Manual: 2011/2012 Cayman

Page: 179

Indicator for selector lever position and engaged gear
When the engine is running, the selector lever position and engaged gear are indicated.

If the selector lever is between two positions
– Effects:
The corresponding selector-lever position in the instrument panel
flashes and the warning "Actuate brake" or "Selector lever not
engaged" appears on the on-board computer.

  • Action required:
    Operate the footbrake and engage the selector lever properly.

If the selector lever is inadvertently (due to a defect or incorrect operation) moved out of P or N into gear without pressing the brake, this gear will start to "flash" and no power transmission is built up. To drive off, press the brake and move the selector lever from P or N into the required gear again.

Selector-lever position R or D is flashing in the instrument cluster

  • Effects:
    There is no power transmission.
    The selector lever was engaged without pressing the footbrake or only the restricted driving programme is available when the "Transmission emergency run" message is displayed.

    Action required:
    Press the footbrake and engage the required selector-lever position again by moving the selector lever from P or N.
    If reverse gear fails:
    Please see the chapter "REDUCED DRIVING PROGRAM" on page 184.

If there is a fault in the transmission:
– The warning "Transmission emergency run" in white or red lettering or the warning "Transmission temperature too high" is
displayed on the on-board computer.
Please see the chapter "REDUCED DRIVING PROGRAM" on page 184.

  • Have the fault repaired immediately at an authorized Porsche dealer.