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  1. Dear agoodin514, deilenberger & RicksCarrera: You guys rock -- my moisture/water issue came back; water sloshed on my right foot turning right while accelerating at about 15mph. I knew it was not external moisture as it's been a long summer with no rain or puddles or any external factors -- sprinklers, etc. Got home, followed your instructions, pulled the tube/hose from the base of the plastic AC housing and a lot of water came out -- a lot being around 1/2 liter. It was clear water, no color, no smell. I had a towel and a bicycle water bottle ready which caught the majority of the water. Once all the water had drained I ran an air compressor on gentle/medium setting from the inside of the vehicle blowing out toward the engine compartment -- the length of tube/hose is at most 4" long from vehicle interior to exterior. I also opened the hood and with a flashlight I could easily see the tube/hose plug sticking through the firewall. I could see some of the water dribbling out. And now AC-created water is draining out as it should -- parked in the garage after a long drive w/AC on a puddle of clear water appeared on the garage floor as it's supposed to -- directly below the drainage valve. If it happens again I know exactly what to do. A ten minute job and as RicksCarrera noted, a 1/4" wooden dowel, gently used as a ream, may be the perfect tool to clear. Next time I will use the dowel -- I'll also take pics of each step. In my case I did not locate any debris or blockage so I'm not sure what caused the back-up -- maybe the plug on the engine compartment side is tight. Thanks again guys. It's threads like this that make Renntech.org such a great resource. Possible a/c drain, or clogged water drains. A/c drain/line could be pinched, grommet at firewall could be not fitted correctly, if veh is under warranty I would take it to a dealer it's not a fun job. If it is water drains clogged remove front cowl, or just gain access pour some water down into cowl if you see it draining onto floor, no clogged drains(note: should come out at a decent pace not a trickle) if not clean out under cowl, blow compressed air into drains to clear debris then recheck.
  2. Could be a main battery issue -- when was the last time you replaced?
  3. Hi -- I get your point. I was thinking you meant a person could easily switch from iPod/other to CD changer via PCM as they drove along. Yes indeed, you can bypass the Denison (or Mobridge) for service and other reasons, the hassle is you need to do the switching on the device (and usually cycle the ignition off and on) and the device is mounted under the dash or in a place that's inaccessible while driving. But the Denison has the accessory mode selector which is really cool. You could place that selector in an easy to reach position. Let us know how the Denison works. I like the USB port a lot -- as you say, music on USB thumb drives is nice. <You must set the mode selector switchto service mode (bypass, CD Changer)position otherwise the servicecomputer may detect an unknowndevice in the fibre optic system whichcan lead to errors reported.> According to both Dension and BumperPlugs - on the Cayenne you can keep the changer and have the iPod interface. The Gateway 500 has a switch assembly (looks like it also has audio phone plug inputs of some type) - with a simple switch on it. Flipping the switch takes the Gateway out of the MOST loop, and apparently allows the headunit to then recognize the CD changer again (and it's also done if you take it in for service so the MOST net doesn't show an unknown device.) There are some specific switch positions on the GW51M02 shown for the PCM with CD-Changer enabled. If you go to Dension's website - they have a PDF of the installation sheet that shows most of this. I think BumperPlugs has a more detailed installation instructions for a Cayenne. Total cost with a Dension BlueToof interface from BumperPlugs is $500 for the Gateway and BlueToof - and it comes with an iPod cable, and it looks like a standard USB extension cable (for those of us who haven't moved to iPods yet - but have lots of MP3 USB sticks and players kicking around.) According to the writeup on it - it can even use the PCM 2.1 to display the folder structure on a memory stick - name a folder as an album name (and it appears then as the CD name) and name the songs inside the folder (they show as the track names.) Looks like a good solution.. have to think of what I have kicking around to sell so SWMBO won't notice I bought it.. :huh: Anyone need any BMW M3 winter rims and tires? Don't have the M3 anymore (gotta get off my butt and take some pics and sell these puppies.. they're just taking up space in the garage.)
  4. The Cartronice item (Bluetooth interface) I note above is agnostic to any system -- it simply plugs into any iPod/iPhone cable. it's a $79 item and well worth it. As I note, you can move it from cars to portable speakers, etc. As it happens I use it on a Denison system in my VW. Visit the Cartronics site and hopefully it will make sense to what I posted earlier. As to switching between the Denison and the CD changer everything I've read about Porsche MOST systems is you need to eliminate the CD changer section of the loop to use an iPod but you can research more and determine. If you install please let us know how it works. It would be great to keep the CD changer active and have an active iPod inerface.
  5. Comments below: > And if you have a CPO as your extended warranty take your vehicle into a Porsche dealer ASAP. Much of this should be covered.
  6. Your entire multiple CD player will be out of the MOST [fiber] loop and no longer part of PCM -- the iPod emulates the multiple CD player. The Denison manual covers it and you can read a ton of info on this forum. Search "iPod." You can place a Bluetooth adapter on the male end of any iPod cable connected to your vehicle be it Denison or Mobridge, etc. It's a very cool and elegant solution. I just got one (Cartronics Anystream) and it works beautifully. I'm surprised these are not used more often. They work with any Bluetooth device -- phones, iPods, etc. This is what I got: http://www.cartronics.com/POM.html I use it on in my VW GTI ('03) and on a stand-alone speaker system at home. I plug in the Anystream device (it's about the size of a pack of matches) to any iPod jack/cable and stream Bluetooth audio from my iPod Touch. It's so basic -- and the Anystream can move around with you. It leverages the Bluetooth headphone pairing protocol. Audio quality is excellent. I use it to stream audio from my iPad to the car stereo when my 3-year-old is watching video on the iPad. Never had a problem -- the Anystream is powered via the iPod cable.
  7. Be sure to read and search this forum. 1. The big items are coolant pipes and drive shafts. You'll consume a lot of gas and tires but you know that if you're interested in Cayenne's. Replace your battery regularly. Use a CTEK if you store the vehicle. 2. Mobridge, et al. Lots of iPod and Bluetooth solutions detailed in the forums. But to answer your Q, yes an iPhone can generally work just as an iPod does -- depending on device generation, firmware, etc. iPod and iPhone cables are interchangeable. (Or simply stream music via Bluetooth...) 3. Exhaust upgrades can be problematic (like anything) -- aesthetics are subjective. I happen to like the stock set-up. 4. The red "S" is being discussed in another chat -- you'll see the order info. It's a $50 part and yes, it's peel and stick. Enjoy your Cayenne.
  8. They sell just the S -- it looks like the same S from the GTS. It's $.03 more than the GTS emblem and the S is probably a bigger size. Here's the link to just the S: http://www.suncoastp...e=9552S_Emblems Somewhat annoying is Suncoast does not list part numbers or dimensions. On a related topic, can someone tell me the correct number/source for red 'S' for a 2010 Cayenne S? Is the one listed at Suncoast, the right version of the 'S'? looks a lot like the Carerra 4S...... http://www.suncoastp...e=9552S_Emblems
  9. Here's the part: http://www.suncoastp...e=9552S_Emblems Call them (or Sunset Imports who give a discount to Renntech.org members) and they can give you the color spec.
  10. As Loren and wvicary note, change your battery. Also, be sure to become a contributing member -- you can download useful files. Below is from the 2004 owner's manual (I have an '04 Cayenne S) -- it describes how to get your vehicle out of park if it's stuck in park. Let us know how it works out.
  11. Attached is the first page of headlight changing instructions from the the '04 manual. The rest you can read in your manual or downlaod it from this site. Congratulations on your purchase -- you'll enjoy your Cayenne. And be sure to become a contributing member here on Renntech.org. It's the best $25 you can spend on your Cayenne. thanks
  12. Sounds like a great dealer. Thanks for the update. Glad you got home safe and without a 50mph sustained-redline.
  13. Assuming you have HID headlights -- it may be as basic as a failing bulb. If so they are amazing easy to repalce -- the owner's manual spells it out. (You can download the maual here on Renntech.org.)
  14. LED bulbs, compared to stock, even if the exact same form-factor/size will disrupt overall electric function simply based on their differing load (less) requirements compared to stock incandescent. Often the case is you can replace a few bulbs with no consequences but one you get to a certain number of bulbs some electrical issues surface. If your switch is OK, and not damaged, try putting stock bulbs back everywhere you replaced them and then try LEDs only in the center console (after you put stock bulbs back in the center to confirm the console is not damaged). I remember reading about the requirement for LED bulb power adaptors when upgrading -- much like putting HID headlights in non HID vehicles requires more then a basic bulb/housing swap. Let us know when you sort it out and post some pics -- it must be a very sleek look.
  15. Very cool. Let us know how the installation goes and please take some pics, if possible, of the process.
  16. That looks like a great idea -- thanks for posting. Not sure how much is hype though. The same company sells a cheaper support: http://www.vertexauto.com/ShowItem/113549%20Porsche%20Cayenne%20Driveshaft%20Flex%20Disc%20Guibo.aspx Bottom line, if it works, it makes a lot of sense. The red-colored pieces must be a shock polymer of some sort to allow some torque/flex in the shaft. How long until those polymers deteriorate?
  17. Me too -- I just ordered one as well. My set-up will be to tow a twelve foot trailer with a diesel powered generator, diesel tank and and a 100 gallon tank of distilled water. I'll run the power and vapor lines from the trailer under my Cayenne with a pivot assembly and up into the engine bay from below. Really easy and basic set-up. Should just take an hour to configure and soon I'll get 783 MPG! Anyway, this is all somewhat insane . Popular Mechanics debunks it here. > Water-Powered Cars: Hydrogen Electrolyzer Mod Can't Up MPGs After batting down the hype over start-ups and DIY'ers claiming they could run a car on water, Popular Mechanics senior automotive editor installs a hand-built HHO kit—only to find he was right the first time. Can bad chemistry keep the myth of the water car alive? More heavy testing in the PM garage will tell. >
  18. Be sure to become a contributing member here on Renntech.org -- you'll be able to access TSB's and other instructions. Regarding your specific questions be sure to search the forum, this is a well covered topic. Welcome and enjoy your Cayenne.
  19. Not sure where you are in Sweden but the GPS constellation has some gaps -- not total gaps but sections which do not have the same level of satellites per sq/km then others. It's odd though -- most NATO or NATO-proximity countries have enough GPS coverage for basic functions (time/space location). Other constellations are in development but for you, Galileo will not be operational until 2013 and your vehicle (stock) will not interact with Galileo when it launches in 2013. The Russian Federation has something similar to US GPS as does China -- you can research those options. But, all this said, you simply may have a problem with your GPS receiver. When was the last time your vehicle has it's battery replaced? > Galileo will be a global network of at least 22 satellites providing precise timing and location information to users on the ground and in the air. Its development will cost billions of euros and it will become operational by the end of 2013. The investment makes Galileo one of the biggest space projects initiated in Europe. > Nevermind previous post, I got the same problem again... As soon as I traveled about 150 km from home, I turned on the gps (after those kms) and it gave me wrong position again. It was only connecting to 1-2 satellites. When i was back home it found the right position again. So what? Do I have to turn on the gps as soon as i travel with the car, so it stays in position?? Or is it something wrong now...
  20. Give it a few days/driving cycles and it probably will lock in your proper position and you'll be set. I changed my battery and the same thing occured. Now it's fine.
  21. Mudman2 make a very important point -- never tow with auto engaged. Use manual shifting and always start in 1 also never use 6. Thanks for the battery change heads-up.
  22. What year/model is your Cayenne? What battery did you change -- on the key fob or vehicle main battery?
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