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'16 GT - High Beam Control + Leaving Home Lights, 2 features that don't play nice
So, ever since seeing the menu option within the vehicle's lighting options, I was curious about the following functions:
Coming Home Lights
Leaving Home Lights
I've figured out that the Coming Home Lights means, when you turn the car off, the headlights will turn off after a configurable timeout period. This seems to function whether your lights are in the AUTO or ON position.
Leaving Home was a little more vague. Supposed to turn some lights on when you unlock the car. I finally read the manual carefully and determined HOW exactly to get this feature to work:
Turn the lights setting to either PARKING LIGHTS or ON.
Lock the car, wait for the timeout period for headlights to turn off ("Coming Home").
Now, unlock the car.
Headlights, LEDs, and grille illumination will come on, in addition to the interior lighting.
THAT'S GREAT! It looks awesome.
BUT THERE'S A FEW PROBLEMS ---
1) Keeping your headlights settings to either parking lights or ON, means you're driving around during the day with your full headlights on like an idiot.
2) To use the HIGH BEAM CONTROL FEATURE, the headlights MUST be in the AUTO setting, and ONLY in the auto setting.
Therefore, it seems like these 2 features just miss each other...
Anyone have thoughts on getting best of both worlds?
AUTO position is great because you don't have to think about toggling your lights on/off, AND it enables HBC. But then you miss out on the otherwise great Leaving Home.