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Porsche Cayenne 2003 battery removal Problem - cannot remove the battery from my Cayenne. Porsche have 2 splined bolts to fasten the front of the left front passenger seat to the floor. This is NOT a Normal Torx and obviously a specialized spline used by Porsche. I need to get the left front seat out to change/charge the battery. Where can I buy this specialized tool to go onto my 1/2" or 3/8" drive? Any help in this regard will be most gratefully received.

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  • drgraham Sep 07, 2010




    The spline drive or socket is 16 point - I need the technical description of this particular spline/drive so that I can purchase one from someone other than Porsche, since their prices are ridiculous.
    Please give me the technical description like TORX 40 etc
    Regards, Graham

  • drgraham Sep 07, 2010

    The spline drive or socket is 16 point - I need the technical description of this particular spline/drive so that I can purchase one from someone other than Porsche, since their prices are ridiculous.
    Please give me the technical description like TORX 40 etc for Half inch drive or 3/8
    Regards, Graham

  • drgraham Sep 07, 2010

    hey guy, do you know what the splined drive that goes into the bolt head is called, so I can buy one?

  • drgraham Sep 07, 2010

    I have subsequently been told that the SPLINED DRIVE that fits onto my 1/2 inch extension and power bar is called a MULTI-SPLINE 12 point socket tool similar to a Torx (which has 6 splines)
    and the size I need is a 10mm.
    I phoned a Porsche Workshop
    Thanks for trying

  • drgraham Sep 08, 2010

    Hi there iambanshee74. My solution was to find a 10mm MULTI-SPLINE Socket in half inch drive to use with my half inch socket power bar or ratchet. The multi spline had 12 splines not 16 (not 6 as in a TORX.) The information was given to me eventually by the Local Porsche Workshop. Apparently the same bolts are also use in the Audi Tuareg to secure the front of the front passenger seat which swings back and up to reveal the same 110 AH battery under it. I eventually did buy one only 10mm in a Snapon tool (from a specialized tool shop) instead of a set of 8, since I will in all probability only use this size.

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Try here: wihatools.com/700seri/725serie.htm

Or HERE: toolss.com/wbstore (NOTE: Heat treated alloy steel.
Sturdy 3/8 inch hex drive shaft.
The adapter is a hefty 1/2 drive
(1/2 x 3/8 converts to 3/8 to hold each tool which has a 3/8 shaft on each).

Tools Applicable to BMW VW Audi Porsche Mercedes Etc...


Hope helps.

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The spline socket that is used is a 16 point. You may have to get it from Porsche depending on the area you live in. If you are in a big city, you may find it at a local parts store. Either way, Get one and keep it in the car. Look in the trunk first in that little kit, it may be in there in the trunk area near the spare tire. just for info, there are posts in the engine bay, on the driver's side where you can just start the vehicle. There may be one in the trunk area as well that is used to start the engine. Make sure you get the proper battery. If not, it can cause electrical issues that will make you think your car is posessed some how. Let me know if you need anything further.

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