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Improper intervention in the vehicle electrical system
External devices (e.g. navigation units, heads-up displays, etc.) connected to the diagnostic socket can impair the function of the vehicle systems.
Unsecured devices or hanging cables in the driver’s footwell
Unsecured devices or hanging cables in the driver’s footwell can impair pedal movement or get between the pedals when braking or changing direction.
The diagnostic socket is used to connect diagnostic devices in qualified specialist workshops.
The battery will discharge if external devices (e.g. navigation units, heads-up displays, etc.) are operated from the diagnostic socket when the ignition is switched off. If the vehicle is parked for an extended period, the battery can discharge fully and be damaged (total discharge).
Risk of damage due to extra weight. If extra weight has been added to the inserted ignition key such as a heavy bunch of keys and/or a key fob, the ignition lock may be damaged.
The ignition key is inserted into the ignition lock underneath the light switch at the left of the steering wheel.
On vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive, you no longer have to insert the key into the ignition lock, but merely keep it with you. The ignition key is replaced by a control unit in the ignition lock, which always remains in the ignition lock, unless the vehicle is being towed.
The ignition lock has three key positions.
0 - Initial position
1 - Ignition on
2 - Start engine
The vehicle battery discharges if the ignition key is left inserted.
If the vehicle battery is dead, the key can only be removed from the ignition lock if the emergency operation is performed: