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VW Polo Mk5 How to Turn OFF Daytime Running Lights!


VW Polo Mk5 How to Turn OFF Daytime Running Lights! VW Polo DRL Headlights!
Car: 2012 VW Polo Mk5 1.2 6R

Colour: Red

Rather than fit proper DRL's to this VW Polo, Volkswagen's cost cutting department simply wired up the normal Headlights to the ignition instead! So what we have is Daytime Running Headlights!

Driving with the headlights on during the daytime for more than 5 minutes was most annoying, so this is what I did to turn them off. It still brings on the side light bulbs, the rear lights and the number plate lights, but at least it is some sort of improvement as you don't have to flick the light switch to side lights from the minute you get in the car and it stops the 'lights on' warning buzzer sounding everytime you exit the car as your light switch can remain in the correct 'OFF' position during normal daytime use.

In the manual it explains how to switch the Daytime Running Lights OFF using the Indicator Stalk, but this method will not work on this car as this car has the Daytime Running Headlights not the Daytime Running Lights. When reading the same page more carefully you will see that it does explain that the 'Daytime Running Headlights' can not be turned ON or OFF manually.

The only official way is to take it to the dealers and beg them to alter the electronic coding for the lights, but not all dealers will want to do this and many have been told not to, so simply cutting the TFL wire saves the trip/hassle!

Alternatively you can use a bit of heatshrink tubing or electrical insulation tape over the TFL pin. I cut the wire as it might be possible to use this wiring to power some LED Daytime Running Lights up in the future.

I am sure TFL stands for 'Those Fvwking Lights' by the way!

VW Polo Mk5 How to Turn OFF Daytime Running Lights! VW Polo DRL Headlights!
VW Polo Mk5 How to Turn OFF Daytime Running Lights! VW Polo DRL Headlights!




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