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About glxtasy

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  • Birthday 10/25/1967

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    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    1957 356 A Coupe, original family owner
    2004 Cayenne Turbo
    2003 BMW 540IT Sport
    1985 Scirocco
    1992 Mazda B2600 Radio Flyer truck
  1. I have a friend who has a Cayman S and is approaching 16,000 miles. His warranty will expire shortly and he asked me if I thought getting the extended warranty was worth it. I've been a member of this forum in the Cayenne section because of my wife's Cayenne Turbo but am unfamiliar with any potential mileage/year issues that the Cayman S's may have. He says that the car has been performing perfectly for him since he bought it so there are no glaring problems that he knows about that he is trying to protect himself from. Any help would be appreciated. Ken
  2. Would have thought you would have got better mpg, unless the blast was for a long time :) We also did city driving for a couple of days in San Diego and El Centro. It was probably only 15% of the mileage in cities/towns, but probably accounted for 45% of the time the car was running. I've never been able to get more than about 17-18 mpg on the highway though, so I thought the combination total of 15mpg was pretty decent.
  3. There's no easy fix for that. You'll have to take the car to a paint/body shop and they can repair the bumper and repaint it. You could get some plastic body filler and try to touch it up after it dries, but other than professionally getting it done, I'm not sure on how it will look. Ken
  4. A couple of weeks ago the warning for our back up lights came on. I checked and sure enough, both lights were out. Without having time to actually look at it, we drove the vehicle and about a week later, the lights started working again and the warning light went out. Now, 2 days ago, the "Check left cornering lamp" warning came on and neither the left nor the right cornering lamps are working. Are the back up lights and cornering lamps controlled by the same fuse/relay? I can't imagine that both back up bulbs would go bad at the same time and then start working again and now the same th
  5. We took the wife's '04 Cayenne Turbo from Sacramento to San Diego to El Centro to Tuscon and back over the last week for Thanksgiving week visiting all of her relatives. Just over 2300 miles averaging 54mph and 15 mpg. Most of it on the freeway was cruising around 85 mph although there was one burst through the desert in AZ of 130 for a few moments just to break up the monotony.
  6. Sunset will include the yellow bulbs when they send you the clear lights.
  7. Our '04 cayenne turbo is in countdown mode for service. We are approaching 36k, so I'm guessing the algorithm is calculating an early 40K service. I pre-emptively called the dealer who quoted the 40K service at $960. Sounds kind of expensive for checking fluids, belts etc. and replacing spark plugs, oil & filter, and interior filter. Or is it just me? I know the plugs can't be real fun to replace. I can't even see them with all the covers and stuff on top of the engine.
  8. <http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Diagnostic-Scan-Tool-Porsche-Boxster-996-997-955-PST2_W0QQitemZ200006744335QQihZ010QQcategoryZ43989QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZV iewItem> Ebay Item # 200006744335 They say it can access all of your automobile functions and is not simply limited to the OBDII readings. Could this be the way to unlock the video output on the nav screen?
  9. - Mirror problem was that through the programming, the mirrors were set to synchronization. Turned that off. Problem solved. Amazing what can be programmed through the steering stalk. Everything from door dinging when open to setting alarm to go off if car angle changes, i.e. is lifted to tow it. - Glove box AC- hose wasn't connected from factory. Hose connected. Problem solved. - Mysterious seat back switch. Of course won't act up while dealer has it. Maybe a dirty connection that cleaned itself. I can always hope. - Wind whistle. Confused the techs (wasn't a TSB). Ends up, upper par
  10. Some weird things have been happening with some of the electronics on our Cayenne in the last couple of weeks. They seem to be intermittent (as most electrical problems are) so it's been tough to say what is causing them. I checked the TSB's and didn't find anything on any of these issues. The car is still under warranty, but just wanted to try and get as much information as possible before having to drop it off at the dealer. 1- When adjusting one mirror with the control knob, the other mirror moves in unison. This causes the other mirror to get out of adjustment and basically limits me
  11. So do they flash the ECU? Do they even have comparable ECU's given that they are in England? I'm just wondering since we live in Sacramento CA. What was the cost for the service? Thanks for any info Ken '04 TT
  12. So what is entailed in the install? Is it a flash program? does it replace the chip? or is it a piggy back system? Being in Sacramento, I can't very well take the turbo out to Maryland for the install.
  13. did it on our '04 turbo last night but for some reason, the fender liners didn't really want to come loose. It took probably 30 minutes per side. Not super difficult, but I know with the vents for the intercoolers at the bottom of the fender liners, the liner didn't want to give as much as I needed it to in order to get access to the top screw to mount the light. And yes, definitely a MUST DO on a black Cayenne. Now if I could find some nice smoked taillights as well.
  14. I was looking for smoked taillights for our 2004 Cayenne turbo. These were the only 3 that I found. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Black-Tail-...sspagenameZWDVW Looks like a private party in Europe modifies these. http://automotion.com/productpage.aspx?pid...oked+Taillights Expensive CarGraphic sold by Performance Products http://www.gmpperformance.com/index.cfm?PG=detail&PID=106307 By Hamman, sold by GMP Performance are super expensive and just plain ugly. Anyone know of anything that I am missing? (edit - fixed links - Loren)
  15. We just bought our '04 Turbo with Bose system today. It has the single in-dash cd player/nav set up and we would like to add a cd changer. The dealer said it was around $1200 to have them add the changer which seemed really high to me. Are the cars pre-wired for the changer? What model is compatible with our Bose set up? I have seen cdc-3 and cdc-4 and cdc-5 talked about and seen people discussing retro-fit kits for using a cdc-4. By being a retro-fit, does that mean that our Turbo should use the cdc-3? Sorry for the plethora of questions. Ken
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