04 Cayenne S yesterday and couldn't be more pleased with it. From your post it sounds like you bought it at a Porsche dealer, so isn't it certified? The taillight is a safety issue so it should certainly be covered under warranty. As with the headlight. I don't know why they would even sell a car with outstanding issues like that. There is too much technology in these cars to figure out on your own so you need to read the owner's manual. Since the dealer shafted you on this (I would still lean on them to provide one) in the mea
  8. Have you driven them both? A certified 06 is a really solid value. And the Turbo S is a monster. I have only driven an 04 Turbo and for the driving I do in the city and in the mountains, the Cayenne S was the clear winner. Plenty of power (it's still 350 HP!) and much more responsive for stop and go traffic and switchbacks up mountains. My opportunities to exceed 100MPH are very limited. However if you are going to be blasting across the Arabian Peninsula at 100MPH++ then you owe it to yourself to get the TurboS because you'll be one of the very few actually using the car for what it was
  9. Guys - the locking rear differential is not standard. It is included as part of the Advanced Offroad Technology Package. This package also includes nice things like ruggedized wheel wells, hydraulically disconnectable stabilizer bars for greater off-road wheel articulation, and front, side, and rear skid plates. From the Renntech homepage, at the top bar click on Documents. The ordering guides give a good overview of available options. For some year-models you have to go to the second page. When you find the one you want, you can download the PDF document with the download button at the
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