2017-2019 718 Boxster – Manual

2017-2019 718 Boxster – Manual

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Cleaning the seat belts

To ensure proper cleaning of your vehicle, please observe the following:

  • Use mild detergent to clean soiled belts.
  • When drying, avoid direct sunlight.
  • Only use suitable cleaning agents.
  • Do not dye or bleach the belts. The belt fabric could be weakened and could therefore impair safety.

Cleaning PCM (Porsche Communication Management)

Unsuitable cleaning and care agents may penetrate the PCM and improper handling may damage the PCM.

  • Do not use solvents such as mineral spirits, thinner, gas or acetone; alcohol (ethanol, methanol or isopropyl alcohol) or indeed abrasive agents for cleaning.
  • Do not spray any cleaning agents or other liquids directly onto the PCM.
  • Wipe the screen carefully using a damp cloth.

To ensure proper cleaning of your vehicle, please observe the following:

  • The screen is sensitive to scratches. Carefully clean the PCM from time to time using a dry, clean, soft cloth (microfiber cloth) or a cleaning brush. Do not exert excessive pressure on the surface when cleaning.
  • Remove finger prints with a slightly damp cloth or a mild cleaning agent.

Storing your vehicle

If you intend to store your vehicle for a prolonged period: Contact an authorized Porsche dealer. They will be pleased to advise you on the most suitable and necessary methods such as corrosion protection, car care, maintenance and storage.

  1. Please see chapter "Battery" on page 63.

For information on locking the vehicle when the battery is disconnected:

  1. Please see chapter "Emergency locking of the doors" on page 81.


Depending on the market, the air-conditioning system uses refrigerant named R1234yf or R134a. If refrigerant R1234yf is used, thereĀ“s a label located on the inside of the luggage compartment lid.

Pressurised refrigerant
The air conditioning system contains pressurised refrigerant R1234yf or R134a.

  • The refrigerant system should only be serviced by trained and certified technicians to insure proper and safe operation (According to SAE J2845 Technician Training for Safe Service and Containment of Refrigerants Used in Mobile A/C System).
  • Porsche recommends an authorized Porsche dealer, as they have trained technicians and the necessary parts and tools.

Label for R1234yf

Fig. 39: Label for R1234yf

Observe the safety symbols on the Label for R1234yf


Lubricant type

Mobile air conditioning system (MAC)

An authorised service technician is required in order to service the mobile air conditioning system (MAC)

Flammable refrigerants

The air conditioning evaporator (cooling coil) shall never be repaired or replaced with one removed from a used or salvaged vehicle. New replacement MAC evaporators shall be certified (and labeled) as meeting SAE Standard J2842 HFO-1234yf and R744 Design Criteria and Certification for OEM Mobile Air Conditioning Evaporator and Service Replacements.

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