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Driving light assistant

The driving light assistant is a comfort function.

The driving light (low beam) is switched on and off automatically depending on the ambient brightness.

The automatic driving light assistant also controls the daytime driving lights, low beam, Automatic Coming Home lights and the equipmentdependent dynamic cornering light.

The automatic driving light assistant is activated when the light switch is set to the position .

Despite possible support by the driving light assistant, it is the responsibility of the driver to switch on the driving light using the conventional light switch in accordance with the relevant national regulations.

Activating the headlights using the driving light assistant therefore does not absolve the driver of responsibility for correct operation of the driving light.

Driving without lights

If you drive without lights, this may significantly restrict your visibility and also the ability of other road users to see your vehicle.

  • Always carefully monitor the automatic driving light control.

Information
In the event of a fault in the automatic driving light assistant/Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), the PDLS warning light in the instrument panel lights up.

For information on indicator lights and warning lights on the instrument panel:

  • Please see the chapter "INSTRUMENT PANEL USA MODELS" on page 88.
  • Please see the chapter "OVERVIEW OF WARNING AND INFORMATION MESSAGES" on page 126.

Rain function
The driving light is switched on automatically after five seconds of continuous wiper operation.

If the wipers have not been used for approx. 4 minutes, the driving light is switched off.

Automatic Coming Home lights (Welcome Home function/Entry function)
Switching on Automatic Coming Home lights

  • Set light switch to .
    The following lights remain switched on for a certain period to allow you to get in and out of your vehicle safely and with improved visibility in darkness:
    – Daytime driving lights,
    – Courtesy lights in the exterior mirrors (on vehicles with electrically foldable mirrors),
    – Rear side marker lights,
    – License plate lights.

Welcome Home function (off delay)
When the vehicle is locked, the lights remain switched on for the duration of the off delay preset on the multi-function display.

For information on adjusting the off delay of the external lights on the multi-function display:

  • Please see the chapter "ADJUSTING EXTERIOR LIGHTS" on page 118.

Entry function/Exit function
When the vehicle is unlocked, the area around the vehicle is illuminated for the duration of the off delay preset on the multi-function display.

The lights are switched off when the ignition is switched on or the light switch is set to a position other than .

For information on adjusting the off delay of the external lights on the multi-function display:

  • PLEASE SEE THE CHAPTER "ADJUSTING EXTERIOR LIGHTS" on page 118.
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