Only have a trailer hitch retrofitted at an authorized Porsche dealer. The dealers are familiar with the trailer hitches approved for installation, the manufacturer’s specifications and any necessary conversion work.
Porsche recommends an authorized Porsche dealer, as they have trained technicians and the necessary parts and tools.
Using the electrical connection
Fig. 246: 7-pin connector for the plug-in device
Your vehicle has a 7-pin plug for the electrical connection to the trailer, located behind the cover plate A.
If you wish to tow a trailer with a 13-pin plug, use an appropriate adapter.
Risk of damage to the vehicle or trailer hitch if you retract the trailer hitch with an adapter connected.
Remove the adapter before retracting the trailer hitch.
Preparing for trailer operation
Always observe the permitted specifications for towed weight, vertical coupling load and rear-axle load.
When connected, the trailer must always be horizontal behind the towing vehicle. Use a trailer with an adjustable drawbar if necessary.
When the vehicle is driven in the mountains, the engine output decreases as altitude increases. The maximum weights stated are the values at sea level. Take the gross weight of the vehicletrailer combination into consideration when planning your route.
Distributing the load
Distribute the load in the trailer so that heavy objects are as close to the axle as possible.
Always safeguard all objects against slipping and tie them down securely.
Never exceed the trailer hitch’s rated vertical coupling load when loading the trailer.
Ensuring correct tire pressure
Select the vehicle tire pressure for full load when towing a trailer.