Audi A3  Setting off  Lights and vision  Exterior lights
Light switch
Turn the switch Fig. 1 to the appropriate position. The corresponding symbol lights up when the lights are on.
0 - Lights off. On vehicles for some markets, the daytime running lights* are switched on and off together with the ignition.
AUTO* - The automatic headlights switch on (and off again) automatically according to the ambient light conditions (for instance at dusk, in the rain or in a tunnel). On vehicles with integrated daytime running lights*, the daytime running lights or the dipped headlights (different versions for different countries) are switched on automatically, depending on the ambient light level.
- Side lights
- Dipped headlights
When you lock the vehicle, the lights are controlled as follows, depending on the position of the light switch:
  • - Dipped headlights: The exterior lights are switched off completely.
  • AUTO*: The coming home* function is switched on Link.
Front and rear fog lights
Press the corresponding switch Fig. 1:
- Front fog lights
- Rear fog light(s)
All-weather lights*
Applies to vehicles with LED headlights
- All-weather lights (in place of the front fog light switch .)
On vehicles with all-weather lights, the front lights are adjusted automatically so that the headlights on your own vehicle do not blind you, for instance when driving on a wet road.
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.
On vehicles with xenon headlights* or LED headlights*, the headlight beam settings are adjusted automatically (even during braking and acceleration).
On vehicles with halogen headlights, the knob Fig. 1 must be used to adjust the headlight beam settings:
  • Briefly press the knob to release it.
  • Turn the knob towards 3 or 0 to reduce or increase the range of the headlights.
  • Briefly press the knob again to engage it.
O - One or two front occupants, luggage compartment empty
1 - All seats occupied, luggage compartment empty
2 - All seats occupied, luggage compartment loaded
3 - Driver only, luggage compartment loaded
Audi adaptive light*
The adaptive light is activated only when the light switch is set to AUTO. You can deactivate the adaptive light on the MMI* Link.
When the lights are on, they are automatically adapted to bends in the road, depending on the speed of the vehicle and the steering wheel angle. 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.
Static cornering light (turning light)* (on vehicles with adaptive light) - the turning light is automatically activated when the steering wheel angle exceeds a specified value (up to about 70 km/h) or when the turn signals are switched on (up to about 40 km/h). This feature provides better illumination at the side of the vehicle when you turn off at a junction.
Speed-dependent light distribution* - The speed-dependent light distribution adjusts the vehicle lighting as required in towns, on motorways and on other main roads. Intersections can also be illuminated if your vehicle is equipped with a navigation system*.
Motorway light function*
(On vehicles with adaptive light or LED headlights) - this function adjusts the vehicle lighting on motorways according to your speed.
  • 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.
  • If you are towing a trailer or caravan equipped with a rear fog light on a vehicle with a factory-fitted towing bracket, only the rear fog light on the trailer or caravan will light up.

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