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Everything posted by fedmax

  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
  16. Can there be any faults with mounting that tensioning roller? Maybe tighten it too much? When the engine is warm the stupid thing makes the same noise again :-( Or material defect?
  17. Recently my rear bumper got painted. One part that was heavily impacted from stone chips was the rear wheel arch as on the pictures below. As a have wheel spacers for the look there are many stones flying off at the painted piece. As I couldn't find a stone chip foil for that area I did one myself. The result you can see below and even print and use as a model (PNG paper format is European A4).
  18. Finally did the job last weekend, here is the DIY with pictures: http://porsche996turboblog.blogspot.ch/2012/07/issue-screech-noise-in-engine.html
  19. Accumulator exchanged, everyting back to normal!
  20. Thanks for the insight and good to know that it works. One thing that stopped me from trying was the new deflection roller has a torx rather than a normal wench screw. Was that the same in your case? Did you just use the old screw? Here are the pictures:
  21. Thanks Loren, I hope its just the accumulator, I had the operating cylinder replaced about 20k mls ago.
  22. Hi all It's been some time since I had a strange issue, but one came up this week: After driving off I noticed something like vibrations when I pressed the clutch pedal. The clutch worked fine, opened and closed but a little later same drive the feel or let's say the amound of power necessary to press the clutch varied each time I pressed it. Sometimes with vibrations, sometimes without. I drove the car a few times since, the clutch works but the feeling is a different one almost every time. It feels normal from time to time for a few pressures but then again goes harder and I'm 90% sure the
  23. I did it last weekend, here are the instructions including pictures: http://porsche996turboblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/solisto-iphone-mp3-interior.html Solisto iPhone MP3 Interior Installation Two years back or so I did a very easy installation of the Solisto device in exchange for the CD Changer in the trunk. Plug and Play. The downside is you cannot attach another device while driving or reboot it when it crashes. The TomTom Navigation in conjunction with Spotify (or normal MP3 on the device) works really great. Music is turned down automatically when the TomTom lady has to say som
  24. Hi there I'd like to remove my PCM 1 tomorrow to directly attach the Solisto Unit to the CD Changer port. At the moment I still have it in the trunk compartment including an iPod. Is there anything special I need to look after? I searched the site and all DIY seem to be a bit different to my car: 1. I have cup holders 2. the panel that needs to be pulled forward is one piece from the cigarette lighter up above the airvents Thanks! Ronny
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