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2017-2018 718 Boxster – Manual

2017-2018 718 Boxster – Manual

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Despite possible support by automatic headlight activation, it is the responsibility of the driver to switch on the driving lights 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.

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:

  1. Daytime running lights
  2. Courtesy lights in the door mirrors (on vehicles with electrically foldable mirrors)
  3. Rear side marker lights
  4. License plate lights

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

For information on adjusting the off delay of the courtesy lights on the multifunction display:

  1. Please see chapter "Adjusting the exterior lights off delay for the coming home and entry functions" on page 273.

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 multifunction display.

The lights are switched off in the following cases:

  1. Ignition switched on
  2. When the light switch position is changed

For information on adjusting the off delay of the courtesy lights on the multifunction display:

  1. Please see chapter "Adjusting the exterior lights off delay for the coming home and entry functions" on page 273.

Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)

Activating the dynamic cornering light and the freeway function during darkness:

  • Turn light switch tosetting.

Dynamic cornering light
Above a speed of approx. 5 mph (8 km/h), the low beam light is swiveled in the direction of the curve to illuminate the road more clearly, depending on the speed of the vehicle and the extent to which the steering wheel is turned. In the event of a fault in the dynamic cornering light, the PDLS warning light in the instrument panel starts flashing.

  1. Please see chapter "Warning and Information Messages" on page 284.

Freeway function in darkness
The distribution characteristics of the driving lights change when driving in darkness at vehicle speeds above approx. 80 mph (130 km/h).

The light beam becomes longer, thus the field of vision increases.


Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus)

Fig 96: Camera position

High beam assistant
When High Beam Assistant is switched on, a camera A detects the light sources of oncoming vehicles and vehicles in front, and automatically selects between low beam and high beam.

The function activates in darkness if the following conditions are present:

  1. The light switch settingis selected.
  2. The speed is over approx. 40 mph (60 km/h).
  3. High beam assistant is activated on the multifunction display.
  1. Please see chapter "Activating and deactivating the high beam assistant" on page 273.
  1. High beam assistant is switched on.
  1. Please see chapter "Activating the high beam" on page 136.
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