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  1. 11-30 Update....Got the call today explaining what was going on. The PIWIS v1 that Porsche sent in would not program the vehicle. Porsche had them 'send data' from a PIWIS to them to analyze. According to the data, a control unit (955-618-602-20) and/or steering column computer (955-347-009-09) need to be replaced. Parts + Labor = $4400. This is in addition to the $2200 I currently owe them for the 2 remotes (955-637-944-06-0), immobilizer (955-618-036-05) and labor that were installed. This puts the bill at $6580. The remotes and immobilizer are not returnable because they were programmed. The remotes I understand, because they were cut. Anyone interested in a donor vehicle in the SouthEast US? Just for the record, I took it to them on Oct 24 to simply program a replacement key. 36 days what a ride.....
  2. Background: My 04 Cayenne S has been at the Porsche dealer for just over a month now. I took it there to have a new key programmed into it. I lost my only working keyfob. I was able to copy the blade of my non-working keyfob at a local locksmith. Well, the next day, I get a call that the computer won't take the new key and that a new sensor, immobilizer and keys were needed. Estimate: $1900. Upset, I felt I had no choice and agreed to it. A week later, I get a call that the parts are coming from Germany and it's be sometime next week. As promised, a week later, the parts made it and were installed. Computer still will not learn the factory new keys. I'm told of numerous emails/calls to Porsche tech support over the course of another week. The last time I called to check around the 18th, I'm told that Porsche has discovered a bug with PIWIS v3. Seems that it cannot program keys into a PIWIS v1 vehicle. Now I'm waiting on Porsche to special deliver a working PIWIS v1 computer. My BS detector is alarming. I would like my Cayenne back, running or not, but I am at a loss on what to do. Questions: Can anyone backup the PIWIS v3 computer story? What are the odds that my original sensor, immobilizer and key are really fine? Should I make them reinstall my old parts and try with the PIWIS v1 computer? The bill should go from around $1900 to $125. Is there anyone at Porsche I need to make aware of the potential service problems at this dealership? A little more on the background. They also claim that they have a non-working PIWIS v1 and that Porsche can remote brick the PIWIS computers when a new unit is issued...?? I'm also told that the Durametric cable and software cannot program keys. Any help or ideas are appreciated.
  3. Broke out the durametric cable today. I found a code 1045 in the TCU. The description said it couldn't figure out the shifter position. I cleared the codes and it seemed to do fine but a few minutes later it started back in 'M' all the time. On the grounds, is there a diagram of the ground points in the cabin? What's the best way to take apart the center console without breaking everything? I did replace the battery back this winter. Terminals were in great condition. Thanks, Trey
  4. Looks like a XM or Sirus satellite antenna connector. Was that an option that year?
  5. I'll second that question .... are they still available? paper manuals or CD/DVD?
  6. Hello All, My 04 S has recently started doing some wired stuff between the shifter, dash display, the tip tronic controls on the steering wheel and shifter +/-. The strangeness started 6 months or so ago when it would occasionally go into Manual mode. A quick flip of the shifter into M and back into D fixed it. Most recently, it has decided that it prefers M over D. Flipping the shifter back and forth rarely fixes it now. Other things to note: (observations) most of the time, the LED indicator on the shifter only shows it in +/- regardless of position. The dash shows the correct position except for D. some of the time, the LED indicator shows nothing. The dash is correct except for D. most of the time, using the shifter +/- to change gears does not work. Have to use steering wheel controls. some of the time the steering wheel controls will not downshift. (REAL annoying!!) they always upshift. The problem seems to be worst in the mornings when cold and better once everything get warmed up. Looking thru the forum, I'm torn between the transmission control unit or the micro switches/magnets around the shifter. Any thoughts?? Thanks, Trey Cooper
  7. Cayenne.pdf Received the attached PDF today in the mail. Looks like more lawyers are catching wind of this. The big question ..... who should I register with? Is any one better than the others?
  8. Part number 39 is correct. The little round piece. It was missing when I purchased it so I really don't know what to expect.
  9. Hi, Looking for the part number for the glove box push button assembly. The piece that pulls the cable broke. Can post a picture if needed. If needed, the VIN is WP1AB29P54LA66024 Anyone know of a junk yard that has a lot of Porsche's? I need the passenger side outside mirror (Some a$$ hole hit it and drove off) I figure a junk yard is my best bet. They broke the mirror and cracked the painted plastic. A diagram of the parts would be very helpful. oops, one other thing. The trim piece around the key. Thanks! Trey
  10. Works great. It's sooooooooo much easier when you have a clue.
  11. I did notice that, really good price too. Maybe I should just take it to the dealer.
  12. Hi, I think my 6 year old had something to do with this, but I'll never know (and he's not admitting to anything) Go to open the glove box and nothing. Button just pushes in. No resistance felt. Figured I locked it for some reason. Nope! Didn't lock it. Finally found some time and a t-20 and worked my way up from the bottom and removed it. The latch and cable on the glove box seems fine. That only leaves the button and a broken piece of plastic that I found somewhere along the way. (along with two 12volt power outlets I didn't know about!) Anyone ever have to replace the button/cable mechanism? Any tips or tricks? This weekends project is to troubleshoot this and replace the rear lid dampers. Loren for the DIY on the dampers. Trey
  13. Can I get the instructions also? Mine has a slow leak and will need replacement soon. I'd be thrilled to take pictures and write it up as a DIY. Thanks, Trey
  14. They did offer 'to handle it' for me. :) I knew where that was going and declined.
  15. Quick update: It's at the dealer getting the front differential replaced .... I asked about getting the uncut key cut and programmed. They can't do it. They only order them cut from Porsche at a cost of around $300 and 1/2 hour of labor to program. They were kind enough to tell me not to waste my time looking for a local locksmith to cut the key. The nearest one they have found is in Atlanta, a 2.5 hour drive. ugh!
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