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Everything posted by JeremyW

  1. Many thanks! Will there be a code that the durametric will show me to confirm the controller is faulty and not another cause?
  2. I am trying to fix a problem with my 05 Cayenne S. If I do not shut off the A/C before turning off the car it tends to run until the battery drains. I am short on time and brought to a general wrench who needs resistance values to test the fan motor - I would appreciate if anyone has them. Also, any suggestions on whether this is consistent with a fan, DME, blower mower or temperature sensor issue are greatly appreciated - I have read a number of threads but there is not a consistent solution. FYI - the temperature gauge shows normal temperature and I have started experiencing groaning with the a/c blower after driving for 10 mins or so. I do not have a code but might take the car back to run a durametric scan if that will diagnose the issue. Many thanks in advance for your replies.
  3. I have a 2005 Cayenne S and am chasing the cause of my PSM and ABS fault lights. Using a durametric I recieved a 1276 code which was subsequently confirmed by the dealer. I am being told my abs module or hydraulic pump is likely faulty. FYI - there is no visible isssue with wire harness to module, I have cleaned the MAF and I have no brake switch in my model to swap out - all of which are all documented causes for this issue. I would like to know the following as I am getting mixed info from online forums: 1. Can the abs module be replaced with a used version with the same part number? 2. If so, does the module still need to be reprogrammed by Porsche to my VIN or specific car? 3. I have read there is a TSB that explains compatible part numbers (e.g. Last letter) - i would appreciate this information if known to you. 4. If others have resolved the same fault code please advise how. Many thanks in advance for your response - Jeremy
  4. I wish I would have read this post earlier. I have a 2005 cayenne s and I am chasing down an abs/psm warning light with a P1276 code. In the face of having to replace the ABS module (my wiring harness appears visually to be fine) I thought I would invest the $15 on a new brake light switch in the hopes that it may be the miracle cure that others have experienced. The pig is fully apart and imagine my surprise when the brake light switch is non-existent under the dash and I discovered this post. Just to confirm am I correct there is no pushrod switch in my car but rather it is electrical in nature despite the part supposedly fitting a 2003 - 2010 cayenne? Thanks.
  5. Thanks to all for the replies! I will take this back to the dealership and hopefully it will resolved the problem - they did say that they had done this before but were unable to find the way of doing it since the PIWIS has been updated. Loren - many thanks as always - this is for a 2005 Cayenne S.
  6. Does anyone have the procedure with PIWIS to change the VIN in the PCM? I have upgraded to a PCM 2.1 with phone buttons and added NAV-TV bluetooth as well as some of the other NAV-TV modules. All has been installed successfully and is seen by the fiber optic ring, but I am getting errors due to items that were installed in the previous car. In order to clear them out my Porsche Dealer needs to change the VIN coded to the PCM to my car and can't find how to do it in the current version of PIWIS? Any help is appreciated!
  7. I have searched and searched and cannot determine the differences between a PCM 2.1 with model numbers 7l5.035.192 with either an a, b or c as its last digit. Is it simply the year produced? If so, is it correct to assume I can upgrade by software so that an a is functionally equivalent to c. Many thanks - Jeremy
  8. I have been surprised by the forethought of Porsche to provide a manual solution in the event of an electronic failure (e.g., sunroof, mirrors, etc). I might suggest you check your owner's manual. I seem to remember a small Allen wrench in the rear compartments that is used for these types of failures. Sorry I couldn't provide further specifics - Jeremy
  9. Just invested in several Nav-TV modules including the Tooki for my new to me 2005 Cayenne S. To my surprise I have a PCM 2.1 with DVD, but do not have the phone buttons which I understand are required for use of the Tooki. My goal would be to upgrade to a PCM 2.1 with phone buttons and need assistance from others that may have done this previously - despite my searches I have only found one other forum member who claims to have simply swapped the pcm out, reconnected rear connections and all worked fine. Thoughts??? Thanks in advance - Jeremy
  10. Loren - Thanks for your prompt reply as always. This problem came down to the simplest of origins. The Meyle ignigition switch was the right part number, but the one I had was defective. I installed another switch and all is back to normal. Not pleased that I had to do the job over again, but thankful the defective switch turned out to be the problem. With thanks - Jeremy
  11. I swapped out a failed ignition switch this morning. Replacement part was from a well-known distributor and was made in Germany. Now my radio and dummy lights are staying on with the key out of the ignition. Also, I can no longer lock the doors with the Key FOB wirelessly - but can lock and unlock manually. Any suggestions before the battery dies? Many thanks in advance - Jeremy
  12. It has been suggested that I bump up the sizes to a 235/40 in the front and 285/30 in the back. There seems to be disagreement as to whether the 235/40 on a 8.5" front rim will fit. Any thoughts? Thanks again in advance.
  13. This should be a relatively easy one - I am buying new rubber for aftermarket rims on my 01 996. The existing tires were put on by the PO and I don't believe they are the optimum size. The aftermarket rim sizes differ a little from OEM and are the following: Front: 18 x 8.5 - 52 mm offset Rear: 18 x 10 - 63 mm offset Would you recommend I still go with the OEM tire sizes (front 225/40 and rear 265/35)? Thanks in advance for your response - Jeremy
  14. So I finally replaced my wireless rearview cam with the wired version run through the car - it simply provides a clearer picture without interferance near wireless networks. In my zest to run the wire from the driver's backup light into the cabin, I was not as mindful as I should have been with removing the soundproofing necessary to reach the grommet. BTW, the grommet is way back there so be aware it takes some effort to get there. Anyway, that was last weekend and now I am trying to put the soundproofing back to its original state. Does anyone have a diagram of the positiong of the sound proofing in the rear of the car? I have searched the forum and read through several TSBs without success. Thanks in advance - Jeremy
  15. Loren - not sure what you mean by the bolt assembly. My problem is that blue mechanism in the upper left corner (around 11 o'clock) is hitting against the plastic cage. You can see it rubbing and removing the plastic in the pic below. I am not certain but I believe this is what is making it difficult to get into reverse gear. It goes in it is just more difficult. As it is wearing away at the plastic it seems to be becoming easier. Thanks.
  16. Loren - thanks for your prompt reply. I was using tapatalk with the forum and just discovered it does not automatically update. I have attached two additional photos. It is a B&M, just an older one with Teflon bushings. Thanks for your help- Jeremy
  17. I have spent the last few hours installing the ssk - delayed quite some time getting the shift knob off. I was cruising on the install until now. The front of the ssk seems to be rubbing against the front of the oem shift case - I have pics below that show it rubbing off the plastic on the left side. As you may imagine i am having difficulty keeping the shifter in reverse. Is this a bushings problem or do I need to adjust the shift wires. I have ready many threads but none of them seem to have a rubbing problem. Thanks in advance for your assistance - Jeremy
  18. Mistyped and meant Rear Main Seal in topic - I have a 2001 996 Carrera and just need a clarification on the current part number for the RMS - I have read two different numbers from current posts and am wondering which of the following are correct? 997.101.212.01 or 999 113 490 41 Many Thanks - Jeremy
  19. Is there an online source for a parts diagram that would show the location of all vacuum lines for a 2001 996 carrera manual transmission? Thanks - Jeremy
  20. Loren, Wvicary - Thanks again for your thoughts. I unhooked the MAF sensor and although it did seem to improve a little bit my hesitation and surging problem did not disappear. I also stopped by autozone and there are no fault codes stored. I suppose it is now on to vaccum lines and fuel pressure, unless you have a better suggestion. Is there a clear diagram of vaccum lines out there other than the parts schematic? Also, what is the best way to check fuel pressure? I did verify that my fuel filter was replaced approximately 10k ago during the 60k service. Thanks again - Jeremy
  21. Thanks Loren and wvicary - I will start by testing as Loren suggests and then confirm codes, etc. as suggested - Jeremy
  22. I have a 2001 996 Carerra 6-speed 72k miles and have been experiencing a slow to respond throttle and then surge in RPMs. Based on posts for similar symptoms, I cleaned the throttle body. When that did not improve the condition I cleaned the MAF using CRC MAF cleaner. This seemed to temprorarily resolve the problem for a day, however, I am now experiencing the surging issues intermittently again. I read a short debate in a post that a MAF does not easily become faulty and that if properly cleaned should resolve most problems. Rather, it is was suggested that replacement of the MAF by users of this forum is primarily out of convenience and is seldom necessary. Does the MAF on a 996 become faulty? Just wondering if I should invest in a new one if a second cleaning does not permanently resolve my problem or start considering other causes. Thanks in advance for your thoughts - Jeremy
  23. All - My DNX-9140 is now showing my rearview camera. It appears that at some point after 2001 Porsche added a reverse wire to the stereo harness. Unfortunately, my 2001 996 Carrera required that I access a black with blue stripes wire (reverse) under the driver's seat. Further information about the reverse wire can be found in the TSB for anti-dazzle mirrors. I ended up hooking up my retrofitted anti-dim mirror to this wire and the mirror now works as designed (two birds with one stone). I did not need to remove the driver's seat from the car in order to access this wire, but you will need to remove the 4 bolts. I found that an E12 socket is the only way to remove these bolts. The two rear bolts are visible if you move the seat all the way forward. The two front bolts are hidden by plastic shields in the front of both rails - the plastic covers snap in and out easily if you are careful. FYI - there is a blue with black stripes wire, so make sure you are tapping into the reverse wire which is black with blue stripes wire. For those trying to hook-up a rear camera to a Kenwood DNX-9140 - I ran the purple wire with white strips through the center console, along the side of the shift mechanism and arm rest. I then used a hanger and tape to bring the wire behind the carpet to the carpet cutout for the seat and then tapped into the black/blue wire. For the record, in order for the rear camera to work properly on the 9140 - the purple/white wire must be hooked up to the reverse wire which in my case was located under the driver's seat. Good luck - Jeremy
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