Headlight always on

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jogzc
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Post by jogzc » Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:17 pm

Hey guys, when I turned the lights to Auto, the headlight is always on recently. Not sure why, any suggestions?

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Neil1911
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Post by Neil1911 » Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:20 pm

Winter is coming and it's gloomy! Mine are on most off the time too now ☹
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jogzc
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Post by jogzc » Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:52 pm

Neil1911 wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:20 pm
Winter is coming and it's gloomy! Mine are on most off the time too now ☹
o dear, that is way too sensitive. Never thought London is that bad!

Makanik
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Post by Makanik » Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:04 pm

jogzc wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:17 pm
Hey guys, when I turned the lights to Auto, the headlight is always on recently. Not sure why, any suggestions?

Is it not just daytime running lights?
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ScotMac
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Post by ScotMac » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:01 pm

They do seem very sensitive (I suppose better that way)

I often just switch lights off - daytime running lights only....

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Post by GWL » Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:39 pm

I wish BMW & Porsche could exchange some information on these systems. I found the Auto headlights on my BMW worked just right, while the auto wipers would either hardly wipe or go into crazy monsoon mode with little variance in-between.
I'm finding the opposite in the Macan; auto wipers seem to respond quite well to varying levels of rain, while the Auto lights are way too sensitive :roll:
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Post by On-Track » Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:38 pm

jogzc wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:17 pm
Hey guys, when I turned the lights to Auto, the headlight is always on recently. Not sure why, any suggestions?
What type of headlights do you have? If they are halogen then the inside headlight functions as a daytime running light.

Regardless of light type, the auto function seems to turn the lights on at the slightest dip in lighting levels, particularly if the sun is behind you.
Peter

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