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MXZDrew

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  1. Another great thing to use for hose lube is carb cleaner. Same principle, spray the inside of the hose and it slides on with ease, evaporating away quickly. I will definitely remember the Purell when in need too!
  2. Glad to see you have it firing on all six! The 6 cylinder is not known for its power so I would not expect much. I am not sure what all is possible by tuning/modding them. The S series with the V8 is more than adequate for power, our 04' absolutely rips. Not quite that of a turbo but 340HP does the job nicely IMO.
  3. Have you confirmed if it is the hose? I was on here last night researching oil leaks as I noticed a drip on my floor. Looked under the car and noticed oil on the skid plates/covers towards the drivers side as well. I pulled the cover and was relieved to find a slight leak coming from the drain plug. Tightened and hoping it's good. Just thought I would share. Sometimes we can skip the simple stuff and go straight into worry mode. I know I did! Best of luck w/yours!
  4. That is where I am at, I have reset codes and will see how it goes. I do know through several resets, the a/c faults, the camshaft position sensor and rain sensor faults do not go away. The new codes on this scan were the kessy and electrical draw faults. I don't know if it matters but I usually try to have all accessories off during diagnostics. On that scan the door was open and chiming (kessy) and heated seats were on (draw). May be wishful thinking but at least it is logical (to me anyway) :lol: ! On a rescan just a moment ago there was no kessy or electrical fault present. Wipers & A/C were still there. No camshaft sensor fault either but I know that one will be back!
  5. Well bummer. The new part just arrived and I installed and there is no change, lights still coming on all the time. Still getting an error code in Durametric. This all started with trying to eliminate the faults I am getting as I want the car in order. Could a battery cause any of these issues? I read on here how they are sometimes the cause of some strange things. I would appreciate any input one of you may have on any of these faults and which parts are needed I would really appreciate it. I am getting the following faults: Bosch Digital Motor Electronics P400B - Camshaft Position Sensor - Timing over advanced or system performance B1 Want to change but I am not sure which one it is. Porsche Keyless Entry Security System 9804 - Immobilser - Never seen this one before, though I did just have the dealer fit a new key. All works well on car Air Conditioning 3408 - Servo motor for footwell flap 9102 - Servo motor for central flaps 1207 - Drive motor for temperature valve right Vehicle Electrical System 8B03 - Load management operation on vehicle electrical system/DME Control Module Windshield Wiper F005 - Rain sensor/light sensor
  6. I missed your post by an hour or so! I ordered the VW part for $150 shipped here. Not bad considering my options here in the US. I would have been all over those if I would have seen it. Thanks for posting and hopefully the next member needing one of these will see this! I will confirm operation in a week or so when the part arrives.
  7. Both good tips. Thanks to both of you! Good find on the connector comparison as well! The wealth of knowledge on this site is impressive. So glad to have found this place and get involved here. I will be following through on this project and seeing if I can get my hands on the VW part. I will report back with final findings and results so anyone in the future with these issues will know what to expect. Thanks again!!
  8. I have just diagnosed an automatic headlight issue I am having as being the fault of a bad rain sensor. My question is in regards to the replacement part. The Porsche part is p/n 955.618.506.01, it lists for $344. I found it for $277 but I still need to check with Sunset tomorrow. The Touareg part is 1K0955559AF, it lists for $190, I found it for $134. From photos, they sure look the same to me. In fact, I even found a TSB type document on the sensors. The 'original' sensor in the attached link looks exactly like the Cayenne sensor. VW has updated their sensor as noted in the second picture. In fact, that one in the TSB has even been superseded (p/n I listed is most current). Here is the VW TSB VW Touareg Rain Sensor TSB Big question is does anyone have an opinion on if the connector will be the same? Any reason the car could tell the difference?
  9. I am going to start a new topic regarding the sensor that has a more applicable title now that this one has at least been diagnosed.
  10. Dealer diagnosed a bad rain/light sensor. I missed the scan the first time but did rescan with Durametric and found it this time. Along with a couple if others to add to the mix. Some were not there after a second scan though. The second scan, the car was running when I scanned. I am still figuring this whole Durametric thing out though. My ones of concern were two a/c servos & a temp valve all ac related, camshaft position sensor, and of course rain senor. I will research the others and see what needs to be done. I want to keep the integrity of the car in check but not sure about the rain sensor getting replaced. Best price I found is $277. Suddenly, hitting a switch manually seems ok to me! :lol: Thanks for all the replies!
  11. My train of thought is along the same lines after searching the issue. I can't seem to find anyone with the same problem. Though I have found posts where people speak of programming them for DRL and such. I already have an appt. next week with the dealer to cut and program a new key. I will be asking them to look at the lighting settings when the PIWIS is hooked up for the key work. A bit off topic here but if anyone knows where I could find a list of 'programmable features' that are managed with the PIWIS I would love to see it. Then I can have the dealer make changes accordingly all at once. I am still looking into my lights and will report back after the dealer visit.
  12. I am sure the car has auto headlights as the switch is there and it is a bi-xenon system. At least I think that should confirm it has it. I am going to run all of the options codes against the list on the board here to confirm all of the cars options. I did purchase a Durametric and there are no codes. I got the car with a cruise control fault and a fault for the camshaft position sensor. Both codes were caught at a pre purchase inspection. I erased the both codes with the Durametric and they have yet to come back after 1500 miles. No codes at all are in there at the moment. I was curious if this could be a sensor as well. Is the sensor shared between rain & lights? Could I confirm if it works for the wipers by spraying water at it? I presume this is the sensor behind the rearview mirror that I think I see through the glass? Thanks for the reply!
  13. Tried searching and have come up with nothing... We have a new to us 04' CS with the automatic headlight/BiXenon option. I am noticing the headlights come on during the day as well. Is this normal? After reviewing the manual it does not seem to be. Seems that they should be off when not in low-light conditions. Anybody have any input or notice similar? Thanks in advance.
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