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Everything posted by fullbirdmusic

  1. I don't know for sure, but I imagine you could open it up and put a red film behind the logo in front of the light to get the red light effect you want. But that all depends on how they're built as well.
  2. That really sucks - sorry to hear that. If you do a "cayenne body kit" Google search, you'll find tons of stuff. Here's one of them: http://www.yourhotcar.com/product/list/All/Porsche/Cayenne/Body_Kits_&_Conversions/Body_Kits/ HTH
  3. Right. I think it was a coincidence with the CEL. Incidentally (and somewhat intriguingly) the CEL turned on like that under the same circumstances at an earlier time - but there was a real exhaust system fault there, so nothing fishy going on. The dealer said that it's ok to drive until I can make it in for its 60k mi / 90k km service. It hasn't relit - if it does, it will be done sooner than later. I just don't have the time to make it in there before 2 weeks or so. Good thing is, I only have about 10km to work, so no heavy driving anyway. I'll replace the belt. Since I bought this car from
  4. No, not missing anything. Here's the background and info I got today from my wife: 1. Last weekend I started the car in the driveway while I was polishing and waxing for just a few minutes. It was maybe 65deg F, about 15 deg C, I think. Turned the car off and left the key in it. Went back an hour later to start the car, and the CEL was lit. No other changes to the vehicle other than just sitting with the key in the ignition. 2. I've done that before with the exact same result, but there was an actual problem - gas cap needed to be replaced. 3. Had the car read out today (my wife did) and
  5. I got the darn check engine light on again. You know what I think it was? When I start the car in place and let it run for just a few minutes only and then turn it off, if I don't take out the key after turning it off the CEL comes on. That's exactly what I did when I was washing and waxing this weekend. Can anyone verify if this is normal? I live in Germany, but have a US spec car. Seems like such a silly problem. Thanks!
  6. I also have a US spec Cayenne with amber lights. Unless you're military and use their Vehicle Registration system (which allows the red taillights along with the red blinkers), then you will need to use the amber lights.
  7. I wanted to add a reply that I did the filter replacement on my '05 Cayenne S yesterday and it worked like a charm - thanks to this thread! I didn't have any issues, and if I didn't know about the Torx wrench and the 5.5mm socket, it would have taken me longer than 5 minutes. Thanks again for posting the pics!
  8. I'm in Germany and I don't think the APO will ship an item that large. Even though it's under 70lbs, it's much too large (I'm pretty sure) to be mailed through that system. DHL will probably be your best bet. Even if the parts are mailed through the APO, the shipper will still need to fill out customs forms. It's not that much work to fill one of those out, and any customs fees are the buyer's responsibility - which you probably wouldn't have to pay if shipped from an APO. You might want to contact Porsche Centrum and ask them if they can help you out - maybe they can ship dealer-to-dealer
  9. This is exactly what I was looking for! Thanks for the pictures!
  10. Great, thanks! Where are these 2 items?? Is their location in the owner's manual? Thanks again!
  11. Nevemind! I just figured out how to pop out the vents with a flat-head screwdriver. I really need to clean them because it smells a little musty and smoky in there from the previous owner. On another note - does anyone know how I can remove the small wires on the vents? What are they for? I would like to put them in a bucket to clean them and I can't do that with the wires! Thanks.
  12. Has anyone removed their dash to deep-clean the vents? Are there photos of how to do this? I know some detailers remove the dashes of the vehicles to really clean everything well. I guess I could use an Odor Bomb or something like that, but if it's not too difficult... :P Thanks in advance!
  13. Yeah, that really is unbelievable. Some people, man. And he broke your windshield?! Dude, that's just wrong. Hope you catch the guy. If someone did that to me, I would hide in the car every time I parked it just to wait for it to happen again so I could take care of business! Sorry about your troubles...
  14. LOL! I don't have kids, but if i did I would probably think the same thing. Hahahaha!! That's a very good idea! I'm 29 and got my first Cayenne S. I'm going to be a Porsche owner for a long time to come. :drive: It's somewhat "dangerous" for me here in Stuttgart with Porsche-Centrum here - they have every model, including the 450,000euro Carrera GT. It's ridiculously awesome. It's fun to put hand prints on the windows, though!! :eek:
  15. You can restore the headlight while it's mounted on the vehicle. You shouldn't have to remove it. With that being said, before you begin you should tape off the painted parts of the vehicle around the lens. That way, you prevent whatever polish you're using from getting on your paint. If you don't do that, you'll have to probably end up detailing the whole car! :) Then again, that would probably be fun anyway, as it's always fun to drive a clean, polished, and waxed ride.
  16. Yeah, I paid about $220 total for my Cayenne S key fob cut and programming from Porsche Centrum here in Stuttgart - and that was with the exchange rate being terrible. I think the $280 is a bit steep, but in the spirit of what zmw said above - what's a $60 difference?
  17. I'm pretty sure that I remember reading in the manual that this sound is normal on the Cayenne at low speeds...
  18. From what Porsche told me about warranty and CPO, they are totally non-transferable to any country outside the US. But you should check on that. The dealer should provide you with a CarFax report so you don't have to pay for it. Ask them.
  19. That's what I paid for my '05 S from California. Navi, moonroof, sensors, xenon lights - almost all options. Congrats! Enjoy the ride B)
  20. i own a 2008 Cayenne S. Love the car but the upshifting of the tip seems sluggish and revs between 4-5 and 5-6. the 3-4/lockup seems to happen all at the same time. I have had it at the dealer and they said all was right. when cold it is more pronounced. Also when cold, it starts in 2nd, then downshifts to 1st. any thoughts? 1st gear when cold is to warm engine up faster for emissions reasons(programed). I believe that is a normal function. Yeah, normal as far as I can tell on my '05 S as well. It revs high in 1st gear for about the first 5 mins or so then starts at 2nd on
  21. Well, there was a vapor sensor that needed replacing and the gas cap. In all, I think it was $100 total including labor. The Porsche Centrum here in Stuttgart is great - very professional and it's fast as all get-out getting parts. And the prices are actually comparable to other outlets. The thing that's killing me though, is the exchange rate - but that's another can of beans! Thanks for the tips! Wes
  22. So I got this shipped from California since I'm living in Stuttgart. It's ironic that I had to reach all the way back to CA in order to get one I could afford (since they're made here in Germany) but it was the only way. These were taken on Thanksgiving. Weather was very nice so my buddy and I washed our cars in my driveway. He drives an '07 Corvette, so the Germans were looking at us crazy with those 2 cars! Anyway, here she is! It's an 05 Cayenne S with the 4.3L V8. Everything looks very nice and I'm very pleased so far with this long-distance purchase. Although there were some bu
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