Audi Q7 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q7: Exterior lighting

Switching the lights on and off

Fig. 34 Instrument panel: light button module
Fig. 34 Instrument panel: light button module

  1. Light switch

Press and hold (1) until the desired light function is selected. The selected function is displayed briefly in the instrument cluster. When switching on the ignition, the AUTO light function is automatically selected.

AUTO - The automatic headlights adapt to the surrounding brightness automatically. The daytime running lights* will automatically turn on.

In vehicles for certain markets, you can switch the automatic daytime running lights* on and off in the MMI.

- You can switch the parking lights on at speeds below 20 mph (32 km/h).

- You can switch the low beam headlights on manually once the ignition is switched on.

USA models: OFF - You can switch off all light functions at speeds under 6 mph (10 km/h).

Canada models: OFF - You can switch off all light functions when the ignition is switched off while the vehicle is stationary.

When the low beam headlights or parking lights are switched on, the respective or indicator light appears in the instrument cluster.

  1. All-weather lights

The headlights automatically adjust so that there will be less glare, for example when the road surface is wet.

  1. Rear fog lights

Applies to: vehicles with rear fog lights

To reduce glare for traffic behind your vehicle, the rear fog lights should only be turned on in accordance with the legal regulations in the country where you are operating the vehicle.

Automatic headlight range control

Your vehicle is equipped with automatic head-light range control. It reduces glare for oncoming traffic if the vehicle load changes. The headlight range adjusts automatically.

Audi adaptive light

Applies to: vehicles with Audi adaptive light

Audi adaptive light provides better visibility when driving in the dark. The lights are adapted to the road conditions based on speed, such as when driving on expressways, rural roads, at intersections, and around curves. The adaptive light only functions when the automatic headlights are activated.


  • Observe the safety precautions and note the limits of the assist systems, sensors, and cameras.
  • Automatic headlights are only intended to assist the driver. The driver is still responsible for controlling the headlights and may need to switch them on and off manually depending on light and visibility conditions.

    For example, fog cannot be detected by the light sensors. So always switch on the low beams under these weather conditions and when driving in the dark.


  • If the vehicle battery has been discharging for a while, the parking light may switch off automatically. Avoid using the parking lights for several hours.
  • When using lighting equipment, the driver is responsible for adhering to any local applicable regulations while driving and when parking the vehicle.
  • Only the front headlights turn on when the daytime running lights are switched on*. In vehicles in certain markets, the tail lights will also turn on.
  • In cool or damp weather, the inside of the headlights, turn signals, and tail lights can fog over due to the temperature difference between the inside and outside. They will clear shortly after switching them on. This does not affect the service life of the lighting.
  • When the parking lights are switched on and the ignition is switched off, the symbol appears in the light switch module.


     Turn signal and high beam lever

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     Laser lighting

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     Emergency flashers

    Fig. 37 Center console: emergency flashers The emergency flashers help to make other drivers aware of your vehicle in dangerous situations. Press the (1) button to switch the emergency flasher


     Using the telephone

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     Overview - Hood

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