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Everything posted by Ricky1

  1. Which fuse number was that? My driver's side additional high beam is not working... thanks in advance.
  2. Thanks Loren... good to know that there is just one part number for both sides... means I can swap them for testing... currently passenger side low beam not working. Drivers side is good. I am afraid though if I swap the headlight control unit that some wiring fault on the left side may fry the good unit out. Not to rush you, but do you know the answer to the second question regarding PIWIS and the headlight control unit? I am on the west coast too and fortunately its a quiet evening for me... thank you.
  3. Porsche says I need a new Headlight Control Unit: 955-631-193-01. Around USD$170 for one, online. Much more expensive from Porsche. Question: 1. Is there right or left one? 2. Is it simply install and headlights works properly or is there programming, ie. Is PIWIS needed? Thanks for your help.
  4. Hi Jagman1, Thanks for your description that resolved your problem with door alignment. When you have a moment please post some pics... The front passenger door's bottom trailing edge is about 1/2 an inch further out than the right rear doors leading edge on my 2005 CS. Everything seems to be aligned... as in up/down, left/right. When I push in the bottom of the door, somehow it seems the seals are to bulky now and pushes the door bottom out. One significant note though, I took the door apart to change the bowden cable from the interior door latch to the door lock. Everything seems t
  5. Always wanted to add a backup camera. Can you provide details on what you purchased? I've seen a few on ebay (Toureg camera I think). Thanks.
  6. The next picture shows the bowden cable going through the inside metal panel. So my question is: do I have to drill the four rivets out to remove the inside metal panel "to get to the other side"? Another picture: the retaining clips. The one of the right has the broken base.
  7. I've proceeded with removing the trim panel. Hopefully recording what I have done can help others. But I still need to know whether or not I have to drill out 4 rivets at the top of the inner metal panel that holds everything, eg. regulator and speaker, etc.. (looks like I will have to remove the rivets). Pull off the inner panel. It has six retaining clips, what Porsche calls "fixing clips". The locations are marked on the picture. Knowing the locations would help you pull of the panel with minimal damage. One of the six retaining clip base broke off and can't be used again. Two ot
  8. 2005 Cayenne S front passenger bowden cable broke so passenger cannot open door from the inside using the inner door release lever... have to open door from the outside. Part number for bowden cable is 95553102400 I think. Followed "Door Panel Removal" instructions. Inner panel almost all off, just have to remove the top part of the panel thats still "stuck" to the door... have to figure out how to "pop" it off without breaking anything. Stuck my hand behind panel and felt bowden cable is broken. The "door panel removal" instructions were helpful. Is there instructions to rep
  9. Good to know... fortunately my remaining 3rd party warranty covered replacement of a starter... but not everything... eg. Charged for manifold seal, coolant refill. CLARSONGLI, when was the last time you replaced the starter? Where did u buy yours and how much if you dont mind me asking... thanks.
  10. 2005 CS: Just got starter replaced. Factory Porsche Service changed me time for "disconnecting the coolant pipes under manifold for access to starter" and also charged me for "vacuum fill cooling system" and charged me for the coolant itself. But maybe they could of done it without removing the coolant pipes, ie. just want to make more money off of me. (For what its worth). Yes, I too am curious Sgearyman replaced the starter without removing the coolant pipes.
  11. 2005 Cayenne S: Compelled to post this since I just went through the same problem: Cold, starts properly... warmed up, may take 2 to 5 tries to start. Even when cold, its a slow arduous start. Finally, about two weeks ago, the starter just went "click" and wouldn't start again. Towed into Porsche Service, replaced starter, and all is well. Starts properly now. Before starter finally failed: - replaced battery about 7 months ago... no change. - starter gradually got worst and worst... ie. more and more tries before engine started - when engine cold, started on first or second t
  12. Intial problem with new rotors and pads ==> horendous sqealling while trying to stop from slow speeds. Solution: Find a long downhill stretch of road with little or no traffic and bed the pads until you smell "brake". As per clarksongli's recommendation... "really stick it to the pads". Well that seemed to have work with two bedding runs on a lengthy stretch of downhill road. Currently, once in a while there is a "quiet squeal" when stopping from a slow speed, but is like 99.99% less noise than before the harsh bedding. I may bed it again soon to try to get rid of all the noise.
  13. I have a 2055 CS and want to install a back up camera. Like you said, a bunch of the ones on sale on ebay doesn't exactly fit the license plate light cutout. Can you tell me which one you purchased? Thanks for the info. I am going to take a look at the Alpine W920R. Want to change the PCM also... thanks.
  14. Thanks for the reply Clarksongli. "Btw...I bought a set of wheels with the same tires back in the day." are you referring to the Michelins or were they Kumhos? Anyways, I bought the 20" wheels to replace the 22" TecArt wheels for "a while" before I get another Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asymetrico tire for it, sized 295/30/22. Why another set of wheels? In the year and a half that I've owned the 2005 CS, I have replaced three tires already. Tire 1: Pulled the passenger front tire off to inspect brake pads and rotors... rolled the tire away and heard what sounded like gravel in the t
  15. Just bought a used set of 20" wheels and tires. Tires are about 50% tread wear but manufacture dates are in 2007 and 2009. 275/40/20 Michelin 4X4 Diamaris. Note: Not actual picture of "my" wheels but same style: So I am concerned that the tires are too old. They are Michelins, so they are suppose to be "good", right? From what I have read from serveral web sites, tires should be changed within 5, 6 years. So even if a set of tires were not in use for serveral years, they still degrade. I want to keep using them but I do not know where they have "been", so I think I bet
  16. Does anyone have any experience with the following tire brands? Some are from Indonesia, China, Korea and elsewhere. Achilles Saffiro Lionhart Winrun Mayrun Delinte Accelera Nexen Atturo Capital This partial list is from Americaswheel.com with size being 275/40/20. The least expensive one is the Achilles at $78.03 each. If I am buying, I would like the Yokohama Parada Spec-X at $154.34. So you think the Yokos are really twice as good as the Achilles... $78.03 per tire is so tempting.
  17. The picture above is a brand new rotor prior to any use, which also means no bedding. Here are pictures of the rotor after three beddings ( each maybe a month or two apart) and about 6 months of light everyday city use. Driver side rotor: Passenger side rotor: Obviously there is a problem with what I would call uneven contact/wear. I do not know how to get rid of it, ie. make it wear evenly or is it a defect of the pad or rotor itself. Look forward to replys from the expert Forum members. Thank you. The only thing I can think of is I went too easy when bedding
  18. I may be purchasing genuine Porsche Wheels with TPMS sensors in them. My 2005 CS does not have TPMS on the PCM right now. If I buy the wheels, is there a third party device I can purchase that is compatible? Thanks in advance.
  19. Thanks spooltime. I will give it a try soon. I want to put in a backup camera where one of the license plate lights are. I will purchase a camera on ebay. Don't know which one yet but there is no exact fit one for a 2005 CS (that I know of yet). I don't plan to "hook it up" to the PCM. Probably an extra monitor. Thanks again.
  20. I had to get a cracked bulb and water out of my side indicator. One of the first things I had to do to the 2005 CS, front passenger side. Wheel well without liner. I think I tried not to take the whole liner off to work on the side indicator but I counldn't. The two bolt locations are circled in red. I had to use an extension to get to the top one. My side marker's bulb "holder" (don't know what else to call it) was melted. The bulb was also cracked with piece of glass inside the indicator housing. The last mechanic that worked on it must have been car
  21. Looks like it just pops off after removing bottom "hand hold" but I don't want to start prying. Does anyone know how to remove the cloth portion of the interior side of rear lid? Thank you.
  22. dphil66 I want to ask you if you used any brake anti squeak compound on the Hawk LTS pads? I am using Powerstop rotors and pads and together with proper bedding, they screech really loud. Use of anti squeak compound and brake lube didn't help. This is the first time the anti squeak compound didn't work for me, ie. on the 2005 Cayenne S.
  23. Powerstop brake kit update: Purchased kit in Nov 2013. Installed in February 2014. Its now September 2014. Current comments: Kit has less bite than original Pagid pads. Easier to modulate brakes in normal city traffic. But it does have less stopping power, ie. I had to press the brakes a bit harder for the same "quick" stops. But, easier modulation eliminates the lurching that happens when the SUV is moving slowly in traffic and you touch the brakes a bit too hard even though you used very little foot pressure. The drilled and slotted disks looks good but I couldn't tell y
  24. Update: Loosened belt, then checked pulleys, power steering pump and water pump (couldn't reach far enough to check AC compressor and generator). Result: Water pump and power steering pump pulleys: no play and rotates OK (far from a thorough inspection but seems OK). Left and right pulleys: rotates OK, left one has no lateral play, right one has minute play. Tensioner pulley: Rotates TOO freely, eg. spin it with my fingers and it would spin for about 10 seconds before stopping, this to me means there is no lube inside where the bearings are to allow it to "free wheel" for such a long time.
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