Lights issue.

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Kaygee
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Lights issue.

Post by Kaygee » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:26 am

I don't know if any other owners have the same problem with there lights as I am having.
I cannot drive my vehicle, even in broad daylight, with just the DRL's operating. Whatever I try to do the lights always revert back to dipped headlight.
It won't even drive with sidelights.
Although there are other issues I can live with, ie software update, this problem is really bugging me.
I have spoken to a VW technician but he can't offer any explanation.
That aside, I am really enjoying the car.

HeidiFlowerpot
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Re: Lights issue.

Post by HeidiFlowerpot » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:44 am

That's a new one on me. There is a 'daylight sensor' on the windscreen near the interior mirror. I think if that is blocked, the car will think it's always night-time and will turn on the headlights if you have them set to AUTO. Could yours be blocked, perhaps?

Kaygee
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Re: Lights issue.

Post by Kaygee » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:20 am

Hi HeidiFlowerpot, no I have nothing blocking the 'daylight sensor'. Its just so strange and annoying, people flashing me because my headlights are on in daylight.

HeidiFlowerpot
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Re: Lights issue.

Post by HeidiFlowerpot » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:36 pm

Kaygee wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:20 am
Hi HeidiFlowerpot, no I have nothing blocking the 'daylight sensor'. Its just so strange and annoying, people flashing me because my headlights are on in daylight.
Very strange. Maybe the sensor is faulty. A trip to the dealership?

Kaygee
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Re: Lights issue.

Post by Kaygee » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:44 pm

HeidiFlowerpot wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:36 pm
Kaygee wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:20 am
Hi HeidiFlowerpot, no I have nothing blocking the 'daylight sensor'. Its just so strange and annoying, people flashing me because my headlights are on in daylight.
Very strange. Maybe the sensor is faulty. A trip to the dealership?
Looks that way

Purplemeanie
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Re: Lights issue.

Post by Purplemeanie » Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:58 pm

Hi Kaygee, does your rain sensitive wash wipe work? Our car had a bracket that holds various sensors behind the rear-view-mirror come lose and the rain sensor didn’t work. Your daylight sensor may have suffered a similar problem and affect other sensors too??

The dealer cobbled a fix together at the end of November but it needed a whole new front wind screen. Car finally goes in for the screen change at the beginning of Feb.

John
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Kaygee
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Re: Lights issue.

Post by Kaygee » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:47 pm

Purplemeanie wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:58 pm
Hi Kaygee, does your rain sensitive wash wipe work? Our car had a bracket that holds various sensors behind the rear-view-mirror come lose and the rain sensor didn’t work. Your daylight sensor may have suffered a similar problem and affect other sensors too??

The dealer cobbled a fix together at the end of November but it needed a whole new front wind screen. Car finally goes in for the screen change at the beginning of Feb.

John
Hi John, yes, my rain sensitive wash does work, just been out in the pouring rain.
I can't be bothered to call the dealer to book in just for the lights problem so will just hang on for the Me 2.1 software update sometime between now and end March ( hopefully).
Cheers

Kaygee
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Re: Lights issue.

Post by Kaygee » Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:14 am

Just a quick update on my lights problem. Out yesterday in sunny weather and the Auto mode worked as it should, that is no lights on. So I decided to switch off the Auto mode on see what happened in manual mode. All lights came on dipped headlights and side lights. Pressed the Auto button to switch them off and it just went back to Auto mode.
I then got stopped in some traffic and tried again, so I switched to manual mode, all lights came on, pressed the Auto button once and dipped headlights went off, then pressed again and side lights went off. I thought great it works, but then as soon as the car in front drove off and I followed the lights then just reverted back to Auto mode. This is really bugging me. Has anyone else got this issue?

Ngauge
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Re: Lights issue.

Post by Ngauge » Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:30 am

I always have lights set to Auto no problem.

Kaygee
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Re: Lights issue.

Post by Kaygee » Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:51 am

Ngauge wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:30 am
I always have lights set to Auto no problem.
The problem is that in Auto mode unless it is very bright the dipped headlights/sidelights come on, even when it is a little cloudy. Surely this is not right.

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