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1. Upload or insert images from URL. The 'O' setting on the dial is just to turn off your headlights - if they come on 'Auto' when you don't want them to! Clear editor. Good info Jonny. . Now turn the ignition on with your key (still holding the indicator stalk in the position above).  It's on Page 104 of the handbook and it worked for me : Â, 1. Voila - no more DRL's next time you turn the ignition on Â, To turn them back on just repeat the above but with the indicator in the up position (right hand indicator on), Who's the guy that set this up instead of simply turning the switch to 0. . By You can post now and register later. JonnyG, June 9, 2010 in VW Golf R MK6 Chat, In the UK they are set to come on and stay on as soon as you turn the ignition on - it does'nt matter what your light switch is set to (O or Auto). Display as a link instead, × I just change it on the MFD? Count slowly to five and you should hear a chime. VWROC Ltd 2018 I think DRLs might be a legal requirement in Mainland Europe, hence the slightly arduous procedure for disabling them.  I've noticed that most new VWs, Mercs and Audis have them, though not BMWs perhaps.  These first started to appear on Volvos and I had total contempt for them - they seemed to be saying, "here I am, I'm a pathetic boxy Volvo, please don't run into me, it's usually dark where I live, I'm so scared of everything. however, i would always keep them on as they completely change the car's look. Now turn the ignition on with your key (still holding the indicator stalk in the position above). This is because the vehicle is confirmed to no longer be “running,” so even though the engine is activated the lights should turn off.  With the ignition off,  push the indicator stalk down and pull it towards you (as if putting the left indicator on and flashing the full beam at someone). × Paste as plain text instead, × Nice find Jonny - although I think the DRL's give the car some character, so I'll be leaving mine switched on!   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Your previous content has been restored. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. How to Turn Off Daytime Running Lights Volkswagen VW - YouTube Yes, I'm keeping mine on ...  I like them and they are a safety feature Â, .... however if I had a GTi, I think I'd be turning those yellowy headlight ones off or changing the bulbsÂ, Interesting post .  With the ignition off,  push the indicator stalk down and pull it towards you (as if putting the left indicator on and flashing the full beam at someone). I think DRLs might be a legal requirement in Mainland Europe, There's a bit about the regulations here :- (go down halfway to the European Union), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daytime_running_lamp, Looks like they will be required on all new cars built from 2011, I agree that turning lights on even day time is a safety feature... Until everyone does and that. 3. good to know the option exist although complicated as Wis said. Re: Daylight Running Lights (DRL's) - Turning on and off.   Pasted as rich text. in 2011 it is a legal requiremnts to use them in the eu. No its not a new feature as my car is 11 months old and has the function via the MFD. I'm going to switch mine off for a while and see if the car attracts less attention. "  But now, with the advent of the LED, I'm beginning to warm to them as a style statement.  Â. 2. as does mine? 3. The simplest way to turn off daytime running lights with the engine on in a Volkswagen is by activating the emergency brake. On my Golf R, the on board computer has an option to turn them on and off. Simply pull the e-brake lever, and the DRLs should turn off.  Hold it in this position (your indicator and full beam will be activated). Powered by Invision Community. Â, They dim significantly when the sidelights/headlights are switched on (when they act as sidelights), It is possible to turn the DRL's off however.  Hold it in this position (your indicator and full beam will be activated) 2.   You cannot paste images directly. × Actually BMW had those double ring DRLs long time back (they were actually the first employ this concept). but if they are a legal requirement in Europe why not other manufacturers such as Jag, toyota, honda...etc comply to it? 4.  Turn the ignition off and release the indicator stalk and put it back in it's central position. . . Interesting post .

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