Welcome to 911UK
The only place for Porsche, 911uk is the definitive enthusiast and resource site for the Porsche 911.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so join up today for full access to the site and benefit from latest member offers.

Porsche Classifieds
Sell Your Porsche on 911uk
Create a Free Classified Advert
Search Ads
Classified Adverts FAQ
Trade Classified Information
Buyer & Seller Fraud Protection
Consumer Rights Act
Pre Purchase Inspection (PPI)
Porsche Car Sourcing
Porsche Cars Wanted
Official Porsche Centre Reviews
Model
Stock
Porsche 911
991 : 2011- 17
997 : 2004- 65
996 : 1997-2005 30
993 : 1993-1998 3
964 : 1989-1993 6
Carrera 3.2 : 1983-1989 2
Carrera SC : 1977-1983 2
930 Turbo : 1975-1989 0
Early 911 : 1964-1977 3
Porsche Other Models
Classic : 1950-1965 0
Boxster : 1997- 17
Cayman : 2005- 12
Cayenne : 2003- 3
Macan : 2014- 1
Panamera : 2009- 0
912-914-924-928-944-968 1
959 - CarreraGT - RaceCar 1
Car Parts For Sale & Wanted
Other Items For Sale & Wanted
Wheels Tyres For Sale & Wanted
Number Plates For Sale Wanted

Porsche Services
Porsche Body Shop Repair
Paint Protection & Wrapping
Porsche Classic Insurance
Porsche Classic Parts
Porsche Classic Restoration
Porsche Design Collection
Porsche Engine Gearbox Rebuild
Porsche Heritage & History
Porsche News
Porsche Picture Gallery
Win a New Porsche 911

Porsche Parts
Body Parts, Body Styling
Brakes, Clearance
Electrical, Exhausts
Engine Cooling, Engine Electrical
Engine Rebuild, Heating Cooling
Interior Incar, Lighting
Rubber Seals, Service Parts
Steering, Suspension
Transmission, Workshop Tools
Early 911, 911 - 930, 928 - 968
964 - 993, 996 - 997, Boxster
Cayman, Cayenne, Panamera

Porsche Model Range
911 [991] 2011-Current
Porsche 911 [991]
911 [997] 2004-Current
Porsche 911 [997]
911 [GT] GT1-GT2-GT3
Porsche 911 [GT]
911 [996] 1997-2005
Porsche 911 [996]
911 [993] 1993-1998
Porsche 911 [993]
911 [RS] RS-RSR
Porsche 911 [RS]
911 [964] 1989-1993
Porsche 911 [964]
911 3.2 1983-1989
Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera
911 SC 1977-1983
Porsche 911 SC
911 [Early] 1964-1977
Porsche 911 [Early]
Boxster & Cayman
Porsche Boxster & Cayman
Cayenne & Panamera
Porsche Cayenne & Panamera

911uk Site Partners

Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
Cayenne74
Newbie


Joined: 13 Dec 2018
Posts: 30



PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A quiet month since I last posted with just the usual front door lock issues and inserting fuel in the car! I've purchased a replacement front headlight washer unit to replace my leaking one and fitted a cubby hole to the rear centre console removing the blanking panel that was in it's place. Gives the kids somewhere to stick their phones!

I've done a bit of interior cleaning to the leather as it was fairly grubby. The front passenger seat always looked a bit dodgy to the base with two of the leather panels a darker shade than the others. It turns out that one of the previous 2 owners must have used a colouring kit on it to hide damage. I have managed to remove it but the leather is worn off and looking at the colour I think it's possibly blue dye from denims. I've managed to find a pair of identical seats on ebay in much better condition than mine and for a good price so they're being delivered tomorrow and I'll try to get them fitted at the weekend. I've also replaced the gearbox surround trim as again, one of the previous owners tried to get creative and had sprayed the one in the car Lapis Blue to match the exterior. A great idea in principle but looked crap in reality! The one I picked up from Douglas Valley is a bit scratched so I might try and spray the blue one in silver and re-fit. The lighter colour one shown in the pics looks fine for now. I've attached a couple of before and afters for the head unit install. It looks a bit bare when switched off but I like the fact the plethora of buttons have now gone with removing the PCM 2.1. The new head unit can be tilted to different angles too which I thought was quite gimmicky but has actually proved really useful in the low winter sun.
 



Porsche PCM.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  1.33 MB
 Viewed:  404 Time(s)

Porsche PCM.jpg


  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Cayenne74
Newbie


Joined: 13 Dec 2018
Posts: 30



PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With new unit added
 



Kenwood.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  1.19 MB
 Viewed:  364 Time(s)

Kenwood.jpg


  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Cayenne74
Newbie


Joined: 13 Dec 2018
Posts: 30



PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And a pic of the car cleaned and on the winter alloys and tyres. Can't wait to get them off and the normal alloys back on but February and March are prime times for bad snow in Scotland. I inherited these from the previous owner - 18s which I think must be off a Q7 as the centre caps have Audi badges on them but have been sprayed out black!

Car paintwork actually comes up really well after washing but will be getting a bit of work done with a DA polisher come April and the (hopefully) better weather.
 



Winter alloys.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  1.74 MB
 Viewed:  358 Time(s)

Winter alloys.jpg


  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
deMort
Long Beach


Joined: 21 Mar 2015
Posts: 6171
Location: Brighton


PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Theres not much i can say as you dont have a fault but i will say .. thanks ..

I like looking at pictures of Cayennes .

ref seats .. you have the option of connolising .. they paint the leather basically .. from what ive seen over the years .. its pretty good
_________________
.

My Daughter's Crowdfunding page Here

Mechanic

7pm - 9pm

Now At An Indy.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Cayenne74
Newbie


Joined: 13 Dec 2018
Posts: 30



PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome! I do have faults, it's just that I am ignoring them for now (still haven't got round to looking properly at the lights for example that you have advice on previously)!

The replacement seats arrived yesterday and they are in fantastic condition so I'll be sticking them in for now. I'm not familiar with connolising but perhaps I could experiment with my original seats once they are removed.

One thing I could do with advice on is removing and installing the front seats. I've done it a few times before with other cars and with electric ones with airbags and I correct in assuming I leave the battery connected so I can slide the chair back and forth to undo all the bolts then disconnect it before removing the electrical connections so I don't get an airbag fault light appearing afterwards? Are there any other quirks to removing Cayenne seats that I need to be aware of, ie needing coded to the car for example? Thanks
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
deMort
Long Beach


Joined: 21 Mar 2015
Posts: 6171
Location: Brighton


PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Front seat removal ..

Remove the carpet at the front .

Raise the seat as high as you can .

Pull off the plastic trims on the floor .. they pull upwards .

Hand under the seat .. the panel in front of the seat needs to be raised .. very little room .. but you raise it and pull back at the same time .. its cliped at the top basically and needs raiseing to release it .

Then slide the seat fully forwards .. go into the rear ..

Plastic covers over the seat rails .. these basically slide backwards to release .. im not going to argue here .. they can be a bitch to remove and refit and its not something i can explain here .. just have a good look at the fixing half way along .. you have to bend the cover to get it back on .

Ok so all covers removed so its back to the front .. x2 spline bolts hold the seat in position .. undo these and the seat will lift ..

Adjust the seat to go far forwards and up , seat back forwards and you will have access to the battery .. the seat tilts in other words after the front bolts have been removed .

To remove fully ..

Dont know

lol .. im sure you will see after that Smile
_________________
.

My Daughter's Crowdfunding page Here

Mechanic

7pm - 9pm

Now At An Indy.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Cayenne74
Newbie


Joined: 13 Dec 2018
Posts: 30



PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers. That sounds like a complete ballache compared to a 'normal' car! Why do Porsche have to over-complicate everthing they manufacture?!

Couple of questions but I appreciate these may become apparent when I am actually in there getting my hands dirty:

1) Why do you need to get your hand under the seat and pull it/raise it then slide it? Don't you just use the electric motors to move it?

2) So battery does need disconnecting before unplugging the electrics? Do you have to leave the key in the ignition to prevent the alarm activating when doing any of this? I read a post on someone with a 996 having to leave it at position 1 to prevent this happening.

Cheers,

Scott
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
deMort
Long Beach


Joined: 21 Mar 2015
Posts: 6171
Location: Brighton


PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1/ its the panel in front of the seat that needs lifting not the actual seat .. youll see what i mean when you look at it ..

Put the seat as high as poss and as far back as poss .. you get your fingers on the top of this panel and lift up and also hitting the panel with your other hand helps it pop up .. you can then pull it out .

You might have access with the seat fully forwards .. i do it from the front though .

2/ Battery doesnt need to be disconnected to get the seat back .. the actual battery is under the seat so you cant actually do it anyway but there is an earth strap in front of the passenger seat .. you can disconnect it from there .

If you have a reason to disconnect it .. which would only be for things like replacing a starter or alternator then you dont need the key in the ignition .. you just need the car to be unlocked .
_________________
.

My Daughter's Crowdfunding page Here

Mechanic

7pm - 9pm

Now At An Indy.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Cayenne74
Newbie


Joined: 13 Dec 2018
Posts: 30



PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, got it re the panel!

So back to the battery (apologies if I'm being thick) and I definitely can leave it connected when I fully remove the seats? I'm concerned about:

1) The airbag warning light coming up on the dash if I disconnect it whilst 'live'
2) The airbag in the seat activating when I am fannying around in there because it is still connected to the battery!

It's just from precautions taken on other cars I've owned but maybe this isn't applicable to Cayennes?

And subsequently found this: https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Porsche-Cayenne/43-BODY-Front_Seat_Removal/43-BODY-Front_Seat_Removal.htm
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Marky911
Watkins Glen


Joined: 04 Jun 2009
Posts: 2177



PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I missed this first time around. Welcome C74. Thumb

To coin a used car dealers phrase these are a phenomenal amount of car for the money.
I’d be using 2 gallons a day just to get to work and back though. So over £50 per week before my weekend duties. Surprised

I’m glad it’s being relatively good to you though. Thumb

I’d love an ‘09 GTS in the dark red colour they do mind. Cool
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
deMort
Long Beach


Joined: 21 Mar 2015
Posts: 6171
Location: Brighton


PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On any porsche car then if you dont have the key in the ignition when disconnecting or reconnecting an airbag system then it wont trigger a fault code and shut it down untill the code is cleared with a tester .

If unsure you can undo the earth lead in front of the seat .

you can remove the seat but i would disconnect the battery first unless you have a tester that can clear codes if needed .

to just tilt the seat to gain battery access and you dont need to disconnect the battery ... removeing and its best to .

re panel .. you will see when you look Smile
_________________
.

My Daughter's Crowdfunding page Here

Mechanic

7pm - 9pm

Now At An Indy.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Cayenne74
Newbie


Joined: 13 Dec 2018
Posts: 30



PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might just stick it into the garage to get this done - sounds like a PITA.

On another note I do have a slight fault - a vibration through the steering wheel when braking from 70 down to about 50, coming from the left side front wheel to the best of my guessing. Not as bad below 50mph and unnoticeable driving around town circa 30mph. Going to get the front wheel balancing checked at the weekend in case it's that but the garage did say that when I changed the pads next on the front the car will require discs too. The discs have a very deep lip on them. When you are driving around 70 there is a very slight vibration through the steering wheel but nothing too bad.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   All times are GMT - 12 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
You can post calendar events in this forum