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    DRL Daytime Running Lights

    Re Daytime Running Lights - Page 47 (Lights & Vision) in the owners S3 manual. There's an icon already on the light switch in the car to put on the DRL's so what's their description all about in the manual about using thumbwheel to activate them aND PLAcing the light switch in 0 or AUTO? which I don't have?

    Anyone shed any light on this? As I say I seem to already have a DRL icon anyway.

    Also anyway of leaving those DRL's on when you lock the car and go and pay for some petrol or something - kinda nice to lust at them when your quewing up to pay!

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    Is it a facelift car?

    On pre-facelift there was a thumbwheel to turn the DRLs on and off. All you have to do is leave the switch on and the DRLs will come on with the ignition.

    With facelift A3/S3s there's an extra selection on the light switch labelled DRL. Putting it in this position should have the same effect. They shouldn't still be on when you've locked the car
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    Im sure my facelift S3 does not have a drl option, just auto......

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    Im sure my facelift S3 does not have a drl option, just auto......
    The DRL option on the lighting switch is only there if the car DOES NOT have Auto Lights. If it DOES have Auto Lights then the word AUTO appears where the DRL would be.

    My 2009 2.0TDI-140 Sportback is the same. It has the Auto Lights function so it has AUTO on the switch and not DRL.
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    Ahhh....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leenx View Post
    Also anyway of leaving those DRL's on when you lock the car
    With VagCom you can set "coming home lights" Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but you could probably control the DRLs similarly.
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    OH I hadn't noticed that was a question!

    Not really possible no.
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    This isnt a serious thread is it, lust at them when paying for petrol, now I've heard them all, lmfao

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    LMFAO lol, dirty bar steward

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staz View Post
    Is it a facelift car?

    On pre-facelift there was a thumbwheel to turn the DRLs on and off. All you have to do is leave the switch on and the DRLs will come on with the ignition.

    With facelift A3/S3s there's an extra selection on the light switch labelled DRL. Putting it in this position should have the same effect. They shouldn't still be on when you've locked the car
    Yeah it's facelift - cheers for clarifying.

 

 

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