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Re: [T3] Marker lights, should'nt they stay on?

On 25 Nov 2001, at 18:18, Per Lindgren wrote:

> My understanding was that these were wired to just be lit as parking
> lights, but still only when the ignition is on? I.e. not blinking, but
> still wired together with turn signals? I understand the different
> need for the different markets, but if they dont blink what could be
> the function then? Sorry, but it just doesnt make sense to me.

I thought the 2 options were:

1) turn signals which flashed with the other TS bulbs. (In or out of 

2) Parking lights, meant to be turned on if you parked your car 
somewhere where you thought there was a greater than average 
chance of someone sideswiping you. Then you could just leave the 
lamp on the traffic side lit while you were parked. This made you 
more visible while minimizing the drain on the battery. Or 
something like that.

I had a Mercedes once that had a feature something like this. It 
didn't have side lamps, but there were positions on the headlamp 
switch that would turn on the parking lights on one side of the car 
only; this only worked with the key OFF.

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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