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    04 Cayenne Turbo
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    93 RX-7
  1. No go at my local VW dealer either, the parts guy checked for an hour. I feel like I should be talking to the service guys or something because all the parts guys can do is look at pictures and parts lists. I have PET 7.2 and it's definitely lacking when it comes to electrical components Also FYI, I found the pins and seals I need to complete the connectors, so I'll build my own tomorrow and will have 5 extras in case anyone needs one. I overpaid for shipping (pins shipped separately from a different depot, 2 day UPS ($20) charged for each), so I have a little over $10 into each one, but it beats buying a full harness.
  2. Well I hope you're right, but the guys at Suncoast Porsche also sell VW parts and they couldn't help me with anything. Of course they also sent me the wrong harness...
  3. I just started into the job to see if I could follow the routing and it looks like it's part of the main wiring harness that comes around the back of the engine. Of course I manage to damage the only part in the suspension area that's NOT covered by the $100 suspension sub-harness, but rather the $10,000 main harness. Luckily I found a piece of the shattered connector that's marked "amp 1-967618-1", which was enough to trace it to the manufacturer (who sells them 2,200 pieces at a time), who in turn sent me to a great site to search for electrical components (www.sourceesb.com), where I was able to find smaller distributors. I went with www.onlinecomponents.com and ordered 5 pieces for $2.89 each, and they were even in stock. Now I just need to find the small pins Porsche uses and I should be good to go. I only need one piece but I'm going to make a couple more in case anyone else needs one.
  4. When my air spring blew, it took out the ride height sensor (pn 955 341 075 00) as well as the connector off of the end of the wiring harness. I have the sensor, but the wiring harness I ordered (955-612-322-00) is not the correct harness. From the illustrations in PET its hard to determine what other part number it could even be. Please help. Thanks, Cody
  5. I'm going to need: Socket wrench insert 3353 Arm bracket P 9630 Filling unit adapter T10157/1 (I believe this is p/n PNA-T10-157) I also can't find which wiring harness section I need, as the explosion took out the level sensor and its connector and Porsche doesn't sell pigtails. (I guess tough luck if you damage a connector on the $12,000 main engine harness)
  6. Just the blown strut drooped. All others are at the correct height. RFM, Do you have any detail regarding servicing one of these air struts? I want to just replace the air spring, but the FSM goes into a procedure requiring a fair amount of special tools (source?) and requires filling with gas prior to installation. Then it'll have to go to a dealership anyway to calibrate the ride height sensors. I'm tempted to just convert to aftermarket steel-springed coilovers, which would cost as much as repairing this one strut. If this "happens", then I'd rather just pay once before it happens to the one of the other 3. I could probably sell the other 3 and various components (compressor, tanks, lines, sensors) and finance a nice set of KW coilovers. I'm less than a month into ownership and I've already had the coolant pipes go (200 miles outside of the dealership, luckily they covered them), I replaced all 8 cracked coils and plugs, and I've replace all the o-rings in the charge pipes because of leaks. Next up was going to be repairing a leaky headlight washer and I figured I'd be good until my driveshat failed. I also planned to have the tranny computer replaced with the newer model and the new valvebody when I had the time/money. Now I'm into a $1000-2500 repair (depending on what work I can do), just to get it back on the road. I called PCNA yesterday and while they apologized, I was told they couldn't offer any goodwill service because the warranty expired more than 2 years ago. I'm also unlikely to get much support from the dealer I bought the car from since they already replaced the coolant pipes, and I believe they new of the oil leak and washer fluid leak, but covered them up with a car wash right before I go there to pick it up. This is my first, and probably last Porsche. I don't believe a car should be designed in such a way as to require dealer service for every minute issue, especially for a vehicle that's riddled with so many.
  7. I didn't run the car with it raised. The key was off and out of the ignition. However, I opened the hatch manually while it was on jack stands and you could hear the suspension work for a couple of seconds. That's when I remembered that I hadn't disabled the load leveling. I didn't think much of it, I figured it would adjust back down when I turned it on later. I finished the work, took the car off of the jack stands, and the front end was sitting very high. So with the car on the ground, I turned the car on, but did not start it. I got the error code about my suspension, and you could hear it going to work. I left it go for probably 30 seconds, but it wasn't lowering, so I turned it off and started researching online. I couldn't find any details, so I decided to try to just drive it forward out of my garage and into the driveway. I didn't get 30 feet before BANG! Now I understand that I forgot to disable a system, and I expected a warning light. I figured worst case I would be stuck with the warning until my Durametric came in, which would serve me right for my forgetfulness. Instead a potentially dangerous failure occurs that would cost thousands to be repaired at a dealership? With all the sensors that are installed on this thing, you're telling me Porsche never thought to have one to sense an overpressurized state? What about if I had taken it off road and flexed it enough to drop a wheel to the complete bottom of its range (exactly what happens when lifting the car with a jack)? This would occur with the vehicle running, so should I expect my airbags to explode then too? Please tell me that this isn't something that's just accepted by the Porsche community.
  8. Never mind, I pulled out of the garage and it started lowering... then the left front airbag exploded. God I love my Porsche.
  9. I forgot to disable my air suspension before i jacked up the Cayenne to work on the exhaust. Now the front end is way too high and it won't drop down. How can I fix this? Starting it, and driving forward a little bit didn't solve the problem. Thanks for your help. - Cody
  10. They make bulbs that are clear (actually silver coated) but light up amber, available several places as "titanium bulbs" http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/bully-replacement-led.html
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