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About fullbirdmusic

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    Composing music for movies and multimedia, baseball

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    Stuttgart, Germany
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  • Present cars
    2008 Cayenne GTS (GTS Red)
    2005 Cayenne S (Black)
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    PANAMERA!
  1. This is something that they should have take care of after replacing the glass. But Loren gave you the best info. Be careful though, I've heard from the techs that replaced my CS windshield a couple years ago that those adjustment bolts break easily...
  2. On the S model with those wheels, this shouldn't be a problem.
  3. I would say your MPG is accurate. I have a GTS and I often use it in Sport Mode and probably get a little less than 13 or 14. That's at least partly because it starts in D1 instead of D2. Autobahn / Highway mileage has always been better than city in both the Cayennes that I've owned. HTH
  4. It's true. I bought a new key at the dealership in Zuffenhausen and they charged 177 euros (at the time, probably about $200 bucks). It should NOT cost $550.
  5. I've been considering these as well but I don't think I want to replace the whole door trim. They'd be worth it for me because my son sits in the back and always complains about the sun. I've just got some cheap screen from the dollar store with 2 black suction cups on the window. Not bad, just looks a little lame in a Cayenne GTS... :huh:
  6. Not really. I just bought the car from the US and had it shipped to me in Germany so I'm relatively unfamiliar with it. Have all service records but had a COOLANT LEVEL LOW message the second day I had it last week. Other than that I did notice it warms up quickly compared to my CS but it's got 55 more HP so I thought that would cause. That and it's summer :-/ I didn't ask for the code. I should have. Darnit. I have about 2 weeks to evaluate before the repair appt I made so I can see if the CEL returns. I also learned there's a special tool needed to remove the thermostat. Can anyone confirm?
  7. Hey gang, I'm a relative novice when it comes to repairing cars, but I'd like to start doing more. Got the CEL on my CGTS the other day and I took it to Porsche today and the thermostat needs to be replaced. Is this a possible DIY opportunity? I'm not entirely inept at repairs and I can follow complex instructions, but I've not done this by myself before and I'd like to give it a try if it's relatively straightforward. What would you recommend? Porsche said the part costs 40-50 euros and will take about 2.5 hours installation. At 125 euros per hour labor cost (that's about $165 per hour), I would like to avoid the potentially $500 replacement if I can. Thanks for any insight!
  8. This is correct. The same thing happened to me with my 2005 CS - didn't seem like anyone took it to the shop! One half of the horn didn't work; dome light didn't work; coolant pipes soon after I bought it; ignition coils were effed - good thing I still had a warranty. Being on the lookout for things that are known to fail is a great way to not get frustrated with these cars. If you expect it, IMO it's only half as bad as if it's dropped in my lap. But nobody likes thousands of $$$ in repair.
  9. Thanks guys - I typically don't purchase from ebay anymore, but I'll check Amazon regularly. I'm not in a hurry :cheers:
  10. Sweet - I'll check into that. I do have the PCM 2.1, so I think I'm good to go on that. There seem to be a few good options instead of using the CDC.
  11. Dang! I just ran across the mObridge on Amazon for 700 bucks! That stuff ain't cheap. Don't know what I was expecting, but that surprised me a little. I'll have to look on ebay or something. If anyone has a used one they'd like to sell, please let me know. Thanks again for the tips, guys. I don't think I'll be doing the CD changer, either. I'd rather have the flexibility of the mObridge that use the CDs again.
  12. Yeah I was looking at that. I'll check into the iPod thing. Is there a kit for that? Thanks for the info!
  13. Forgot to address the iPod thing. I don't think I have that input in my GTS. I have a crappy FM transmitter, which I hate. Got a cool (easier than the changer) idea? I'm all ears. Thanks!
  14. Thanks for the info guys. I did a search on the changers but couldn't find anything. I will check the TSB section, hadn't thought of that. If they're pre-wired, why is it such an undertaking? I still haven't been able to check out where those cables are but the mount is definitely there. Hopefully tomorrow - whole family is sick so we will have to see! Thanks for the info.
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