Manual: 2011/2012 Boxster

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Defrosting the windshield

  • Press button A (switch on or off).
    The light-emitting diode in the button lights up. The windshield is demisted or defrosted as quickly as possible.
    Air flows to the windshield only.

Recirculating-air setting

The outside-air supply is interrupted and only the inside air is circulated.

Recirculating-Air Setting Impairing Vision

In recirculating-air setting, the windows may fog up.

  • Only select recirculating-air setting for short periods.
  • If the windows fog up, switch recirculating-air setting off immediately by pressing the circulating- air button again and select the "Defrost windshield" function.

Switching recirculating-air mode on or off

  • Press recirculating-air button E.
    The light-emitting diode in the button lights up.

AC OFF– switching the air-conditioning compressor on and off
The air conditioning compressor switches off automatically at temperatures below approx. 37 °F/3 °C and cannot be switched on, even manually.

Whenever outside temperatures exceed approx. 37 °F/3 °C, the air-conditioning compressor can be switched on or off manually.

The compressor can be switched off manual to save fuel.

  • Press AC OFF button D.
    The light-emitting diode in the button lights up.
    The compressor is switched off.
  • If the interior temperature is too high, switch on the compressor again.

To dry incoming air in damp weather, do not switch off the air-conditioning compressor.
This prevents fogging of windows.

AC max operation
In AC max operation, the interior of your vehicle is cooled as quickly as possible.

  • Press AC max button H.
    The light-emitting diode in the button lights up.

Air distribution
The individual air distributions can be combined as desired.

If an air distribution is not selected, no symbol appears in the display panel. Air flows then from all vents as well as to the windshield.

Recommended setting in Summer
– Air distribution to central and side vents
Recommended setting in Winter
– Air distribution to footwell and windshield

Air distribution to footwell

  • Press button H.
    The selection appears on the display panel.
    The air flows to the footwell.

Air distribution to center and side vents

  • Press button I.
    The selection appears on the display panel.
    The air flows from the central and side vents.
    Vents must be open.

Air distribution to windshield

  • Press button J.
    The selection appears on the display panel.
    The air flows to the windshield.

Information on air-conditioning compressor
– May switch off briefly to ensure sufficient engine cooling if the engine is operating under extreme load.
– The air-conditioning compressor switches off automatically at temperatures below approx. 37 °F/3 °C and cannot be
switched on, even manually.
– Operates most effectively with the windows closed.
If the vehicle has been in the sun for a long time, it is a good idea to ventilate the interior briefly with the windows open.
– Depending on the outside temperature and humidity, condensation can drip from the evaporator and form a pool under
the car.
This is normal and not a sign of leakage.
– If uncooled air flows out when the lowest temperature has been set, switch off the air conditioning compressor and have
the fault remedied.
Please contact your authorized Porsche dealer for further information.