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Unlock the car and enter, close the door. Insert key but do not turn. Wait 30 seconds. Remove key, lock car unlock and test.

I find this works for a number of situations including but not limited to

1 - Bose amp not producing sound

2 - Nav boot issues, like not being able to read the CD (03/04/05)

3 - Apparent lost comfort settings

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Unlock the car and enter, close the door. Insert key but do not turn. Wait 30 seconds. Remove key, lock car unlock and test.

I find this works for a number of situations including but not limited to

1 - Bose amp not producing sound

2 - Nav boot issues, like not being able to read the CD (03/04/05)

3 - Apparent lost comfort settings

My 2004 Cayenne started to get stuck in park and your procedure above worked! Here is the goofy part - I owned the car over 5 years and did not want to take it to the dealer and it started to get stuck in park. The shop I like in Laguna did not know how to fix it so they replaced the stop light switch 1st, then it got stuck again, they replaced the selenoid 2nd, it got stuck again, they replaced the whole hand / gear shift 3rd, it got stuck again, a guy with his own porsche 911 in the shop just happened to be there that day and said a button next to the ignition switch allowed the car to get out of park and it worked for 4 weeks until today. I tried to push that button, turn the ignition at the same time and turn the steering wheel to get it out of park and it did not work.

Your procedure above made it work and I want to thank you a bunch

Peter :renntech:

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Unlock the car and enter, close the door. Insert key but do not turn. Wait 30 seconds. Remove key, lock car unlock and test.

I find this works for a number of situations including but not limited to

1 - Bose amp not producing sound

2 - Nav boot issues, like not being able to read the CD (03/04/05)

3 - Apparent lost comfort settings

My 2004 Cayenne started to get stuck in park and your procedure above worked! Here is the goofy part - I owned the car over 5 years and did not want to take it to the dealer and it started to get stuck in park. The shop I like in Laguna did not know how to fix it so they replaced the stop light switch 1st, then it got stuck again, they replaced the selenoid 2nd, it got stuck again, they replaced the whole hand / gear shift 3rd, it got stuck again, a guy with his own porsche 911 in the shop just happened to be there that day and said a button next to the ignition switch allowed the car to get out of park and it worked for 4 weeks until today. I tried to push that button, turn the ignition at the same time and turn the steering wheel to get it out of park and it did not work.

Your procedure above made it work and I want to thank you a bunch

Peter :renntech:

The Cayenne got stuck in Park again and is now at the shop - anyone know what the little button next to the ignition is? this is driving me crazy,,

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if you are asking about the "button" on left side of ignition lock, it is not a button.

It is a cover for a release mechanism for the ignition key.

In the case that the battery dies and the key is in the ignition, the key will be locked in place.

One has had some bad luck if that release is needed- but if you do, Porsche has you covered.

See attached file (if I can get it to upload) or see page 18 of the user manual, (available on the Renntech download page if your copy is lost).

The Cayenne got stuck in Park again and is now at the shop - anyone know what the little button next to the ignition is? this is driving me crazy,,

Pages_from__749_04_cayenne_owners_manual.pdf

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Unlock the car and enter, close the door. Insert key but do not turn. Wait 30 seconds. Remove key, lock car unlock and test.

I find this works for a number of situations including but not limited to

1 - Bose amp not producing sound

2 - Nav boot issues, like not being able to read the CD (03/04/05)

3 - Apparent lost comfort settings

My 2004 Cayenne started to get stuck in park and your procedure above worked! Here is the goofy part - I owned the car over 5 years and did not want to take it to the dealer and it started to get stuck in park. The shop I like in Laguna did not know how to fix it so they replaced the stop light switch 1st, then it got stuck again, they replaced the selenoid 2nd, it got stuck again, they replaced the whole hand / gear shift 3rd, it got stuck again, a guy with his own porsche 911 in the shop just happened to be there that day and said a button next to the ignition switch allowed the car to get out of park and it worked for 4 weeks until today. I tried to push that button, turn the ignition at the same time and turn the steering wheel to get it out of park and it did not work.

Your procedure above made it work and I want to thank you a bunch

Peter :renntech:

The Cayenne got stuck in Park again and is now at the shop - anyone know what the little button next to the ignition is? this is driving me crazy,,

After all of those parts have been replaced and you're still having problems you may want to try checking the ground points for the shift lock and P/N solenoids. Both of these grounds are on the dash support bar behind the instrument cluster IIRC. I have seen cars where the nut that secures the ground to the bar backs off and you get an intermittent bad ground and as a result the shifter wont move.

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