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- Has anyone had experience with the auto dipping hi beams ? When do they come into effect, and I assume they are switchable through uConnect ?

- Perpendicular/Parallel Park - will it only search between 2 cars for a spot or would it work with 1 used spot and 1 empty either side of the spot ?

We've got a screenshot from the dealer which details that it's on the ship, and we have all the groups we asked for (including trailer, even though we didn't realise - maybe we might add a tow bar at some stage).

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- Has anyone had experience with the auto dipping hi beams ? When do they come into effect, and I assume they are switchable through uConnect ?
They work very well, both for oncoming traffic and the drivers in front of you. Yes, you can switch them off through Uconnect.

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- Perpendicular/Parallel Park - will it only search between 2 cars for a spot or would it work with 1 used spot and 1 empty either side of the spot ?

We've got a screenshot from the dealer which details that it's on the ship, and we have all the groups we asked for (including trailer, even though we didn't realise - maybe we might add a tow bar at some stage).
Generally it will only work with 2 cars around the spot. However on parallel park it does work if there is only a car behind!
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They work very well, both for oncoming traffic and the drivers in front of you. Yes, you can switch them off through Uconnect.
That's good news - I assume they just come into effect when it's generally dark and won't just fire up when you've got streetlights around ?

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Generally it will only work with 2 cars around the spot. However on parallel park it does work if there is only a car behind!
That's good news - there'll be a lot of practice at shopping centre carparks before the confidence kicks in
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Re: Auto Dipping Headlights - Experiences ?

If they work the same as the U.S. version, the high beams have to be turned on from the stalk on the steering column. The auto dimming will dim them when necessary. If you don't want the high beams to come on, just pull the stalk to the off position, toward you. The only time you need to turn the auto function on in uConnect if you want the high beams to stay on, even with oncoming traffic.


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That's good news - I assume they just come into effect when it's generally dark and won't just fire up when you've got streetlights around ?
You still need to manually switch on the high beams - from there the automatic system takes over. The auto headlights are the ones which work on a lighting sensor and turn on automatically! Being in Canada, I can't vouch that the Aussie version will be identical.
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Re: Auto Dipping Headlights - Experiences ?

They usually will not come on until you exceed 20 MPH, too.
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