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®    911 Carrera         Owner’s Manual
WKD 997 021 10                            5/09     Orientation guides in the© Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG                 ...
Dear Owner,                                          A separate Maintenance Booklet explains how                   Warning...
Regularly check your vehicle for signs of                     Warning!                                        Note to owne...
Sport tires                                            – The driver’s skill level must be commensurate     Porsche Ceramic...
Setting and operating vehicle                         Ground Clearance                                      California Pro...
Table of Contents    Sport tires..................................................... 4      LATCH System                 ...
Speedometer ............................................ 118           Maintenance, Car Care ................... 205      ...
Dear Porsche Owner                                     Before driving off...                               f If a child wi...
In the driver’s seat...                              On the road...                                         f When parked,...
Break in hints for the first                            f Do not participate in motor racing events,          Engine oil a...
1 Inner door handle, Page 18 2 Power windows, Page 25 3 Door mirror control, Page 27 4 Hands-free microphone 5 Diagnostic ...
1 Light switch, Page 80                              2 Ignition/starter switch, Page 74                              3 Tur...
Operation, SafetyKeys ...........................................................   15   Porsche Stability Management (PSM...
Never invite car theft!                                        Warning!                                       To protect y...
Keys                                                Replacement keys                                        Immobilizerf P...
Key with Radio Remote Control             Unlocking luggage compartment lid or                                            ...
The remote-control standby function                      Operational readiness of the remoteswitches off after 7 days     ...
Door storage tray                                                                                                  Opening...
Central Locking                                     Both car doors and the filler flap can be centrally    Automatic reloc...
Locking conditions                                  Malfunction of the remote control                     Emergency operat...
Indication by emergency flasher and                                                                          Lockingalarm ...
Automatic door locking                              Type 3                                                    Warning!    ...
2. this device must accept any interference re-     Cabriolet, Targa                                                      ...
When the alarm is armed, the following                  Deactivating the passenger compartment                 Fault indic...
Power Windows                                     Readiness for operation of power windows                                ...
Opening/closing windows                             Anti-crushing protection                              Automatic window...
Warning!                                                                                                            Risk o...
Folding in door mirrors                                1. Push mirror towards the door window and          A - Sensor     ...
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  1. 1. ® 911 Carrera Owner’s Manual
  2. 2. WKD 997 021 10 5/09 Orientation guides in the© Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG Owner’s ManualPorsche, the Porsche crest, 911, Carrera, Targa, The orientation guides in the Owner’s Manual arePCCB, PCM, PDK, PSM and Tequipment are regis- highlighted in yellow.tered trademarks and the distinctive shapes ofPorsche automobiles are trademarks of Overall Table of ContentsDr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. At the start of the Owner’s Manual you will find anAll rights reserved. overview of the overall contents of the Owner’s Manual.Printed in Germany Section Contents There is a summary of topics with the corre- sponding page numbers at the beginning of each main chapter. Index There is a detailed, alphabetical index at the end of this Owner’s Manual. 1
  3. 3. Dear Owner, A separate Maintenance Booklet explains how Warning! you can keep your Porsche in top driving condition Any alteration or misuse of the vehicle canWe would like to thank you for your purchase of a by having it serviced regularly. lead to accidents and severe or fatalPorsche Sports car. A separate Warranty and Customer Informa- personal injuries. tion Booklet contains detailed information aboutJudging by the car you have chosen, you are a mo- Any alteration of the vehicle may negate or the warranties covering your Porsche.torist of a special breed, and you are probably no interfere with those safety features built intonovice when it comes to automobiles. the vehicle. Modifications may be carried out For U.S. only: on your vehicle only if approved by Porsche.Remember however, as with any vehicle, you If you believe that your vehicle has a fault which Your Porsche is intended to be used in a safeshould take time to familiarize yourself with your could cause a crash, injury or death, you should manner obeying the local laws and in thePorsche and its performance characteristics. Al- immediately inform the National Highway Traffic light of driving conditions faced by you, andways drive within your own unique capabilities as Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to noti- in accordance with the instructions provideda driver and your level of experience with your fying Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche in this Owner’s Manual.Porsche. Ensure that anyone else driving your Cars N.A.).Porsche does the same. To prevent or minimize in- f Do not misuse your Porsche by ignoring thosejury, always use your safety belts. Never consume If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open laws and driving conditions, or by ignoring thealcohol or drugs before or during the operation of an investigation, and if it finds that a safety prob- instructions in this manual.your vehicle. lem exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a re- call and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA can-This Owner’s Manual contains a host of useful in- not become involved in individual problems be- Caution!formation. Please take the time to read this manu- tween you and your dealer, or Porsche Cars N.A..al before you drive your new Porsche. Become fa- The fitting of racing tires (e.g. slicks) formiliar with the operation of your Porsche car for To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety sporting events is not approved by Porsche.maximum safety and operating pleasure. The bet- Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800- Very high cornering speeds can be achievedter you know your Porsche, the more pleasure you 424-9153); go to http://www.safercar.gov; or with racing tires. However, the resultingwill experience driving your new car. write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh transverse acceleration values would jeopar-Always keep your Owner’s Manual in the car, and Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. dize the adequate supply of oil to the engine.give it to the new owner if you ever sell your You can also obtain other information about motor Porsche therefore will not accept anyPorsche. vehicle safety from http://www.savercar.gov. warranty or accept any liability for damage occurring as a result of non-compliance with Your car has thousands of parts and components this provision. which have been designed and manufactured in accordance with Porsche’s high standards of f Do not fit racing tires (e.g. slicks) for sporting engineering quality and safety. events on your vehicle.2
  4. 4. Regularly check your vehicle for signs of Warning! Note to ownersdamage. For your own protection and longer service life ofDamaged or missing aerodynamic compo- In Canada, this manual is also available in French. your car, please follow all operating instructionsnents such as spoilers or underside panels To obtain a copy contact your dealer or write to: and special warnings. These special warnings useaffect the driving behavior and therefore the safety alert symbol, followed by the wordsmust be replaced immediately. Note aux proprietaires Danger, Warning and Caution. These specialYour car may have all or some of the components warnings contain important messages regardingdescribed in this manual. your safety and/or the potential for damage to Au Canada on peut se procurer un exemplaire deShould you have difficulty understanding any of your Porsche. Ignoring them could result in seri- ce Manuel en français auprès du concessionairethe explanations of features or equipment installed ous mechanical failure, serious personal injury or ou du:in your vehicle, contact your authorized Porsche death. Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd.dealer. He/She will be glad to assist you. Also Automobiles Porsche Canada, LTEEcheck with your dealer on other available options f Do not alter your Porsche. Any alteration couldor equipment. create dangerous conditions or defeat safety 5925 Airport Road engineering features built into your car. Suite 420Throughout this booklet, left is designated as thedriver’s side of the vehicle, and right as the pas- f Do not misuse your Porsche. Use it safely, and Mississauga, Ontariosenger’s side of the vehicle. consistently with the law, according to the driv- Canada L4V 1W1 ing conditions, and the instructions in this man- Telephone number for customer assistance:Text, illustrations and specifications in this manual ual. 1-800-PORSCHE / Option 3are based on the information available at the timeof printing. Alteration or misuse of your Porsche couldIt has always been Porsche’s policy to continuous- cause accidents and serious personal injuryly improve its products. Porsche, therefore, re- or death.serves the right to make changes in design andspecification, and to make additions or improve-ments in its product without incurring any obliga-tion to install them on products previously manu-factured.We wish you many miles of safe and pleasurabledriving in your Porsche. 3
  5. 5. Sport tires – The driver’s skill level must be commensurate Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake with the vehicle performance levels in the up-Sport tires (ultra high performance tires) are ap- per range limits, due to increased safety risks (PCCB)proved for use on public highways and comply in the upper range limits. f Please see the chapter “BRAKES” on Page 58.with all statutory requirements and safety criteria. f At oudside temperatures below 45 °F (7 °C) The high-performance brake system is designedThe design of the tire is also geared towards use change to snow tires. for optimal braking effect at all speeds andon racing circuits (driver safety training courses, f Notify anyone using your car of these charac- temperatures.sports driving schools, Club Sport events) and Certain speeds, braking forces and ambient teristics and possible effects.provides distinct advantages here in terms of dry conditions (such as temperature and humidity)grip and wear compared to conventional road therefore might cause brake noises.tires. Danger! Risk of accident through loss of road surface Wear on the different components and brakingThe major features are a reduced tread depth and system, such as brake pads and brake discs,a special tread pattern and carcass. contact, control over the vehicle and braking ability, leading to serious personal injury or depends to a great extent on the individual driving death. style and the conditions of use and thereforeThe design features of this sports tire result The reduced tire tread depth means that cannot be expressed in actual miles on the road.in the following effects compared with othersummer tires when used under normal there is an increased risk of aquaplaning on The values communicated by Porsche are baseddriving conditions: wet roads. on normal operation adapted to traffic. Wear– Sport tires have a smaller tread depth, and f When driving on wet or mud-covered roads re- increases considerably when the vehicle is driven duce speed significantly. on race tracks or through an aggressive driving thus can reach their wear limit sooner. style. As with all tires, the attainable mileage de- pends on the individual driving style and the f Please consult an authorized Porsche dealer Danger! conditions of use. about the current guidelines in effect before Risk of accident from worn tires. such use of your vehicle.– Exercise caution when driving on wet roads, Sport tires have a smaller tread depth, and paying special attention to hydroplaning situa- thus can reach their wear limit sooner. tions (stagnant water, puddles, lane grooves). It is important to check tire wear frequently Sport tires have a lower tread depth than nor- to avoid risk of serious personal injury or mal tires and you must therefore adapt speed death from worn tires. accordingly when driving on wet surfaces. f Check tire wear frequently.4
  6. 6. Setting and operating vehicle Ground Clearance California Proposition 65 Warningcomponents when driving Warning! Caution! Warning! Risk of damage. The vehicle may touch the Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and cer- ground as a result of reduced ground clear- tain vehicle components contain or emit chemi-There is a danger of accident if you set or op- ance. cals known to the State of California to cause can-erate the on-board computer, radio, naviga- cer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.tion system, telephone or other equipment f Drive carefully and slowly on steep slopes (e.g. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles andwhen driving. parking lots, curbs, uneven roads, lifting plat- certain products of component wear contain orThis could distract you from the traffic and forms etc.). emit chemicals known to the State of California tocause you to lose control of the vehicle re-sulting in serious personal injury or death. f Avoid steep ramps. cause cancer and birth defects or other reproduc- tive harm.f Operate the components while driving only if the traffic situation allows you to do so safely. Engine Exhaust Hot Exhaust Pipesf Carry out any complicated operating or setting Danger! procedures only with the vehicle stationary. Warning! Engine exhaust is dangerous if inhaled. Engine exhaust fumes have many compo- Risk of burn injury when standing near orPortable Fuel Containers nents which you can smell. They also contain coming into contact with the exhaust pipe. carbon monoxide (CO), which is a colorless Danger! and odorless gas. The exhaust pipe is hot when the vehicle is running Carbon monoxide can cause unconscious- and remains hot for some time after the vehicle isPortable fuel containers may leak, whether turned off.they are full or partially empty. Fuel leaking ness and even death if inhaled. f To prevent injury, make a point of noting wherefrom a portable container carried in your ve- f Never start or let the engine run in an en-hicle could, in case of an accident, cause a your vehicle’s exhaust pipe is, avoid placing closed, unventilated area.fire or explosion, resulting in serious person- your legs near the exhaust pipe, and closely It is not recommended to sit in your car for pro-al injury or death. supervise children around the vehicle when the longed periods with the engine on and the car exhaust pipe could be hot.f Never carry additional fuel in portable contain- not moving. A hot exhaust pipe can cause serious burns. ers in your vehicle. 5
  7. 7. Table of Contents Sport tires..................................................... 4 LATCH System Storage in the Passenger Compartment ....... 91 Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)...... 4 Child seat bracket on the passenger’s seat .... 54 Luggage Compartment Lid and Setting and operating vehicle components Child Restraint Anchorages ........................... 55 Engine Compartment Lid ............................. 93 when driving .................................................. 5 Rollover Protection System ........................... 56 Luggage Compartment (Vehicles without Ground Clearance .......................................... 5 Sports Exhaust System ................................ 57 Porsche Traction Management PTM) ............. 95 Before driving off... ....................................... 8 Parking Brake .............................................. 57 Luggage Compartment (Vehicles with Break in hints for the first Brakes ........................................................ 58 Porsche Traction Management PTM) ............. 96 2,000 miles/3,000 kilometers...................... 10 ABS Brake System (Antilock Brake System).... 61 Trunk Entrapment........................................ 97 Clutch Pedal ................................................ 62 Porsche Communication Management (PCM). 98 Operation, Safety.............................. 13 Porsche Traction Management (PTM)............. 63 Car Telephone and Aftermarket Alarms ....... 100 Sport Mode ................................................. 64 iPod, USB and AUX.................................... 101 Keys ........................................................... 15 Porsche Stability Management (PSM)............. 66 Fire Extinguisher ....................................... 102 Security Wheel Bolts .................................... 15 Porsche Active Suspension Management HomeLink ................................................. 103 Doors ......................................................... 18 (PASM) ........................................................ 69 Central Locking ........................................... 19 Alarm System, Retractable Rear Spoiler............................... 69 Automatic Air Conditioning System, Interior Lights .............................................. 71 Heated Rear Window/ Passenger Compartment Monitoring ............. 23 Parking Aids ................................................ 72 Power Windows ........................................... 25 Ignition/Starter Switch with Door Mirror Heating........................ 105 Mirrors........................................................ 27 anti-theft Steering Lock................................. 74 Automatic Air Conditioning System ............. 106 Rear Window Defogger, Door Mirror Heating .. 29 Starting Procedures ..................................... 77 Central and Side Vents............................... 109 Seat Adjustment and Head Restraints ............ 30 Stopping Engine........................................... 78 Fresh-air Intake ......................................... 109 Seat Memory............................................... 33 Emergency Flasher Switch ............................ 79 Heated Rear Window/Door Mirror Heating ... 110 Heated Seats .............................................. 35 Light Switch................................................. 80 Seat Ventilation............................................ 36 Welcome Home Lighting ............................... 81 Rear Seat Backrests .................................... 37 Instruments, On-Board Computer, Automatic Headlight Beam Adjustment........... 81 Steering Wheel Adjustment ........................... 37 Warnings ....................................... 111 Turn Signal / Headlight Dimmer / Steering Wheel Heating ................................ 38 Parking light / Flasher Lever ......................... 82 Instrument Panel USA Models..................... 112 Multi-Functional Steering Wheel ..................... 39 Windshield Wiper / Washer Lever .................. 83 Instrument Panel Canada Models ................ 114 Sun Visors................................................... 40 Automatic Speed Control .............................. 86 Engine Oil Temperature.............................. 116 Safety Belts................................................. 41 Cupholder ................................................... 88 Automatic Speed Control Indicator light ...... 116 Airbag Systems ........................................... 44 Ashtray ....................................................... 89 Instrument Illumination ............................... 116 Child Restraint Systems................................ 50 Cigarette Lighter.......................................... 90 Trip Odometer........................................... 1176 Table of Contents
  8. 8. Speedometer ............................................ 118 Maintenance, Car Care ................... 205 Lifting the Vehicle with a Lifting Platform orChanging over between Miles / Kilometers .. 118 Garage Lift ............................................... 254Tachometer ............................................... 119 Exercise Extreme Caution when Working Spacers 911 Carrera, 911 Carrera S ......... 255Turn Signal Indicator Light .......................... 119 on your Vehicle .......................................... 206 Electrical System ...................................... 257High Beam Indicator Light........................... 119 Coolant Level............................................. 207 Battery ..................................................... 261Gear Shift Indicator “A” Engine Oil.................................................. 208 Replacing the remote-control battery .......... 266(in vehicles with manual transmission).......... 119 Engine Oil Level ......................................... 208 Emergency Starting with Jumper Cables ..... 267Cooling System ......................................... 120 Engine Oil Recommendation........................ 210 Bulb chart................................................. 269Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) ................... 121 Brake Fluid Level........................................ 212 Lights, Replacing Bulbs.............................. 269Fuel .......................................................... 122 Fuel Economy ............................................ 214 Headlights ................................................ 270Clock ........................................................ 123 Operating your Porsche in other Countries ... 214 Number Plate Light.................................... 277Outside Temperature .................................. 123 Fuel Recommendations .............................. 216 Changing Light-Emitting Diodes andEngine Oil Pressure.................................... 124 Portable Fuel Containers............................. 217 Long-Life Bulbs ......................................... 277Check Engine (Emission Control) ................. 125 Fuel Evaporation Control............................. 217 Adjusting Headlights .................................. 278On-Board Computer (BC) ............................ 126 Emission Control System ............................ 218 Towing ..................................................... 280Warnings on the instrument panel How Emission Control Works ...................... 219 Washer Fluid .............................................. 220and the on-board computer......................... 158 Power Steering .......................................... 221 Vehicle Identification, Air Filter .................................................... 222 Technical Data ............................... 283Shifting Gears................................. 167 Combination Filter ...................................... 222 Vehicle Identification .................................. 284Manual Transmission, Clutch....................... 168 Fluids/Oils for Manual Transmission Technical Data .......................................... 286Drive-Off Assistant ..................................... 169 and Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)............. 222 Diagrams ................................................. 299Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) ................... 170 Wiper Blades ............................................. 223 Car Care Instructions.................................. 224Mobile Roofs .................................. 177Lifting/Sliding Roof .................................... 178 Practical Tips, Emergency Service... 233Convertible Top ......................................... 181 Exercise Extreme Caution when WorkingEmergency operation of the convertible top . 183 on your Vehicle .......................................... 234Windstop................................................... 190 Tires/Wheels ............................................. 235Hardtop .................................................... 194 Loading Information ................................... 246Targa ........................................................ 200 Wheel Bolts ............................................... 248Roof Transport System............................... 204 Changing a wheel....................................... 249 Flat Tire..................................................... 251 Table of Contents 7
  9. 9. Dear Porsche Owner Before driving off... f If a child will be riding in the vehicle, check child seat/child seat restraint system to ensureA lot has gone into the manufacture of your that restraints are properly adjusted.Porsche, including advanced engineering, rigid Check the following items first f Child restraint systems will not fit into thequality control and demanding inspections. f Turn the engine off before you attempt any Sports bucket seat.These engineering and safety features will be checks or repairs on the vehicle. Do not install a child restraint system in theenhanced by you... Sports bucket seat. f Be sure the tires are inflated correctly. The Sports bucket seat cannot be equippedthe safe driver... Check tires for damage and tire wear. with the LATCH system and thus the airbag f See that wheel bolts are properly tightened system cannot be manually deactivated.– who knows his/her car and all controls, and not loose or missing. f Check all exterior and interior lights for opera-– who maintains the vehicle properly, f Check engine oil level, add if necessary. tion and that the lenses are clean. Make it a habit to have engine oil checked with– who uses driving skills wisely and always f Check the headlights for proper aim, and if drives within her/his own capabilities and the every fuel filling. necessary, have them adjusted. level of familiarity with the vehicle. f Check all fluid levels such as windshield f Check under the vehicle for leaks.You will find helpful hints in this manual on how to washer and brake fluid levels. f Be sure all luggage is stowed securely.perform most of the checks listed on the following f Be sure the vehicle battery is well charged andpages. cranks the engine properly.If in doubt, have these checks performed by your Emergency equipmentauthorized Porsche dealer. f Check all doors and lids for proper operation and latch them properly. It is good practice to carry emergency equipment f Check, and if necessary replace worn or in your vehicle. cracked wiper blades. Some of the items you should have are: window scraper, snow brush, container or bag of f See that all windows are clear and unob- sand or salt, emergency light, small shovel, first- structed. aid kit, etc. f Check air intake slots and area between lug- gage compartment lid and windshield. Ensure that these areas are free of snow and ice, so the heater and the windshield wipers work properly.8 Before driving off...
  10. 10. In the driver’s seat... On the road... f When parked, always set the parking brake. Move the PDK selector lever to ”P“ or the gear-f Check operation of the horn. f Never drive after you have consumed alcohol shift lever to reverse or first gear. or drugs. On hills also turn the front wheels toward thef Position seat for easy reach of foot pedals and curb. controls. f Always have your safety belt fastened. To reduce the possibility of injury from the f When emergency repairs become necessary, f Always drive defensively. airbag deployment, you should always sit back move the vehicle well off the road. Turn on the Expect the unexpected. as far from the steering wheel as is practical, emergency flasher and use other warning de- while still maintaining full vehicle control. f Use signals to indicate turns and lane changes. vices to alert other motorists. Do not park or operate the vehicle in areas where the hot ex-f Adjust the inside and outside rear view mirrors. f Turn on headlights at dusk or when the driving haust system may come in contact with dry conditions warrant it.f Buckle your safety belts. grass, brush, fuel spill or other flammable ma- f Always keep a safe distance from the vehicle in terial.f Check operation of the foot and parking brake. front of you, depending on traffic, road and f Make it a habit to have the engine oil checkedf Check all warning and indicator lights with weather conditions. with every refueling. ignition on and engine not running. f Reduce speed at night and during inclementf Start engine and check all warning displays for weather. warning symbols. Driving in wet weather requires caution and re- duced speeds, particularly on roads withf Never leave an idling car unattended. standing water, as the handling characteristicsf Lock doors from inside, especially with chil- of the vehicle may be impaired due to hydro- dren in the car to prevent inadvertent opening planing of the tires. of doors from inside or outside. f Always observe speed limits and obey road Drive with doors locked. signs and traffic laws. f When tired, get well off the road, stop and take a rest. Turn the engine off. Do not sit in the ve- hicle with engine idling. Please see the chapter “ENGINE EXHAUST” on Page 5. Before driving off... 9
  11. 11. Break in hints for the first f Do not participate in motor racing events, Engine oil and fuel consumption sports driving schools, etc. during the first2,000 miles/3,000 kilometers 2,000 miles/3,000 kilometers. During the break-in period oil and fuel consump-The following tips will be helpful in obtaining opti- tion may be higher than normal. There may be a slight stiffness in the steering,mum performance from your new Porsche. gear-shifting or other controls during the break-in As always, the rate of oil consumption depends onDespite the most modern, high-precision manufac- period which will gradually disappear. the quality and viscosity of oil, the speed at whichturing methods, the moving parts must still wear the engine is operated, the climate and road con-in with each other. This wearing-in occurs mainly in Break in brake pads and brake discs ditions, as well as the amount of dilution and oxi-the first 2,000 miles/3,000 kilometers. dation of the lubricant. New brake pads and discs have to be “broken in”, f Make a habit of checking engine oil with every and therefore only attain optimal friction when theTherefore: refueling, add if necessary. car has covered several hundred miles or km.f Preferably take longer trips. The slightly reduced braking ability must be com- pensated for by pressing the brake pedal harder.f Avoid frequent cold starts with short-distance This also applies whenever the brake pads and driving whenever possible. brake discs are replaced.f Avoid full throttle starts and abrupt stops.f Do not exceed maximum engine speed of New tires 4,200 rpm (revolutions per minute). New tires do not have maximum traction. Theyf Do not run a cold engine at high rpm either in tend to be slippery. f Break in new tires by driving at moderate Neutral or in gear.f Do not let the engine labor, especially when speeds during the first 60 to 120 miles/100 to driving uphill. Shift to the next lower gear in 200 km. Longer braking distances must be an- time (use the most favorable rpm range). ticipated.f Never lug the engine in high gear at low speeds. This rule applies at all times, not just during the break-in period.10 Before driving off...
  12. 12. 1 Inner door handle, Page 18 2 Power windows, Page 25 3 Door mirror control, Page 27 4 Hands-free microphone 5 Diagnostic socket (OBD) 6 Front and rear lid release, Page 93 7 Steering-wheel adjustment, Page 37 8 Seat height adjustment, Page 30 9 Backrest angle adjustment, Page 3010 Seat fore-and-aft adjustment, Page 30 Before driving off... 11
  13. 13. 1 Light switch, Page 80 2 Ignition/starter switch, Page 74 3 Turn signal/headlight dimmer, flasher lever, Page 82 4 Operating lever for on-board computer, Page 128 5 Horn 6 Operating lever for automatic speed control, Page 86 7 Wiper/washer lever, rear window wiper, Page 83 8 Stopwatch, Page 138 9 Interior temperature sensor 10 Emergency flasher switch, Page 79 11 Central locking button, readiness display for alarm system, Page 19 12 Cupholder, Page 88 13 Seat heating/Seat ventilation left/right, Page 35 14 Operating panel for air conditioning, Page 108 15 Sport/Sport Plus program, Page 64 Rear spoiler, Page 69 Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Page 69 Porsche Stability Management (PSM), Page 66 Sports exhaust system, Page 5712 Before driving off...
  14. 14. Operation, SafetyKeys ........................................................... 15 Porsche Stability Management (PSM)............. 66 Fire Extinguisher ........................................ 102Security Wheel Bolts .................................... 15 Porsche Active Suspension Management HomeLink.................................................. 103Doors ......................................................... 18 (PASM) ........................................................ 69Central Locking ........................................... 19 Retractable Rear Spoiler............................... 69Alarm System, Interior Lights .............................................. 71Passenger Compartment Monitoring ............. 23 Parking Aids ................................................ 72Power Windows ........................................... 25 Ignition/Starter Switch withMirrors........................................................ 27 anti-theft Steering Lock ................................ 74Rear Window Defogger, Door Mirror Heating .. 29 Starting Procedures ..................................... 77Seat Adjustment and Head Restraints ............ 30 Stopping Engine .......................................... 78Seat Memory............................................... 33 Emergency Flasher Switch............................ 79Heated Seats .............................................. 35 Light Switch ................................................ 80Seat Ventilation............................................ 36 Welcome Home Lighting ............................... 81Rear Seat Backrests .................................... 37 Automatic Headlight Beam Adjustment .......... 81Steering Wheel Adjustment ........................... 37 Turn Signal / Headlight Dimmer /Steering Wheel Heating ................................ 38 Parking light / Flasher Lever ......................... 82Multi-Functional Steering Wheel ..................... 39 Windshield Wiper / Washer Lever .................. 83Sun Visors................................................... 40 Automatic Speed Control.............................. 86Safety Belts................................................. 41 Cupholder ................................................... 88Airbag Systems ........................................... 44 Ashtray ....................................................... 89Child Restraint Systems................................ 50 Cigarette Lighter.......................................... 90LATCH System Storage in the Passenger Compartment ........ 91Child seat bracket on the passenger’s seat.... 54 Luggage Compartment Lid andChild Restraint Anchorages........................... 55 Engine Compartment Lid .............................. 93Rollover Protection System........................... 56 Luggage Compartment (Vehicles withoutSports Exhaust System ................................ 57 Porsche Traction Management PTM).............. 95Parking Brake.............................................. 57 Luggage Compartment (Vehicles withBrakes ........................................................ 58 Porsche Traction Management PTM).............. 96ABS Brake System (Antilock Brake System) ... 61 Trunk Entrapment ........................................ 97Clutch Pedal ................................................ 62 Porsche Communication Management (PCM).. 98Porsche Traction Management (PTM)............. 63 Car Telephone and Aftermarket Alarms ........ 100Sport Mode ................................................. 64 iPod, USB and AUX .................................... 101 Operation, Safety 13
  15. 15. Never invite car theft! Warning! To protect your vehicle and your possessions from theft, you should always proceed as Risk of a serious accident.An unlocked car with the key in the ignition lock follows when leaving your vehicle: The steering column will lock when you re-invites car theft. move the key while you are driving or as the f Close windows.A steering wheel lock and a gong alarm are car is rolling to a stop. You will not be able to f Close lifting/sliding roofstandard equipment in your Porsche. steer the car.The gong alarm will sound if you open the driver’s Serious personal injury or death could result f Close convertible top (with the convertible topdoor while the key is still in the ignition lock. It is from loss of control of the vehicle. open, the passenger compartment monitoringyour reminder to pull the key out of the ignition system is always switched off) f Never remove the key from the steering locklock and to lock the doors. while you are driving. f Close the sliding glass roof (Targa) (with the sliding glass roof open, the passenger com- Warning! partment monitoring system is alwaysAny uncontrolled movement of the vehicle switched off)may result in property damage, serious per- f Remove ignition key.sonal injury or death.Never leave your vehicle unattended with the f Engage steering lock.key in the ignition lock, especially if children f Lock glove compartment.and/or pets are left unattended in the vehi-cle. They can operate power windows and f Remove valuables (e.g. car documents, tele-other controls. If the engine is left running, phone, house keys) from the car.they may accidentally engage the shift lever. f Lock doors.Serious personal injury or death could resultfrom loss of control of the vehicle.f Always remove the ignition key.f Always set the parking brake.f Lock the doors with the remote control.14 Operation, Safety
  16. 16. Keys Replacement keys Immobilizerf Please see the chapter “ALARM SYSTEM, PAS- Replacement car keys can be obtained only from There is a transponder (an electronic component) SENGER COMPARTMENT MONITORING” on your authorized Porsche dealer, and this can in the key grip, containing a stored code. Page 23. sometimes be very time-consuming. When the ignition is switched on, the ignition lock You should therefore always keep a spare key on checks the code.f Please see the chapter “CENTRAL LOCKING” your person. The immobilizer can be deactivated and the en- on Page 19. Keep it in a safe place (e.g. wallet), but under no gine started only using an authorized ignition key.Two car keys are supplied with your Porsche. circumstances in or on the vehicle.These keys operate all the locks on your vehicle. Switching off the immobilizer The key codes of new keys have to be “reported”f Be careful with your car keys: do not part with to the car control unit by your authorized Porsche f Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock. them except under exceptional circumstances. dealer. If the ignition is left on for more than 2 minutesf To avoid battery run-down, always remove the A total of 6 car keys can be reported to the control without the engine being started, the immobilizer ignition key from the ignition lock. unit. is switched on again. f If this happens, turn the ignition key back to Disabling key codes position 3 (ignition off) before starting the If a key is lost, the key codes can be disabled by engine. The immobilizer is switched off again, an authorized Porsche dealer. and the engine can be started. All the remaining car keys are required for this pur- f Please see the chapter “IGNITION/STARTER pose. SWITCH WITH ANTI-THEFT STEERING LOCK” Disabling the code ensures that the car can be on Page 74. started only using authorized keys. Switching on the immobilizer Note f Remove ignition key. f Please note that the other locks can still be opened with the disabled key. Security Wheel Bolts f If wheels have to be removed during a work- shop visit, do not forget to hand over the sock- et for the security wheel bolts along with the car key. Operation, Safety 15
  17. 17. Key with Radio Remote Control Unlocking luggage compartment lid or glass rear hatch (Targa) Unlocking the vehicle f Luggage compartment lid: Press button 2 for approx. two seconds. f Press button 1. f Glass rear hatch (Targa): Press button 3 for Locking the vehicle approx. two seconds. If the vehicle was locked, it is unlocked simultane- f Press button 1. ously with the luggage compartment/glass rear hatch (Targa). Switching off the alarm system if it is In vehicles with seat memory the stored seat and triggered accidentally door mirror positions are automatically set. f Press button 1. The vehicle will be locked again approx. 80 seconds after the luggage compartment/ glass rear hatch (Targa) is closed if none of the doors was opened.1- Central locking button Note2- Luggage compartment lid button Your authorized Porsche dealer can program fur-3- Button for glass rear hatch (Targa)4- Light-emitting diode ther types of unlocking for the luggage compart- ment/glass rear hatch (Targa). Type 1 The relocking time of the doors can be adjusted to suit your individual requirements: 10 - 100 seconds. Type 2 The doors stay locked when the luggage compart- ment/glass rear hatch (Targa) is unlocked.16 Operation, Safety
  18. 18. The remote-control standby function Operational readiness of the remoteswitches off after 7 days control interruptedIf the vehicle is not started or unlocked with the re- Encoded data is transmitted to the vehicle eachmote control within 7 days, the remote control time the wireless remote control is operated. If thestandby function is switched off (to prevent dis- remote control is operated too often outside thecharging of the vehicle battery). range of the vehicle, this can result in the central locking system no longer responding.1. In this case, unlock the driver’s door with the In this case, the remote control and vehicle must key at the door lock. be synchronized. Leave the door closed in order to prevent the alarm system from being triggered. Carrying out the synchronization2. Press button 1 on the remote control. 1. Unlock the drivers door with the key at the The remote control is now activated again and door lock. the alarm system is switched off. 2. Open driver’s door and insert the ignition key into the ignition lock within 10 seconds to prevent the alarm system from being triggered. 3. With the key inserted, press and hold button 1 on the remote control for approx. 5 seconds. The synchronization is now complete. Operation, Safety 17
  19. 19. Door storage tray Opening storage tray f Open the cover C. Keep the door storage tray C closed while driving for safety reasons.Doors Opening unlocked doors from insideIf the door windows are closed, they will be auto- f Slowly pull door handle B.matically opened by a few millimeters when thedoors are opened and, when the doors are closed, Opening locked doors from insidethey will be closed again. This makes it easier toopen and close the doors and protects the seals. f Slowly pull door handle B twice.f Therefore, you should pull the door handle f Please see the chapter “LOCKING CONDITI- slowly so that the door window can be lowered ONS” on Page 20. before the door is opened.Opening doors from outsidef Unlock vehicle with the remote control.f Slowly pull door handle A.18 Operation, Safety
  20. 20. Central Locking Both car doors and the filler flap can be centrally Automatic relocking unlocked or locked with the remote control.This device complies with: If the car is unlocked by remote control and none The vehicle cannot be locked if the driver’s door isPart 15 of the FCC Rules of the car doors is opened within approx. not completely closed.RSS-210 of Industry Canada. 100 seconds, automatic relocking takes place. A short signal from the alarm horn will draw This relocking time can be adapted to your individ-Operation is subject to the following two condi- your attention to the fact that the following ual requirements (10 - 100 seconds) by an author-tions: components are not completely closed when you ized Porsche dealer.1. This device may not cause harmful interfer- try to lock the vehicle: ence, and – Driver’s door (the vehicle cannot be locked if2. this device must accept any interference re- the driver’s door is not completely closed). ceived, including interference that may cause – Passenger’s door undesired operation. – Luggage compartment lidNote – Engine compartment lidThe manufacturer is not responsible for any radioor TV interference caused by unauthorized modifi- – Glass rear hatch (Targa)cations to this equipment. – Glove compartmentSuch modification could void the user’s authorityto operate the equipment. Unlocking the vehicle by using the key in the door lock and opening the door may activate the alarm system within 10 seconds. Warning!Any changes or modifications not expressly ap- Noteproved by Porsche could void the user’s authority f On vehicles with the Sport Chrono Packageto operate this equipment. Plus, the PCM can be used to activate auto- matic door locking.f Please see the chapter “LOAD SWITCH-OFF AF- Please observe the chapter “Individual Memo- TER 2 HOURS OR 7 DAYS” on Page 258. ry” in the separate PCM operating instructions.f Please see the chapter “SEAT MEMORY” on Page 33. Operation, Safety 19
  21. 21. Locking conditions Malfunction of the remote control Emergency operation – closingf Lock car once. The remote control may not function correctly due f Lock the driver’s door with the key at the door The doors cannot be opened from the outside. to local radio wave interference. The vehicle will lock. Alarm system and passenger compartment then not lock properly. If there is a defect in the central locking sys- monitoring are switched on. This can be identified by the missing locking tem, all functioning elements of the central sound and the missing check-back signal of the locking system will be locked.If a person or animal remains in the vehicle: emergency flasher. The alarm system is switched on.f Quickly lock car twice. If this should occur: The passenger compartment monitoring sys- The doors cannot be opened from the outside. tem is switched off. The passenger compartment monitoring is f Lock the vehicle with the key in the door. The fault should be remedied immediately at an switched off. authorized Porsche dealer. Emergency operation – openingUnlocking the door with the inner doorhandle f Unlock the driver’s door with the key at the door lock.Any person remaining in the locked car can open Open door within 20 seconds and insert thethe door with the inner door handle: ignition key into the ignition lock within1. Pull inner door handle once to unlock door 10 seconds to prevent the alarm system from lock. being triggered.2. Pull inner door handle again to open door. Note on operationNote If the door is not opened within approx. 20 seconds, automatic relocking takes place.f Inform any person remaining in the car that the The alarm system will be triggered by the next alarm system will be triggered if the door is unlocking of the door: opened. f Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock to switch off the alarm system.20 Operation, Safety
  22. 22. Indication by emergency flasher and Lockingalarm horn f Press the central locking button. Indicator light in the button lights up if ignitionIf the remote control is used for unlocking or is on.locking, a response is provided by the emergencyflasher: Unlocking– Unlocking – single flash. f Press the central locking button.– Locking – double flash. Indicator light goes out.– Locking twice – continuous illumination for ap- If the doors were locked with the central locking prox. 2 seconds. button, they can be opened by pulling the inner The passenger compartment monitoring is door handle: switched off. 1. Pull inner door handle once to unlock door lock.Fault indication 2. Pull inner door handle again to open door.A double horn signal during locking indicates adefect in the central locking or alarm system. Central locking buttonHave the defect remedied at an authorizedPorsche dealer. The central locking button on the dashboard lets you lock and unlock both doors electrically.Overload protection NoteIf the central locking system is operated more If the doors are locked with the key or remote con-than ten times within a minute, further operation is trol, they can not be opened by pressing the cen-blocked for 30 seconds. tral locking button. Operation, Safety 21
  23. 23. Automatic door locking Type 3 Warning! Doors lock automatically when the ignition is In an emergency situation where you need toYour authorized Porsche dealer can program di- switched on. If doors are opened with the engine exit the car through an automatically lockedverse types of automatic door locking in the con- running, they lock again automatically when a door, remember the following procedure totrol unit of the central locking system: speed of 3 - 6 mph (5 - 10 km/h) is exceeded. open the door.Type 1 Type 4 f Unlock the doors by pressing the central lock-Doors lock automatically when the ignition is ing button or The doors do not lock automatically.switched on. f pull the inside door handle twice to open the Note door.Type 2 Automatically locked doors can be unlocked withDoors lock automatically when a speed of the central locking button or opened by pulling on3 - 6 mph (5 - 10 km/h) is exceeded. the inside door handle twice. f On vehicles with the Sport Chrono Package Plus, the PCM can be used to activate automat- ic door locking. Please observe the chapter “Individual Memo- ry” in the separate PCM operating instructions.22 Operation, Safety
  24. 24. 2. this device must accept any interference re- Cabriolet, Targa ceived, including interference that may cause The passenger compartment monitoring system undesired operation. is always switched off when the convertible top or sliding glass roof (Targa) is open. Note The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio Function indication or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifi- cations to this equipment. If the alarm system is activated, light-emitting Such modification could void the user’s authority diode A in the central locking switch flashes. to operate the equipment. If, after locking, the light-emitting diode does not Warning! flash or, after ten seconds, it emits double flash- es, then not all alarm contacts are closed. Any changes or modifications not expressly ap- Additionally, a brief horn signal sounds. proved by Porsche could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. When the doors are unlocked, the alarm system and passenger compartment monitoring system The alarm system and passenger compartment are switched off and the light-emitting diode goes monitoring system are switched on when the off.A - Light-emitting diode for alarm system doors are locked with the key or remote control.Alarm System, f Please see the chapter “CENTRAL LOCKING”Passenger Compartment on Page 19.Monitoring Unlocking the vehicle by using the key in theThis device complies with: door lock and opening the door may activatePart 15 of the FCC Rules the alarm system within 10 seconds.RSS-210 of Industry Canada.Operation is subject to the following two condi- Switching off the alarm system if it istions: triggered accidentally1. This device may not cause harmful interfer- f Unlock the vehicle with the remote control. ence, and The alarm system and passenger compartment monitoring system are switched off automatically when the doors are unlocked. Operation, Safety 23
  25. 25. When the alarm is armed, the following Deactivating the passenger compartment Fault indicationareas are monitored monitoring system for one locking process A double horn signal during locking indicates a– Doors defect in the central locking or alarm system. If a person or animal remains in the car while it is– Luggage compartment lid f Have the defect remedied at an authorized locked, the passenger compartment monitoring Porsche dealer.– Engine compartment lid system must be switched off.– Convertible-top lock (Cabriolet) f Quickly lock car twice. The doors are locked but can be opened from– Glass rear hatch (Targa) the inside:– Glove compartment 1. Pull inner door handle once to unlock door– Passenger compartment lock.If one of these alarm contacts is interrupted, the 2. Pull inner door handle again to open door.alarm horn sounds for approximately 3 minutes.Additionally, the emergency flasher flashes and Notethe passenger compartment light lightes for ap- f Inform any person remaining in the car that theproximately five minutes. alarm system will be triggered if the door isWhen the alarm is triggered, the light-emitting opened.diode changes over to double flashes.In order not to limit the action range of the passen-ger compartment monitoring system:f Do not fold the front seat backrests forward.24 Operation, Safety
  26. 26. Power Windows Readiness for operation of power windows – When the ignition is switched on Warning! (engine switched on or off) or Risk of injury when the door windows close. – with doors closed and ignition key withdrawn, This applies especially if the windows are but only until door is first opened. closed with the one-touch operation, be- One-touch operation for closing the door cause with this function the window goes up windows is available only when the ignition is automatically. switched on. f Make sure that fingers, hands, arms or other parts are not in the way when the windows are Cabriolet closed. When the convertible top is open, the rear side f Remove the ignition key to shut off power to windows can only be closed if the door windows the window switches when the vehicle is not are closed. attended by a responsible person. Uninformed persons could injure themselves by operating the power windows.A - Power window in driver’s door f In case of danger, release the button on theB - Power window in passenger’s doorC - Cabriolet: Switching button for front/rear power car key immediately. windows f Do not leave children in the car unattended. Risk of an accident. f Do not put anything on or near the windows that may interfere with the driver’s vision. Operation, Safety 25
  27. 27. Opening/closing windows Anti-crushing protection Automatic window loweringf For the Cabriolet, select front or rear power If a side window is blocked during closing, it will f Please see the chapter “DOORS” on Page 18. windows with rocker switch C. stop and open again by about an inch. f Please see the chapter “CONVERTIBLE TOP” The selection is displayed by the respective on Page 181. light-emitting diode. Warning!The two rocker switches A and B in the driver’s Risk of serious personal injuries. Storing end position of the windowsdoor and the switch in the passenger’s door have If the rocker switch is pressed again withina two-stage function: 10 seconds of the window being blocked, the If the battery is disconnected and reconnected, window will close with its full closing force. the windows will not be raised automatically whenOpening Anti-crushing protection is disabled. the door is closed.f Press the rocker switch down to the first stage f Once the anti-crushing protection acts to stop 1. Close the windows with the rocker switch until the window has reached the desired the window and opens it slightly, do not press once. position. the rocker switch again within 10 seconds 2. Press the rocker switch upwards again to store without checking to make sure that nothing isClosing the end position of the windows in the control blocking the path of the window. unit.f Press the rocker switch upwards to the first The window will close with full closing force. stage until the window has reached the desired position. One-touch operation is disabled for 10 seconds after blockage of a side window.One-touch operationf Press the rocker switch upwards or downwards to the second stage. Window moves to its final position. Press again to stop the window in the desired position.Coupé, TargaOne-touch operation for closing the passenger’swindow is available once the window is approxi-mately half-way closed.26 Operation, Safety
  28. 28. Warning! Risk of an accident, resulting in serious per- sonal injury or death. f Do not put anything on or near the windows or the mirrors that may interfere with the driver’s vision. Risk of damage to the door mirrors when washing the vehicle in a car wash. f Fold in door mirrors before using the car wash. Adjusting door mirrors 1. Switch on ignition. 2. By turning the control switch A, select the driv- er’s side or the passenger’s side.Mirrors Door mirrors 3. Move the door mirror glasses in the appropri- Before driving the vehicle, adjust the outside and ate direction by tilting the control switch.Inside mirror inside mirrors. It is important for safe driving that you have clear, If the electrical adjustment facility failsWhen the mirror is being adjusted, the anti-glarelever A must point forward. unobstructed vision to the rear. f Adjust mirror by pressing on the mirror face.Basic position: lever forward Automatically swivelling down mirror onAnti-glare position: lever back the passenger’s side f Please see the chapter “PARKING AIDS” on Page 72. f Please see the chapter “SEAT MEMORY” on Page 33. Operation, Safety 27
  29. 29. Folding in door mirrors 1. Push mirror towards the door window and A - Sensor continue to hold it (high spring force). B - Switch for automatic anti-glare operation Warning! C - Light-emitting diode 2. Swivel the locking lever up to the stop andDanger of injury to fingers if the mirror slowly let go of the mirror. Automatic Anti-Glare Interioraccidentally flips back when being folded in. Mirror and Door Mirrorf Exercise extreme caution when folding in mir- Unfolding door mirrors ror by hand. Do not let go of the mirror before Sensors on the front and rear sides of the interior 1. Push mirror towards the door window and mirror measure the incident light. the locking lever is locked or the mirror is fully continue to hold it (high spring force). The The mirrors automatically change to anti-glare po- unfolded. locking lever disengages automatically. sition or revert to their normal state, depending on 2. Move mirror back to unfolded position by hand. the light intensity. Do not let go of the mirror beforehand. When reverse gear is selected, automatic anti- glare operation is switched off.28 Operation, Safety
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