Auto Headlights Sensitivity...?

Discussion in 'General VW T6 Chat' started by Deaston, 8 Jan 2020.

  1. Deaston

    Deaston Member T6 Pro

    I've got a new Transporter that has auto LED headlights, but it seems to think the headlights should just be on all the time.

    Only when I turn the switch to 'off' do I see the DRLs. Is there a way to adjust the sensitivity of the auto sensor or something?
     
  2. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 VCDS User Admin Moderator VIP Member

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  3. Deaston

    Deaston Member T6 Pro

    So they must be faulty? Because there's nothing automatic about them at the moment.
     
  4. JasonW

    JasonW Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Rather than the lights being faulty, i was under the impression there was a light monitoring device attached to the wind screen which triggered the auto lights when it got dark...
     
  5. Deaston

    Deaston Member T6 Pro

    I think you're correct - the salesman pointed out that I had a rear view mirror (that I can't see out of due to the bulkhead) because that's where the sensors for the lights and wipers are situated.

    I can only assume the sensor is faulty - my lights are just constantly on.
     
  6. JasonW

    JasonW Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    This time of year the light level is poor.... I seem to recall mine on most of the time recently to..!
     
  7. RedUn

    RedUn Kombi... work in progress VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I think the vw light sensor has its sun glasses on...

    Mine are the same :cool:
     
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  8. Dellmassive

    Dellmassive 204 T32 DSG LWB SPORTLINE PV MY18 VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    The OEM sensor is at the top of the screen behind the rear view mirror.

    As above the low light levels in winter cause the auto lights to be on most of the time..


    It will change in summer.

    If your not happy just use manual control for now.
     
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  9. RedUn

    RedUn Kombi... work in progress VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Mine were on this morning driving on a clear day, they did eventually turn off after 15 minutes or so
     
  10. Adams

    Adams Senior Member VCDS Specialist VIP Member T6 Pro

    You could try
    09 - cent elec (BCM)
    adaption channel 46 - Brightness threshold from when the functions Coming-Home and Leaving-Home are activated.

    It specifically says for CH & LH but it may have an impact on its use during use for auto-headlights, Range is from 0-7
     
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  11. Robert

    Robert Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    You can adjust light sensor sensitivity in RLS module but unfortunately the possible adjustment will make your lights to switch on even sooner. :(
     
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  12. fezza68

    fezza68 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Mine seem to be on all the time at the minute too. Cleaned the windscreen where the sensors are but no joy. Any ideas?.
     
  13. JasonW

    JasonW Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Wait for some sunshine.... With all this stormy cloudy weather it's no surprise... mine seem to be on all day as well
     
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  14. Adams

    Adams Senior Member VCDS Specialist VIP Member T6 Pro

    Do you do a lot of motorway driving? Above a certain speed they come on automatically (if the right options selected)
     
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  15. fezza68

    fezza68 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    No motorway driving during the week. What options need to be selected for them to come on at a certain speed?.
     

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