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Daytime Running Lights (LEDs)?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by DoubleE, May 24, 2016.

  1. DoubleE

    DoubleE Member

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    Hey all-

    New to the Model S... can anyone explain how to turn on the daytime LEDs? I noticed that when set to "Auto" mode, the LEDs do not turn on...

    How do you turn them on? Do I have to always set it to "Parking" lights mode?
     
  2. DoubleE

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    There's no DRL button, like it shows in the Owner's Manual.

    Any thoughts?
     
  3. Boourns

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    I read in another thread you have to have range mode off. After that I'm out of ideas. My classic S has a DRL button.
     
  4. Lloyd

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    Did you get a Canadian build where you are unable to turn off/on the DRL's? They are standard on in Canada as they are required.
     
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    Very interested in replies as mine is in production now.
     
  6. DoubleE

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    Mine is a US build. And the DRL's are NOT on.

    I want to turn them on, but can't figure out how to do that.
     
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    I just noticed the same problem on my way to work - I have the refresh (picked it up last Thursday) and no DRL toggle, though in my delivery appointment, my DS did show me the toggle so it was there at some point! I do have range mode on... but that seems to be very strange that I can't have range mode AND DRL at the same time...? Tried to call my local SvC but they're not answering.
     
  8. DoubleE

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    I tried turning Range Mode off, and there's still no DRL button...

    I sent my DS an email about it...
     
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    OK, I talked to service. So for the LED halo lights (not strictly DRL but basically DRL) to be on, you either need to have the lights in Parking or On mode. If you have them set to Auto, which I do, you will not have the DRL option. The service chap wasn't sure if it has anything to do with range mode or not. I have the first refresh in the state, so they're still learning the changes!

    I shall experiment on my way home and turn range mode off to see if that returns the DRL toggle, and then switch to Parking mode and see if that does it.
     
  10. Boourns

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    I'm not sure that turning range mode off would make the DRL button appear. It would just have the effect of turning on the DRLs. But I am of course just guessing.
     
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    that doesn't sound correct, my DRLs are on, the lights are set to auto and the range mode is off.
     
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    Must be a software glitch on the refresh cars. No reason they should have to be set to parking or on.
     
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    You have the refreshed model?
     
  14. DoubleE

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    Here's what my DS sent me:

    "Try a system reset. To do that, (1) hold both the scroll wheels down on the steering wheel at the same time until the center screen turns off. Then (2) hold down the two buttons above both the scroll wheels down (it should be the >> button and the voice command button) until the dashboard screen turns off. This should take longer than 10 seconds. After (3) turn on your cars headlights under "controls" instead of automatic. After driving for 10 miles, switch to automatic."

    After I did this, the "DRL" button still doesn't show up. I also can't tell if the DRLs are actually on. I'm going to need to ask someone who is outside of the car if they are on.
     
  15. DoubleE

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    DS also just told me that the NEW REFRESH FACELIFT models DO NOT have the DRL button. They are automatically on.

    Guess that solves it...
     
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    It seems possible that the new LED headlight assemblies with the new style DRLs (that have the continuous, smooth lighting) are more robust and durable than the older type and Tesla decided it was fine to simply have them on all the time.
     
  17. Boourns

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    I believe DRLs are also mandatory in Canada and other parts of the world, so this may be an attempt to streamline production.
     
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    So, just to confirm, the LED DRLs are on all the time?
     
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    You are right..Mandatory in Canada.
     
  20. DoubleE

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    From what they told me, yes... however I haven't confirmed this myself yet. I need to ask someone to stand in front of my car while it is in Drive.

    DS said the car needs to be in Drive, not Park.
     

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