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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Lights and vision – functions

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

Parking light

When the parking lights (left and right turn signals) are switched on, the headlight on the corresponding side of the vehicle lights up along with the tail light and parts of the tail light cluster. The parking light only lights up when the ignition is switched off and if the turn signal and main beam lever was in the central position before being operated.

Permanent parking light on both sides of the vehicle

If the light switch is in position with the ignition switched off, and the vehicle is locked from the outside, the permanent parking light on both sides switches on. In this case, only both headlights with side light and parts of the rear light cluster light up.

Daytime headlights

With daytime headlights, the dipped beam headlights or side lights and the number plate are lit up.

The daytime headlights are switched on when the ignition is switched on if the light switch is in position or . The indicator lamp in the light switch indicates that the daytime headlights are switched on.

If the light switch is in position , a twilight sensor will switch the dipped beam, and the lighting in the instruments and switches, on and off automatically.

The daytime headlights cannot be switched on or off manually.

Daytime running lights

There are separate lights in the headlights or in the front bumper for the daytime running lights.

Only the separate lights light up when the daytime running lights are switched on  .

The daytime running lights are switched on when the ignition is switched on if the light switch is in position or .

If the light switch is in position , a twilight sensor will switch the dipped beam, and the lighting in the instruments and switches, on and off automatically.

The daytime running lights cannot be switched on or off manually.

Automatic headlight control

The automatic headlight control is merely an aid and will not always be able to detect all driving situations.

If the light switch is in position , the vehicle lights and the lighting in instruments and switches will switch on and off automatically in the following situations  :

Automatically switched on: Automatically switched off:
When the twilight sensor detects darkness, e.g. when driving through tunnels. When the sensors detect that there is enough light.
When the rain sensor detects that it is raining and switches the windscreen wipers on. When the windscreen wipers have not been used for a few minutes.
Vehicles without daytime running lights: if you drive faster than 140 km/h (87 mph) for a few seconds. Vehicles without daytime running lights: if you drive slower than 65 km/h (40 mph) for a few minutes.

If fitted, the switch-on time of the automatic headlight control can be altered in the infotainment system using the  button and the function buttons and light   .

Dynamic bend lighting (AFS)

When driving round bends, the road is automatically better lit by the swivelling bulbs. The dynamic bend lighting only works at speeds above approximately 10 km/h (6 mph) and when the dipped beam headlights are switched on.

In vehicles with Driving Mode Selection, the selected driving mode (Driving Mode Selection) can affect the swivelling motion of the lights   .

If the Eco driving mode is selected in vehicles with driving mode selection, dynamic bend lighting is deactivated   .

The dynamic bend lighting does not work when travel mode   is activated.

In some models, the bulbs will swivel independently of each other, even when driving in a straight line. They will adjust according to the weather conditions and to the speed of the vehicle so that the road ahead is lit up better. The bulbs will return to their original position after a short period of time in accordance with the vehicle speed.

If fitted, dynamic bend lighting can be activated and deactivated using the button and the and Light function buttons in the infotaniment system   .

Cornering lighting

When cornering slowly or travelling around very tight bends, a cornering light is switched on automatically. The cornering light is integrated into either the fog light or the front headlight, and only lights up at speeds below approximately 40 km/h (25 mph).

When reverse gear is engaged, the cornering lights on both sides of the vehicle may switch on to provide better illumination of the area when manoeuvring.

WARNING

Accidents can occur if roads are not sufficiently illuminated and other road users have difficulty seeing the vehicle, or cannot see it at all.

In cool or damp weather, the interior of the headlights, rear lights and turn signals may mist up briefly. This is normal and does not affect the service life of the lights on your vehicle.

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