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    Dash lights always on via VCDS

    Is this possible does anyone know?
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    yes it is
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    No expert but pretty sure if you go into Channel 19 of the Instrument Control Module, there are different settings for the lights.
    Think the options are,
    1. No instrument lights until you turn on your headlights
    2. Needles ONLY lit all the time
    3. Clocks ONLY lit all the time
    4. Needles and Clocks lit all the time

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    Thanks - my needles are currently on all the time.

    I've noticed sometimes in the day, the instruments are on, sometimes they aren't. They confuse me, I notice most going through dark patches e.g. trees and would prefer them just always on
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    The reason your Needles come on and off when driving through woods, etc is because there is a light sensor in the cluster and will detect amount of light hitting the clocks and will illuminate the needles as and when required.
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    Is it in the clocks? I thought it was one of the nipples on the vent area on the dash?
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    It's only available on cluster 2007 onwards, my 2006 clocks didn't have then upgrade to 09 s3 ones and now i have it and activated it.
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    I think the sensor is on the speedo dial?

    Correct me if I'm wrong!?
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    Yes it's bottom right of the cluster
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    Ok thanks
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    Yeah just been in VCDS and I can't do this

    Find sensor on cluster and cover it? Haha
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    I'm adjusting mine so the dials come on with the headlights, as i have the auto sensor you never know if they are on or off lol
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