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DRL headlight function

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by cosmicblue, Nov 5, 2005.

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    [Nov 5, 2005]
    The latest 2006 MY Xenon headlamp design has a curious feature - presumably intended for our American cousins in that it has optional day-time running lights (DRL) - controlled by a separate switch.

    In addition to the side-lights the inner headlamp positions (normally occupied by the high-beam driving lights there is a single filament (I'd guess 21watt) bulb.

    Adjacent to the interior fascia lighting dimmer switch is another roller switch (like a headlamp height adjuster) marked with the label DRL with two positions 0 and 1.

    With the side or headlamps on selecting position 1, provides a brighter (than the standard 5watt sides) light - giving the car a 4-eyed appearance.

    Given that such a feature isn't a mandatory requirement in the UK one can only guess that it is cheaper for Audi to install these tyep of headlamp for all markets.

    (I tried to upload a photo to the gallery without success).
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    [Nov 6, 2005]
    Mis-information from me - the DRLs go out if the the headlight switch is moved to the side lights position - I wonder if that can be changed?
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