2017-2018 Macan – Manual

2017-2018 Macan – Manual

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Trailer Hitch (Trailer Coupling)

  • Please follow the operating instructions for the trailer.
  • Never attempt to modify or repair the trailer hitch yourself.
  1. Please see chapter "Weights" on page 363.

Retrofitting the trailer hitch

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.

  1. Please see chapter "Weights" on page 363.
  • 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.
  1. Please see chapter "Tire pressure" on page 366.
  • Check the tire pressure of the trailer wheels according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Checking the field of view of the door mirror

  • If the width of the trailer obstructs your view of the traffic behind the trailer, additional door mirrors must be fitted.

Checking the headlights and other lights

  • Always check the headlight adjustment before driving with a trailer.
    Correct the headlights using the range adjustment function if necessary.
  • Check that the plug of the trailer is plugged into the towing vehicle and that all lights are working.

Correcting faults
If you experience handling difficulties, notice anything unusual or find any faults:

  • Visit a qualified specialist workshop. Porsche recommends an authorized Porsche dealer, as they have trained technicians and the necessary parts and tools.
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