Audi Q3 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q3: Exterior lighting

Switching the lights on and off

Lights and Vision
Fig. 37 Instrument panel: light button module

  1. Light switch

Press and hold 1 until the desired light function is selected. The selected function is displayed briefly in the instrument cluster. When switching on the ignition, the AUTO light function is automatically selected.

  • AUTO - The automatic headlights adapt to the surrounding brightness automatically. The daytime running lights will automatically turn on.

    In vehicles for certain markets, you can switch the automatic daytime running lights on and off in the MMI.

  • - You can switch the low beam headlights on manually once the ignition is switched on.
  • - You can switch the parking lights on at speeds below 20 mph (32 km/h).
  • USA models: OFF - You can switch off all light functions at speeds under 6 mph (10 km/h).
  • Canada models: OFF - You can only switch off all light functions when the ignition is switched off while the vehicle is stationary.

When the low beam headlights or parking lights are switched on, the respective or indicator light appears in the instrument cluster.

  1. Alt-weather lights

Applies to: vehicle with all-weather lights: The headlights automatically adjust so that there will be less glare, for example when the road surface is wet.

Automatic headlight range control

Your vehicle is equipped with automatic headlight range control. It reduces glare for oncoming traffic if the vehicle load changes. The headlight range adjusts automatically.

Audi adaptive light

Applies to: vehicles with Audi adaptive light

Audi adaptive light provides better visibility when driving in the dark. The lights are adapted to the road conditions based on speed, such as when driving on expressways, rural roads, at intersections, and around curves. The adaptive light only functions when the automatic headlights are activated.


  • Observe the safety precautions and note the limits of the assist systems, sensors, and cameras.
  • Automatic headlights are only intended to assist the driver. The driver is still responsible for controlling the headlights and may need to switch them on and off manually depending on light and visibility conditions.

    For example, fog cannot be detected by the light sensors. So always switch on the low beams under these weather conditions and when driving in the dark.


  • If the vehicle battery has been discharging for awhile, the parking light may switch off automatically. Avoid using the parking lights for several hours.
  • Follow the regulations applicable to the country where you are operating the vehicle when stopping the vehicle and when using the lighting systems.
  • Only the front headlights are on when the daytime running lights are switched on. In vehicles in certain markets, the tail lights will also turn on.
  • In cool or damp weather, the inside of the headlights, turn signals, and tail lights can fog over due to the temperature difference between the inside and outside. They will clear shortly after switching them on. This does not affect the service life of the lighting.
  • When the parking lights are switched on and the ignition is switched off, the symbol appears in the light switch module.


     Turn signal and high beam lever

    Fig. 38 Operating lever: switching the light functions on and off The lever operates the turn signals, the high beams and the headlight flasher. Turn signals The turn signal will activate when you m

     High beam assistant

    Applies to: vehicles with high beam assistant The high beam assistant automatically turns the high beams on or off depending on the surrounding conditions. A camera on the rearview mirror mount can d

     Adjusting the exterior lighting

    The following settings depend on the vehicle equipment. Applies to: MMI: Select on the home screen: VEHICLE > Light & Visibility > Exterior lighting. Automatic headlights You can adjust


     Drive system

    Breaking in A new vehicle must be broken in within the first 1,000 miles (1,500 km) so that all moving parts work smoothly together, which helps to increase the service life of the engine and other drive components. Do not drive higher than two-thirds of the maximum permitted engine RPM during the

     Unlocking and locking the vehicle

    Fig. 26 Door handle: sensor for locking the vehicle Depending on the vehicle equipment, you may have various options for unlocking and locking your vehicle. The settings in the MMI specify which doors will unlock. Unlocking or locking using the vehicle key buttons To unlock the vehicle, press the

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