Please switch on dipped headlight warning VW Golf 7.5 UK Model ???

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Owen in Scotland

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Hi guys, hoping you can help with a few suggestions. My car has a really annoying light assist function which is way too sensitive for my liking and wondering if there is a way to delay its operation as evening/daylight approaches. As the light begins to fall, a message appears on my Digital dashboard to switch on the dipped headlamps. While this message is displayed, and until you actually turn the headlights on, no other settings or displays are visible in the digital cockpit any longer. This is really frustrating as I drive quite a bit in very slow traffic at dusk/dawn and don’t want to have my dipped headlights on when I don’t need them, in particular in almost daylight conditions !!

I have looked in the 09 Central electrics module and channel map attached. Did a lot of converting German into English from there, and eventually found and played around a bit with the default lux settings I found (dumped below fyi) but it made no difference to the functionality of this dipped headlight warning at all regardless of trial changed values.

MAS08228-ENG133434-Light sensor-Daemmerungsgrenze: Hysterese_obergrenze 1200 lx
MAS08228-ENG133435-Light sensor-Daemmerungsgrenze_Hysterese_untergrenze 2200 lx
MAS08228-ENG133444-Light sensor-ECE_Lichteinschaltschwelle 0 lx
MAS08228-ENG133433-Light sensor-Einschaltgrenze_CHO_LHO 600 lx
MAS08228-ENG133437-Light sensor-Helligkeitsgrenze_Licht__einschalten 1200 lx
MAS08228-ENG133438-Light sensor-Helligkeitsgrenze_Licht_ausschalten 2200 lx
MAS08228-ENG142232-Light sensor-HMI_exterior_light_sensitivity frueh

Assume its controlled by the slave HLRS coding in this channel, but could not find a deactivate option in there either.

Wondering if anyone has any knowledge of how I might be able to delay this warning till much later, (the vehicles head units “Late” option is also selected), but still the warning to switch my headlights comes on in almost full dayligh, or how to just deactivate the warning completely.


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Tuesday,26,November,2019,21:05:49:15093
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VCDS Version: 19.6.2.0 (x64)  HEX-V2 CB: 0.4508.4
Data version: 20190930 DS308.0
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VIN: WVWZZZAUZHW345558   License Plate: 
Mileage:    
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Chassis Type: AU-VW37 (3Q0)
Scan: 01 03 08 09 10 13 15 16 17 19 29 39 42 44 4B 52 5F A9 D6 D7         

VIN: WVWZZZAUZHW345558   Mileage: 33573km-20861miles

01-Engine -- Status: OK 0000
03-ABS Brakes -- Status: OK 0000
08-Auto HVAC -- Status: OK 0000
09-Cent. Elect. -- Status: Malfunction 0010
10-Park/Steer Assist -- Status: OK 0000
13-Auto Dist. Reg -- Status: Malfunction 0010
15-Airbags -- Status: OK 0000
16-Steering wheel -- Status: OK 0000
17-Instruments -- Status: OK 0000
19-CAN Gateway -- Status: OK 0000
29-Left Light -- Status: OK 0000
39-Right Light -- Status: OK 0000
42-Door Elect, Driver -- Status: OK 0000
44-Steering Assist -- Status: OK 0000
4B-Multifunc. Module -- Status: Malfunction 0010
52-Door Elect, Pass. -- Status: Malfunction 0010
5F-Information Electr. -- Status: OK 0000
A9-Struct. Borne Sound -- Status: OK 0000
D6-Light Ctrl Left 2 -- Status: OK 0000
D7-Light Ctrl Right 2 -- Status: OK 0000


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VIN: WVWZZZAUZHW345558   License Plate: 
Mileage: 33607km-20882mi   Repair Order: 



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Chassis Type: AU-VW37 (3Q0)
Scan: 01 03 08 09 10 13 15 16 17 19 29 39 42 44 4B 52 5F A9 D6 D7
         

VIN: WVWZZZAUZHW345558   Mileage: 33607km-20882miles

01-Engine -- Status: Malfunction 0010
03-ABS Brakes -- Status: OK 0000
08-Auto HVAC -- Status: OK 0000
09-Cent. Elect. -- Status: Malfunction 0010
10-Park/Steer Assist -- Status: OK 0000
13-Auto Dist. Reg -- Status: OK 0000
15-Airbags -- Status: OK 0000
16-Steering wheel -- Status: OK 0000
17-Instruments -- Status: Malfunction 0010
19-CAN Gateway -- Status: Malfunction 0010
29-Left Light -- Status: OK 0000
39-Right Light -- Status: OK 0000
42-Door Elect, Driver -- Status: OK 0000
44-Steering Assist -- Status: OK 0000
4B-Multifunc. Module -- Status: OK 0000
52-Door Elect, Pass. -- Status: OK 0000
5F-Information Electr. -- Status: OK 0000
A9-Struct. Borne Sound -- Status: OK 0000
D6-Light Ctrl Left 2 -- Status: OK 0000
D7-Light Ctrl Right 2 -- Status: OK 0000
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Address 01: Engine (J623-DGCA)       Labels:. 04L-907-309-V1.clb
   Part No SW: 04L 906 026 HA    HW: 04L 907 309 R
   Component: R4 2.0l TDI   H24 4010  
   Revision: B5H24---    
   Coding: 01190012034405082000
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   ASAM Dataset: EV_ECM20TDI01104L906026HA 004003
   ROD: EV_ECM20TDI01104L906026HA_004.rod
   VCID: 70B9D08D6A20BCD7397-8024

1 Fault Found:
5169 - Manifold Pressure / Boost Sensor (G31) 
          P0238 00 [036] - Signal too High
          Intermittent - Not Confirmed - Tested Since Memory Clear
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 00000001
                    Fault Priority: 2
                    Fault Frequency: 1
                    Mileage: 33607 km
                    Date: 2019.12.02
                    Time: 16:47:19

                    Engine speed: 0.00 /min
                    Normed load value: 0.0 %
                    Vehicle speed: 0 km/h
                    Coolant temperature: 60 °C
                    Intake air temperature: 50 °C
                    Ambient air pressure: 1020 mbar
                    Voltage terminal 30: 12.500 V
                    Unlearning counter according OBD: 40
                    Charge air cooler inlet: pressure sensor 1 bank 1: raw value: 4131.2 hPa
                    Engine status: COENG_STANDBY
                    Engine status-Test_Program_Co Eng st COMPU VERB UBYTE: 0

Readiness: 0 0 0 0 0 

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Address 03: ABS Brakes (J104)       Labels: 5Q0-907-379-IPB-V1.clb
   Part No SW: 5Q0 614 517 CE    HW: 5Q0 614 517 AC
   Component: ESC           H25 0413  
   Revision: 00000000    Serial number: 50637000001901
   Coding: 01FA8AA134240971477C060540CB2980512C90E26002947534605078C009430000000012121212B835351919323200
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   ASAM Dataset: EV_Brake1UDSContiMK100IPB 036010
   ROD: EV_Brake1UDSContiMK100IPB_036_VW37.rod
   VCID: 76B5E695084492E7E3B-8022

No fault code found.

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Address 08: Auto HVAC (J255)       Labels:| 5G0-907-044.clb
   Part No SW: 5G0 907 044 CF    HW: 5G0 907 044 CF
   Component: Climatronic   H04 1801  
   Revision: 00001K08    
   Coding: 0012010420211001100500400010102A
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   ASAM Dataset: EV_ACClimaBHBVW37X 006145
   ROD: EV_ACClimaBHBVW37X_006.rod
   VCID: 6D87C9F97D12513F121-8038

   Fresh Air Blower Front: 

   Geber für Kältemitteldruck/Kältemitteltemperatur: 

   Air quality sensor: 

No fault code found.

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Address 09: Cent. Elect. (J519)       Labels:. 5Q0-937-08X-V2.clb
   Part No SW: 5Q0 937 084 CF    HW: 5Q0 937 084 CF
   Component: BCM MQBAB M+  H34 0236  
   Serial number: 02001706901834
   Coding: 000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   ASAM Dataset: EV_BCMMQB 017001
   ROD: EV_BCMBOSCH_017.rod
   VCID: 7EA5FEB52074DAA7BBB-802A

   Control Unit For Wiper Motor: 
   Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 5G2 955 119 A    HW: 5G2 955 119 A  Labels: 5QX-955-119-V1.CLB
   Component: WWS    170216  042 0551 
   Serial number:         170303212708
   Coding: 0E4DDD

   Rain Light Recognition Sensor: 
   Subsystem 2 - Part No SW: 5Q0 955 547 B    HW: 5Q0 955 547 B  Labels: 5Q0-955-547.CLB
   Component: RLHS  042 0105 
   Serial number: S4Y17M03D15H00M58S45
   Coding: 00A8DD

   Sensor For Anti Theft Alarm System: 
   Subsystem 3 - Part No SW: 5Q0 951 172     HW: 5Q0 951 172 
   Component: Sensor, DWA  005 0316 
   Serial number: 000000000ZY170521MZF

   Alarm horn: 
   Subsystem 4 - Part No SW: 5Q0 951 605 A    HW: 5Q0 951 605 A
   Component: Sirene, DWA  005 0314 
   Serial number: 00000000000068295429

1 Fault Found:
204546 - Remote key 2 
          B147A 18 [009] - Current Too Low
          Confirmed - Tested Since Memory Clear
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 00000001
                    Fault Priority: 4
                    Fault Frequency: 1
                    Reset counter: 110
                    Mileage: 33589 km
                    Date: 2019.12.02
                    Time: 11:47:17


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Address 10: Park/Steer Assist (J446)       Labels:| 5Q0-919-294.clb
   Part No SW: 5QA 919 294 A    HW: 5QA 919 294 
   Component: PDC 8 KanalH07 0038  
   Serial number: 000308418617076
   Coding: 0471051001
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   ASAM Dataset: EV_EPHVA18AU3700000 009031
   ROD: EV_EPHVA18AU3700000_009_VW37.rod
   VCID: 4ACD62652C3CA607573-801E

No fault code found.

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Address 13: Auto Dist. Reg (J428)       Labels:| 3Q0-907-572.clb
   Part No SW: 5Q0 907 572 H    HW: 3QF 907 572 
   Component: ACC BOSCH MQB H10 0620  
   Coding: 2B00608159FFC728949C810560400600000000000000000000
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   ASAM Dataset: EV_ACCBOSCHVW416 002005
   ROD: EV_ACCBOSCHVW416_002_VW37.rod
   VCID: 3C2134BD76E808B7D5F-8068

No fault code found.

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Address 15: Airbags (J234)       Labels:| 5Q0-959-655.clb
   Part No SW: 5Q0 959 655 AR    HW: 5Q0 959 655 AR
   Component: AirbagVW21    003 0317  
   Serial number: 003TDR2RYHT9
   Coding: 98CCC000000000005C0000CF008800000065
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   ASAM Dataset: EV_AirbaVW20SMEVW37X 002154
   ROD: EV_AirbaVW20SMEVW37X.rod
   VCID: 1079B00D0AE0DCD7597-8044

   Belt Pretensioner left: 
   Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 5G0 980 945 B    HW: 5G0 980 945 B
   Component: BeltPretRevFL  H37 0350 
   Serial number: 34169677E14031741182
   Coding: 333135

   Belt Pretensioner right: 
   Subsystem 2 - Part No SW: 5G0 980 946 B    HW: 5G0 980 946 B
   Component: BeltPretRevFR  H37 0350 
   Serial number: 34169676E15031751315
   Coding: 333135

   Side Sensor Driver Front: 
   Subsystem 3 - Part No SW: -----------    HW: 480 001 203 17
   Component: SideSensor_Df  001 0887 
   Serial number: 35700000000727283225
   Coding: 2D2D2D

   Side Sensor Passenger Front: 
   Subsystem 4 - Part No SW: -----------    HW: 480 001 303 17
   Component: SideSensor_Pf  001 0887 
   Serial number: 3580000000077738D12L
   Coding: 2D2D2D

   Side Sensor Driver Rear: 
   Subsystem 5 - Part No SW: -----------    HW: 480 400 803 17
   Component: SideSensor_Dr  000 6149 
   Serial number: 3510001C124A43A6272U
   Coding: 2D2D2D

   Side Sensor Passenger Rear: 
   Subsystem 6 - Part No SW: -----------    HW: 480 401 403 17
   Component: SideSensor_Pr  000 6149 
   Serial number: 3520001A72507FC327C7
   Coding: 2D2D2D

   Front Sensor Driver: 
   Subsystem 7 - Part No SW: -----------    HW: 480 401 303 17
   Component: FrontSensor_D  000 6149 
   Serial number: 3550001BF24CDB14E35N
   Coding: 2D2D2D

No fault code found.

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Address 16: Steering wheel (J527)       Labels:| 5Q0-953-549.clb
   Part No SW: 5Q0 953 507 FT    HW: 5Q0 953 549 F
   Component: Lenks. Modul  003 0140  
   Revision: --------    Serial number: 13031708490654
   Coding: 0400
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   ASAM Dataset: EV_SMLSKLOMQB 020002
   ROD: EV_SMLSKLOMQB_020_VW37.rod
   VCID: 0D47A9791DD2F13FB21-8058

No fault code found.

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Address 17: Instruments (J285)       Labels:| 5G0-920-XXX-17.clb-SRI3
   Part No SW: 5G1 920 791     HW: 5G1 920 791 
   Component: KOMBI         409 2180  
   Coding: 23AD21002F802E0001886F011400000000000000
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   ASAM Dataset: EV_DashBoardVDDMQBAB 009052
   ROD: EV_DashBoardVDDMQBAB_009_VW37.rod
   VCID: 698FBDE949FA4D1F7E9-803C

1 Fault Found:
13639427 - Databus 
          U1123 00 [008] - Received Error Message
          [Steuergerät für Motor: bitte Fehlerspeicher auslesen]
          Intermittent - Confirmed - Tested Since Memory Clear
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 00000001
                    Fault Priority: 6
                    Fault Frequency: 1
                    Reset counter: 151
                    Mileage: 33607 km
                    Date: 2019.12.02
                    Time: 16:47:19


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Address 19: CAN Gateway (J533)       Labels:| 3Q0-907-530-V1.clb
   Part No SW: 3Q0 907 530 C    HW: 3Q0 907 530 C
   Component: GW MQB High   418 4286  
   Revision: --------    Serial number: 0006070503
   Coding: 030100045F086800FB00027E080F00010001050000000000000000000000
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   ASAM Dataset: EV_GatewNF 013020
   ROD: EV_GatewNF.rod
   VCID: 2F3B13F1B79EE32F60D-807A

   Alternator: 

   Multi Function Steering Wheel Control Module: 
   Subsystem 2 - Part No SW: 5G0 959 442 N    HW: 5G0 959 442 N  Labels: 3C8-959-537.CLB
   Component: E221__MFL-DC1  H11 0040 
   Serial number: 29170000474240067082
   Coding: 2CFFFF

   Battery Monitoring Control Module: 
   Subsystem 3 - Part No SW: 5Q0 915 181 K    HW: 5Q0 915 181 K
   Component: J367-BDMHella  H10 9070 
   Serial number: 6176703304          

1 Fault Found:
9175296 - Function Restriction due to Driver Fatigue Recognition 
          B130E 00 [008] - -
          [Funktionseinschränkung Pausenempfehlung - Ausfall CAN-MSG Prio2]
          Intermittent - Confirmed - Tested Since Memory Clear
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 00000001
                    Fault Priority: 6
                    Fault Frequency: 1
                    Reset counter: 151
                    Mileage: 33601 km
                    Date: 2019.12.02
                    Time: 15:02:00

                    Supply voltage: Terminal 30: 13.1 V
                    Terminal 15: On


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Address 29: Left Light (J1018)       Labels: 8V0-907-399.clb
   Part No SW: 8V0 907 399 D    HW: 8V0 907 399 D
   Component: LCM_MLBevoH08 0014  
   ASAM Dataset: EV_LCMLeftHELLAAU736 001012
   ROD: EV_LCMLeftHELLAAU736_VW37.rod
   VCID: 47CB5B513F2E5B6F48D-8012

No fault code found.

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Address 39: Right Light (J1023)       Labels: 8V0-907-399.clb
   Part No SW: 8V0 907 399 D    HW: 8V0 907 399 D
   Component: LCM_MLBevoH08 0014  
   ASAM Dataset: EV_LCMRightHELLAAU736 001012
   ROD: EV_LCMLeftHELLAAU736_VW37.rod
   VCID: 47CB5B513F2E5B6F48D-8012

No fault code found.

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Address 42: Door Elect, Driver (J386)       Labels:| 5QX-959-X93-42.clb
   Part No SW: 5Q0 959 593 E    HW: 5Q0 959 593 B
   Component: TSG FS        020 0041  
   Serial number: 210217EBK22908
   Coding: 003F0220D001048000001000
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   ASAM Dataset: EV_DCUDriveSideEWMAXKLO 006003
   ROD: EV_DCUDriveSideEWMAXCONT.rod
   VCID: 43D34F410B16774F945-8016

   Drivers Door Rear Control Module: 
   Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 5Q0 959 812     HW: 5Q0 959 812   Labels: 5QX-959-81X-V1.CLB
   Component: FOND_FHSG_DRV  005 0005 
   Serial number: 00000000000013778192
   Coding: 0D0000

No fault code found.

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Address 44: Steering Assist (J500)       Labels:| 5Q0-909-144.clb
   Part No SW: 3Q0 909 144 K    HW: 3Q0 909 144 H
   Component: EPS_MQB_ZFLS  506 5072  
   Coding: 8107
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   ASAM Dataset: EV_SteerAssisMQB 013144
   ROD: EV_SteerAssisMQB_013.rod
   VCID: 3A2D32A57CDC3687C73-806E

No fault code found.

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Address 4B: Multifunc. Module (J745)       Labels:| 3Q0-907-338-V1.clb
   Part No SW: 3Q0 907 338     HW: 3Q0 907 338 
   Component: FCM MQB Low   001 0285  
   Serial number: 10031710803312
   Coding: 000000050100164E01100F01020000000000000000000000000000000000
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   ASAM Dataset: EV_MultiModulContiVW48X 001010
   ROD: EV_MultiModulContiVW48X_001.rod
   VCID: 72BDDA85642C8EC7CF3-8026

No fault code found.

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Address 52: Door Elect, Pass. (J387)       Labels:| 5QX-959-X92-52.clb
   Part No SW: 5Q0 959 592 E    HW: 5Q0 959 592 B
   Component: TSG BFS       020 0041  
   Serial number: 080317EC802954
   Coding: 003F0020DE01048000801000
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   ASAM Dataset: EV_DCUPasseSideEWMAXKLO 006003
   ROD: EV_DCUPasseSideEWMAXCONT.rod
   VCID: 42DD4A45140C7E479F3-8016

   Passengers Rear Door Control Module: 
   Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 5Q0 959 811     HW: 5Q0 959 811   Labels: 5QX-959-81X-V1.CLB
   Component: FOND_FHSG_PSG  005 0005 
   Serial number: 00000000000013708881
   Coding: 150000

No fault code found.

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Address 5F: Information Electr. (J794)       Labels:| 5G0-035-MIB-STD2.clb
   Part No SW: 3Q0 035 874 B    HW: 3Q0 035 874 B
   Component: MU-S-ND-ER    840 0757  
   Serial number:               
   Coding: 02731001FF00000051110101008808001F0502E601200000CF
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200
   ASAM Dataset: EV_MUStd4CDELP 001001
   ROD: EV_MUStd4CDELP_VW37.rod
   VCID: 313F1589A1AAF5DF769-8064

   Operating And Display Unit 1: 
   Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 5G6 919 605 B    HW: 5G6 919 605 B
   Component: ABT_Std-2_Nav  H41 8077 
   Serial number: VWZ6ZET0770380      

   Data medium: 
   Subsystem 2 - Part No SW: 5NA 919 866 H    HW: -----------
   Component: ECE1 2019/20  --- 1115 
   Serial number: --------------------

No fault code found.

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Address A9: Struct. Borne Sound (J869)       Labels: 4H0-907-159.clb
   Part No SW: 5G0 907 159     HW: 4H0 907 159 A
   Component: SAS-GEN 2     H06 0014  
   Serial number: 170217200138
   ASAM Dataset: EV_SoundActuaGen2AU64X 003010
   ROD: EV_SoundActuaGen2AU64X.rod
   VCID: 6B83C7E143065F0F0C5-803E

No fault code found.

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Address D6: Light Ctrl Left 2 (A31)       Labels: 7PP-941-572.clb
   Part No SW: 7P5 941 572 A    HW: 7P5 941 572 A
   Component: LED1L         H06 0002  
   ASAM Dataset: EV_LEDMinMaxL_KEBODAVW481 001003
   ROD: EV_LEDMinMaxL_KEBODAVW481.rod
   VCID: 392F2DA979DA3D9FCE9-806C

No fault code found.

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Address D7: Light Ctrl Right 2 (A27)       Labels: 7PP-941-572.clb
   Part No SW: 7P5 941 572 A    HW: 7P5 941 572 A
   Component: LED1R         H06 0002  
   ASAM Dataset: EV_LEDMinMaxR_KEBODAVW481 001003
   ROD: EV_LEDMinMaxRKEBODVW481.rod
   VCID: 392F2DA979DA3D9FCE9-806C

No fault code found.

End----------(Elapsed Time: 01:41, VBatt start/end: 12.3V/12.3V)-----------
 
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Owen: It's very interesting (at least to me) how length of twilight period varies across continents and time-of-year!

I'm not sure that a solution to your problem is immediately obvious, but it will be illuminating (pun intended) if you post-up a complete (meaning unedited) auto-scan for the car in question (instead of just the Gateway installation list).

Again, I'm not sure about your mk7.5 - but in earlier model mk7 Golfs, the upper nibble of Byte 0 on the light-sensor (which is a LIN slave module to the BCM - so the sensor is not included in the gateway summary list) had a bunch of software switches that enabled earlier switch-on thresholds for the sensor. Since you haven't posted a complete auto-scan, it's not possible to ascertain whether the light sensor on your car has one of these earlier settings selected.

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While this message is displayed, and until you actually turn the headlights on, no other settings or displays are visible in the digital cockpit any longer.
This can be disabled by changing the adaption channel "ENG141656-ENG126818-Außenlicht_uebergreifend-Fahrlichtwarnung_Hinweis_Konfig" to "not active" in your BCM.
 
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Am I the only one around here who thinks it's absurd that this car would tell the driver to turn on the lights, rather than just turning on the damn lights? I means it's not like those lights aren't under full digital control!

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Thankyou very much for this TBAx, I will give this a try tomorrow and let you know if it disables the switch on warning completely.
 
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Hi Don, have attempted to append my full autoscan as requested. Appreciate your reply and support.
 
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Am I the only one around here who thinks it's absurd that this car would tell the driver to turn on the lights, rather than just turning on the damn lights? I means it's not like those lights aren't under full digital control!
Not, if the rotary light switch is set to 0. ;)
 
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Hi TBAx,

Tried your suggestion and it worked, disabled the warnings completely. However, I decided to choose one of the alternative setting options for that channel, “Hinweis_in_LDS-Stellung_Null” rather than the German option of "not active" per your recommendation. What this setting allows is for the warning to come on with the light switch in the 0 (Off) position only, and if I then briefly switch to Auto or Headlight setting with the rotary light switch for a few seconds in order to allow the dipped beams to come on, and the warning to go off, I then move the rotary switch to side light position only, and the warning remains off. So this is an ideal workaround for me, thank you so much.
For my further learning, I would be interested in finding out exactly which channel adaptations control the daylight sensor on/off thresholds for this dipped beam warning message and functionality. I know the trigger is via light senor on the rear of the interior mirror, as I have held my LED torch up to this and watched the warning message switch off on the dashboard. Further observed this through watching the advanced measuring data values changing in the following two channels as I moved the torch up to and away from the mirror sensor.
IDE05838-MAS04809 Light recognition sensor-Darkness - On
IDE05838-MAS04810 Light recognition sensor-Request for light activation - On
With the torch against the senor, both values above changed to Off. Moving it away they both change back to On. (Car in low ambient light garage)

The perfect solution for me would be to modify the low light trigger value(s) in the appropriate channel or channels, assuming there are some linked and related settings around this. (Hysteresis settings along with Lux light level settings etc.) If I could adjust this so that the warning does not come on at all in other than “appropriate low light levels actually requiring dipped headlights”, I would do that and revert the ENG141656-ENG126818-Außenlicht_uebergreifend-Fahrlichtwarnung_Hinweis_Konfig setting you suggested, changing it back to Hinweis_in_LDS-Stellung_Null_und_SL per the vehicle default and VW’s intention I guess.
If you could add any more clarity around that aspect it would be very much appreciated, if not though, no problem as your suggestion has provided a very workable solution for me on this very annoying “switch on dipped headlight” VW Golf MK7.5 light problem.

Best regards,

Owen
 
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Hi Don, ref TBAx reply above, tried his suggestion and have sent a further reply back to him which you might find useful as well. Thanks again. Owen
 
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Hi Don, ref TBAx reply above, tried his suggestion and have sent a further reply back to him which you might find useful as well. Thanks again. Owen
Owen: Thanks for the heads-up. Yes, if anyone knows these answers, TBAx is definitely the one!!;).

Sounds like you have a passion for solving this problem and the intellectual capacity to pursue the matter - both excellent attributes.

In the primordial recesses of the last century when you were probably not born, a wonderfully kind and well respected teacher here in the Antipodes tried desperately to instill lighting theory into the stubborn minds of his students (of which I was one).

Although I suspect that the definition of twilight is a physical thing involving the relative position of the sun and the earth's surface, from a lighting perspective we used a standard of 500 lux in his classes. Because I was more interested in "extra-curricular" pursuits in those days, I'm not sure if this measure was a recognized standard (I suspect not) - but it's a not unreasonable rule-of-thumb metric IMO.

So - back to your problem: If I look at my database of BCM admaps on an application like MS Access and if I apply a search vector for settings around 500 lux, the following adaptation channels are returned:

ENG122932-ENG123007-RLS_Night_Sensitivity-p_lx_rs_dawn > 200 lx
ENG122932-ENG123006-RLS_Night_Sensitivity-p_lx_rs_day > 500 lx

Now - without any knowledge what-so-ever of how the boffins @ VW/Audi actually intended these channels to operate, I'm guessing that there is an inherent hysteresis built-into the design for the headlight ON/OFF function. By which I mean that in order to stop the control mechanism from "hunting" (i.e. stopping the switching ciruit from continuously cycling on/off around a single threshold light value) 2 x threshold values are used.

This means (and again, I'm guessing) that assuming that the ignition is kept switched-on, once the headlights are automatically enabled at the ENG123008 value of 500 lux (above), the control mechanism will stay switched-on until the ambient light level rises again to the ENG123007 value of 200 lux - see pic below:



I've not tried playing with settings on either of the 2 x channels above - but I believe that they are sufficiently intriguing for your purpose as to warrant your attention. Perhaps?

Don

PS: and just in case you are wondering why I launched into a discussion about switching hysteresis - if you are successful in modifying the setting on the ENG123006 channel - you might consider retaining the same differential that is designed into the factory settings . By which I mean if you lower "day" level - increase the "dawn" level by the same amount

PPS:... and here is another aspect of the ability to alter the switch-on light thresholds - alas in the wrong direction for your purpose (it's the long-code string for the RLS/RHLS/RFLS). Notice that the code-string value is the same as in your auto-scan. It would be interesting to see what happens to the Lux settings in the 2 x adaptation channels above if the threshold settings are changed in this Byte ?

 
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Hi Don,

Appreciate the further input and comments. Unfortunately being born in the late 50’s last century as well, and from my interest in photography from my early teens at that time, I probably have an unhealthy interest in light levels and solving this problem for the general “Scottish” ambient light conditions, and my declining tolerance for annoying problems…...

Ref your input around the Lux values for dawn and daylight, I’ll have a play with those tomorrow. I’m assuming the lower light level at ENG123007 is what triggers the switch on warning, (200Lx), not the higher level indicated in ENG123006 (500Lux), but want to check with you again that that was not a typo on your part, affecting my understanding of how this circuit might be working. Appreciate if you could double check your thoughts on that, higher Lux is brighter triggering switch off, not switch on etc.

Understand and agree with your hysteresis theory and will keep that in mind with future trials.

Already had a go at changing the Long coding in the RLS/RHLS/RFLS slave controller a few days ago, with no significant difference noticed. Note though that although 4 alternatives are shown there, only 1 (+60% from memory) was accepted by the controller with the others being rejected as “out of range.” Will try the +60% one again and note any difference in the lux values then set in ENG123006 and ENG123007 and let you know.

Many thanks Don, great inputs,

Owen
 
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Unfortunately being born in the late 50’s last century..............
"late 50's"? You are a mere baby!!!;)

Ref your input around the Lux values for dawn and daylight, I’ll have a play with those tomorrow. I’m assuming the lower light level at ENG123007 is what triggers the switch on warning, (200Lx), not the higher level indicated in ENG123006 (500Lux), but want to check with you again that that was not a typo on your part, affecting my understanding of how this circuit might be working. Appreciate if you could double check your thoughts on that, higher Lux is brighter triggering switch off, not switch on etc.
hmm....... OK - it might be my thick Australian accent and my involuntary (and understandable) tendency to easily slip into "strine" (look it up) - but I suspect that we do misunderstand each over!!

That said, I'm not entirely sure which of us is correct - my ego makes me hope that it's you that is wrong, but past experience in interpreting the meaning of BCM channels suggests that it might be me that has erred (which would be an unmitigated disaster - I'm sure you would agree !! :D)

So this is my thinking - If you look at the wording of the channels - the "dawn" channel has the lower setting of 200 Lux. My assumption (and it's just that) is that the value in this channel relates to what happens when the car is traversing the period from late night to early morning. While I agree with your hypothesis about the relative values of the 2 x threshold values - the only way to make sense of the title words in the channel name is my way - I think.

In my befuddled mind, this logic tends to support the notion that the lower lux value in ENG123007 is the "switch-off" threshold (which may be accompanied by a warning message) and ENG123006 is the threshold for "switch-on" which is accompanied with the familiar nag-message that annoyingly and repeatedly has assailed your gaze.

But, as I have said numerous times before - there is no greater folly than a man (or woman) who believes that truth has only one face - so, I'm more than happy to be proven wrong!

Don
 
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Probieren geht über studieren ;)

-Uwe-

(Yeah, yeah, I'm violating my own "post in English" rule. Call it Dictator's perrogative)
 
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Absolutely Uwe, where there is a will.......
 
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Hi Don, no baby any longer unfortunately, but thanks for the thought at least….

It’s not the strine that’s confusing us here, more the German translation of the coding intent I think. I agree with your thinking that the lower value relates to what happens at dawn, and the higher value dictates what happens at day. (Or dusk more to my thinking) Our thoughts are in line actually I think, not different. I got myself confused when you mentioned “the headlights are automatically enabled at the ENG123008 value of 500 lux (above)” The word (above) there confused me, as I agree it will switch on as the light fades to 500 lux or “below”, hysteresis values accepted, and then remain on until daylight fades completely into night, night turns into dawn next day and the light level rises to 200 lux or “above” again, hysteresis values accepted to prevent hunting around these single value thresholds, so we are in sync I think. I confused myself originally with your 500 (above) comment as mentioned.

I tried playing around with the various lux settings again today, but not much further forward I don’t think.

Trial 1-
Reduced the value in MAS08228-ENG133437 from 1200 to 60.
At the same time, reduced the value in MAS08228-ENG133438 to 80, that was the lowest value the controller would accept with MAS08228-ENG133437 set to 60.

While monitoring the actual trigger values for lights and warning on / off via the advanced measuring blocks below, noted that regardless of these changes, warning message and dipped headlights still came on around 300 lux, and remained on until around 3000 lux??? As such, changed these two back to their default values.

Light sensor advanced measuring blocks:
IDE05838-MAS02475 Light recognition sensor-Brightness infrared 0 lx
IDE05838-MAS02851 Light recognition sensor-Brightness 60 lx
IDE05838-MAS04809 Light recognition sensor-Darkness On
IDE05838-MAS04810 Light recognition sensor-Request for light activation On

Trial 2 -
Reduced the hysteresis settings at MAS08228-ENG133434 and MAS08228-ENG133435 both to 60, again the lowest value they would accept. Did not notice any change in switch off/on behaviour compared with the above Trial. So, changed those two back to their defaults as well.
Tried to change the sensitivity settings for dawn and day channels at ENG123007 and ENG123006, but the controller would not accept any different values there, returning the “out of range” error message on both channel change attempts. (Up or down)

Trial 3 –
Per your PPS comment, I changed the slave controller long coding to the +60% level option, the only one it would permit me to change rejecting all others as “out of range.” The revised coding was accepted as 18A8DD. I looked the actual lux values in ENG123007 and ENG123006 to determine if they had changed at all, but they were still the same level of 200 and 500 respectively.

So still needing to do a bit more thinking and research into this, I’m wondering if the Infra red sensor is in some way playing a part here, by way of a combination of both luminance light and infra red light permutations here??? E.g MAS08228-ENG133444

Thanks again for your thoughts,

Owen.
 
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^^^Owen,
While it would be wonderful to read of your success in solving this issue - my more immediate delight is in the vindication of my previous intuitive observation:

....Sounds like you have a passion for solving this problem and the intellectual capacity to pursue the matter - both excellent attributes.
Don
 
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Changing the "ENG141656-ENG126818-Außenlicht_uebergreifend-Fahrlichtwarnung_Hinweis_Konfig" channel to "kein_Hinweis" worked for me as well on my 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport. That disabled the "Please switch on your lights" message all together.

I was annoyed when entering my car, starting it and being forced to turn on the lights just to back out of the dark garage before being allowed to changed the profile from my wife's to my own via the steering wheel controls.

I don't need the car to tell me when to turn on the lights, I can handle that one! :)
 
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Hello from Glasgow, Scotland.

I just got my mk7.5 GTI a couple of weeks ago, and this was one of the first things I found annoying - so this is a fantastic topic for me, and the solution is there for me already.

My scenario is that when driving on brightly lit evening or even night time streets, I do not believe the dipped headlights are required! The LED DRLs on the front are very bright indeed. LED streetlights have greatly increased the illumination levels of urban streets and I think that all that LED dipped headlights add, is more dazzle. I know not everyone will agree with me, and I know its probably not legal to not have dipped headlights on after dark.

Its interesting to note that in the old days - in city or urban driving on roads with streetlights, cars quite often only used sidelights. It created a much less stressful atmosphere... I
 
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The LED DRLs on the front are very bright indeed. LED streetlights have greatly increased the illumination levels of urban streets and I think that all that LED dipped headlights add, is more dazzle. I know not everyone will agree with me, and I know its probably not legal to not have dipped headlights on after dark.
You'll probably find the LED DRL cause more dazzle than the headlights as they have no defined cut-off.

I hope you also have rear DRL coded to make sure your visible from the rear :)
 
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I hadn't thought about the front DRLs causing dazzle... I'll look into that... i presume from your comment that they turn off when dipped headlights are on, which i also didn't realise!

I was wanting to use the headlight switch in its sidelight position, so the rear lights would be on.
 
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