Why doesn't P gear engage Parking Brake?

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goron59
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Re: Why doesn't P gear engage Parking Brake?

Post by goron59 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:06 pm

Ah, that explains the scenario clearly. Thanks.


Shortshift
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Re: Why doesn't P gear engage Parking Brake?

Post by Shortshift » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:11 pm

If you come to a stop on an uphill gradient using the foot brake , turn off the ignition and release the foot brake ( forgetting to switch the parking brake on ) then the car will roll back and lock the PDK gearbox. I inadvertently did it a few times in my 981 Boxster and a couple of times in the Macan and I can tell you that it is a bugger to shift the PDK lever once it has locked.

Do you mean that you come to a halt and key-off with a gear still engaged (ie: with the selector lever in D or R, but not moved to P)??

James


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Re: Why doesn't P gear engage Parking Brake?

Post by mark-yorkshire » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:14 pm

In Park the car will still roll back a bit if parking brake switch not engaged which then makes it very hard to move the PDK lever to Drive.


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