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  1. I fixed the problem today, it was very much straight forward: 1) Remove the glove compartment dampers by carefully pulling them toward you, they are attached by a snap mechanism 2) Remove the 2 screws each side holding the glove compartment to the frame joint 3) the switch is top right, in my case the metal bracket just fell off 4) I removed the switch carefully with a flat screw driver, inserted the metal piece and fixed it with some epoxy that it will always stay there 5) works like a charm
  2. Ok found a topic with the same problem: http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/39768-glove-compartment-light/
  3. Does anyone have instructions to do so that are a bit more specific? Where does the arm go`? Thanks Ronny
  4. Does anyone know how the glove box sensor open/close works? I've worked at the glove box and a little metal bracket came off - I just don't know from where. Since then the car honks when I lock the doors. Thanks Ronny
  5. "Follow the instructions to alter the wiring to stop the "check spoiler" light from lighting on the dash" What is involved to do that? At the moment my rear wing hydraulics do not work and I'd like to get rid of the warning... Thanks Ronny
  6. I have he same issue, driver side ram leaks. We added the 5ml of oil. It went ok for 2 days and then did not retract anymore. Apparently Porsche upgraded/redesigned the system since it was first built and recommends to replace the whole system. Another Porsche mechanic confirmed that statement. The system is easy to exchange (DIY job), the issue is that the set costs 1200 EUR :(.
  7. Thanks Richard - very good list. But still my question: with all these fuses pulled (relating to all these consumtions listed in the document) what is still draining the battery i.e. which parts are not controlled in that fuse box?
  8. It was deactivated I tested the car with open doors but wouldn't that be offline anyway after I pulled the fuse C3 for central locking?
  9. Thanks JFP, I know the car quite well because I took a lot of it apart the last two years. All aftermarket stuff I did myself and that is wired to the fuse box, so...I have the work ahead that I don't want at the moment :-( So bring it to the shop most likely.
  10. I have an interesting battery drain. I noticed that when I leave my car stationary for two weeks, it's enough to drain the battery. I Installed a CTEK Battery health indicator and noticed that it's rarely ever green. For those of you interested: the Ctek Health Indicator uses 2 mA.So today I started my investigation with a multimeter. I pulled all lamps (trunk, glove box, left and right door and made sure no other lights are on and waited till the speedo was off. B1 pulled 167mA (Cluster Tiptronic, Diganosis and Power Top) C3 pulled 123mA (CU Alarm System, Central Locking, Power Window)
  11. sorry to hear that you have that issue. Mine went away after some time - as if the rollar had to run-in...no more sound.
  12. Some of you may remember this from last year, a quick statistical 996TT review. My smart phone app hasn't changed since, nor my love for statistics. 2012 was a very good year, service and maintenance cost were about half of that in 2011, mainly due to (almost) no repairs in 2012. Repairs in 2012 included the following: - Wishbone replaced rear right - Light switch replaced - Exhaust oxygen sensor replaced - Clutch pressure accumulator replaced What needs to be done but I just didn't get around to it this year: - Oil pressure sensor needs to be replaced. Sometimes it drops to 0 and a wa
  13. Welcome to the club and year end greetings to Canada! Ronny
  14. It's been a while since I posted which doesn't mean that nothing has happened, so I finally get around telling about the new stone chip protection I installed a month ago. If you read this blog previously you noticed that I replaced both the large water cooler in the middle plus a radiator from the air con. Both these damages are from frequent stones that can hit the radiators without issue, there is nothing to stop them. First I wanted to address the issue with a ZunSport grill which I ordered from their website: http://www.zunsport.co.uk/ Depending on the car make and grill setup this could
  15. Purge Valve Replacement - 03-06 Cayenne TT I did this one a little while ago, but never had time to get these organized into a tutorial for others. Here it is. Comments are in each pic, for each step to do. Each picture is numbered in the order to be done. Hope this will help you make the replacement easier (especially if you are new to doing such work). Author ciaka Category Cayenne (9PA, 9PA1) - Common Fixes and Repairs
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