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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

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On the way from the airport the other day, the information sign above the road read:

Save 40Fr, turn your lights on. Your police.


Cheeky bastards, they don't even make an effort by saying "drive safe, turn on the lights" or something...
they know what people care about : money....
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Old 10.01.2014, 20:17
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

So basically the answer is "Yes", you're expected to read the news.... :-)

That's cool, I did. I'm just surprised the SAN (or Police?) aren't required to send a letter out is all...
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Old 10.01.2014, 21:48
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

I've tried hard to follow this thread, but individual circumstances (car models, year manufacturer, dimmed versus DLRT, etc etc.) makes it not easy to be 100% sure.


So eventually, I drove to the Strasseverkersamt (Winterthur) in my car this week (BMW, 2005 manufacuture, 320D) and went to building 64 (experts). They were delightfully polite, and after a short conversation (in my best Deutsch), they looked at my car, confirmed my automatic/daylight lights ("auto switch") were valid/okay. Took 10 minutes total.


Worth a visit IMHO - if unsure - and in the near vicinity of a local Strassenverkehrsamt in CH.
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Old 10.01.2014, 21:56
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

Personally think this is a great idea. If it saves just one life
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Old 10.01.2014, 22:18
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Personally think this is a great idea. If it saves just one life
You have your 10 posts, go post your crap on marketplace now...
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Old 10.01.2014, 22:26
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

Well, I have been turning my lights on during the day since the 1st of Jan. and it is a royal pain in the neck because I have an old Defender and nothing is automatic.

I foresee many, many dead batteries in my future. However, I am a good citizen and I will carry on.

But, I must say, I was on the autoroute today and every third car did not have their lights on, which really chapped my arse.
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Old 10.01.2014, 22:30
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You have your 10 posts, go post your crap on marketplace now...
Its a nice milestone alright and nice to get it marked. Get to give thanks and all
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Old 10.01.2014, 22:41
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I have an old Defender
I foresee many, many dead batteries in my future. However, I am a good citizen and I will carry on.
As an old Defender drive is it not a positive thing as if give you yet another thing to get your hands dirty.
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Old 10.01.2014, 22:49
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You have your 10 posts, go post your crap on marketplace now...
Ah, but he has the 1-week rule to overcome still.
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Re: Day-time car headlights manditory 1.01.2014

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I have noticed quite few new cars with DRL but rear lights are not lit, not good in tunnels
How about those rear lights that automatically turn on when entering tunnels? Always initially think they're braking.
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

Wow you are really building up this market place. Sounds life a fast path to happiness or some kind of retail therapy solution to all my woes.
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Old 10.01.2014, 23:04
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Wow you are really building up this market place. Sounds life a fast path to happiness or some kind of retail therapy solution to all my woes.
Did you feel that before you walked into Denner for the first time? The end result is pretty similar.
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

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Well, I have been turning my lights on during the day since the 1st of Jan. and it is a royal pain in the neck because I have an old Defender and nothing is automatic.

I foresee many, many dead batteries in my future. However, I am a good citizen and I will carry on.

But, I must say, I was on the autoroute today and every third car did not have their lights on, which really chapped my arse.
Just use the light switch the same way as your key. On and off as you get in or out. For dead batteries just fit a buzzer if you are forgetful, not hard.
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

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Well, I have been turning my lights on during the day since the 1st of Jan. and it is a royal pain in the neck because I have an old Defender and nothing is automatic.

I foresee many, many dead batteries in my future. However, I am a good citizen and I will carry on.

But, I must say, I was on the autoroute today and every third car did not have their lights on, which really chapped my arse.

Been turning ours own for years usually before we drive of of garage its really easy and cant see the problem people are complaining about

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Just use the light switch the same way as your key. On and off as you get in or out. For dead batteries just fit a buzzer if you are forgetful, not hard.
Agree coudnt be easier
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

This works for the Discovery: http://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/topic103426.html

It took me less than 5mins to do that AND refit a piece of exterior door trim on the 328.
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

Just phoned a local BMW dealer. Yes they can set the daytime lights function in the software so that the headlights are always on (except when the ignition off/key removed). Cost SFr 120-150... ouch.

(EDIT) I have just ordered one of these reprogrammers http://www.xcar360.com/bmw-scanner-1...scan-tool.html
(BMW E46 3 series 2003) and I can hopefully just use it to connect the car to the PC and select the EU daytime lights option. Cost was US 30 delivered to CH, and can also get to see any error messages etc.

Looked at the AEG LED lights mentioned earlier in the thread but they are just lights - needs some relay etc to control when they are on releted to headlights being on as I understand.
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Well, I have been turning my lights on during the day since the 1st of Jan. and it is a royal pain in the neck because I have an old Defender and nothing is automatic.

I foresee many, many dead batteries in my future. However, I am a good citizen and I will carry on.

But, I must say, I was on the autoroute today and every third car did not have their lights on, which really chapped my arse.
I think concentration is key to operating vehicles but many don't seem to agree...
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

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I think concentration is key to operating vehicles but many don't seem to agree...
It's along the same lines as people who hate speed cameras because they can't maintain a constant speed without checking their speedo every 0.2 seconds.
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Re: Day-time car headlights mandatory 1.01.2014

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Just phoned a local BMW dealer. Yes they can set the daytime lights function in the software so that the headlights are always on (except when the ignition off/key removed). Cost SFr 120-150... ouch.

(EDIT) I have just ordered one of these reprogrammers http://www.xcar360.com/bmw-scanner-1...scan-tool.html
(BMW E46 3 series 2003) and I can hopefully just use it to connect the car to the PC and select the EU daytime lights option. Cost was US 30 delivered to CH, and can also get to see any error messages etc.

Looked at the AEG LED lights mentioned earlier in the thread but they are just lights - needs some relay etc to control when they are on releted to headlights being on as I understand.
I ordered these to go with the cheap Day-time lights I bought:

http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B002...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Not had time to fit them though hopefully next week.
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