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Looking for Cayenne S Workshop Manuals infomation


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I just took delivery of a 2014 Cayenne S and I’m looking for options on how to get the workshop manuals. There are a few things I’ll like to do but mostly I just want to read through them because…..well, I’m weird and I like to know how stuff works :)

As far as I can tell there are 3 options.

1) The dealer quoted me $3500.00 for the set. That’s right $3500. I don’t mind paying for them but holly cow.

2) Join PIWIS TSI (https://techinfo2.porsche.com/PAGInfosystem/VFModuleManager?Type=GVOStart&lk=ELSE) however, I’m a little confused on pricing. Does anyone have access to PIWIS TSI? Is the pricing per page? It also states you have to be a repair shop so I don’t even know if I can get access.

3) Get it from someone who as access. The dealer I bought my cayenne from will print out a few pages for me but I would like to get the entire manual.

Does anyone have any other options? I’m super excited about the car, I have 500 miles and it’s been AWESOME!!!

Jeff

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I just took delivery of a 2014 Cayenne S and I’m looking for options on how to get the workshop manuals. There are a few things I’ll like to do but mostly I just want to read through them because…..well, I’m weird and I like to know how stuff works :)

As far as I can tell there are 3 options.

1) The dealer quoted me $3500.00 for the set. That’s right $3500. I don’t mind paying for them but holly cow.

2) Join PIWIS TSI (https://techinfo2.porsche.com/PAGInfosystem/VFModuleManager?Type=GVOStart&lk=ELSE) however, I’m a little confused on pricing. Does anyone have access to PIWIS TSI? Is the pricing per page? It also states you have to be a repair shop so I don’t even know if I can get access.

3) Get it from someone who as access. The dealer I bought my cayenne from will print out a few pages for me but I would like to get the entire manual.

Does anyone have any other options? I’m super excited about the car, I have 500 miles and it’s been AWESOME!!!

Jeff

I'm not sure what the dealer quoted you on, as Porsche has not printed service manuals for any vehicles in several years. But back when they did print manuals, the price quoted would have been about right.

PIWIS TSI is a subscription service with rates for time based (month, year) and by the page as well. The rates are listed on their website.

RennTech does not condone or in any way support the "sharing" of copyrighted materials; either print or electronic, as that would be a violation of intellectual property rights. Requesting others to do so is also a violation of the terms of use you agreed to when you joined the forum.

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Thanks for the reply, I've edited option 3 to better explain what im looking for. The dealer said they would have to order it from Germany and it was 13 volumes. I assume that meant someone in Germany would print off a bunch of pages, put it in a binder and send it off. But the dealer did not have any further info. I would pay for it but I would like to find someone who has the manual set because I have someone specific questions.

How many pages is it? If I sign up for the PIWIS, they charge per page, so is it cheaper go the PIWIS route and print it off myself or just buy it from the dealer? It is all very confusing. In the old days I could just buy the manual.

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The old manual sets (986, 996, etc.) ran 13-15 volumes before they stopped printing them. The OBD II manual alone sold for over $1,300. The last Boxster set printed was 14 volumes and hundreds of pages, plus updates, diagrams, etc..

As I said, I do not believe that your model year service data exists in print, Porsche (like most OEM's) stopped printing all technical information around 2005-2006 and went electronic subscription only. The object of "per page" subscriptions is that they cost less than a $5K+ yearly access expenditure for whenever you need it.

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I'm in the same spot, I purchased PIWIS access .. I need to fix front end radiators.. radiator support but I cant find any diagrams. there and pictures are not loading up ...

If anyone bought books and is looking to sell them ... please let me know.

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The PIWIS site is difficult to navigate and find the proper information. Not only that but after finding the info, it doesn't save or print out properly. I have had finally been able to get the Cayenne manuals updated thru 2013. I have attached a small file relating to the cooling system for you to check out

This is for educational purposes only obviously.

If you have questions or are interested in additional information please PM or email only.

WM 193817 D&F coolant.pdf

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I ended up getting a PIWIS account. the site will let you put in your VIN and only get back documents related to your vehicle.

I for my specific cayenne, that is about 800 documents. At 1.80 each. it was about 1/2 the cost of the whatever the dealer quoted and less then 5K for the unlimited.

It took a few weeks to but I now have all the documentsi for my car which is what i really wanted.

Here are a few tips on printing

  • Use windows XP and Internet explore. The SVG rendering in vista or windows 7 is not good and other browser are not support.
  • you can print to PDF then have the PDF file for future referance.
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