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Wil
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Post by Wil » Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:24 pm

Ok, so I’m new to Porsche and coming from long term institutionalised Mercedes ownership. I don’t know how anything works and I want to know.
First thing that struck me is the ambient lighting in the doors. There’s a bank of leds in there, but they’re not coming on. I can’t find anything in any menus to switch them on or off. What am I missing?
There’ll be more of this noob stuff as I come across it btw.
Thanks in advance.

Also, what does everyone think of the brakes? They felt pretty average to me on my drive home, but I’ve only done 20 miles, so they will probably improve with a bit of bedding in. I hope so anyway.

Ta.

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Post by PorscheMack » Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:26 pm

Wil wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:24 pm
Ok, so I’m new to Porsche and coming from long term institutionalised Mercedes ownership. I don’t know how anything works and I want to know.
First thing that struck me is the ambient lighting in the doors. There’s a bank of leds in there, but they’re not coming on. I can’t find anything in any menus to switch them on or off. What am I missing?
There’ll be more of this noob stuff as I come across it btw.
Thanks in advance.

Also, what does everyone think of the brakes? They felt pretty average to me on my drive home, but I’ve only done 20 miles, so they will probably improve with a bit of bedding in. I hope so anyway.

Ta.
What model do you have?

Wil
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Post by Wil » Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:29 pm

PorscheMack wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:26 pm
What model do you have?
Gen 3 gts.

AndyH
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Post by AndyH » Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:51 pm

Had similar thoughts with brakes on my Gen 2 GTS when driving back after collecting car from my supplying OPC. Don't worry they get better very quickly. No complaints about stopping power.
Porsche Macan GTS 2021
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ianst
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Post by ianst » Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:53 pm

Wil wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:24 pm
Ok, so I’m new to Porsche and coming from long term institutionalised Mercedes ownership. I don’t know how anything works and I want to know.
First thing that struck me is the ambient lighting in the doors. There’s a bank of leds in there, but they’re not coming on. I can’t find anything in any menus to switch them on or off. What am I missing?
There’ll be more of this noob stuff as I come across it btw.
Thanks in advance.

Also, what does everyone think of the brakes? They felt pretty average to me on my drive home, but I’ve only done 20 miles, so they will probably improve with a bit of bedding in. I hope so anyway.

Ta.
switch in the roof iirc
hold it to adjust brightness
69 Sapphire S: (sold)
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MY22 GTS on order

ianst
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Post by ianst » Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:57 pm

From the good to know app

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69 Sapphire S: (sold)
http://www.porsche-code.com/PLB1DDJ0
MY22 GTS on order

Wil
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Post by Wil » Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:07 pm

Thanks all, seems it’s button f I needed. The lights aren’t very bright, but they’re on at least.

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Post by Rarecolour » Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:41 am

I gave the brakes a couple of good 70mph to 20mph hard stops within the first 2 miles of driving mine, I've never thought they were poor.
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Post by Nuclear Nick » Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:57 am

Rarecolour wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:41 am
I gave the brakes a couple of good 70mph to 20mph hard stops within the first 2 miles of driving mine, I've never thought they were poor.
Why? That's the opposite of Porsche's, and any other manufacturer's, recommendations for running a car in. Mating surfaces of every moving component in the car need slow and progressive increments in load in order to achieve optimal condition and performance, and that includes the pads and discs. Conversely, severe loading from the outset can cause permanent damage. The tyres also need running in as new ones have a smooth and greasy surface from the moulding process so hard braking on new tyres risks losing grip and control of the car.
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Post by On-Track » Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:37 am

Wil wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:24 pm

Also, what does everyone think of the brakes? They felt pretty average to me on my drive home, but I’ve only done 20 miles, so they will probably improve with a bit of bedding in. I hope so anyway.
As Nick says above and you surmise, they will improve a lot with bedding in. For the brakes it takes around 100 miles for the rest of the car around 1800 (RTFM strongly recommended :D )
Peter

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