Exterior lighting

Dipped beam

Updated 7/23/2018

When driving with the stalk switch's rotating ring in the position, dipped beam is activated automatically in weak daylight or darkness, when the car's electrical system is in ignition position II or when the car is running.

P5-1617 Stalk with turning ring, low beam

Stalk switch rotating ring in AUTO position.

With the stalk switch's rotating ring in position, dipped beam is also activated automatically if:

  • the front fog lamps* are activated
  • the rear fog lamp is activated
  • the front and rear fog lamps are activated

Dipped beam is always switched on when the rotating ring on the stalk switch is in position when the car's electrical system is in ignition position II or when the car is running.

Tunnel detection

The car detects when it is driven into a tunnel and switches from daytime running lights to dipped beam.

Note that the rotating ring in the left-hand stalk switch must be in mode for tunnel detection to work.


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