Instruction book AUDI Q5 2008
 Audi Q5   Controls   Lights and vision  Exterior lights
Light switch
Turn the switch Fig. 1 to the appropriate position. The symbol lights up when the lights are on.
0 - Lights off (on some models the daytime running lights are switched on when the ignition is switched on.)
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).
- Side lights
- Dipped headlights
Front and rear fog lights
Press the corresponding switch Fig. 1:
- Front fog lights
- Rear fog lights
Headlight range control
Your Audi Q5 is equipped with a headlight range control to prevent oncoming traffic from being dazzled when the Audi Q5 is heavily laden.
On Audi Q5s with xenon headlights*, the headlight beam settings are adjusted automatically (even during braking and acceleration).
On Audi Q5s with halogen headlights, the thumbwheel Fig. 2 must be used to adjust the headlight beam settings:
O - Two front occupants, luggage compartment empty
I - All seats occupied, luggage compartment empty
II - All seats occupied, luggage compartment loaded
III - Driver only, luggage compartment loaded
adaptive light*
When the lights are on, they are automatically adapted to bends in the road, depending on the speed of the Audi Q5 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.
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.
  • 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 remove the ignition key and open the door when the exterior lighting is 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 Audi Q5 lights.

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