AlanDL

"follow Me Home" Lighting

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I am used to the headlights staying on after parking when it is dark, usually known as follow me home lights when lights are on automatic. My previous car did this for about 30 seconds. When I first had the car I thought this happened, then it went back for some rattles to be sorted (see other threads) and I realised that this didn't happen anymore (or maybe never did!). The door handles illuminate, and I think that is what is adjustable in the settings menu. Anyway, when I had an FSport on loan while my car was being finally sorted I realised that one didn't have that feature. I had already raised the issue with the dealer, and when I collected it I was instructed that it had now been activated, but it wasn't a default feature and didn't activate automatically. I have to come to a stop, shut down the ignition, and then if I flick the headlight stalk towards me I can activate the headlights for 60 seconds (which is what they set): I can cancel this if I want to by flicking the stalk again. It does work, but I was wondering if others have had any experiences with this.

In the manual on page 221 it talks about the automatic light off system, which turns the headlights off after 30 seconds. Am I missing something here? I have copied the text from the manual below. Any ideas??

Automatic light off system

●When the headlights come on: The headlights and tail lights turn off 30 seconds after a

door is opened and closed if the power switch is turned to ACCESSORY mode or

turned off. (The lights turn off immediately if on the key is pressed after all the doors

are locked.)

● When only the tail lights come on: The tail lights turn off automatically if the power

switch is turned to ACCESSORY mode or turned off and the driver’s door is opened.

To turn the lights on again, turn the power switch to ON mode, or turn the light switch off

once and then back to or .

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I have also just realised that the lights settings menu (under vehicle customization) does not correspond to the instructions on p636 of the manual relating to Automatic light control system, which actually refer to the time the headlights stay on. The settings I can adjust only go up to 30 seconds, whereas the manual says the headlights can go up to 90 seconds. Is this an error in the manual, or some software difference in UK or Europe? Or is it something to do with my car? Or am I being dim!?

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if its the same set up as the IS 300H then ignition off and pull / push the dipper stalk as to go into low or full beam

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I just tried it and a pull on the stalk did the job. Lights on for 30 secs.

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It's the same as the IS300H. You need to manually pull the stalk after ignition off. The lights stay on for 30s if they are in the ON position automatically however, on the IS anyway

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