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Bromsgroveuser
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Post by Bromsgroveuser » Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:46 pm

monkeyhanger wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:30 pm
Bromsgroveuser wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:57 pm
, I've had Volkswagens for years and the id3 is sensitive to the extreme , its now 2 hours later and the street lights still aren't on ☀️☀️
I'd have to disagree with you there - VW auto lights always kick in very early, even when set to late or high transparency (as the early adjustments were)

I've had 2 MK5 Golfs, 2 Sciroccos, 2 MK7 Golf's and 2 MK6 Polo's (and a few Audis) all with auto lights fitted as standard.

It's really not unusual for those cars to put the dipped lights an hour earlier than the start of sunset on a cloudless day, and much earlier on a cloudier one.

If there was a noticeable dran on the batteries for having them on, I'd perhaps sympathise, but at 0.5-1%, it's a non issue.
I've had 4 polos,5 golfs,1 Jetta and 2 Tiguans plus others so Trumps , i,didn't want to start huge discussion just wanted to know if i could change it , it appears you can't so end of discussion , thanks all
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Post by scott28tt » Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:27 pm

I can’t remember if there is a setting, if there is it will be in Vehicle > Vehicle
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Post by mish » Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:20 pm

Better too early than too late. For a "nordic" country there are far too many cars driving around in winter / heavy rain stealth mode during twilight hours. Interesting to compare: https://travel.stackexchange.com/questi ... ng-daytime.

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Post by monkeyhanger » Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:10 pm

Bromsgroveuser wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:46 pm

I've had 4 polos,5 golfs,1 Jetta and 2 Tiguans plus others so Trumps , i,didn't want to start huge discussion just wanted to know if i could change it , it appears you can't so end of discussion , thanks all
Presumably you have set your lights to "late" already? If not, you will see an improvement, but not a huge one.

Look under "vehicle" where you see the graphical visuals of the car on the exterior options. Under lights, you can set them to come on late. You'll be set to early or normal by default.

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Post by Bromsgroveuser » Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:35 pm

monkeyhanger wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:10 pm
Bromsgroveuser wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:46 pm

I've had 4 polos,5 golfs,1 Jetta and 2 Tiguans plus others so Trumps , i,didn't want to start huge discussion just wanted to know if i could change it , it appears you can't so end of discussion , thanks all
Presumably you have set your lights to "late" already? If not, you will see an improvement, but not a huge one.

Look under "vehicle" where you see the graphical visuals of the car on the exterior options. Under lights, you can set them to come on late. You'll be set to early or normal by default.
Thanks will try that tomorrow
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Post by Bromsgroveuser » Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:05 am

Bromsgroveuser wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:35 pm
monkeyhanger wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:10 pm
Bromsgroveuser wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:46 pm

I've had 4 polos,5 golfs,1 Jetta and 2 Tiguans plus others so Trumps , i,didn't want to start huge discussion just wanted to know if i could change it , it appears you can't so end of discussion , thanks all
Presumably you have set your lights to "late" already? If not, you will see an improvement, but not a huge one.

Look under "vehicle" where you see the graphical visuals of the car on the exterior options. Under lights, you can set them to come on late. You'll be set to early or normal by default.
Thanks will try that tomorrow
Had a look and it's already set to late, just have to come to terms that my idea of late is totally different to Volkswagens
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Post by Utumno » Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:32 am

Bromsgroveuser wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:05 am
just have to come to terms that my idea of late is totally different to Volkswagens

I feel I can speak for everyone who is waiting for their vehicles in agreeing with you that VW’s definition of ‘late’ is totally different from ours too 😂
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Post by tomstring » Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:47 pm

Still waiting for my ID.3. However on my 2019 SEAT Ateca I have my automatic lights on the least sensitive setting. Overall pretty happy with when they come on (normally prolonged driving with the wipers on or about an hour before lighting up time). Great for motorway sections involving tunnels.

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Post by Flaming76 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:24 pm

Utumno wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:32 am
Bromsgroveuser wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:05 am
just have to come to terms that my idea of late is totally different to Volkswagens

I feel I can speak for everyone who is waiting for their vehicles in agreeing with you that VW’s definition of ‘late’ is totally different from ours too 😂
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Post by Southwellpeter » Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:42 pm

I agree, the lights on my ID3 come on a lot earlier than with my previous three Golfs but it doesn't really bother me
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