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    Running lights
    on: May 13, 2022, 11:17:32 am
    May 13, 2022, 11:17:32 am
    Hi folks,

    What are peoples thoughts on the running lights (2016 model)?

    I like the look of them but have had three separate instances now where I've been making progress in the left hand carriageway and where someone has seen me, made eye contact then just pulled out. My thoughts are that they see the orange light and assume you are turning into the lane/garage that they are exiting.

    Is there a way to switch these off without cutting cables etc?

    Would be interested to see what the rest of you think?


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    Re: Running lights
    Reply #1 on: May 13, 2022, 11:53:01 am
    May 13, 2022, 11:53:01 am
    My pet hate with these stupid lights. Amber running lights on amber indicators going through a roundabout, and next to bright headlamps. Who comes up with these stupid ideas. Some say its for lane splitting at night? I disconnected front & rewired front off back. Stuff em'.

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    Re: Running lights
    Reply #2 on: May 13, 2022, 12:50:06 pm
    May 13, 2022, 12:50:06 pm
    Interesting.

    In 50k+ miles on Mk2 Crossies, I can honestly say I have never been aware of a situation where someone appeared to mistake the running lights for indicators.  :027:
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    Re: Running lights
    Reply #3 on: May 13, 2022, 03:57:55 pm
    May 13, 2022, 03:57:55 pm
    I don't like them either, what use are they, theres already a headlight on which we can't switch off, it just looks like an old Cortina with a faulty earth connection that doesnt get full voltage through it. Its just going to confuse other road users who give a casual glance before making a move and thats not good.

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    Re: Running lights
    Reply #4 on: May 13, 2022, 10:30:13 pm
    May 13, 2022, 10:30:13 pm
    There are no other vehicles that  know of here in Australia that ave amber on amber therefore instant thought is electrical fault and confusion. I asked a auto electrician and he wondered how it can even be legal here. Anyway hope someone knows a propper fix to get around it.

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    Re: Running lights
    Reply #5 on: May 14, 2022, 11:01:38 pm
    May 14, 2022, 11:01:38 pm
    May be worth asking a dealer, modern vehicles with plug in laptops and coding a lot of things may be possible.

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    Re: Running lights
    Reply #6 on: May 14, 2022, 11:38:13 pm
    May 14, 2022, 11:38:13 pm
    I asked one dealer but he said no, didn't seem that interested though. Shame they are only 2 wire 3 wire you could simply unplug so running front from rear. Flashing a bit faster as expected but no fault warning issiues.

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    Re: Running lights
    Reply #7 on: May 15, 2022, 02:58:56 pm
    May 15, 2022, 02:58:56 pm
    Do the amber running lights exist on any other Honda's?

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    Re: Running lights
    Reply #8 on: May 15, 2022, 03:57:17 pm
    May 15, 2022, 03:57:17 pm
    Yep, on the africa twin for instance
    Stop making sense