Audi RS Q3   Controls   Lights and vision  Exterior lights
Light switch
Turn the switch to the appropriate position. The symbol lights up when the lights are on.
O - Lights off. On vehicles for some markets the daytime running lights* are switched on when the light switch is in this position and the ignition is switched on.
AUTO - Automatic headlights*. The daytime running lights* or the automatic headlights switch on automatically depending on the ambient light conditions (for instance at dusk, in the rain or in a tunnel).
- Side lights
- Dipped headlights
- Rear fog lights. Turn the light switch to (side lights) or (dipped headlights). Then pull the light switch out to the first position.
Headlight range control
Your vehicle is equipped with a headlight range control to prevent oncoming traffic from being dazzled when the vehicle is heavily laden.
The headlight beam settings are adjusted automatically (even during braking and acceleration).
Adaptive light*
The adaptive light only works when the light switch is set to AUTO (automatic headlights*). The adaptive light automatically follows the contours in the road, taking the road speed and steering wheel angle into account. This feature provides better illumination when you drive through a corner. The system is active at speeds from approximately 10 km/h to 110 km/h.
Headlight dip settings for driving at home and abroad
The asymmetric low beams of the headlights are designed to light up the near side of the road more intensely. If you drive a right-hand drive vehicle in a left-hand drive country, or vice versa, you will dazzle oncoming traffic. On vehicles with halogen headlights, you have to apply opaque stickers to certain parts of the headlight lenses to avoid dazzling oncoming traffic. For information about changing the dip settings on xenon headlights and for further details, please contact a qualified workshop.
  • The automatic headlights* are only intended to assist the driver. The driver must always ensure that the headlights are used when required, and may have to switch them on manually when the light conditions or visibility are poor. For example, the light sensors are not able to detect fog. Therefore, you should always switch on the dipped headlights in these conditions and when driving after dark.
  • Observe all relevant statutory requirements when using the lighting systems described here.
To avoid dazzling the traffic behind you, the rear fog light should only be used in accordance with statutory regulations.
  • The light sensor for the automatic headlights* is located in the mounting for the interior mirror. Do not affix any stickers on this section of the windscreen.
  • Some of the settings for the exterior lighting can be adjusted Link.
  • A buzzer will sound if you switch off the ignition and open the door when the exterior lighting is on.
  • On vehicles for some markets, the rear lights remain off when the daytime running lights are switched on.
  • In cool or damp weather, the inside of the headlights, turn signals or rear lights can sometimes mist up, due to the temperature difference between the interior and exterior of the car. They should clear again partially or completely soon after you switch on the headlights. This phenomenon has no influence on the life expectancy of the vehicle lights.