2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

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Putting vehicle into operation
After the battery is connected or after a fully discharged battery is charged, the PSM warning light lights up on the instrument panel and a message appears on the multi-function display of the instrument panel to indicate a fault.

This fault can be corrected with a few simple steps:

  1. Start the engine.
    To do this, turn the ignition key or the control unit (on vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive) to ignition lock position 2 twice.
  2. With the vehicle stationary, perform a few steering movements to the left and right and then drive a short distance in a straight line until the PSM warning light goes out and the message is erased from the multi-function display of the instrument panel.
  3. If the warnings do not disappear, then:
    Drive carefully to the nearest authorized Porsche dealer and have the fault corrected.
  4. After the warnings go out:
    Stop the vehicle in a suitable place.
  5. Store the end position for the power windows.

For information on storing the end positions for the power windows:

  1. Teach tires on vehicles with Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

For information on teaching the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS):

  • Please see the chapter "TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)" on page 117.
  1. Store end position on vehicles with a sliding/ lifting roof or a Panorama roof system.

For information on storing the end position for sliding/lifting roof or Panorama roof system:

  • Please see the chapter "STORING END POSITION OF THE SLIDING/LIFTING ROOF" on page 81.
  • Please see the chapter "STORING END POSITION OF THE PANORAMA ROOF SYSTEM" on page 83.

External Power Supply, Emergency Starting with Jumper Cables
If the battery is flat, the battery of another vehicle can be used for starting or as an external power supply with the help of jumper cables.

Both batteries must be 12 V batteries.

The capacity (Ampere hour, Ah) of the donor battery must not be substantially less than that of the flat battery.

The flat battery must be connected correctly to the vehicle’s electrical system.

  • Please see the chapter "BATTERY (12 V)" on page 317.

Jumper Cable Hazards

  • Use only standard jumper cables with sufficient cross section and completely insulated alligator clips. Follow the instructions provided by the jumper cable manufacturer.
  • Route the jumper cables so that they cannot be caught by moving parts in the engine compartment.
    The jumper cables must be long enough so that neither vehicles nor cables touch another.
  • The vehicles must not touch, otherwise current might flow as soon as the positive terminals are connected.
  • Ensure that tools or conductive jewelry (rings, chains, watch straps) do not come into contact with the positive jumper cable, the positive battery post or live parts of the vehicle.
  • Improper hook-up of jumper cables can ruin the alternator.
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