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  • [Corsa D 2006-2014] Sidelight Issue

    My sidelights come on whenever I turn my engine on, its a 64plate limited edition 3 door corsa.

    Seems very weird, any ideas on the cause of this?

    I dont have the AUTO setting on my model either so its not that obviously.

    Cheers.

  • #2
    Day time running lights, most new cars have them. Nothing to worry about.
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    • #3
      Yep, think it was a 2011 EU directive that came in, all cars manufactured past that date had to have some form of daytime running lights whenever the engine was switched on. You cant turn them off as far as I know. Perhaps with an ECU reflash but I've not heard of anyone doing that.
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      • #4
        Those are the daytime driving / running lights and are a lot brighter than the side lights.
        When you turn the sidelights on, they usually either dim to become the sidelights or they go off altogether and separate sidelights come on.

        Vaux them self can could perhaps turn them off via the software but strictly speaking it's considered a modification from the insurance side of things.

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        • #5
          Cheers! yeah ive noticed alot of new and newish cars driving around with sidelights on even in bright daylight. I dont see the point myself, this is going to use up bulbs alot faster!

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          • #6
            Cheap and easy to replace, wouldn't worry about it.
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            • #7
              It's part of the EU directive to kill as many motorcyclists as possible. The idea is that when all cars drive around with bright lights on the front no-one will be able to spot a motorcylist coming.

              It is a BSI and whoever thought it up should be shot - by Jeremy Clarkson. Slowly.
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              • #8
                DRL's are a backward step if some vehicles still run without them. Some countries,such as Bulgaria, require all vehicles without DRL's to use headlights during the day.Its a bit of a pain in the bum but in theory it levels the playing field for visibility. Unfortunately some drivers fit cheapo low powered leds's instead. I have even seen a police car with them.These are only intended for cosmetic detailing and are worse than useless as a safety aid.

                If a car is fitted with them from new under the eu directive it is probably illegal to disable them. Chances are it will be an mot fail when the time comes.

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