Controls for lighting

Daytime running lights

Updated 7/23/2018

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 or when the car is running. For the position, this only applies in daylight. In weak daylight or darkness, dipped beam is switched on instead.

Daytime running lights during the day. DRL

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 (Daytime Running Lights - DRL) 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.

At stationary when the car is running, the position lamps are switched on instead of other lighting, if the rotating ring is moved to the position for position lamps, , from another position.


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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