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Old 27-03-2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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Auto lights won't switch off

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Got a 2008 golf. The auto lights won't switch off. Car is clean, sensor I think is in the rear view mirror? Switch turns on and off otherwise. Any ideas?
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Old 27-03-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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Don't Golf's of that age use the dipped beams as DRL's the same way my Volvo does?
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Old 27-03-2012, 04:49 PM   #3
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yes the sensor is in the mirror - if its gone it will need replacing

before you do this, just disconnect the battery and after a few minutes reconnect it - its worth a shot!
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Old 27-03-2012, 05:06 PM   #4
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Cheers will give that a go!

No drls on my car but you can set them up to be. I did wonder to start with, not had the car long 😊
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Old 27-03-2012, 06:21 PM   #5
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Does it have auto wipers? Do they have a adjustment knob for sensitivity? Should work both lights and wipers
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Old 27-03-2012, 06:27 PM   #6
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Can you not switch the lights off instead of leaving them on auto ? Have you changed the time they stay on for in the mfd ?
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Old 27-03-2012, 07:28 PM   #7
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Do they turn off after 30 seconds or so? They usually have a setting so when you get home, it lights the drive way....


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Old 27-03-2012, 07:34 PM   #8
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I don't have the mfd full fat version. However, switch it off switch in in has done the trick, thanks!

It wasn't the home function, just when driving about. Switched on the car this morning and they just stayed on every time the car was turned on. All sorted now.
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