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Old 09-12-2014, 02:39 PM
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Switch brake lights off when Auto-Hold is active

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Is it possible to switch-off brake lights when Auto-Hold function is active...?
I mean, when car is motionless using Auto-Hold, brake lights are on all the time when the car is stopped...
I would like to switch it off when standstill.

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Old 09-12-2014, 11:40 PM
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I found "old" thread similar to main
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=637371

I understand that there are different behavior on the street between US and Europe.
But in fact in Europe most drivers do not use brake lights when car is stopped - only when braking before stopping.
In Europe is more manual gearbox so I guess this is the cause. In any case, shining brake lights is unwelcome when the vehicle is motionless, for example, in a traffic jam.

Aside from custom or safety issues - whether it is at all an option available to turn off the brake lights when Auto-Hold function is active...?
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Hello

Is it possible to switch-off brake lights when Auto-Hold function is active...?
I mean, when car is motionless using Auto-Hold, brake lights are on all the time when the car is stopped...
I would like to switch it off when standstill.

regards
I think this is really a nonsense. When the car is stopped by pressing the brake the light must be on for safety reason. It is against the law to do anything different.
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I'm affraid that you do not understand me...

I don't want to disable breaking lights at all! It is completely not the case... no sense and very dangerous!
When I press a break pedal and breaking a car - it is clear that the breaking lights MUST light up!
Every time, when I breaking using pedal or only press the pedal without breaking (for example, when the car is motionless) - breaking lights of course MUST light up!

I mean only Auto-Hold function - it is the function associated with the parking brake. Isn't it?
Even the icon on the dashboard is the same as electrical handbrake: (P) only in green, not red.

For example - when you drive a car with a "normal" parking brake (handbrake lever, not electrical handbrake) and when you apply a handbrake lever - then no breaking lights are iluminated...
Of course, when the car is motionless with active parking break - even then you press the pedal, the breaking lights MUST iluminate!
But if we treat Auto-Hold as an automatic handbrake - then the breaking lights might not have to iluminate...

P.S.
In Europe there are a lot of Volkswagen Group cars... VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda... Bentley (these just not a lot)
The cars of these brands do not activate the braking lights when car is motionless using Auto-Hold... And this is normal behavior and is not considered unsafe...

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P.S.
In Europe there are a lot of Volkswagen Group cars... VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda... Bentley (these just not a lot)
The cars of these brands do not activate the braking lights when car is motionless using Auto-Hold... And this is normal behavior and is not considered unsafe...
While true, it is considered unsafe in the US and VAG pulled it from all their cars here.
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