Manual: 2011/2012 Boxster

Page: 7

Introduction to operation

Operating functions using the touchscreen

The display of the PCM is a color touchscreen for easy and user-friendly operation of the menus. You can operate all menu functions, list entries, and text input fields as well as the arrow symbols and scrollbars by lightly touching the corresponding location on the display.

Touchscreen disabled
If the menu functions cannot be operated by touching the display, it is because the touchscreen is disabled.
Proceed as follows to enable the touchscreen:

  1. Press the button.
  2. Press the button or touch the tab of the same name in the header.
  3. Select "SET PCM system"
    "Display"
    "Display".
  4. Select "Touchscreen off" to enable ( ) or disable ( ) the function.

Operating functions using the right rotary knob
In parallel with operation on the display, you can also operate all menu functions, list entries, and text input fields using the right rotary knob :
– Turn the right rotary knob : to highlight a menu item
– Press the right rotary knob : to select a menu item

Risk of damage. The PCM contains highquality electronic components which require special care with regard to maintenance.
The following should be noted:
– The display scratches easily.
– The device must not be sprayed with liquids. Entrance of liquids into the unit can result in the destruction of
the equipment.

  • Carefully clean your PCM periodically using a dry, clean, and soft cloth (micro-fiber cloth) or a cleaning brush.
  • Do not exert excessive pressure on the surface when cleaning.
  • Under no circumstances use solvents such as methylated spirits, thinners, gasoline, acetone as well as alcohol (ethanol, methanol, or isopropyl alcohol) or scouring agents of any type.
  • Clean fingerprints using a slightly damp cloth or a mild cleaning agent.
  • Never spray cleaning agents or other liquids directly onto the display. Moisten a cloth and then carefully wipe the display.
  • If faults occur, do not open the PCM equipment yourself under any circumstances. Always have defective units repaired by a qualified specialist workshop. We recommend that this work be performed by an authorized Porsche dealership, as these have trained workshop personnel as well as the necessary parts and tools.

At particularly low temperatures, the maximum brightness of the display is only reached after a few minutes.