Exterior lighting

Daytime running lights

Updated 7/10/2020

Daytime running lights

The car has sensors that detect the light conditions in the surroundings. The daytime running lights are switched on when the rotating ring on the stalk switch is in position , or as well as when the car's electrical system is in ignition position II. In position , the headlamps change automatically to dipped beam in weak daylight or darkness.

P5-1617 Stalk with turning ring, low beam

Stalk switch rotating ring in AUTO position.

If the stalk switch rotating ring is in the position, the daytime running lights (DRLDaytime Running Lights) are switched on when the car is driven in daylight. The car automatically changes lighting from daytime running light to dipped beam in weak daylight or darkness. Changing to dipped beam also takes place if the front fog lamp* and/or rear fog lamp are activated.


This system help to save energy - it cannot determine in all situations when daylight is too weak or sufficiently strong, e.g. in mist and rain.

The driver is always responsible for ensuring that the car is driven with the correct beam pattern for the traffic situation and in accordance with applicable traffic regulations.

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