2024 Audi A4 Exterior and Interior lighting Guide

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2024 Audi A4 Exterior and Interior Lighting Owner’s Manual 

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the details of the 2024 Audi A4 has improved external and interior illumination for visibility and safety. Modern LED headlights and taillights illuminate the road, while ambient interior lighting delivers a relaxing driving experience.

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Lights and vision

Exterior lighting

Switching the lights on and off

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Light switch
2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (1)Turn the light switch 1) to the corresponding position when the ignition is switched on. The « symbol and the selected position will turn on (except position 0).
0 – The daytime running lights will automatically turn on. In vehicles for some markets, you can switch the automatic daytime running lights on and off in the MMI.

AUTO – The headlights will automatically adapt to
the surrounding brightness.

2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (5)Parking lights

2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (4)Low beam headlights

When the low beam headlights or parking lights
are switched on, the corresponding 2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (2)indicator light will turn on depending on vehicle equipment.

All-weather lights2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting 02Requirement: the light switch must be in the AUTO
or 2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (4)position.
The headlights automatically adjust so that there will be less glare, for example when the road surface is wet.

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

Audi adaptive light
This 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 lights only function when the light switch is in the AUTO position and the all-weather lights are switched off.

WARNING

  • 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 beams2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (4) under these weather conditions. and when driving in the dark.

Tips

  • If the vehicle battery has been discharging for awhile, 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 are 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.

Turn signal and high bream level

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The lever operates the turn signals, the high beams and the headlight flasher.

Turn signals2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (6)The turn signal will activate when you move the lever into a turn signal position while the ignition is switched on. The respective
2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (5)indicator light will flash. The turn signal blinks three times
if you tap the lever (convenience turn signal).

  1. Right turn signal
  2. Left turn signal

If an indicator light blinks twice as fast as usual, a turn signal bulb has failed. Carefully drive to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility immediately to have the malfunction corrected.

High beams
2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (10)and headlight flasher

  • Move the lever to the corresponding position:

High beams on (vehicles with High beam assistant
High beams off or headlight flasher

The
2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (7)indicator light in the instrument cluster will turn on.

WARNING
High beams can cause glare for other persons, which increases the risk of an accident. For this reason, only use the high beams or the headlight flasher when they will not create glare for other drivers.

High beam assistant
Applies to
: vehicles with high beam assistant

The high beam assistant automatically turns the high beams on or off depending on the surrounding conditions.

A camera on the rearview mirror mount can detect light sources from other road users. The high beams switch on or off automatically depending on the position of vehicles driving ahead and oncoming vehicles, the vehicle speed as well as other environmental factors and traffic conditions.

Activating high beam assistant2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (8)Requirement: the AUTO light function must be selected and the high beam assistant must be switched on in the MMI

  • To activate the high beam assistant, tap the lever forward 3.  The

2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (9)indicator light will appear in the instrument cluster display and the high beams will be switched on or off automatically. If the high beams are completely or partially switched on, the
2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (7)indicator light will turn on.

Activating and deactivating the high beam
headlights manually
If the high beams did not switch on or off as expected, you may switch them on or off manually instead:

  • To activate the high beams manually, tap the lever forward . The
    2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (7)indicator light will turn on.
  • To deactivate the high beams manually, pull the lever back. The high beam assistant is deactivated.

Operating the headlight flasher

  • To operate the headlight flashers, pull the lever back . If the high beam headlights are not switched on, the high beam assistant will remain activated.

Warning

  • Observe the safety precautions and note the limits of the assist systems, sensors, and cameras.
  • High-beam assistant is only intended to assist the driver. The driver is always responsible for controlling the high-beam headlights and adjusting them based on the lighting and visibility conditions.
  • High beams can cause glare for other persons, which increases the risk of an accident. For this reason, only use the high beams or the headlight flasher when they will not create glare for other drivers.

Tips
Adhere to any local applicable regulations when using the lighting equipment, for example in regard to reducing glare for other road users. The driver is always responsible for adhering to the regulations applicable in the country where the vehicle is being operated.

Adjusting the exterior lighting
The following settings depend on the vehicle equipment.

  • Applies to MMI: Select on the home screen: VEHICLE > Light & Visibility > Exterior lighting.

Automatic headlights
You can adjust the following settings in the Automatic headlights menu:

Activation time You can adjust if the headlights switch on Early, Medium, or Late based on the sensitivity of the light sensor.

High beam assistant You can switch the high beam assistant on and off.

Laser lights – You can switch the laser lights on and off.

Entry/exit lighting
The Entry/exit lighting illuminates the area around the vehicle when the vehicle is unlocked or when the driver’s door is opened while the ignition is off. The entry/exit lighting works when it is dark and when the AUTO light function is switched on. The daytime running lights switch on automatically within the limits of the system each time the vehicle is unlocked, regardless of how bright it is outside the vehicle.

Daytime running lights
USA models: The daytime running lights can be switched on and off.

Canada models: This function cannot be switched off. They activate automatically each time the ignition is switched on.

Emergency flashers

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The emergency flashers help to make other road users aware of your vehicle in dangerous situations.

Press the 1 button to switch the emergency flashers on or off.

When the emergency flashers are turned on, the

2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (5)indicator lights will flash at the same time.

You can indicate a lane change or a turn when the emergency flashers are switched on by using the turn signal lever. The emergency flashers stop temporarily.

The emergency flashers also work when the ignition is turned off.

Tips:
You should switch the emergency flashers on if:

  • you are the last car in a traffic jam so that all other vehicles approaching from behind can see your vehicle
  • your vehicle has broken down or you are having an emergency
  • your vehicle is being towed or if you are towing another vehicle

Messages
The following messages may appear depending on the vehicle equipment:

if the

2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (6)an indicator light turns on, a bulb has failed. The displayed message indicates the cause and possible solutions. If one of the messages remains on, drive immediately to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility to have the malfunction repaired.

2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (7)Audi adaptive light: malfunction! See owner’s manual
Adaptive light is not working. The headlights still function. Drive immediately to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility to have the malfunction repaired.

2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (8)Headlight range control: malfunction! See the owner’s manual
There is a malfunction in the headlight range control system, which may cause glare for other road users. Drive to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility immediately to have the malfunction corrected.

2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (9)high beam assistant: malfunction! See the owner’s manual
You can still switch the high beams on or off manually. Drive immediately to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility to have the malfunction repaired.

2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (9)High beam assistant: currently unavailable. The camera view is limited due to the surroundings. See the owner’s manual
This message appears if the camera’s visual field is blocked. The system will switch itself off. Try switching the systems on later.

2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (25)Automatic headlights: malfunction See owner’s manual
The light/rain sensor is malfunctioning. When the AUTO light function is on, the low beams will remain switched on at all times for safety reasons. Drive immediately to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility to have the malfunction repaired.

Interior lighting

Front interior lighting

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Interior lighting buttons

2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (2)Interior lighting on/off
2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (3)Door contact switch on/off. The interior lighting is controlled automatically.

Touch-sensitive reading lights

  • To turn a reading light on or off, touch the surface 1 briefly.
  • To activate the manual dimming function, touch the surface 1 when the light is switched off and keep touching it until the desired brightness is reached.

Rear interior lighting

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Reading lights

  • To switch the reading lamp on or off, press the 2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (1)button 1.
  • To activate the manual dimming function”,
    touch the surface while the light is switched off 2024 Audi A4 Exterior lighting (1)1 and keep touching it until the desired brightness is reached.

Interior lighting
This applies to: vehicles with interior lighting

The ambient lighting turns on when the ignition is switched on. The O light switch position deactivates the interior lighting.

The following settings depend on the vehicle equipment.

  • Applies to MMI: Select on the home screen: VEHICLE >Light & Visibility > Interior lighting.

You can choose from various color profiles, such as Maritime.

Additional settings and profiles:

  • Brightness: you can adjust the brightness for all of the interior lighting.
  • Individual: you can adjust the brightness and color of the interior lighting separately for the line and surface lighting.
  • Audi drive selects: the line and surface lighting color changes depending on the selected drive select mode.

Tips
Depending on vehicle equipment, when the drive select* function is selected, the color of the contour and surface lighting may briefly change to red or blue when the interior temperature is manually increased or decreased.

Display brightness
You can set the instrument and display illumination.
The settings depend on the vehicle equipment.

  • Applies to MMI: select on the home screen: SETTINGS > Display & Brightness.
  • Cockpit dimming
  • Head-up display
  • MMI
  • Audi virtual cockpit

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