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I do not notice any difference when "turning on" the headlights using the dashboard switch. Going from the Off position to the On position does not appear to do or change the lighting intensity (does not even blink as the switch is turned from Off to the middle position (Park Lights?) to On.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Is this normal in a 2001 S60? Is it always on full head and rear lighting regardless of dash switch position?<p>I know it has full DRL for front and back.<p>Thanks
 

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LOL....so no need for the dash switch on DRL cars?
 

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Re: No difference in headlighting when switching from off to on? (S60inToronto)

Everything is exactly the ame except you have no high beams.<br>Try it, you'll see what I mean.<br>More Volvo stupidity with the DUMB DRL set up.<br>If it were only the headlights, it would make sense<br>I ALWAYS have mine turned off at the dealer.<br>If I want lights, <B>I will be the one who choses when the lights are on</B>
 

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Re: No difference in headlighting when switching from off to on? (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Everything is exactly the ame except you have no high beams.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The high beams will still work...they just won't stay on without the driver continuously pulling back on the turn signal lever.
 

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Re: No difference in headlighting when switching from off to on? (Dextrobrick)

In other words they don't work and it makes no sense why they designed it this way
 

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Re: No difference in headlighting when switching from off to on? (JRL)

Yea thats how all canadian s60's work with the daytime running lights.<br>As much as I hate the DRL's it's a safety issue (being a volvo). Every night i see one or two idiots driving without any lights on.
 

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Re: No difference in headlighting when switching from off to on? (Dextrobrick)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dextrobrick</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>The high beams will still work...they just won't stay on without the driver continuously pulling back on the turn signal lever.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wow, that explains it. When I drive at night on the backroads, I have to hold the level back. If I switch it all the way up, I can click it and it'll stay?!?!?
 

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Yes if you have the DRL's turned on they are full headlight and tail lights. You just can't engage the high beams (beyond a flash). To turn on the high beams you have to put the headlights in the on position and then you can use the high beams.<p>I leave mine off 99% of the time.
 

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I don't mind the bulbs on all the time. Not that it's difficult when to decide when to turn them on, but it's convienent that they're always freakin' on!
 

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I did notice that the brights work when the switch is turned on but you can only flash when in DRL mode. Doesn't make sense that there is no difference between DRL and "full/on" headlights.
 

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Studies suggest that DRL's may lower the risk of a head on collision by up to 50%. Thats a pretty good reason to have them on.
 

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That's YOUR opinion, there also are studies that refute that
 

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At the very least, they stop some idiots from driving at night with no lights on - see about 2 per week.<p>Of course there are the other idiots in cars that only have front DRL so when they think their lights are on at night, you actually can't see them from behind due to no rear lighting (but they see their "headlights on").
 

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Re: No difference in headlighting when switching from off to on? (Tiny)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Tiny</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Wow, that explains it. When I drive at night on the backroads, I have to hold the level back. If I switch it all the way up, I can click it and it'll stay?!?!?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Dude, I guess you never read your owners manual.
 

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Re: No difference in headlighting when switching from off to on? (850arrrsaylikepirate)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>850arrrsaylikepirate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Dude, I guess you never read your owners manual.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You got me on that one. I actually did read about 90% of it, but I'll admit I skipped over that.
 

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Re: No difference in headlighting when switching from off to on? (Tiny)

Yeah it happens.<p>I pictured you diving while holding the stalk back, yelling four letter words about how messed up your car is, hehehehehe.<p>If it makes you feel better, my Mom called me the other day and asked why her high beams were broken and if she needed to go to the dealer to have it looked at. My first question was, "is the the light switch in the on position?"<p>I have to admit the switch is designed pretty goofy.
 

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Re: No difference in headlighting when switching from off to on? (850arrrsaylikepirate)

In my Cobalt, the DRL's go from parking lights to night lights with no switch, and the high beams can click back.<br>I assumed this car would do the same. When it didn't, I thought "well, I guess they don't want you to use your highbeams for extended periods of time".<br>I don't understand why you would put DRL's into a car, and then make the driver switch into "lights-on" mode to get high beams to click.
 
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