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conrail
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main beam

Post by conrail » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:31 am

only had my QQ since March, last night first drive in the dark, always have headlights on automatic, tried to put main beam on only to find it wasn't working, tried flashing, all ok, got home and played around with the lights and found main beam works when switch set to headlight but not when set to automatic and here was I planning a trip to the dealers

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Re: main beam

Post by DaveBerlin » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:02 am

Conrail, it is always worth a read of the Main Points in the Manual so you do not become stuck - Dave 😉👍

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Re: main beam

Post by gloucester » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:52 am

Like he says above.

It works brilliantly and one of the things I had to give up on my present car. Hardly ever got a "foot wrong"
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Re: main beam

Post by conrail » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:00 pm

thank yoyu DaveBerlin and gloucester, I appreciate your help and advice, I have read and reread the manual on various points, must have missed that bit, once again thank you both

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Re: main beam

Post by Qashowner » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:57 pm

Because of the system, I never run at night with auto lights, it is the first car I have had where you cannot override the main beam with just a push of the stalk. I have had cars with auto lights before, but the main beam was a manual operation. Personally, I hate this system.
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Re: main beam

Post by gloucester » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:54 pm

You can override the main beam by returning the lever to the central position.
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Re: main beam

Post by conrail » Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:30 am

thank you gloucester

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Re: main beam

Post by MikeGC » Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:52 am

gloucester wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:52 am
Like he says above.

It works brilliantly and one of the things I had to give up on my present car. Hardly ever got a "foot wrong"
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have to say I agree, one of the few systems that works exactly as expected
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Re: main beam

Post by conrail » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:58 am

thanks guys, out last night on a dark quiet road, had lights on auto and pushed main beam, works just fine, every time another vehicle approached car put lights to dip then back full on after car passed, once again many thanks for your help and advice

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