Exterior lighting

Checking trailer lamps*

Updated 5/12/2021

Checking trailer lamps*

When connecting a trailer – check that the trailer lamps work before departure.

Checking trailer lamps*

Automatic checking

After a trailer is connected electrically, it is possible to ensure that the trailer lamps are working via an automatic lamp activation. The function helps the driver check that the trailer lamps are working before starting off.

When a trailer is connected to the towbar, the Perform a trailer lamp check? message is shown in the driver display.

Confirm the message by pressing the right-hand steering wheel keypad's O button.

The lamp check starts.

Exit the car to check lamp functionality.

All trailer lamps start to flash - then the lamps are switched on one at a time.

Visually check that all lamps available on the trailer are operational.

After a moment, all lamps on the trailer flash again.

The check is complete.

Rear fog lamp on trailer

When connecting the trailer, the rear fog lamp may not light up on the car. In such cases, the rear fog lamp function switches to the trailer. Upon activation of the rear fog lamp, check therefore that the trailer is equipped with a rear fog lamp to travel safely.

Symbols and messages in the driver display

If one or more of the trailer's direction indicators or brake light bulbs is broken, the driver display shows a symbol and a message. Other lights on the trailer must be checked manually by the driver before setting off.

Symbol

Message

P5P6-2037-iCup-Trailer turn indicator

Right trailer turn indicator malfunction

Left trailer turn indicator malfunction

P5P6-2037-iCup-Trailer brake light

Trailer brake light malfunction

If any lamp for the trailer's direction indicators is broken, the driver display symbol for direction indicators will also flash more quickly than normal.


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