Manual: 2011/2012 Boxster

Page: 62

Light Switch on Vehicles with Bi-Xenon Headlights

Lights switched off
Daytime driving lights are switched on when the engine is running.

Welcome Home Function
Daytime driving lights are switched on when the engine is running.

Parking lights, side marker lights, license plate light, instrument illumination, daytime driving lights switched off Canada: daytime driving lights switched on

Low beam, high beam
Only with ignition on, daytime driving lights switched off

Rear fog light
Pull switch to second click.
Indicator light on.

Warning chime
If the ignition key is withdrawn and the door is opened while the lights (not the Welcome Home lighting) are on, a chime warns of possible battery discharge.

In some countries, differences are possible due to provisions of law.

Daytime driving lights
The daytime driving lights are integrated in the front auxiliary headlights. These lights are switched on only when the engine is running and with the light switch in the positions OFF or HOME.

Low beam headlights must be switched on when driving through tunnels or at dusk, for example.

Operation of the daytime driving lights may vary depending on country-specific regulations.

Canada only:
In addition to the auxiliary headlights the parking lights are switched on.

USA only:
The daytime driving lights can be deactivated in the on-board computer.

  • Please see the chapter "ON-BOARD COMPUTER (BC)" on page 106.

Vehicles with the Sport Chrono Package Plus
Further individual light functions are available in vehicles with the Sport Chrono Package Plus.

  • Please observe the chapter "Individual Memory" in the separate PCM operating instructions.

Cornering light
The dynamic cornering light is activated above speeds of 6 mph (10 km/h).

Automatic Headlight Beam Adjustment
Vehicles with Bi-Xenon headlights feature dynamic headlight beam adjustment.

When the ignition is switched on, the level of the headlight beam automatically changes in accordance with the vehicle load.

The level of the headlight beam is automatically kept constant during acceleration and braking.

Checking operation

  1. Switch the low beam on.
  2. Insert ignition key and switch ignition on.
    The light beam first dips all the way down and is then adapted to the vehicle load.

If this test item is not met, the headlight beam adjustment system must be checked by an authorized Porsche dealer.

Welcome Home Lighting
Switching on

  • Move light switch to the HOME position.

For improved visibility and security when you get in and out of the car, the daytime driving lights and the tail lights remain on for a certain period of time:
When you get out of the car, the lights are turned on for approx. 30 seconds after the door is opened. The off-delay time
resumes when the vehicle is locked.
On vehicles with the Sport Chrono Package Plus, the PCM can be used to set the off-delay time. This setting also changes
the lighting period for unlocking the vehicle.
Please observe the chapter "Individual Memory" in the separate PCM operating instructions.
– The lights are turned on for approx. 30 seconds when the vehicle is unlocked.
The lights go out if the ignition is switched on or when leaving the Welcome Home lighting.