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Disable DRL’s

BigJoeyC Aug 10, 2019

  1. BigJoeyC

    BigJoeyC Member

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    Hi
    Just got my Audi A4 59 plate. The only problem is i think the daytime running lights look naff. Them mutiple spot LEDs look cheap in my opinion. Is there a way to completely disable them?
     
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  3. Marky007

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    Maybe with carista app
     
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  5. forty3

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    Carista will let you adjust the drl brightness. Not sure if there's a minium setting tho as didn't look.
     
  6. Marky007

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    You could just unplug them but you will get a error on dash I think they look good imo.
     
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  7. BigJoeyC

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    Is it as simple as unplugging them??
     
  8. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    Carista will give you the option to turn your DRL's off and on.

    IMG_20190811_075235.jpg

    Mine are currently set to off for now.
     
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  9. BigJoeyC

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    Cheers man, new to the car. I’ll do this. Would look alot better if they were bright white instead of a yellowy colour! Seen a few posts showing that you have to take a stanley knive and cut the back of the headlight out to change the bulbs for the DRL’s. What a joke
     
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  10. Geoff Morritt

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    I used the carista app and whacked the DRL brightness up to the max. They look pretty bright and white now.
     
  11. BigJoeyC

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    Whats the carista app? Obviously an app but im taking it that it has to be linked to your car somehow?
     
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  13. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    I noticed when you wack up the brightness on the DRL's with carista the 'wink' function when indicating does not work as it did.
    Also they tend to be more brighter than the headlamps lol
     
  14. BigJoeyC

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    Just went to buy this off amazon and says its not compatible with my audi a4 2.0tdi 59 plate
     
  15. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    It should be.
    Do you not know anyone who has it to try first?
    Where are you located?
     
  16. BigJoeyC

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    Newcastle
     
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    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    Not really too far from me then.
    I live in Peterlee.
    I will gladly have a go for you for you if you drive up!
    No charge
     
  18. Marky007

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    Am in Newcastle but dont have paid app anymore ran out last month . . .

    Peterlee not to far you can do all you want to do in 5 mins . . .
     
  19. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    Just been out to play with carista and the only adjustability now (for me anyway) is to adjust the led drl brightness when the headlamps are on.
    Which is weird, because it was possible before.
    Probably because it is always evolving I guess.
    So, sorry carista can't turn them off.
     
  20. Geoff Morritt

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    You need to buy the carista dongle off ebay/amazon(or a compatible type OBDII dongle) and download the carista app to your phone. Connect the two via bluetooth and you can then alter quite a few things on your car...quite good fun!
     
  21. BigJoeyC

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    Had the car less than48 hours and engine light csme on. Garage replaced DPF sensor and it went off itself. It has now came back on! Im guessing the car needs a new DPF or regeneration to butn the soot off. Its under 3 month warranty so i’ll be pushing for a new DPF
     
  22. HOGG

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    Good luck with that. Companies now offer dpf off cleaning, which makes your dpf like brand new for only £149.99

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
     
  23. Marky007

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    Vag dpf app is what you need . . . .

    Excellent app keeping dpf tip top

    Not sure a dpf will be in with warranty

    But definitely push for one....
     
  24. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    It probably will not.
    I had to get the genuine carista one to work
     
  27. BigJoeyC

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    The carista app has the option for it. Ive already downloaded the app. Guess we’ll see
    According to amazon the carista dongle is not compatible with my car
     
  28. Bristle Hound

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    @BigJoeyC - The ELM wifi dongle I got off ebay worked fine with Carista on my 2015 15 plate B8.5 S4 & also works on my 2010 10 plate A4 Avant
    Also worked on my old 2018 18 plate Leon Cupra too
     
  29. BigJoeyC

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    Sounds good, its meant to work with pretty much any car so it should. Can use the carista app to connect and customize
     
  30. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    Yeah one of them?
    Didn't work for me.
    Might for you though.
    Good luck
     
  31. BigJoeyC

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    Looks slightly different to that, got like 5 lights on the top and its a wifi one which allows it to be compatible with an iphone
     
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    Car ELM327 WIFI OBD2 Scanner Engine Fault Code Reader Reset Adapter for iPhone IOS Android Windows,Auto Check Engine Light Clear OBDII Diagnostic Scan Tool

    Thats the one

    Do uou mean it doesnt work with the Carista app? Or just didnt work in general
     
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  34. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    Carista just didn't recognize it
    I use Bluetooth and Android though.
     
  35. BigJoeyC

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    I’ll try it out and see what happens. If not il buy the Carista dongle and try that
     
  36. Marky007

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    Do you know how to return the wink function?

    What was original brightness setting 43% a cant remember
     
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  37. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    Yeah you can if you return it to default value, which I can't remember lol.
    I don't think it was that high though .
     
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  38. BigJoeyC

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    Do you happen to know what the original brightness of thr DRL’s are?
     
  39. Marky007

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    I have mine set to 80%

    But I believe this is only when main HEADLIGHTS are on
     
  40. BigJoeyC

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    I’ll be turning mine to zero lol
     
  41. Mobzor

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    I messed about with the DRL brightness a while back, 80% at night was wayyy too bright and likely dazzles other drivers. Stuck it at 10%.
     
  42. BigJoeyC

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    Is yours a B8 model?
     
  43. Marky007

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    I agree wanting to revert mine back to standard...

    B8.5
     

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