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Everything posted by Harness

  1. Just throwing my two cents in... My Brake Workshop light came on about four weeks ago, and I replaced the pads myself with the Hawk CPS pads after about a week and a half. This was the first time I had ever attempted replacing brake pads and it was WAY easier than I expected it to be (with the exception of removing that pin, I wailed on that thing forever before it finally budged). I absolutely hated the Porsche OEM pads throwing hard to remove black dust all over my gorgeous 20's, so I went with Hawk this time. My wheels have stayed nice and clean for two weeks now and I really have no co
  2. I have an 04 S, where exactly would I get a durametric and is there anything else I need to use one?
  3. This happened to me just two months ago and I was able to order just the trim. It's actually very easy to replace. To get the old trim off, I used a metal paint scraper with a small blade, and then used the same scraper to get off as much residual tape as a could. Removing the old trim ruins it. Be very careful so that the blade doesn't slip and scratch your door. I then got some 3M double sided automotive tape (part number 06384) at O'Reaily auto pats and applied two strips of it (side by side) to the back of the new trim and placed it on the car. The way the black plastic on the door
  4. Just thought I'd repost and see if anyone had any thoughts now that we're a year later... i know, obscure problem to have! : )
  5. That's an amazing setup. You don't by chance have the model #'s of what you installed do you? I've wanted to do something like this but thought I would lose the steering controls (which would bug me).
  6. The lights underneath my side mirrors are not lighting up at all. I changed the light bulbs and that didn't help. I asked the dealer to look at it and they confirmed that no power is getting to those lights (although the power mirror adjustment still works fine). They said they could trace the power cables and find where the brake is, but that would take a lot of time and it's not worth the money to have them do it. Does anyone by chance know the approximate location of where those powerlines go, or where the fuse is for those? I looked in the manual and didn't find a clear indicator of
  7. It's a nearly $20,000 option and raises power to 540 HP, which is just hellaciously insane for an SUV. Not knowing anything else about the car, I would say it's a rare option and you'll have a ton of fun ; )
  8. I have a 2004 Cayenne S with 99,000 miles on it. I bought it about three years ago with 28,000 miles on it. While I've put a lot of miles on it in three years, I don't drive nearly as much as I used to as I'm at a new job that doesn't require as much driving. I'm anticipating putting 18,000 miles per year on my Cayenne going forward. I love my Cayenne a lot. I've got a laundry list of upgrades I've done to it and it has a great color combination (Blue Metalic over duo-tone gray leather interior). However, I have some concern about logevity. I am close to a point where I could sell it f
  9. I took mine to the dealer today, $100 later I have a broken latch. The technician said that is the only way to get in to them. I'm assuming he put some thin piece of metal into the release mechanism and then hit it with a hammer (the button you push to open it has just enough space above it to fit a putty knife or a credit card). That basically punched out the part that holds it in place, leave the part on the lid itself intact. I'm going to purchase some suitable magnets from the hardware store so that the lid stays closed when it's down. They told me you can't just buy that mechanism,
  10. I installed the Cat Bypass tubes about a month or two ago on my 04 CS. I definitely get better gas milage and I love the new sound. For me, it was worth it. The factory bolts holding on the original cats were so rusted they were impossible to remove by converntional means. After several aborted self attempts at install, I asked a local tuning shop to do it.... best $150 I ever spent. I really don't know if they make the car faster, but they sure sound a lot better and I'm getting about .8/mpg better than I was before... the sound alone was worth it to me. I did a lot of research on the
  11. Same thing happened to me. You want a 12 Point Metric Internal Wrench Set, it can be purchased from any good auto parts store. After you unscrew the bolt, you can put the seat back normally. At that point, throw the belt over the back seat into the cargo area, and then pull it forward again to bolt it back in. For some reason, this frees up the mechanism and the belt will work normally (until you decide to put the seat down again). Just make sure you screw the belt in tighltly again if the belt will be in use. Mine is almost never used so I left it as is. I was told by an import mecha
  12. I'm having the same issue with the top compartment of the center console. Can anyone provide any detail on how to get it open? Pressing on the release button doesn't work anymore.
  13. I just had my Cat Bypass pipes installed on my 2004 Cayenne S, and I have to say it was very worthwhile. It sounds like a Porsche now (wish I had done this three years ago when I got it). I can confirm that the throttle response is much improved as a result. Tonight, I plan on doiing some decent performance tests... I did them before the upgrade and it'll be interesting to compare. Personally, I love them and think it was worth the expense based on sound/throttle response alone. For those Do-it-Yourselfers, the original bolts on my cats (next to the engine, the ones on the sleve were
  14. I agree, I would love a set but $600+ for a couple of tubes seemed a bit excessive.
  15. Nope, they sure didn't. Once it went out of CPO warranty I started looking at it. I probably could have argued with them to still cover it, but the dealership is WAY out of my way and dealing with a loaner car kind of sucks as well. I just got tired of them so I decided to troubleshoot it myself. I'd get frustrated and just leave it alone for a month and then come back to it when I had another idea of what to do. I should point out that each time I took it in to the dealership it wasn't just for the cornering light... I was always getting 3-5 little things fixed as well or an oil change.
  16. I've posted several things on here regarding the perpetual "Check Left Cornering Light" error on my 2004 Cayenne S. I have now, after hours and hours of troubleshooting, figured it out... better yet, I think I know why it has been such a perpetual, intermitent issue even though the dealer had seen it three times (under warranty at the time). Each time, and the first two times I tried it, the light bulb was replaced, sometimes with success, sometimes not. It might work for a few trips, but then would start erroring again... back to the dealer (or my garage), replace the bulb, pray for succe
  17. Wow! You're not kidding... I used pretty much every ounce of strength I had (well, way more than I would have thought necessary) to get that thing out. I actually had to apply significant counterforce to the back of the headlight. It did come out ok though and went back just fine. Thanks for the tip!
  18. I'm trying to figure out how to remove the side lights (parking lights/running lights...the ones under the actual headlight beam) in a 955. I can remove the headlight assembly, pull the cover off, and find the black plastic tab for the light, but it just turns round and round and never pulls out. The manual is completely unhelpful, simply stating to pull it out... it just doesn't seem to want to come out. I've tried the right and left headlight with no luck. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
  19. Well, I replaced the wiring harness successfully (thanks for the tip!) but I still get the "Check Left Cornering Light" warning. I did a continuity test on all of the wiring involved with that bulb, and that all came back clean. Anyone have any other suggestions?
  20. Just tested them and it seems to be no at both locations on both continuity and power. So, I guess it's a trip to the dealer to enable them. : (
  21. Thanks guys! I was able to pop the mirrors off as you instructed (a lot easier than I imagined) and replace the bulbs (old ones didn't look burned out). However, they still don't light up. The mirrors move as they should, so I know power is going to them, but the lights never light up. I tested every fuse using a multimeter, so that's not it either. If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them... in the meantime I'll be hunting around for a solution.
  22. I have a 2004 Cayenne S. I get the dreaded "check left cornering light" over and over again. Sometimes simply pulling the headlight out and reseating it does the trick, but almost always after a couple of trips I get the warning again and the cornering lights won't work. Both wiring harnesses (right and left) have a broken clip, so they are not properly secured for the headlight to slide in to. I would like to go ahead and replace both harnesses in case that would resolve the cornering light issue, but I can't see the back part of the harness well enough (the black part where it's connect
  23. I have a 2004 Cayenne S. The downward facing courtesy lights on both side mirrors are out. I have scoured the Internet and haven't been able to find any good instructions on how to get to that light bulb in order to replace it. It's seriously driving me slowly insane... generally I consider myself pretty good and figuring things out, but I really don't want to break a mirror in the process of replacing a $.92 light bulb. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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