Daytime running lights are often already fitted as standard in many newer vehicles. Depending on the vehicle model, however, customers have different wishes concerning the optical design of this lighting function. If customers do not like the optical design, something can be done about it. In many cases, the daytime running light function can be switched off by coding. Again, the Golf VI shall be used as an example for this.
For this purpose, the "long coding" is requested via the menu items Central electrics – Coding. When byte 15 is selected, a list of bits and their functions appears. If the tick is removed from bit 6, the DRL function is deactivated (see Fig. 1). This allows customer wishes related to design and installation location to be implemented.
When daytime running lights are retrofitted, the ventilation slots in the front apron often offer the ideal location. This spot is, however, often already "occupied" by standard fog lamps. But there are daytime running lights available that have almost the same dimensions as fog lamps. Often, customers think one can simply be replaced by the other. But fog lamps are used less often. Daytime running lights using LEDs also have the problem of bulb failure check. Coding can be used to remedy the situation here, too. The Golf VI shall be used as an example again.
For this purpose, the "long coding" is requested via the menu items Central electrics – Coding. When byte 14 is selected, a list of bits and their functions appears. If the tick is removed from bit 0, the fog lamp function is deactivated (Fig. 2).
If the customer would like a cornering light, this is no problem if fog lamps are installed. Simply check the box next to bit 7 and the fog lamps will switch on accordingly in the respective situation.