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I"m trying to figure out but can"t find an answer. Parked at the mall about 8pm, dark, came back out 45 minutes later and the parking lights were still on, aren"t they suppose to shut off the same as the interior light after a while to save battery? An overlook in design or that"s the way it is? Every VW I had after 1992 will shut of lights completely. Am I missing anything? I guess I need to remember to flick the switch to off every time, hmm.
You have turn turn the light switch off for all of the lights to turn off. With the ignition off but the light switch on, the parking lights will stay on.
I.....aren"t they suppose to shut off the same as the interior light after a while to save battery? An overlook in design or that"s the way it is? ..... Am I missing anything? ....
Oh no, you have to turn the lights off all by yourself? Have you read that section of the OM?BTW, if the light switch did not have a "auto" position marked, wouldn"t it be logical it was not auto? There has to be some means to have the parking lights stay on with the car off (thus the name parking lights).
actually, the biggest indicator should be the *ding ding ding* from the dash. that tells you if the light switch is still turned into an ON position. the switch needs to be turned OFF to have no outside lights on (save for DRLs if activated).
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i dont think its fair that you guys are bashing on the guy for his questions.. after all, most japanese cars ive driven (the vw is my first car AND first german car in the family ), automatically turn off the lights when you take out the key. of course if for any reason you need your lights on, you can switch it back on w/ the key not in the ignition..
Well, the OP already has the car so they can look at the switch and read the OM. It would seem that, if this was something they wanted, checking before they bought the car would have been wise.
most japanese cars ive driven (the vw is my first car AND first german car in the family ), automatically turn off the lights when you take out the key
+1for the poop sake, Hyundai Accent does so as well!I was actually surprised the car does not shuts the lights itself
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i dont think its fair that you guys are bashing on the guy for his questions.. after all, most japanese cars ive driven (the vw is my first car AND first german car in the family ), automatically turn off the lights when you take out the key. of course if for any reason you need your lights on, you can switch it back on w/ the key not in the ignition..
look at the owners car history. you would think after owning all the VW"s he would know how our lights work by now.
look at the owners car history. you would think after owning all the VW"s he would know how our lights work by now.
Hmm, I"m not asking how the lights work , just a little surprise that is not shutting down by itself to save battery. On my 2000 plain jane Jetta, did this. Not a biggie or an issue to flick the switch off.I love when people have no clear answer or anything to contribute with but, "read the manual" and "he should know by now", to say the least, not helpful, I thought this forums were to ask questions, answered by helpful and nice members, to find out that there are few dumb asses around, sorry I ask then, wise guys.
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came back out 45 minutes later and the parking lights were still on, aren"t they suppose to shut off the same as the interior light after a while to save battery?
Hmm, I"m not asking how the lights occupational ,.
yes you are? does your tiguan, cc, or passat do this? i would be really suprised if you said your Tiguan shut its light of automatically.people are here to help, but generally questions that can be answered by reading the manual or that are common knowledge will lead to these types of responses. :thumbup:
So here is the thing why the light stay on without the key on.In most of the world, if you have your car parked on the side of the road, the car has to have marker lights on.Some cars have a special parking light switch that allows you to pick which side the markers are lit, but having the ability to have the parking lights on when the car is off or disabled is a country requirement, and I doubt that anyone cane name a US car that does not keep its parking lights on with the key off. That is why they are called Parking lights, they are for use when the car is parked.
So here is the thing why the light stay on without the key on.In most of the world, if you have your car parked on the side of the road, the car has to have marker lights on.Some cars have a special parking light switch that allows you to pick which side the markers are lit, but having the ability to have the parking lights on when the car is off or disabled is a country requirement, and I doubt that anyone cane name a US car that does not keep its parking lights on with the key off. That is why they are called Parking lights, they are for use when the car is parked.
US cars with parking lights? many subarus have a switch on top of the steering column for the parking light function (02+ Imprezas/WRX/STI/Outback Sport, Legacy/Outback, Forester..)my cousin"s SLK320 has the parking light switch also. When you turn off the lights, it was the next 2 detents going counter clockwise after off....There is a guy at work with a B6 A4.... he usually leaves the parking lights on by accident, which I normally have to email him to tell him to turn it off.......and I enabled mine on my passat via VCDS
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Maybe, but when cars started having this light function there were not a lot of parking garage/structures.Most folks, particularly in Europe, use them when parking/stopping the car on a narrow street for a short time.

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Maybe, but when cars started having this light function there were not a lot of parking garage/structures.Most folks, particularly in Europe, use them when parking/stopping the car on a narrow street for a short time.
correct, but isnt that usually the left light that stays on so cars can see you. (pull the left blinker down and turn car off) not both lights
correct, but isnt that usually the left light that stays on so cars can see you. (pull the left blinker down and turn car off) not both lights
yes you are? does your tiguan, cc, or passat do this? i would be really suprised if you said your Tiguan shut its light of automatically.people are here to help, but generally questions that can be answered by reading the manual or that are common knowledge will lead to these types of responses. :thumbup:
Yes, they all did it since 2000, all the Passats and CCs I had, the Tiguan that my wife drives does it too, having said that they all had light sensors or the auto mode on the light switch. I had an Accord in 2003 (don"t ask why) fully loaded, no auto headlights but it will shut the lights after being parked for more than 3 minutes with the light switch on. Useful, I guess I got use too much to the auto headlights. Anyways, is not hard at all to switch it off when parking, just need to remember it .Is there any way to implement this? or install the auto headlights option?
anything can be retrofitted, however im not sure where the light sensor is, that might be the hardest part of the install. buying a automatic euro light switch is easy and can be swapped on within a few minutes. you"ll probably need to do some vagcom coding, but like i said, there has to be a light sensor somewhere. (windshield?)
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