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    Golf GTI Mk6 Headlight Switch Settings

    I've just purchased a 2012 2.0ltr Golf GTI Mk6 and still trying to understand the headlight switch settings (even after reading the owners manual). Can anyone help me by describing how the lights react to each of the different switch settings. Also is it correct to assume the switch should be left in "Auto" as the easiest option to account for most (if not all) situations you will encounter driving day or night.

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    Mate, got the wrong subforum!

    Yea leaving it in Auto is the easiest option. People find it too sensitive though. Going under a bridge for a sec can sometimes be enough to trigger the lights.

    I like to conserve my bulbs and rarely drive at night (such is a 8am to 3pm job), so i leave mine off.

    What switches are on the switch?

    Mine are: Off, Auto, dusk lights , and ON. The last two you can pull out the switch two steps, one step is turn on front fog lights, second step is activate rear fog light from my understanding.

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    Yeah wrong forum coz new to it. Many thanks for the reply.

    My switch has 6 setting as follows;
    0, Auto, Side Lights, Dipped Headlights. The last 2 settings are front and rear fog lights (where you have to pull the switch out to select).
    A few more questions;
    Is there a parameter you can change to reduce the sensitivity of the light sensor?
    Is there a parameter you can change to reduce the sensitivity of the rain sensor?
    I can see the safety aspects of daytime running lights but can these be de-activated?

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    yea to change the sensitivty on both the rain and lights youill have to use a vag com cable. ask a forum member here or come to a DIY day to get access to this cable. If youve got a nice enough dealer, they set it for free.

    drl's might be also switched off through vag com, im not sure on that.

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    Drls you can access through ypur mfd mate. Just access the menu. Then to lights and vision. In there there should be daytime driving light and a box that has tick or not. Untick it. I have mine off

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    Wiper sensitivity can be adjust from the stalk i believe. The slider on the right which determines speed when set to intermittent, also determines frequency when set to auto.
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    i see nil photos on this 'appearance gallery' thread... why??

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    Quote Originally Posted by dev17a View Post
    i see nil photos on this 'appearance gallery' thread... why??
    Fixed for you


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    Quote Originally Posted by whitemoo View Post
    I like to conserve my bulbs
    Is this like KERS?

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