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Searched long and far but could not come up with a way to have my fog lights on all the time, with the DRL and headlights at night. I'm not liking that it's a manual process to turn them on and off.

Do I need to change the switch - has anyone done this?

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your lights selector switch, which is on left lower side of dashboard, have additional position of being pulled out. Probably currently it's just pulled out. Try to push it in.
 

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Fog lights (if equipped)
The indicator light
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in the headlight switch shows that the fog lights are switched on.
  • To switch on the fog lights
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    : first turn the light switch to position
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    , then pull the light switch out to the detent.
  • To switch off the fog lights, push the switch back in. To then turn off the headlights, turn the switch to position
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If you turn the switch to AUTO as listed above, and pull out on the knob, this will turn on your fogs PERMANENTLY. During daylight, your DRLs and Fogs will be ON. At night, the headlights will come on automatically.
 

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If I pull out the knob - My headlights and fogs come on day and night with no DRLs. Is this not the same on yours? I have a 2019 SE with Tech
 

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I guess I never looked, I just assumed that in Auto mode with the switch pulled out, that the fogs would be on and the headlights would only come on when the light level dropped low enough. It seems like you might be right that if you turn on the fogs in the Auto setting, that the headlights will stay on regardless. That makes no sense. It "should" operate the way I described it. I wonder if there's a way to code it in OBDeleven or VCDS to operate that way. I bet there is....
 

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VCDS/OBDEleven should be helpful - google time - "OBDEleven fog lights on with DRLs" or similar.
 

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Searched long and far but could not come up with a way to have my fog lights on all the time, with the DRL and headlights at night. I'm not liking that it's a manual process to turn them on and off.

Do I need to change the switch - has anyone done this?

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TURNING ON FOG LIGHTS W/ DRLs

TURNING ON FOG LIGHTS W/ DRLs
1. 09 Central Electrics
2. Adaptations
3. Leuchte12NL LB45-Lichtfunktion B 12
Old Value: not active
New value: Tagfahrlicht
4. Leuchte13NL RB5-Lichtfunktion B 13
Old Value: not active
New Value: Tagfahrlicht
 

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TURNING ON FOG LIGHTS W/ DRLs

TURNING ON FOG LIGHTS W/ DRLs
1. 09 Central Electrics
2. Adaptations
3. Leuchte12NL LB45-Lichtfunktion B 12
Old Value: not active
New value: Tagfahrlicht
4. Leuchte13NL RB5-Lichtfunktion B 13
Old Value: not active
New Value: Tagfahrlicht
I just tried this this afternoon and what this does is basically turn my fogs on when ever my DRLs are on... what I was after is being able to turn my fogs on and that not just automatically turning on the low beams... Right now if I turn on the fogs the low beams come on regardless of how bright it is outside despite the switch being in the auto position...
 

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I just tried this this afternoon and what this does is basically turn my fogs on when ever my DRLs are on... what I was after is being able to turn my fogs on and that not just automatically turning on the low beams... Right now if I turn on the fogs the low beams come on regardless of how bright it is outside despite the switch being in the auto position...
To do what you are looking for you need a "Euro switch" - allows independent use of the fogs I believe. Google time!
 

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To do what you are looking for you need a "Euro switch" - allows independent use of the fogs I believe. Google time!
Hmm... Google would seem to agree! lol at least for other VW models... can't seem to find much info on the Atlas specifically... So am I understanding correctly that basically I could pull the switch (euro) out while its in the auto position and that would cause the fogs to come on with just the DRLs then? Just seems kinda odd they would offer two different nearly identical switches or that there isn't simply a way to make a small change with OBDEleven on this... attached a link... Does this seem to be the right thing? Thanks for the response/help! :)
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Hmm... Google would seem to agree! lol at least for other VW models... can't seem to find much info on the Atlas specifically... So am I understanding correctly that basically I could pull the switch (euro) out while its in the auto position and that would cause the fogs to come on with just the DRLs then? Just seems kinda odd they would offer two different nearly identical switches or that there isn't simply a way to make a small change with OBDEleven on this... attached a link... Does this seem to be the right thing? Thanks for the response/help! :)
Euro Switch atlas NGPRacing
The switch is the same for all MQB VWs so same as a GTI etc. Yes, you can independently operate the fogs is my understanding. Again, I'd do some googling b/c I haven't done this. This is a common thing. www.golfmk7.com www.vwvortex.com
 

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Hmm... Google would seem to agree! lol at least for other VW models... can't seem to find much info on the Atlas specifically... So am I understanding correctly that basically I could pull the switch (euro) out while its in the auto position and that would cause the fogs to come on with just the DRLs then? Just seems kinda odd they would offer two different nearly identical switches or that there isn't simply a way to make a small change with OBDEleven on this... attached a link... Does this seem to be the right thing? Thanks for the response/help! :)
Euro Switch atlas NGPRacing
Finally, I have to ask - why do you want to do this? The OBDEleven mod covers what you wanted - fogs on with DRLs doens't it? I don't get why folks want to drive with fogs on but no headlights?
 

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Finally, I have to ask - why do you want to do this? The OBDEleven mod covers what you wanted - fogs on with DRLs doens't it? I don't get why folks want to drive with fogs on but no headlights?
My reason is silly enough! lol I just like the look of the fogs being on during the day. (not necessary I know!!! lol) but as soon as I turn the fogs on my low beam headlights come on which dims my DRLs. (which I also want to try to figure out how to change...) Also, it would allow the headlight on/off thing to be more automatic... as it is, if I want only my DRLs on (not my low beams) during the day but I want to have my fogs on in the evening then I also need to remember to turn on and shut off my fogs...
 

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My reason is silly enough! lol I just like the look of the fogs being on during the day. (not necessary I know!!! lol) but as soon as I turn the fogs on my low beam headlights come on which dims my DRLs. (which I also want to try to figure out how to change...) Also, it would allow the headlight on/off thing to be more automatic... as it is, if I want only my DRLs on (not my low beams) during the day but I want to have my fogs on in the evening then I also need to remember to turn on and shut off my fogs...
Again, fogs on with DRLs handles your desire doesn't it?
 

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Again, fogs on with DRLs handles your desire doesn't it?
Partially yes. :) in that I have a way to have my fogs on without having my low beams on... What I had been going for though was to have the ability to turn my fogs on and have them on all the time and still have my low beams vs DRLs switch automatically based on the light sensor. With the current setting, if I manually turn on my fogs, my low beams will come on regardless of what the light sensor sees. If it gets dark enough to turn on my low beams, then my fogs will shut off. It's a silly little thing I know but just explaining what I was wanting... :)
 

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Partially yes. :) in that I have a way to have my fogs on without having my low beams on... What I had been going for though was to have the ability to turn my fogs on and have them on all the time and still have my low beams vs DRLs switch automatically based on the light sensor. With the current setting, if I manually turn on my fogs, my low beams will come on regardless of what the light sensor sees. If it gets dark enough to turn on my low beams, then my fogs will shut off. It's a silly little thing I know but just explaining what I was wanting... :)
Ok got it. Not sure the Euro switch does that - spend some time over on vwvortex and golfmk7 or just googling this one. I can't remember if the Euro switch does that or not and may with the right coding. Good luck!
 

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Ok got it. Not sure the Euro switch does that - spend some time over on vwvortex and golfmk7 or just googling this one. I can't remember if the Euro switch does that or not and may with the right coding. Good luck!
Will do! Thanks for your help/advice! :)
 
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