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Parking lights after unlock

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Brass Guy, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Brass Guy

    Brass Guy Member

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    Sometimes when I unlock the car with the fob, the parking lights blink then stay off. Other times they blink and stay on. Most perplexing was in the middle of last week at work when I went out to my car during a bright day to retrieve something, unlocked and they stayed on after unlocking. 5 minutes later (to replace the item) they stayed off. I used to suspect it had to do with ambient light; but it doesn't seem to matter. Does anybody out there know when/why they stay on or don't? (v5.8.4, no tech)
     
  2. cgiGuy

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    Supposed to only by activated in low-light setting and should turn off after 2 minutes or when you lock the car.
     
  3. Brass Guy

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    I'm waking up this thread again.
    I still have not figured this out. It's run by a program, so there have to be rules behind it.
    Every day when I leave work at 4:00pm, I unlock the car and the parking lights stay on.
    If I go to the grocery store after dark, when I come out and unlock the car the lights stay off most of the time; but not always. (Lit parking lot.)
    I am leaning towards it having a certain relationship to the car being asleep, but I think there's more to it than that.
    v5.11 now.
     

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