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Can I set my car up to have daylight running ligths (drls) ?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Garfybeds, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Garfybeds

    Garfybeds Active Member
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    My 05 A3 has Xenons (not bi-Xenons) and automatic lights. Is there a setting that can be used to set up the sidelights, or the fog lights, to operate as drls ?

    Also, I note that the automatic lights seem to come on when it is still quite light - is there a sensitivity adjustment available for this ?

    Thanks in advance !
     
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  3. s3_trev

    s3_trev Northern Ireland
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    Yeah I think I remember seeing a setting in VCDS to have the foglights as DRLs.
     
  4. dandav1985

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    I'm sure you can have the indicators on as DRL's I know you could on the mk5 golf via VCDS.
     
  5. judge

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    Is it not illegal to have fog lights on if it is not foggy?
     
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    Drls search http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/search.php?searchid=3431177


    Yes
    "236
    You MUST NOT use front or rear fog lights unless visibility is seriously reduced (see Rule 226) as they dazzle other road users and can obscure your brake lights. You MUST switch them off when visibility improves."
     
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  7. L333fow

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    A lot of cars out there using fogs as drls now or same position you dim them to lower level and are perfectly legal as they are not fog lights
    they won't be blinding as too dim plus fog lights are designed to be low and aimed to the sides of the road therefore wouldn't be blinding anyway
     
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    So what lights you going to be using in fog ?
    Chances are it won't matter and DRL's save more accidents than fog delete but it was asked was it illegal and yes it is.
     
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    The fogs still operate as normal at full brightness
    Front fogs are not check as part of MOT so having them as drl dimmed is ok but I do agree full on fogs WITH headlights is wrong
     

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