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Head, backup lights go on in daytime when car is unlocked

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:29 pm
by AyeJay
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Hi All,

When I use either the fob or the button on the door handle to unlock the car head lights and backup lights go on automatically (day or night).

I like this feature at night but why in the world would it be appropriate during the daytime?


Seems like an unnecessary drain on the battery.

AJ

Re: Head, backup lights go on in daytime when car is unlocked

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:32 pm
by GetOffYourGas
Fortunately, with its huge battery, you rarely have to worry about a little extra draw here and there.

Re: Head, backup lights go on in daytime when car is unlocked

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:17 pm
by JimFallstonMd
You can change how and when the lights come on and also how long, It's in the manual and in the customization menu of the center screen.

Re: Head, backup lights go on in daytime when car is unlocked

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:24 pm
by SparkE
I did a quick 'search' thru the pdf version of the 2019 owner's manual and ...

Instruments and Controls -> Vehicle Personalization -> Remote Lock / Unlock / Start

Pg 148-49 describes how to modify for lock/unlock.


Details on finding digital copies of the owner's manual can be found here :
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=8353

Re: Head, backup lights go on in daytime when car is unlocked

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:10 am
by SeanNelson
AyeJay wrote: I like this feature at night but why in the world would it be appropriate during the daytime?

The rationale is that it makes your car easier to spot in a parking lot. Sometimes people forget where they've parked and they use the remote lock/unlock as they look around the parking lot for a car whose lights are going on and off.

As noted by the other posters, you can customize the behaviour.

Re: Head, backup lights go on in daytime when car is unlocked

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:51 pm
by AyeJay
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Thanks everybody,

I turned off the 'vehicle locator lights' feature & enabled 30 second 'exit lighting'.

Now the head, backup lights stay on for 30 seconds after I turn the car off ONLY at night.

AJ