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  • pdes
    Member Since: 11 Oct 2016
    Location: Cambridge
    Posts: 220
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Santorini Black

    Daylight Running Lights (DRL) and caravan

    I tow a Lunar Alaria caravan with my D5. Whenever I hook up, I have to manually turn on the side lights to get the caravan side lights to illuminate. With previous cars (all Discoveries) and caravans, the caravan side lights/running lights have lit up as soon as the car is connected and the engine started, i.e when the car's DRLs come on.

    Do other towers with a D5 have to turn on the car's side lights to get the caravan's lights to come on?

    Thanks

    David

    D5 HSE SDi6, 2019, Santorini Black, privacy glass, HUD, loads of gizmos!! 😃😃😃
    Series 1, 1953, 86"
  • Trevorb1
    Member Since: 08 Jan 2018
    Location: Nuneaton
    Posts: 133
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 SE Corris Grey

    pdes, depends what model year your D5 is, if memory serves me correctly, I think LR switched off the cars rear lights when drl on at 19my as a fuel saving measure. As the caravan lights are switched from rear car lights, the lights don't come on till you select side lights, 17 & 18my cars have car rear lights on when front Drl's are on.

    18My V6D SE Corris Grey, Privacy Glass & Electrically Deployable Towbar
  • pdes
    Member Since: 11 Oct 2016
    Location: Cambridge
    Posts: 220
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Santorini Black

    Ah, that answers it. I have a MY2020.

    Off to do some wiring mods!!

    Cheers

    D5 HSE SDi6, 2019, Santorini Black, privacy glass, HUD, loads of gizmos!! 😃😃😃
    Series 1, 1953, 86"
  • B McP
    Member Since: 29 Sep 2017
    Location: Banchory
    Posts: 28
    Scotland 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Corris Grey

    My March 20 Lux has the rear lights on as part of the DRL function, so are on all the time the ignition is on.
  • B50int
    Member Since: 02 Sep 2018
    Location: Yorkshire
    Posts: 63
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Santorini Black

    MY18- caravan marker lights are always illuminated when plugged in.

    I have the Electric deployable towbar and wonder if the towbar fitment has anything to do with the differences?

    No rear lights on car with DRL.

    Jon
  • al cope
    Member Since: 02 Jan 2019
    Location: Oldbury
    Posts: 211
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Corris Grey

    I also have MY18, and the rear lights are on with front DLR's (so both front and rear on when ignition on), and caravan lights also on when plugged in without having to switch lights on.

    Al

    whey hey - D5 HSE 2Ltr in Corris with black roof, black & dynamic packs & 22" black alloys, a bit of a change after 2 D3's and 2 D4's Smile
  • IndusD4
    Member Since: 28 Jan 2018
    Location: Sydney
    Posts: 627
    Australia 
    2018 Discovery Td6 SE Silicon Silver

    On my D4 there were 2 different DRL settings in the CCF. The Canadian setting is where the rear lights are switched off, the Scandinavian setting is where the rear lights are on. I'm sure this would be the same on the D5, so ask the dealer to change the DRL settings to Scandinavian.

    Ron

    2018 D5 TD6 SE Silicon Silver e-Diff
    IIDTool BT
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