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“Thank you worked like a charm!!!! I have a foxwell, getting error codes 31 ignition circuit - side airbag , driver
and 21 ignition circuit, driver
no idea what to do. Horn works depending on its mood. “
Any suggestions would help. I’ve taken off the door panels and disconnected and reconnected the airbags.
Hello everyone! I’ve run into some electrical problems on my '08 Turbo and I’m stumped.... I've looked through a lot of Renntech posts and don't see any thing close.
First the panoramic roof and sunshade were opening and stopped about foot open. Maybe coincidence, it happened right when someone opened the door. I’ve checked practically every fuse even pulling the pano-roof control unit (back where the motors are located, and the circuit board looks okay. Then the instrument panel has started to act strange. The gear indicator shows that it is all gears at once, see the photo which is while it is in drive and moving. I can shut the car down and restart and the problem goes away. The time keeps changing randomly and the outside temperature is wrong. The button that opens the rear hatch that’s on the driver door has stopped working. Then my battery died, it was five years old so no surprise. After I replaced it the airbag indicator on the panel has lit up. I’ve tried to reset the instrument panel (Main Menu> Settings > Factory Reset) but it will not allow me to select “Reset”. I’ve also pulled the fuse several times to reset the panel but no change.
Today, I’ve connected my iCarSoft POR II diagnostic tool to the car.
The Airbag section says it “cannot connect to the ECU” so I can not reset the airbag light. There are YouTube videos of people using the tool on Cayenne’s (albeit on newer models) to reset it so I believe I can. The Panoramic roof says it does not have any DTC codes. The lift gate button on the driver door indicates it has appropriate voltage and no DTC codes. Also, no DTC codes for instrument panel, electrical system or DME I’m not sure this is related or not, I changed out the interior incandescent bulbs with LEDs. I now know that LED bulbs give off electromagnetic interference but seems remote. (as a side note, I found this out when I put LED bulbs on my garage door opener unit and it stopped receiving commands from the remotes – I had to get special bulbs from Amazon) Yesterday, I removed all the LEDs and went back to the old bulbs – no change.
Any ideas, suggestions or guesses?
FYI: The car is in Drive, "D" and is in motion.
I had to disconnect the passenger side door airbag as part of door panel removal, to replace the door lock mechanism. To check that I replaced the part correctly, I reconnected the battery and turned the ignition key, and got an "Airbag Failure" warning. The fault didn't clear even after disconnecting the battery, reconnecting the airbag and closing up the door panel, and reconnecting the battery. I confirmed the airbag was reconnected. I suspect that it may be a "latched' fault that can only be cleared via the Durametric tool - thoughts?
Greetings and thank you for the informative site.
I am a new owner of a 2009 Cayenne base model with dead Horn. I’ve read on the forum of typical failures, including steering wheel wire and two horn units. So far I’ve confirmed the fuse is ok.
Before removing wheel arch covers to test the horns, I wanted to check the relay.
Is the horn relay in the under hood fuse box? If so, which position?
By Schnell Gelb
2001 Boxster S, 3 spoke Steering Wheel.
I'm trying to remove the Airbag to fix a Horn problem. To do the OBC mod you might also need to remove the wheel for some methods.So this issue may have a broader appeal?
The removal Procedure seems simple - Bentley Sect 69-10 has details
I slackened the two T30 x m6, 10,5 ( # 99907318302 ) screws at the back of the Steering Wheel.They were very stiff to start with ,then became easier.I did not use a soldering iron to soften the Loctite on these two T30 screws.Despite many rotations, the screws are still firmly attached to the plate/Retaining Frame with no indication of "letting go".
According to Pelican and at least 1 video there is no need to totally remove either of the two screws - just slacken them. The 2 screws seem to be held captive in the Retaining Frame when they have disconnected from the Airbag assy.
But both screws just spin endlessly and still seem firmly connected to the plate. I assume they are cross threaded in the large plate behind the Steering Wheel(the one held by 4 bolts).
I have tried a wedge between the airbag and the Steering wheel while spinning the screw with a cordless drill. No result.
The remaining option to extract the 2 screws is to drill off the screw heads. This is very difficult because both are recessed and obstructed by the wheel and instrument binnacle !
Does anyone have a less brutal method of removing the airbag with 2 cross-threaded screws ?It is too late to try softening the Loctite now !
I checked lots of other Posts on the airbag/Steering Wheel removal subject but did not find any other examples of this problem. Some have stripped the internal flutes of the Torx head but no cross-threading that I found.
Thank you for any suggestions.
BTW, this was an interesting related link that I seldom see quoted- great photos: