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Old 05-14-2014, 06:34 AM
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Gear shift assist on multifunction display. Does it work if the MT car is not equipped with sport chrono?
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Originally Posted by andrewmos View Post
Gear shift assist on multifunction display. Does it work if the MT car is not equipped with sport chrono?
The arrows are "standard" in normal mode, and goes away in sport mode. Having said that feature is pretty useless if you know how to drive stick anyway.
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:00 AM
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I mean this one.

(in vehicles with manual transmission)

In order to provide assistance during performance-oriented driving, a graphic display of the upshift indicator is shown in the “Gear shift assist” main menu.
The gearshift assistant displays a prompt to shift to the next-higher gear with a pre-indication via segments that fill up. The sequence in which the segments are filled with colour is white, yellow, red.



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Originally Posted by andrewmos View Post
I mean this one. (in vehicles with manual transmission) In order to provide assistance during performance-oriented driving, a graphic display of the upshift indicator is shown in the “Gear shift assist” main menu. The gearshift assistant displays a prompt to shift to the next-higher gear with a pre-indication via segments that fill up. The sequence in which the segments are filled with colour is white, yellow, red.
All 911 have the big one in the middle... shift at redline.
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:12 AM
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Yes, it works with or without Sport Chrono. It won't begin to display until you get the revs up, however.
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:33 AM
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Don't have SC and I don't have the above gearshift assist. It just looks like a smaller tach??
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:30 AM
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I don't have SC, have never seen that either. Then again, maybe it needs be turned on in the PCM, or maybe I've just been too busy watching the road and glancing at the analog gearshift assist in the center.

Maybe someone who has noticed this can comment on whether it's more helpful than the tach itself - I've certainly pushed the RPMs up high enough that I should have seen this appear, but really never even thought to look at the multifunction display in those moments, but if it happens below 6000 or 6500, I think I would have noticed.
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:45 AM
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I keep my tire pressures on the multifuction display on the track so not sure when I'd use this unless I can put them on the big screen. Also, my useless upshift arrow for fuel economy does not go away with sport on.
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Old 05-14-2014, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by mrstep View Post
I don't have SC, have never seen that either. Then again, maybe it needs be turned on in the PCM, or maybe I've just been too busy watching the road and glancing at the analog gearshift assist in the center.

Maybe someone who has noticed this can comment on whether it's more helpful than the tach itself - I've certainly pushed the RPMs up high enough that I should have seen this appear, but really never even thought to look at the multifunction display in those moments, but if it happens below 6000 or 6500, I think I would have noticed.
The screen only comes about in cars equipped with Sports Chrono...
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My 7MT car has Sport Chrono and so I've seen the gear shift assist screen, but I think it's a total waste. Even if you're not shifting based on feel/ sound alone, it's much easier just to look at the tach as opposed to looking at this smaller screen to the right of the tach.
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:51 PM
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I actually keep this screen setting on most the time. When I am driving aggressively it is nice to have the visual in my periphery. I like having it.
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:17 PM
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I have a 2017 991.2 C4S with a 7 speed manual and sport chrono. I have the gear shift assist screen, but the colors and tach do not work. It is all gray and white except an orange bar at the end of the non-functioning teach. My dealer cannot find what's wrong, but going to email Porsche. Anyone have an idea of how to correct?
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:21 AM
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Default You only see colors as you approach redline

and it happens very fast in first and second gears. I concentrate on tach as you can follow the needle all the way up as opposed to the colored bar that suddenly appears as you get close.
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:31 PM
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In my case there are no colors even close to redline. Thank you for your help.
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Old 05-22-2017, 11:11 PM
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Does anyone how to add shift assist for PDK?

I've seen someone did it for tracking?
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