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Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) can't be turned off?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by hiroshiy, Jun 15, 2013.

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  1. hiroshiy

    hiroshiy Active Member

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    Sorry if thus was discussed before or solved via software updates; can the Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) be turned off while in D, at relatively dark place?

    I'm still waiting for the delivery but when I test drove the car I couldn't (nor the Tesla employee) turn them off while I'm slowly driving the car at a dark place. It is apparently not a dealbreaker but could be a safety issue in some smaller parking spaces in Japan.
    We have many in-building parkings with a mirror installed in front of the parking space, to allow the driver to align the car straight. Such parkings have some sensors installed to detect half-open doors and tire positions. The mirror reflects the DRLs and it's blinding, to the point that it's difficult to see around.

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  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Yes, they can absolutely be turned off anytime via the touchscreen.
     
  3. dflye

    dflye S Sig Perf 414, VIN 814

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    I wouldn't rule out the possibility of that being a regional specific setting.

    Aren't DRL mandated in Canada? Can a Canadian owner confirm that DRL can be disabled in their Model S?
     
  4. hiroshiy

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    even at night, in Drive mode? if so I'm relieved!

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    Not in Canada where they are required by law.
     
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    In USA the DRL and headlights can be turned off.
     
  7. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Can someone with a Canadian vehicle tell us whether the DRL button is absent, or grayed out, or "pretends to function but doesn't"? Thanks.
     
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    You can turn the light switch off, but when you put the car in drive the DRLs turn on anyway. The graphic even shows that they are on.

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    #9 brianman, Jun 16, 2013
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    Based on this picture, "the DRL button is absent" on Canadian vehicles. Interesting.

    For comparison, here's my UI (U.S. Sig):
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    Okay the I guess Americans have another button, which we can't see. Makes sense. No point in having the button here since Canadian regulations disallow its function.
     
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    Agreed. It makes our guesses more educated when we see UI for other market vehicles.
     
  12. Zythryn

    Zythryn MS 70D, MX 90D

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    This would be a bit odd, but...
    Here in the US when a turn signal is on, the same sides DRL turns off even if set to on.
    If this is the case, you could turn on the hazards, as long as the hazards aren't so blinding?
     
  13. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Actually, I think the DRL for the blinking turn signal is only dimmed and not quite off.
     
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    Correct. It reduces to the the "Parking Light" level.
     
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    Thanks, now I understand. I think the test drive car in Tokyo seemed to have Canadian ROM (?). Hope Japanese version will be like U.S. version.

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    That depends... are DRLs compulsory in Japan like they are in Canada? No Canadian-spec car can have the DRLs over-ridden.
     
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    I forgot to mention that... Here, DRLs are not compulsory.
    This is one of such places.
    <img width="640" src="http://www.niekawa.com/images2/itocia_park.jpg">

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    Manually turn "Car Off"

    Hi!

    I frequently have to wait for a few minutes in parking lot while waiting to meet someone or until a store is open, etc. Now I just throw the car in Park and sit there and listen to the radio, HVAC on, etc. However, the automatic headlights/DRL do not turn off until what seems like 10-15 minutes later. Is there any way to turn off the car, so the screen reads "Car Off", while I'm waiting? Just don't want the attention of the lights on.

    I've tried doing vehicle power off in E-brake screen, but that turns everything fully off. I tried pressing the Park button on the gear selector a few times and holding it, but no change there. I can manually turn off the lights but for just a short period of time that seems annoying. I tried searching as well, but got some server error.

    Thanks for any thoughts.

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    Get out of the car, then sit back down. The car turns off when your but leaves the seat.
     
  20. Ugliest1

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    Do that repeatedly. With multiple Teslas picking up partners or kids it would look like a "California Fire Drill" ("Fremont Fire Drill"?). :smile:
     

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