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I heard this noise and found this post. Got the louver motor replaced under warranty 8 days before the warranty would have run out. This post likely saved me $600 or hours of DIY work.

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Now june in this march thread.
Wife was complaining that her Air conditioning was not cooling.
Being blonde, I asked if she had the ac button on, or the a/c max.
She did. Still no cold air.
I popped the hood, motor running. Clicked the a/c button on and off. I could hear the a/c clutch engaging.
2016 CPO until 2021. But still expecting the worst.
Grill shutter doors, I don't know if it was the motor or the relay. But fixed the a/c for n/c. :)
No air conditioning. Check your grill doors are operating as designed.
 

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Mine is doing the same thing and it is the louver motor for sure. I am able to manually open it in the motor shuts it but continues to try to close it past the closing point. Any update on what the fix was?
 

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when I washed the 2015 Macan S today I noticed that after I turned off the ignition I heard some strange noise that sounded like the motor to these doors. The grill doors were open but every so often I could hear this motor. they stayed open. Very strange.
 

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Yeah I think maybe the gears get stripped or something. Just FYI, I got this done out of warranty because my aftermarket warranty covered it. The dealer wanted to charge me $200 for the motor and $2k for labor. Ended up charging the warranty company $200 for the part and for 5.8 hours of labor at $180/hr. My guess is the front bumper had to come off to get to the part.

Also, my indy shop said they couldn't replace it because the dealer needs reprogram the computer or something to work with the new motor. Dunno what that's all about.
 

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I had it done under warranty. it took them 2hrs and told me the piece was $180(CAD). Also, in the job description, the mechanic guy wrote that he had to remove the front bumper to remove all of the assembly and change the motor. He also wrote that he had to do a calibration, not sure if it's done on the ecu.
 

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Does anyone know if the motor comes with the entire vane kit? I can get the motor only off EBAY for @$60 but can buy the entire vane assembly for @$160. I need to fix mine but don't want to pull it out if I don't have all parts needed
 

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how about calling 1-800-POR-SCHE-PARTS ?


From the Macan Parts document:

10 is the "vanes" (95B 121 257 Y), 25 (95B 965 501 B or H) is the "electric motor disc pack".

search the forum for drawings related to R&R...

228181
 

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Hi, today while I was driving the Engine Warning Light and MSG Engine Fault.... driving permitted came up.
Pulled fault code
UFF00
B8120
P2181
P0005
P2800
BA32F
P0128
After reset of ECU, start the Engine and shut down by itself, second start - normal, but two codes
UFF00
P132C
Second reset, normal start, normal engine run, no more fault code.
Any Idea what could it be?
Macan S 2016, 45,000 Miles
 

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Hi, I'm facing the same problem, and in need to change the Motor for the cooling-air flaps.
Has anyone done it, if how difficult is it, preliminary work has to be done?
And has it to be calibrated afterwards?
 

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So far no codes, but I believe its due to the Motor for the cooling-air flaps not working.
I found the flaps in the open position and I can manual move them. I check this on another Macan and there won't move. I guess the gear is stripped.
I ask the question, how difficult it is to change the motor, in another post.
 

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So far no codes, but I believe its due to the Motor for the cooling-air flaps not working.
I found the flaps in the open position and I can manual move them. I check this on another Macan and there won't move. I guess the gear is stripped.
I ask the question, how difficult it is to change the motor, in another post.
What about leaving them open then? A little loss in drag and fuel efficiency vs. an expensive repair.
 

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Seached for threads but couldn't find but a few posts on how many owners have had the radiator shutters fail (lots of noise from the motors after turning car off). Could those who have fixed or had fixed this problem share the costs to do so. I did see that the repair requires the removal of the front bumper so I'm wondering if I should replace the water pump at the same time. I've been hearing the noise for a while and thought it might be a malfunctioning air suspension. Had my car (16S) in for the fuel system recall as well as the WLA0 service action. When I picked the car up they had flagged the shutters as "inoperative" with an estimate of 1k to fix. Thanks for any info or advice you can share.
 

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Mine recently (?) failed in the open state. When I last had my Macan in for service I mentioned it
and the tech said, that the motor had failed. They're now closed, although the coolant temp never
seems to rise above 194F. The tech said I could manually open them again if I wished.

My Turbo is still under CPO, so they were supposed to let me know when the part came in (3+
weeks now, so I guess a swimmer is bringing it from Germany).
 

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Thanks for the update. Mine shutters are in the closed state which my service rep said should be ok in our current weather pattern. I tried putting some light hand pressure on the vanes to see if they could be opened manually but was unsuccessful. Hopefully the part will arrive before summer.
 

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Finally got around to paying attention to this--cause it's happening with mine as well. Unfortunately, mine's out of warranty now. If this is so wide-spread, why isn't this being recalled? It's obviously badly engineered (the marketing term for that, I believe is "German over-engineering").
 
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