2009-2012 Cayman – Manual

2009-2012 Cayman – Manual

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  • Please see the chapter "ALARM SYSTEM, PASSENGER COMPARTMENT MONITORING" on page 25.
  • Please see the chapter "CENTRAL LOCKING IN CARS WITHOUT ALARM SYSTEM" on page 19.
  • Please see the chapter "CENTRAL LOCKING IN CARS WITH ALARM SYSTEM" on page 21.

Two car keys are supplied with your Porsche.

These keys operate all the locks on your vehicle.

  • Be careful with your car keys: do not part with them except under exceptional circumstances.
  • To avoid battery run-down, always remove the ignition key from the ignition lock.

Emergency operation

  • Please see the chapter "EMERGENCY OPERATION – PULLING OUT THE IGNITION KEY" on page 74.

Replacement keys
Replacement car keys can be obtained only from your authorized Porsche dealer, and this can sometimes be very time-consuming.

You should therefore always keep a spare key on your person.

Keep it in a safe place (e.g. wallet), but under no circumstances in or on the vehicle.

The key codes of new keys have to be "reported" to the car control unit by your authorized Porsche dealer.

A total of 6 car keys can be reported to the control unit.

Disabling key codes
If a key is lost, the key codes can be disabled by an authorized Porsche dealer.

All the remaining car keys are required for this purpose.

Disabling the code ensures that the car can be started only using authorized keys.


  • Please note that the other locks can still be opened with the disabled key.

There is a transponder (an electronic component) in the key grip, containing a stored code.

When the ignition is switched on, the ignition lock checks the code.

The immobilizer can be deactivated and the engine started only using an authorized ignition key.

Switching off the immobilizer

  • Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock.

If the ignition is left on for more than 2 minutes without the engine being started, the immobilizer is switched on again.

  • If this happens, turn the ignition key back to position 3 (ignition off) before starting the engine. The immobilizer is switched off again, and the engine can be started.
  • Please see the chapter "IGNITION/STARTER SWITCH WITH ANTI-THEFT STEERING LOCK" on page 72.

Switching on the immobilizer

  • Remove ignition key.

Security Wheel Bolts

  • If wheels have to be removed during a workshop visit, do not forget to hand over the socket for the security wheel bolts along with the car key.
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