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Daytime running lights

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Science fan, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. Science fan

    Science fan Member

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    I am sure this issue has been discussed earlier; just cannot find it. How does one make it so that the the Daytime running lights are lit whenever the car is being driven?
     
  2. Model S M.D.

    Model S M.D. Ludicrous Radiologist

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    Do you mean clicking on them on the control screen to have them on at all times?
     
  3. Zaphod

    Zaphod Galaxy President (former)

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    I assume you are asking in regards to the new "facelift" cars? I believe a software revision fixed that, but has been a few weeks since I recall seeing posts about it. Before that I believe people had to turn the "auto" headlight off and make sure range mode was off as well.
     
  4. Alex D

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    Auto on, range mode off
     
  5. MDMGSO47

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    Yup, if you don't have a firmware problem.When we took delivery in June, the DRLs would not work during the day without turning on the Parking Lights. There was a furor, and it was fixed (for most people) by the next firmware release, although the DRLs appear to be about half as bright in the daylight on Auto than when we were running them with the Parking Lights on.
     
  6. Nismode

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    That's the nature of DRL's in most cars. They run at a lower power setting.
     
  7. Science fan

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    I do have the new facelift and will try auto on and range off (I had been driving with range on). Thank you for the prompt replies.
     
  8. Mattzilla

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    Yeah, turning range mode off will fix the problem (even though the "i" next to range mode makes no mention of it disabling DRL).

    I wonder how much range is saved with the DRL off when range mode is on. I'm assuming pretty nominal since Bjorn concluded the savings in general on the refresh S is about 2% with range mode on. Weird stuff.
     
  9. raijin

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    It seems like the DRLs on the new facelifts are dimmer (perhaps because the lights are diffused) Can barely see them during the daytime.
     
  10. Mattzilla

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    They definitely are. Wish they were more powerful.
     

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