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Old 06-19-2019, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by GoBlue! View Post
Thanks for the replies guys. the search continues. I’d hate to spend so much and not have a basic item like steering wheel heating.
I think this is a standard option. It took me a while to accidentially find the button, behind the bottom spoke of the steering wheel of all places!
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:46 AM
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I think this is a standard option. It took me a while to accidentially find the button, behind the bottom spoke of the steering wheel of all places!

Almost no such thing as standard option with Porsche. Box needs to be checked (at least on US cars). I see a high $248k build 19 Turbo S with so many boxes checked including extended leather, leather wrapped steering column, etc. And yet no heated steering for a rocky mountain car. It's like people intentionally don't want heated steering. On CA and FL cars, maybe I'd understand but on NY, mid-west and Rocky Mountain cars....???

I've talked to my service guys and they said it is near impossible to add a heated steering wheel after. A couple guys say wiring is not there, which I don't believe but my service guy says it is very difficult to code the car for it and he needs an identically configured car to trick the computer to recode.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:31 PM
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Sorry GoBlue, I meant part of the standard build. At least that is what I was told for me in Canada, so maybe different for US cars? If that is the case, I wish you luck and hope you find exactly what you want.
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Old 07-02-2019, 07:08 PM
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When the car alarm goes off, does the Porsche App let you know via notification that the alarm has triggered? I've set it off, Iock the car from inside, wait until like 1 minute to let it arm, then open a door. The alarm sounds, but never got a notification on my Porsche App on my phone....
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Old 07-03-2019, 05:04 AM
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When the car alarm goes off, does the Porsche App let you know via notification that the alarm has triggered? I've set it off, Iock the car from inside, wait until like 1 minute to let it arm, then open a door. The alarm sounds, but never got a notification on my Porsche App on my phone....
No, but if you have an active tracker they will call you.
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Old 07-03-2019, 05:36 AM
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I get a message on Car Connect sent to me by Vodafone the UK operator for the Porsche Alarm System. You have on an iPhone, to allow notifications from the Car Connect app then it will "ding" on your iPhone when it receives a message. However by that time they will have phoned me anyway, so a bit superfluous.

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Old 07-04-2019, 01:53 PM
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Iíve got a 2018 Pan 4 E Hybrid (USA car) that Iíve had for about 6 months. Car runs great...but the braking seem funny. Sometimes the pedal is hard, sometimes itís soft, sometimes itís both during the same braking episode. Iíve brought it to my dealers attention and they tell me everything is fine and it just a quirk of the hybrid car. But to me, the brakes seem very unreliable...I never know what Iím going to get. Anybody out there have a similar experience? Thx!
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Old 07-04-2019, 03:34 PM
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It does take some getting used to the difference between regenerative braking and actual firm braking using the disc brakes. Ideally you use the regenerative braking (gentle pedal pressure) as much as possible when reducing speed and even almost coming to a complete stop if you have sufficient time and room. This will maximize your electric driving distance. If you need immediate braking to avoid a problem the brakes will be very firm as you push hard down on them. If you are gradually and steadily increasing the pressure on the pedal then you will feel a transition from regenerative to firm braking.
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Old 07-05-2019, 04:28 AM
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The feel on the pedal seemed to become more erratic than ever, after the software update on the control system (October 2018), which apportions the braking between hydraulic and regenerative. However, the transition between the two modes was made a bit gentler and they eliminated the occasional horrible feeling, when you were coming to a gentle dead stop, of the brakes stopping working at all at the final part of the stop, when you had to push the brake pedal far harder than you expected. The software does seem to be heuristic, albeit a very slow learner and it gradually (very) learns your braking patterns and modifies itself to suit. Alternatively, maybe it is the connection between the driver's brain and his foot, which learns and gets used to the feel of the pedal (muscle memory).

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Old 07-16-2019, 02:23 PM
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2 questions:
1- When plugged in and charging, there is a whirring noise that comes from the front end of the car. Is that an electric coolant pump running?
2- When the vehicle is set to be preconditioned, does it also get the engine coolant up to temperature?
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Originally Posted by xBlueStreakx View Post
2 questions:
1- When plugged in and charging, there is a whirring noise that comes from the front end of the car. Is that an electric coolant pump running?
2- When the vehicle is set to be preconditioned, does it also get the engine coolant up to temperature?
1. not sure what it is, but its sounds like a fan of some sort to me, presumably the pump and a cooling fan are both running during plugged charging

2. No.
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