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I ordered a 2017 718 Cayman and took delivery in June, 2017. I have had several questions / concerns and have not been able to get any good answers. Although I have gotten some generic answers that don’t address a 2017 Cayman. Here are my questions:
1. Page 154 of the owner’s manual (copy attached) states that you can copy a CD direct to the Jukebox. I have not been able to do this at all. I assume the manual is incorrect and this cannot be done. I can copy to a CD to a USB flash drive and then to the jukebox.
2. The interior dash lights for the tac and speedometer are not able to be on during daytime hours like other cars that I have. Only on when headlights on. Is there a way to have them lite during the day without having to turn the head lights on?
3. The navigation map, unlike my Aurca MDX only has one color for daytime, one color for nighttime. Is there any option to change the map colors? during the day white map, night grey map (see attached pictures). I have been driving this car for about three months and last week out of the blue the map changed and added colors (see attached) during the day then another set of colors at night. I have played with the settings but cannot change the map colors, yet they change on their own.?

I would to thank you in advance for any help you can provide me with answers to my questions



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The manual is wrong. You can't copy from a CD to the Jukebox. I just copied my CDs to a USB stick and then copied from the USB stick to the Jukebox.

If you leave the headlights in Auto mode then the dash lights should come on whenever the car thinks it is dark enough. I don't believe there is a parking light option to manually turn the dash lights on.

I'm not sure about the nav map color. I've never tried to change it.
 

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I am still waiting for my 718 so I can only answer your questions anecdotally based upon my experiences with my A5, which I am told, shares electronics with Porsche products.

1. On my 3 year old A5 you can rip tracks from a store-bought CD, but not from a home-made CD. If you want to transfer music, use a thumb drive or memory card. The thumb drive should be faster.

2. No, AFAIK.

3. I intentionally avoided the navigation system on my 718 order. My A5 has been a solid, reliable car, with the exception of the navigation system. Mine would suddenly place me 3 or 4 miles from my actual location. At first they thought I had a faulty antenna so they replaced it. The problem persisted, so they replaced the "navigation head unit" (their terminology). I still have the problem, though far less frequently. However, the navigation system now won't remember any address I program into it. Since I am nearing the end of my lease, I am just living with it.
 

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I am still waiting for my 718 so I can only answer your questions anecdotally based upon my experiences with my A5, which I am told, shares electronics with Porsche products.

1. On my 3 year old A5 you can rip tracks from a store-bought CD, but not from a home-made CD. If you want to transfer music, use a thumb drive or memory card. The thumb drive should be faster.
It is indeed considerably faster to copy off a thumb drive or memory card. As already stated & irrespective of any shared electronics you won't be able to rip directly from a Red Book standard CD (store bought).
 

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I copy my music to SD card. 718 has two SD card slots and I find it much better option. Copying onto the head unit never worked out good for me with various other vehicles and also requires extra labor and effort that's not necessary.

I have the same thought re: dash instrument lights. I like to know how to place a dark film over the light sensor so gauges light up more often. I use a parking light setting on the light switch.
 

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I copy my music to SD card. 718 has two SD card slots and I find it much better option. Copying onto the head unit never worked out good for me with various other vehicles and also requires extra labor and effort that's not necessary.

I have the same thought re: dash instrument lights. I like to know how to place a dark film over the light sensor so gauges light up more often. I use a parking light setting on the light switch.
Copying onto the head unit isn't difficult on the 718 & doesn't really require any effort. It'll copy from an SD card or thumb drive whilst you're listening & couldn't be much simpler to use. In saying that, the storage space is extremely limited & needs to be drastically improved. This rather makes the vehicle's jukebox function a little redundant for me as I'm never really happy listening to MP3's & high res formats will fill that limited storage space in no time at all (not even particularly high res, just anything of a quality worth listening to). Thumb drives obviously take up a useful USB port & therefore I too came to the conclusion that SD cards were pretty much the only way to go. You'll find a number of others on here that think likewise on the subject.
 

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I ordered the Bose radio. What is the size of the memory on the head unit?
 

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I ordered the Bose radio. What is the size of the memory on the head unit?
I can't remember off hand but it's the same whether you have the standard set up - the Bose or the top Burmester upgrade as I have in my own car. The storage is ok if you're happy with low quality MP3's & some are. But for files that provide the same quality as a regular CD (16 bit PCM 44.1Khz sampling rate) then the internal memory is best described as woefully inadequate. Why Porsche appear to think that someone who's willing to drop extra cash on audio upgrades will find listening to MP3's satisfactory is mystifying. Don't let it be of concern though, just use SD cards as discussed both here & elsewhere. They are nowadays fairly cheap & your head unit will still display all the required information including album covers etc. They are also tucked neatly away behind a little flap & out of harms way so it's a pretty satisfactory solution.
 

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Video in Motion from KUFATEC:
I didn't see any motion, it looked very stationary to me, but I did play an Eric Clapton 5.1 DVD through the surround sound facility on my Burmester system a few weeks back & that was pretty decent. Obviously the video stops completely when you drive off for safety reasons & it's not particularly good in any case, but the musical experience wasn't really that bad as far as in car systems go.
 
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