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Hi Guys is there any way one can turn off the lights that come on when the car is on. I think they call them running lights, I often film from my vehicle but these light are a real problem when trying not to be noticed.
I have looked at the screen to turn off but there is nothing in this area to deactivate
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I have a 2014 Touareg R line V6 TDi
I have been to the dealership but they wont help here as its a legal issue.
 

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You can use VCDS and put an off/on selector in the setup menu of the RNS-850.

Then it is menu selectable. Really that easy.

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Thank you for your reply but im really not good with electronics. What is the VCDS etc Could you please explain in more simple terms
Thank you so much for replying
 

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It's a legal requirement to use front Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) on all cars of that age, across the whole of Europe - it's a road safety issue. You'll be noticed more by the lack of DRLs than their presence.
 

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I do understand this but but for the amount of time this is done is minimal especially at night. We are easily seen. We keep the engine running while we film and its very obvious that we are there. We do a lot of surveillance work that is why im asking
 

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You need to find VW specialist who uses VCDS or a similar system for fault finding/settings who will be sympathetic to your business needs and, hopefully, give you an on/off switch for your DRLs.
 

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Vagcom (from ross-tech.com) can do this.
 

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I guess a Touareg is just not an ideal car for private investigators or creepers to fly under the radar, after all. :) Regardless of DRL, btw.
 

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Thank you for your reply but im really not good with electronics. What is the VCDS etc Could you please explain in more simple terms
Thank you so much for replying
If you can use a computer/smart phone... you can use VCDS. Check out the link below and read up on the product. If you own a VW... especially a Treg it's pretty much a necessity.

 

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If y'all don't mind me piggybacking this since replies are recent and my issue is nearly the same.

I did an HID conversion on my 2006 Touareg and since then one of the bulbs won't fire on. I've researched the issue that I need to disable the DRL as it's undervolting the system. Soooo, with one of my bulbs being out, will I need to purchase new bulbs in addition to getting DRL disabled?
 

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From experience HIDS kits of both 35 watt and 55 watt normally work perfectly well in Generation 1 Touaregs including when used as DRLs.

On the very early Touaregs you could turn the DRL function on and off by going into the various menus and their options which are controlled by the thumbwheel and buttons on the left(?) hand side of the steering wheel.

Before you do anything else I would swap the bulb the is out over to the side that is working and vice versa.

This will tell you if the bulb is bad or the ballast is bad.

One problem with Gen 1 cars is that the insulation on the wiring inside the headlight breaks up and falls off leaving bare wires so you need to inspect this carefully in both headlights.

Also the chrome plating on the headlight reflector bowl fails and falls off so you also need to inspect this!

Sadly Gen 1 headlights are shyte.
 

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Thanks for the reply. The headlights were such a pain in the ass to get in and out but I guess I have to switch bulbs and see what's going on.
 

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Do you have a link to a guide or something? Perhaps I followed the wrong one but I would describe it as 'doable but tricky'.
 
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