2013-2016 Boxster – Manual

2013-2016 Boxster – Manual

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Retractable Rear Wing
The rear wing improves driving stability at high speeds.

Automatic mode
Depending on the vehicle speed the rear wing extends automatically at speeds above approx. 75 mph (120 km/h) and retracts again below approx. 50 mph (80 km/h).

If the automatic control system fails, the warning message "Spoiler failure" appears on the multi-function display.

  • Please see the chapter "OVERVIEW OF WARNING AND INFORMATION MESSAGES" on page 113.

Failure of the retractable rear wing
Display of the warning message "Spoiler failure" indicates failure of the retractable rear wing. Driving stability will be adversely affected by increased rear axle lift at higher speeds.

  • Adapt your driving style and speed to the changed driving behavior.
  • Have the fault corrected at an authorized Porsche dealer.

Manual mode
When the ignition is on, the rear wing can be extended and retracted manually using the button in the center console.

When the rear wing is in manual mode, the indicator light on the button lights up.

Extending the rear wing manually

  • Press button briefly.
    The rear wing extends.
    The indicator light on the button lights up.
    The rear wing is in manual mode.

Retracting the rear wing manually 0–9 mph (0–15 km/h):

  • Press button and hold until the LED in the button goes out.

Above 9 mph (15 km/h):

  • Press button briefly.
    LED switches off immediately after pressing.

The rear wing is in automatic mode.

Extending and retracting the rear wing
When extending or retracting the rear wing manually when the vehicle is stationary, parts of the body can get trapped between the moving rear wing and fixed vehicle parts.

  • Make sure that no persons or objects are within the range of movement of the rear wing.

Risk of damage to rear wing.

  • Do not pull or push the vehicle by the rear wing.
  • Always retract the extended rear wing in car washes.

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