Rear lights

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PeteB
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Rear lights

Post by PeteB » Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:21 am

Woke this morning to the rear tail lights on....anyone else had this issue?

Little concerning if it sits there draining the battery

HeidiFlowerpot
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Re: Rear lights

Post by HeidiFlowerpot » Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:19 am

Were the lights on steady, or doing their 'Welcome' animation? If you keep the car key somewhere in range of the car, it seems to recognise when you approach and do its animation to say hello. In my case I only have to walk up to the front door in the house for the car to say hello this way. The car is on the drive about 2M from the house and the keys are on a hook about 2m back from the front door. I'm now trying keeping the keys further into the house to avoid the problem.

scott28tt
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Re: Rear lights

Post by scott28tt » Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:26 am

HeidiFlowerpot wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:19 am
Were the lights on steady, or doing their 'Welcome' animation? If you keep the car key somewhere in range of the car, it seems to recognise when you approach and do its animation to say hello. In my case I only have to walk up to the front door in the house for the car to say hello this way. The car is on the drive about 2M from the house and the keys are on a hook about 2m back from the front door. I'm now trying keeping the keys further into the house to avoid the problem.
Same here, if I walk to our shoe cupboard with my key in my pocket the lights will go on - they've usually gone off again by the time I've actually put my shoes on and gone outside :lol:
ID.3 1st Edition - Moonstone Grey

PeteB
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Re: Rear lights

Post by PeteB » Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:31 am

The keys were at the back of the house, so I was pretty surprised that they popped on. I had just done an app software update....maybe related?

Might wrap them in foil tonight 👍

PeteB
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Re: Rear lights

Post by PeteB » Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:38 pm

Happened again last night, resulting in neighbours ringing me at 02:00 !!

Turned off the welcome light feature, I have a feeling it’s too easily triggered

RDR
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Re: Rear lights

Post by RDR » Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:44 pm

we solved a weird problem today, random incidents of lights coming on on the car. We keep car keys in a bowl near a door, if the ID3 Is parked in either of the two parking spaces closer to the door every time someone opens the house door the welcome lights come on and you get the "dad the cars lights are on" call :roll:

Ians
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Re: Rear lights

Post by Ians » Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:18 pm

Use a Faraday pouch widely available on eBay or Amazon. Will solve this problem and protect against key cloning theft.

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