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Old October 24th, 2013
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RE: Porsche (recent models of Cayenne, 911 and Panamera)

The ONLY source of power that is acceptable on recent models is located in one of the terminals on the BOTTOM row of the interior driver side fuse block. If the installer pulls off the fuse block and "untwists" the wire harness and removes some of the wrapping, they will notice that there is a black approx 12 gauge wire that runs right up the center. This is connected directly to the bottom row of terminals (usually a few are used and a couple are open). For the best connection, we recommend that the power wire is soldered directly to the back of an open terminal and then insulated as necessary. Using a fuse tap is not recommended due to the possibility of an intermittent connection.

All other 12V lines on these vehicles are run through the "Can-Bus" and are computer controlled. The voltage and current are variable and not stable for powering the Passport custom installed system.
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And that is exactly why I own a KIA Soul - K.I.S.S. ^^^
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The only open fuse on the bottom row driver side is fuse #52 and it doesnt turn off when vehicle is turned off for 2014 Panamera.

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RE: Porsche (recent models of Cayenne, 911 and Panamera)

The ONLY source of power that is acceptable on recent models is located in one of the terminals on the BOTTOM row of the interior driver side fuse block. If the installer pulls off the fuse block and "untwists" the wire harness and removes some of the wrapping, they will notice that there is a black approx 12 gauge wire that runs right up the center. This is connected directly to the bottom row of terminals (usually a few are used and a couple are open). For the best connection, we recommend that the power wire is soldered directly to the back of an open terminal and then insulated as necessary. Using a fuse tap is not recommended due to the possibility of an intermittent connection.

All other 12V lines on these vehicles are run through the "Can-Bus" and are computer controlled. The voltage and current are variable and not stable for powering the Passport custom installed system.
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The only open fuse on the bottom row driver side is fuse #52 and it doesnt turn off when vehicle is turned off for 2014 Panamera.

Any other suggestions?
We do not have any more information about this. I recommend consulting a 12V installer that is familiar with your vehicle. Do not use a Can-Bus line as this will cause problems with the 9500ci system's operation.
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I also have a 2015 Macan that seems to be having voltage fluctuation issues (random warnings to "check receiver wiring"). Does this same preferred power source exist on Macans, and do the same landmarks apply for locating it?

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I also have a 2015 Macan that seems to be having voltage fluctuation issues (random warnings to "check receiver wiring"). Does this same preferred power source exist on Macans, and do the same landmarks apply for locating it?

Thanks.
We do not have any more information about this. I recommend consulting a 12V installer that is familiar with your vehicle and the Passport 9500ci
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We do not have any more information about this. I recommend consulting a 12V installer that is familiar with your vehicle and the Passport 9500ci
Since its based on the Audi Q5 (basically the same CUV) , it may be similar to what Audi is doing??
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Porsche changed about 2/3 of the parts from the Q5 when they started building these, but it wouldn't surprise me to see some Audi part numbers on wiring harnesses. My installer has done a number of 9500ci's on late model Porsches and seems to know which lines to tap into, but I just had him look at my car again for the "check wiring harness" problem. It's gotten a lot more common lately, enough that I just don't trust my detector to always be working.

This is my second 9500ci and I'm beginning to think I should have spent my money elsewhere.
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I have not implemented this solution, but I thought others might be interested.

https://youtu.be/W81CWQpjtHQ

My installation fails whenever I use the auto-start/stop feature. As long as I drive with start/stop off, the Escort doesn't throw any failures. That said, I'm fairly certain that it's causing problems with my Homelink circuit.
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Just a thought - has anyone with this problem tried Nav-TV's S2P (Signal to Power) adapter? Its purpose is to give you reliable +12v accessory power from CAN. I would think it would solve this problem.

It's not fair for people to be complaining about Escort in this situation - the issue has nothing to do with Escort's hardware - you would have issues with any other company's equipment if you don't have a reliable accessory power source.
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