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Hi I just found out first hand about turning off your DRLs through VADIS is not a great idea. The DRLs turn off on the outside, but your interior lights in the dashboard and spedo dials are still always on. This is confusing because if the interior lights are on, you automatically think the headlights are on. But obviously they're not after going through VADIS.<p>So its best to probably leave the DRLs on even if they are stupidly bright in the summer sun.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Token at 2:56 PM 4-19-2006</i>
 

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there is no way to through VADIS to make sure set the interior lights off when the DRLs are off too??
 

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Re: Turning off headlights - not great! (Token)

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Re: Turning off headlights - not great! (Token)

You mean those two little DASH lights?<br>They're always on anyway <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>You get the weekly prize, the most rediculous post of the week
 

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Token:<p>There are currently quite a few cars in which the instrument lighting are always on (with the ignition on). In other words the outside lights are independent of the instrument lighting. <p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Token</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thats right phuz. You can't switch the interior lights off even though the headlights are off. JRL doesn't seem to understand this basic conept for some reason.<p>Ridiculous is spelt as such.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>What are you mumbling about?<br>What you said makes no sense and the (dash) lights are ALWAYS ON
 

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<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"><br>What are you mumbling about?<br>What you said makes no sense and the (dash) lights are ALWAYS ON</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ok, I have to side with Jim here. What you are proposed does not make sense.<p>Here's the dea with my car ('04). The two white LED's that "flood" the gauges are always on. When the light sensor in the car (down by the climate control panel, if I'm correct) detects that it's dark enough, then the LED's that backlight both the gauge edges and the pointers come on. This happens regardless if the headlight switch is in position 0 or 1. <p>Now if the headlight switch is in position 0, the DRL's will be on unless the sensor detects it is dark enough, then the headlights turn on. I've never really paid attention, but it seems like this is independant of the gauge backlighting. I say this because when I back out of the garage, the headlights are on and the gauge backlighting is not (I think) and then when I pull out the headlights turn off. <p>So the only real difference is that when the switch is in zero, the car toggles between the DRL's and the Xenons. If it's at one, the Xenons are always on. But the switch doesn't make a difference in the dash lighting. <p>So Token, I'm sorry, but you're really not making sense. If you get the DRL's turned off, shouldn't the car automatically toggle between no lights and the Xenons, and the dashboard lights remain automatic? Regardless of switch position?<p>I'm confused. Are the '04's different? Can someone who has the DRL's off chime in? Like JRL?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm confused. Are the '04's different? Can someone who has the DRL's off chime in? Like JRL?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, I don't actually have DRLs, but never got them disabled, so car thinks I still do, so I get a DRL bulb failure message when lights are in 0 and it is bright enough outside that car wants to turn DRLs on. (BTW JRL, Denny had the DRLs on his '04 disabled in England, so it is possible. You lose your automatic on in 0 mode though, which is fine, never cared for it anyway). <p>The point is, interior lighting has always been independant of exterior lighting in my car. Also, my nav backlighting seems to be independant of both of those.<p><B>Anyone know where the light sensor for automatic head lights is? </B>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>"R" Kelly</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><B>Anyone know where the light sensor for automatic head lights is? </B></TD></TR></TABLE><p>on the CCM. the little shiny spot.<p>
 

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Both wrong in a way.<br>The "automatic" portion can be disabled apart from the DRL disabling. Naturally if the DRL's are disabled, it too is disabled as there are no DRL's to change to.<br>There are NO back lights on the gauges, all youse got is the small LED's to light the cluster
 

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I am confused as to why you would want to have the DRL's off.<br>Because they are too bright in the sun doesn't make any sense to me.<br>I think they are nice looking DRL's and better than running the Xenons all the time.<br>
 

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Eric,<br>Please<br>Drive your car,don't start this argument all over again, this has been beaten to death here in the past<br>Some people want DRL's some don't, that's it
 

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Yes, I should have known that from being a regular for the past 2 months. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Or, maybe in the futue I should do searches prior to posting an opinion...just to make sure my opinion has never been disputed by others.
 

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<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"><br>There are NO back lights on the gauges, all youse got is the small LED's to light the cluster</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ok, now I have to disagree with you. <p>The "floodlight" LED's are always on in my car. I have verified this (hey, I was curious when I got the car). I can see when I drive through dim areas that the LED's are reflecting off of the bezels. However, when it gets darker, the pointers light up AND the "tic" marks in the edges of the bezel are also lit up. There are no additional LED's that come on from above. I have checked this as well. I don't know if the backlighting is LED or incandescent bulb, but the edges of the gauges are awfully white. <p>And as Jim Lill said in the "are my gauges too dim" thread, VADIS shows 10 backlighting bulbs for the cluster.
 

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Well, IF there are they're so dim that I (bad eyes) can't see them.<br>Why didn't Volvo just make the backlit light gauges brighter (AGAIN, like Lexus) which would have solved all these problems and have nicer looking (night) gauges to boot?<br>I mean, whoever heard of in the 21st century to front light gauges anyway <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> I don't want to see the entire pod when I'm night driving, only the needles and numbers
 

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Not to rehash the whole DRL thing again, but I'd happily trade the halogen DRL for a Xenon DRL if it meant that my freakin' highbeams would work as well as or better than the non-Xenon highbeams on my Pilot. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>-Eric
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>"R" Kelly</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><B>Anyone know where the light sensor for automatic head lights is? </B></TD></TR></TABLE><p>The sensor for the head lights is in the red alarm notification light (the red light that blinks once you locked the car). I played with this when I was trying to figure out whether or not to keep the automatic head light option on. The tech would throw a rag over that sensor and the head lights would come on.<p>What I don't get is what differnce does it make if the guage lights are always on. It is not like you can accidentally leave your headlights on once you take the key out of the ignition.
 
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