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Reserve Light

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Karcsi, Jan 8, 2006.

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    [Jan 8, 2006]
    I've only just noticed that the reserve light starts out dim and gradually increases to full brightness over the course of about 3-4 seconds. Any ideas why? I suppose it saves the bulb - like some electronic dimmers do in the house, and is called a soft start, I think. The bulb is eventually bright enough to see what's behind you, which is great.
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    [Jan 8, 2006]
    Do you mean reverse light?
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    Sorry, my brain went to sleep without me this evening! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif

    Yes, reverse.
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    Not noticed that TBH, but with DSG it doesn't come on for the first second or so, to stop it coming on if you are shifting to park.....
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    Not noticed that TBH, but with DSG it doesn't come on for the first second or so, to stop it coming on if you are shifting to park.....

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    Nice touch. You see a lot of autos flick the reverse lights on when heading for park.
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    [Jan 9, 2006]
    And a bit disconcerting when your right behind them at the traffic lights!
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