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VW Passat B8 Owner's Manual ➜ Vehicle lighting

other road users. This can lead to accidents and serious injury.  
— Turn the headlamp control to the corresponding position:  
· Always signal lane changes and overtaking and turning  
maneuvers well in advance using turn signals.  
The lights are off.  
The “Leaving Home” function (exterior orientation  
lighting) may be activated ÿ p. 111.  
· Switch off the direction indicator once the lane change,  
overtaking and turning manoeuvres have been completed.  
Position light or parking light on both sides on ÿ p. 110.  
The symbol on the control lights up in verde.  
The hazard flashers also work with the ignition off  
ÿ p. 70.  
Low beam off. The position lamp will remain on as long  
as the driver's door is closed.  
Some settings can be saved in personalization  
function user accounts and are changed when switching  
user accounts ÿ p. 39.  
daytime running lights  
Depending on the equipment, the daytime running lights can  
increase the visibility of the vehicle when driving during the day.  
The daytime running lights come on each time the ignition is  
switched on if the light stalk is in the position , low).  
vehicle lighting  
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(if it is detected  
Turn lights on and off  
The daytime running lights cannot be manually turned on or off.  
WARNING  
If the road is not well lit and other road users do not see the  
vehicle or only have difficulty seeing it, accidents and serious  
injuries can occur.  
· Los assistants de luces son solo systéms auxiliar  
liares, the driver is responsible for making sure the correct  
lights are on.  
· Always turn on the dipped beam in case of darkness,  
Fig. 98 Next to the steering wheel: light control (a  
precipitation or poor visibility.  
variant).  
WARNING  
Turn on the lights  
The position light and the daytime running lights do not shine  
— Switch on the ignition.  
enough to illuminate the road well and be seen by other road  
— Turn the light control to the corresponding position ÿ fig. 98:  
users.  
· Always turn on the dipped beam in case of darkness,  
precipitation or poor visibility.  
Automatic switching on of the low beam: the low beam  
turns on and off depending on the ambient light and the  
· Taillights are not included in the daytime running lights. A vehicle  
without the taillights on cannot be seen by other road users in  
weather ÿ ÿ p. 107.  
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the event of darkness, precipitation or poor visibility.  
Position light and daytime running lights on. The symbol  
on the control lights up green.  
Low beam on. The control indicator lights up green.  
WARNING  
Automatic dipped beam switching switches the dipped  
in  
beam on and off only when the brightness changes.  
Turn off the lights  
— Switch off the ignition.  
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Lights  
Automatic switching on low beam  
· In case of special weather conditions, e.g. For  
example, if it is foggy, manually switch on the  
dipped beam.  
When the automatic connection of low beam  
is switched on, the vehicle's lighting and the lighting of the  
instruments and controls are turned on and off depending on the  
existing light conditions. When the lights are on, the control  
indicator lights up yellow.  
When reverse gear is engaged, the static cornering lights  
come on on both sides of the vehicle to better illuminate  
the surroundings during the manoeuvre.  
The automatic switching on of the low beam is only an auxiliary  
function and cannot always accurately identify all situations that  
occur while driving.  
Turn fog lights on and off  
If equipped, you can set the timing for automatic switching on of  
the low beam in the vehicle settings menu of the infotainment  
system ÿ p. 36.  
The fog lights can be switched on with the light switch in the  
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(position beam) or (low beam) position when the ignitiopn. 1is0o6n: ÿ  
Switch on the fog lights: Press the button.  
static curve light  
When turning slowly or in very tight turns, a static cornering light  
comes on.  
The button control indicator lights up green.  
Switch on the rear fog light : Press the button. The button  
Dynamic cornering light (AFS)  
control indicator lights up.  
.
The dynamic cornering light allows optimal illumination of the  
In addition, the control indicator lights up yellow in the  
instrument cluster.  
road. The dynamic cornering light only works if the automatic  
switching on of the low beam  
— To switch off the fog lights, press the corresponding button  
again.  
This  
It is connected and circulates at more than  
approx. 10 km/h (6 mph).  
When the fog lights or rear fog lights are switched on with  
If equipped, dynamic cornering lighting can be activated and  
automatic low beam switching on, the low beam is also  
switched on regardless of the ambient  
deactivated in the vehicle settings menu of the infotainment system  
ÿ p. 36.  
light.  
Acoustic signals to warn that the lights have not been turned  
off  
On vehicles factory-equipped with a towing device, the  
vehicle's rear fog lamp will not illuminate when a trailer  
When the key is removed from the ignition lock and the driver's  
with an integrated rear fog lamp is towed electrically.  
door is opened, warning signals sound in the following cases:  
— Whether the parking light is connected.  
or the rear anti-fog light  
— If the position light  
blah is on  
Light functions  
With the “Coming Home” function activated, when leaving the  
vehicle, no audible warning will sound to let you know that the  
lights are still on.  
Position light  
When the position light is on, the position lights in the two  
headlights, certain areas of the rear light groups, the number plate  
light, as well as the light of the buttons on the central console and  
those on the instrument panel. If the ignition is on, the daytime  
running lights also come on.  
Some settings can be saved in personalization  
function user accounts and are changed when switching  
user accounts ÿ p. 39.  
If the vehicle is not locked from the outside with the ignition  
switched off, after approx. 10 minutes the parking light on both  
sides of the vehicle is automatically switched on to reduce the  
strain on the 12 volt battery ÿ p. 110.  
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High beam assist can be activated and deactivated in the  
vehicle settings menu of the infotainment system if appropriately  
equipped ÿ p. 36.  
High beam, turn on and off  
Switch on high beam assist  
— Switch on the ignition and switch on automatic dipped beam  
.
— Starting from the basic position, push the turn signal and high  
beam lever forwards.  
When the high beam is on, the control indicator in the  
instrument cluster display illuminates. When the high beam assist  
is active, the blue high beam control lamp in the instrument panel  
Fig. 99 On the left side of the steering column: turn signal and reel  
light lever  
illuminates.  
day.  
trumentos.  
— Switch on the ignition and switch on the dipped beam.  
Adjusting the sensitivity of the high beam assist  
— Move the turn signal and light lever  
road from the center position to the desired position ÿ fig. 99:  
Depending on the country in question, the sensitivity of the high  
beam assistant can be adjusted in two  
The high beam comes on.  
A
levels:  
B The flashing lights are activated or the high beam goes off.  
Increase sensitivity: Push the turn signal and high beam lever  
forwards from the starting position and hold it in this position  
for approx. 15 approx. The control lamp flashes three times in  
the instrument cluster as confirmation.  
The flashes of light remain on as long as the lever is pulled.  
When the high beam or headlamps are on, the blue control  
indicator in the instrument cluster lights up.  
Restore sensitivity to standard setting: Press the turn signal  
and high beam lever forwards from the starting position and  
hold it in this position for approx. 15 approx. The control indicator  
high beam assistant  
Depending on the equipment, the vehicle may have a dynamic  
high beam assistant ÿ p. 108  
flashes three times (briefly) in the instrument cluster as  
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ÿ p. 109.  
confirmation. OR: Switch the ignition off and on again.  
WARNING  
If the high beam is not used correctly, it could cause accidents  
and serious injuries because it can distract and dazzle other  
Switch off high beam assist  
road users.  
— Disconnect the automatic connection of the headlight  
cross  
.
OR: If the high beam assist is connected and active, pull back  
high beam assistant  
the turn signal and high beam lever.  
OR: If the high beam assist is connected but not active, push  
High beam assistant avoids automatic  
the turn signal and high beam lever forwards to switch on the  
manual high beam. Pull the turn signal and high beam lever  
back to switch off the manual high beam if necessary.  
especially the dazzling of vehicles traveling in the opposite  
direction or ahead in the same direction. In addition, the high beam  
assistant normally detects illuminated areas and switches off the  
high beam when passing, e.g. For example, by population.  
Within its limitations, the assistant automatically switches the  
high beam on or off depending on the ambient and traffic  
OR: Switch off the ignition.  
conditions as well as the speed ÿ .  
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Lights  
System limitations  
· Do not cover the field of view of the camera.  
In the following cases, the high beam must be switched off manually  
· Check regularly that the windscreen is not damaged by the  
area of the camera's field of view.  
because the high beam assistant will not switch it off in time or not  
at all:  
If there are objects in the area of influence of the  
— On roads insufficiently lit with signs  
very reflective.  
camera that radiate light, e.g. For example, a portable  
navigation system, the function of the high beam assist may be  
affected.  
— In the case of road users with lighting  
insufficient, e.g. e.g. pedestrians or cyclists.  
— On sharp curves, when traffic in the right direction  
otherwise it is partially hidden, on steep climbs or descents.  
dynamic light assistant  
road  
— On roads with oncoming traffic and a central guardrail when  
the driver can easily see over it, e.g. For example, a truck  
driver.  
The dynamic high beam assistant illuminates the road and its  
edges to the maximum. At the same time, it prevents dazzling from  
vehicles moving ahead in the same direction and from those  
moving in the opposite direction. Using a camera, the system  
detects other road users, as well as their distance from the vehicle,  
and covers a certain area of the headlights. If glare from other road  
users can no longer be avoided, the high beam is switched off  
automatically.  
— In case of fog, snow or heavy precipitation  
sas.  
— In case of dust or sand eddies.  
— In case the windshield is damaged in the field of vision of  
the camera.  
— If the camera's field of view is fogged, dirty, or covered with  
any stickers, snow, or ice.  
Within its limitations, the assistant automatically switches the  
high beam on or off depending on the ambient and traffic  
— If the camera is faulty or if the power supply  
current has been interrupted.  
conditions as well as the speed ÿ .  
WARNING  
High beam assist can be activated and deactivated in the  
vehicle settings menu of the infotainment system if appropriately  
equipped ÿ p. 36.  
Don't let the increased comfort provided by High Beam Assist  
induce you to take any risks that compromise safety. The  
system cannot replace the attention of the driver.  
Switch on the dynamic high beam assistant  
· Always control the lights yourself and adjust the fabrics  
depending on the light, visibility and traffic conditions.  
— Switch on the ignition and switch on automatic dipped beam  
.
· High beam assist may not correctly detect all situations  
— Starting from the basic position, push the turn signal and high  
and may only work to a limited extent in certain situations.  
beam lever forwards.  
When the high beam is on, the control indicator in the  
· If the camera's field of view is dirty, covered, or damaged,  
instrument cluster display illuminates. When the high beam assist  
is active, the blue high beam control indicator in the instrument  
the wizard's operation may be affected. This also applies if  
changes are made to the vehicle's lighting system, for  
cluster illuminates.  
example if additional headlights are installed.  
Disconnect dynamic reel light assistant  
NOTICE  
day  
— Disconnect the automatic connection of the headlight  
In order not to impair the correct operation of the system, take  
cross  
.
into account the following points:  
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Periodically clean the field of vision of the  
camera and keep it clean, free of snow and ice.  
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OR: If the high beam assist is connected and active, pull back  
· If the camera's field of view is dirty, covered, or damaged,  
the turn signal and high beam lever.  
the wizard's operation may be affected. This also applies if  
changes are made to the vehicle's lighting system, for  
example if additional headlights are installed.  
OR: if the high beam assist is on  
connected but not active, push the turn signal and high beam  
lever forwards to turn the manual high beam on. Pull the turn  
signal and high beam lever back to switch off the manual high  
beam if necessary.  
NOTICE  
In order not to impair the correct operation of the system, take  
into account the following points:  
OR: Switch off the ignition.  
Periodically clean the field of vision of the  
camera and keep it clean, free of snow and ice.  
System limitations  
· Do not cover the field of view of the camera.  
In the following cases, the high beam must be switched off manually  
because the high beam assistant will not switch it off in time or not  
at all:  
· Check regularly that the windscreen is not damaged by the area  
of the camera's field of view.  
— On roads insufficiently lit with signs  
very reflective.  
If there are objects in the area of influence of the camera  
that radiate light, e.g. For example, a portable navigation  
system, the function of the high beam assist may be affected.  
— In the case of road users with insufficient lighting, e.g. e.g.  
pedestrians or cyclists.  
— On sharp curves, when traffic in the right direction  
otherwise it is partially hidden, on steep climbs or descents.  
parking light  
— On roads with oncoming traffic and a central guardrail when  
the driver can easily see over it, e.g. For example, a truck  
driver.  
— In case of fog, snow or heavy precipitation  
sas.  
— In case of dust or sand eddies.  
— In case the windshield is damaged in the field of view of the  
camera.  
— If the camera's field of view is fogged, dirty, or covered with  
any stickers, snow, or ice.  
Fig. 100 On the left side of the steering column: turn signal and reel  
— If the camera is faulty or if the power supply  
light lever  
current has been interrupted.  
day.  
WARNING  
Connect the parking light to only one side of the vehicle  
Don't let the increased comfort provided by High Beam Assist  
induce you to take any risks that compromise safety. The system  
When the parking lamp is switched on, the front position lamp and  
certain areas of the rear light assembly on the relevant side of the  
vehicle light up:  
cannot replace the attention of the driver.  
— Switch off the ignition.  
· Always control the lights yourself and adjust the fabrics  
depending on the light, visibility and traffic conditions.  
— Move the turn signal and light lever  
road from the center position to the desired position ÿ fig. 100:  
High beam assist may not  
correctly detect all situations and that in certain situations it  
A Right parking lamp is connected.  
only works in a limited way.  
B Left parking lamp is connected.  
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Lights  
Connect the parking light on both sides of the vehicle  
Automatic “Coming Home” function: The “Coming Home”  
and “Leaving Home” functions are controlled automatically by  
a rain sensor  
When the parking lamp is connected to both sides of the  
via and light  
vehicle, the position lamps in both headlamps and certain areas  
of the rear light units come on:  
Manual “Coming Home” function : The “Coming Home” function  
is activated manually.  
The “Leaving Home” function is automatically controlled by a  
rain and light sensor.  
— Switch on position light .  
— Switch off the ignition.  
In the infotainment system's vehicle settings menu, you can set the  
duration of the lights-off delay, as well as activate and deactivate  
the function ÿ p. 36.  
— Lock the vehicle from the outside.  
Automatic deactivation of position light or parking light  
If the vehicle detects that the 12-volt battery is low, it will turn  
off the position or parking light, but after 2 hours of operation at  
the earliest, so that the engine can still be started.  
Activate the automatic “Coming Home” function  
— Switch off the ignition.  
The “Coming Home” lighting comes on if the light control is  
in the position and the rain and light sensor detects darkness.  
If the battery capacity is not enough to keep the position light  
or parking light on for 2 hours, the 12 volt battery may become  
so discharged that it is not possible to start the engine ÿ .  
The lights off delay starts when the last vehicle door or tailgate  
is closed.  
Activate the manual “Coming Home” function  
WARNING  
— Switch off the ignition.  
If the vehicle is left parked without sufficiently signalizing it with  
— Activate the light bursts for approx. 1 second  
do.  
the appropriate lights and, therefore, other road users do not  
see it or only see it with difficulty, accidents and serious injuries  
The “Coming Home” lighting is switched on when the driver's door  
is opened. The lights-off delay begins when the last door in the  
vehicle, including the tailgate, is closed.  
can occur.  
· Always park the vehicle safely and with the appropriate lights  
on. Observe the legal provisions in this regard.  
Deactivate the “Coming Home” function  
· If the lighting of the vehicle is necessary during  
several hours, connect the right or left parking light if  
possible. The amount of time that the parking lamp on  
— Automatically deactivates once elapsed  
do the time set for the lights off delay.  
one side of the vehicle can remain on is generally twice as  
long as the parking lamp on both sides of the vehicle.  
OR: is automatically deactivated if approx. 30 seconds after  
activating the function, a vehicle door or the tailgate is still  
open.  
OR: Turn off the lights.  
OR: Switch on the ignition.  
“Coming Home” functions and  
“Leaving Home” (outdoor  
orientation lighting)  
Activate the “Leaving Home” function  
— Unlock the vehicle (if automatic low beam switching is on and  
the rain and light sensor detects darkness).  
The “Coming Home” and “Leaving Home” functions  
illuminate the area closest to the vehicle when getting in  
and out of the vehicle in the event of darkness.  
Deactivate the “Leaving Home” function  
— Automatically deactivates after the lights-off delay time has  
elapsed.  
Depending on the equipment, the vehicle can have an automatic  
or manual “Coming Home” function:  
OR: lock the vehicle.  
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OR: Turn off the lights.  
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