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  1. Update on this topic. I drove to work the other day with the CEL on and I noticed the boost gauge was showing .1 bar while at idle and would fluctuate sometimes to 0.0. I am wondering if I have a faulty sensor. The car ran well and idle was smooth and RPM's did not fluctuate. I only wished I had my scan tool with me to read values. My next plan is to drive the car with the scanner hooked up and monitor the values while someone else is driving.
  2. JFP thank you for your response. Excellent point I assumed it had never been flashed but that is just an assumption based on a guess. I will hook up my Autel and take a look at the pressures. What is the best way to tell if you have a tune?
  3. I have a 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo. I have owned the car 2.5 years and about 2 years ago I got this code and erased it and it did not come until recently. I did some research and assumed it was the Manifold absolute pressure sensor just prior to the Throttle body. The part was fairly inexpensive at $30 (0 261 230 042 Bosch) I decided that was probably it and installed the part. The light came back within a few miles of driving and if I clear the code it comes back right away although it is passive at first (does not trigger CEL). I also ordered the similar part by accident that attaches to the back of the manifold. It takes talent to order the wrong part even though you wrote the part number down. I decided since I had that part already to go ahead and install it and it made no difference. Does anybody have any experience with this one? The car is pretty much bone stock other than the Apple car play I installed on the PCM about 6 months ago. I have 120000 miles and I perform all maintenance and repairs on it. I have an Autel MaxiPro mp808 and it has pretty close to dealer level software and has the ability to read live data. My next plan is to trace the wire in the harness to look for any defects but I think this will require intake manifold removal. Anyhow I realize from reading these posts that we have some extremely intelligent guys and gals on this forum and I would appreciate any feedback or thing I should look at.
  4. Scanner 1 I have the same 2011 Cayenne turbo. I have had to replace the rear door lock actuators on both sides. You can take them apart and clean some contacts but it may only be temporary fix. Bigwillsell I would hook a scan tool up to yours. Does the button on the center console unlock the rear doors?
  5. My 2011 cayenne turbo had a similar problem with the pcm would reboot and after I replaced the battery it has not done it. I replaced the battery about 12 months ago. Never got Battery protection warning though.
  6. I do not think I fixed this issue but it is working for now. I made my first post after a lot of internet searches and brainstorming with the car. I started listening to some of the sounds the locks were making and then I decided to hit the the lock button many times very fast (I was trying to see if I could unstick something) and one of the doors unlocked and I remembered I shot some wd40 in that door's lock actuator mechanism. I sprayed the other side and locked and unlocked several times and it works at least right now. I am thinking that this might be a sign that both actuators will need replaced at some point but I hope not.
  7. 2011 Cayenne Turbo. Battery is approximately 1 year old. I have searched a bunch of similar threads but have not come across one that has a fix when both rear doors are not unlocking. The problem is that both rear door do not unlock via remote, pressing the unlock button in the car or from turning car off. The only way to unlock the door is by using the door handle inside. I thought that I may have had a bad actuator but it would be quite strange to have both doors quit working simultaneously. I also did a scan with my Icarsoft scan tool and came up with a code 000843 Central locking closing unit. Anybody else had this issue before? Any Ideas?
  8. I had a similar problem recently. I had to replace the alarm module. About $150 and it is located on the middle of the firewall. I am 6’1” and have long arms and I still found it a pain to reach it. Several tutorials on the internet. Follow the steps in exact order it will help (ask me how I know this). The part is used on several cars over the years and is readily available. Do not buy a used one. They are known to fail with age. I hope this helps.
  9. I am new to Cayenne ownership. The limited knowledge that I have of air strut system is that it needs to be filled with Nitrogen when you replace any component in the system. This filling process also requires the use of a PWIS computer. I think if you had a shop with a PWIS refill and calibrate the system you would get that great ride back. I hope that helps.
  10. 2003 996 cabriolet. I was putting my top up yesterday and I heard a strange noise as it was finishing putting up the windows. The sound was almost like a popping sound (not very loud). I went to open the door (drivers side) and the window did not drop. I tried the outside handle and the inside handle and no drop. The window goes up and down fine. I have done a search and read several great write ups on micro switches and regulators, I am still a little stumped on this one. Is it a micro switch issue or possibly an issue with the top controller. I did not have a chance to investigate or troubleshoot because I had to go on a work trip. Anyone else have a similar issue? Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.
  11. I had the same problem with my 03 996. I ended up buying the black box on ebay from a junkyard that specializes in Porsche parts. I was able to get the part that I needed and I was able to see how the box functioned to fix my blend door. The piece I needed was small and I could not find it for sale from Porsche.
  12. I have not seen a diy for it. The system is somewhat complex (ac unit) if you can figure out what flap is not fully closing or which actuator is bad you might be able to fix the problem (if that is the problem). 2 actuators are under the passenger footwell if you move the heat from full cold to full hot you will see the actuator move. The actuators have a plug and 3 or 4 screws and they look fairly simple to replace. I will take pictures of my used unit to show you what I am talking about. I picked one up a used ac unit on ebay for $75 so that I could possibly fix flap that is malfunctioning without removing my current unit.
  13. I would guess it is possibly the same problem. You might be lucky and it could just be one of the actuators that has gone bad. That is and easy fix. I have ordered a used ac unit to see if I can use parts from it to fix my problem. I will post an update with my findings.
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