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    Stowe, VT
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  • Present cars
    996 Cab, CTT "K9KN", Cayenne S , 986
  • Former cars
    993, 912, 924 Project

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  1. Does some kind soul out there have access to the Bentley 996 book and would be willing to make me a copy of the wiring diagrams for the 996 Cabrio? I've troubleshot this as far as my skills will take me, and I'm to the point where I'm in need of some better information. Thanks in advance if you can help me figure out why both power window fuses on my 996 Cab blow in an instant.
  2. Thanks, @Ronnie38; I'll try the first steps first. (But I've checked my insurance, just in case I need to follow the Red Neck procedure.) Do you happen to know, on the 996 fuse block.... Is the upper leg of the fuse the power side, or the load side? (I guess I can figure this out with my Fluke, huh?)
  3. Car: 2003 996 Cab. Symptom: The fuse for the front power windows and the fuse for the rear windows will blow instantly when a new fuse is inserted. History: The car was in winter storage and, though disconnected, the battery went 100% flat. I reconnected the battery and used a jump-start box and she fired right up after letting the battery pick up a little charge. But the windows rolled themselves all the way down and then (I guessing here) the fuses blew. When I replace a fuse, it blows even before I can get it all the way seated. Also, when I got the car home I r
  4. Hey, @Loren, the link you posted above on July 24, 2012 (where does the time go?) is broken. Any chance I can get a peek at the TSB you referenced?
  5. I had to finally bite the bullet and have the windshield replaced on my 2004 CTT. Safelite did a really good job, and I'm happy with the glass. The smell's almost dissipated from the urethane. I've only got one remaining issue. The wiper blades park too high. Especially the right-hand side. The tip of the blade is, at rest and "off," maybe two or three inches higher than it should be. I can't figure out, nor can I find the maintenance procedure for how to adjust it. I pulled the 16mm hex nuts off the arm, but it appears that there's no adjustment there. I found a refer
  6. Probably a violation of myriad rules of etiquette, but I'm answering my own question. Hopefully this will help the next owner with the question, "Can I program a key fob previously used on a different car to my own Cayenne?" Nope. I've consulted my dealer and two independent mechanics I respect. They say that, while it's technically possible, it's so difficult that they wouldn't undertake the task. So much for all those cheap used fobs on eBay....
  7. Following up.... I just finished replacing both the blower motor and the blower motor regulator in my '04 CTT. Total time start to finish was maybe an hour. Once I figured out that I needed to remove the glove box, things went a lot faster... If I had to do the job again it'd probably be thirty minutes for the regulator; maybe ten minutes for the motor itself. This has cured my problem of having the blower fans shutting down and a strong humming noise coming from the passenger footwell. As I was buttoning up the job I thought, "Hey! I should have taken pictures for a DIY!" but..
  8. I've recently fallen in love with my "new to me" 2004 CTT. Now that I've taken care of all of the mechanical bits I'm turning my attention to some minor cosmetic things. #1 on my list is that I only have one single lonely key. I'm always nervous about losing it, so I've been prowling eBay for a couple of spare remotes. I understand that I'll have to cut the blank and have someone with PIWIS program the key. My question is: Can a "used" key fob be programmed to my vehicle? Or must I purchase a new, virgin, fob? Sort of a second question: Is there an alternative to the "switc
  9. I'm having the exact same symptoms and I have a new blower regulator (and motor, "as long as I'm in there") on order. Mine will run for about a minute, and then stop blowing. The fan speed indicators show WFO, but the air from the vents wouldn't blow out a candle on a cupcake. I don't have a Durametric or I'd pull codes and we could compare notes.
  10. 2003 C4 Cab: 101010 today! Recently did the clutch (2nd time swapped) and put in an LNE IMS. The old one looked perfect when it came out, but I sleep better knowing that the motor's not eating itself. Doesn't use a drop of oil. But I think I'm getting close to needing a new starter. She doesn't like to crank when she's hot. My daily driver, and it still runs the way it did a decade ago.
  11. I recently bought an '04 CTT and I am in LOVE with the car. But the other day when I went to remove the front wheels to clean up the calipers I discovered the socket for detaching the locking wheel lug bolt is missing. Is there a common place to get a replacement? Any tips or tricks? (I can't be the first person to not have the special socket!) Thanks in advance! ...sjs...
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