2017-2019 718 Cayman – Manual

2017-2019 718 Cayman – Manual

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Using the light switch

Fig 95: Light switch

Light switch

Lights off
When the ignition is switched on, the daytime running lights are on.

Automatic driving light assistant
The daytime running lights are automatically switched on in daylight when the ignition is switched on.

Parking light
License plate light, instrument lighting, daytime running lights off.

Low beam/driving lights
Only when the ignition is on. Fog lights, freeway light, daytime running lights and high beam assistant are off.

Rear fog light
In the low beam position, pull the switch. The light light indicators up.


  1. If the vehicle key is removed and the door is opened while the lights are on, an audible signal (gong) warns of possible battery discharge. In some countries, differences are possible due to legal requirements.
  2. The vehicle exterior lights can mist up due to temperature and humidity. This misting will dry off after a sufficient distance has been driven.

Low beam/driving lights

If the light switch is set to the position, the low beam is automatically switched on in the following situations:

  1. Dusk
  2. Darkness
  3. Driving through tunnels
  4. Rain
  5. Freeway driving (on vehicles with Porsche Dynamic Light System PDLS)

When the low beam is switched on, the light indicator on the speedometer lights up.

Fog is not automatically detected.

  • In the event of fog, switch on driving lights manually.

Freeway function in daylight
The driving lights are switched on at speeds of more than approx. 90 mph (140 km/h) under bright conditions. When driving at a speed of less than approx. 40 mph (65 km/h), the driving lights are switched off after a delay of approx. 4 minutes, depending on external lighting conditions.

Rain function
The driving lights are switched on automatically after five seconds of continuous wiper operation.

If the wipers have not been used for approx. 4 minutes, the driving lights are switched off, provided the lighting conditions permit.

Automatic driving light assistant

The driving lights (low beams) are switched on and off automatically depending on the ambient brightness.

The automatic driving light assistant also controls the daytime running lights, the Automatic Coming Home lights, and the equipment-dependent dynamic cornering light.

Activating automatic driving light assistant:

  • Turn light switch to setting.
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