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erogers10287 01-21-2013 07:57 PM

HID headlight features
 
Hey guys, I'm picking up my new ST tomorrow afternoon, and of course I've been reading everything there is to know about the car beforehand. One thing I was wondering about was the HID headlights. They said there is a LED accent with cornering assistance? Does anyone know what that means? I mean, I see where the LED's have a strip at the top that I'm assuming is DRL or just come on with the headlights but what cornering assistance do they offer? Any help is appreciated!

VAfromMN 01-22-2013 12:03 AM

The LED's are only illuminated when the parking/headlights are on. The cornering lamps are exactly that. When your headlights are on and you turn the steering wheel to make a turn, the cornering lamps come on to illuminate the area in the direction you're turning.

Twenty 01-22-2013 12:12 AM

Those cornering lights should be a nice feature to have. I've been driving my father's car recently (which is equipped) and I'm enjoying them.

lddavis 01-22-2013 01:15 PM

The cornering lamps are one of the reasons I wanted the HIDs in the ST3.

I've seen reports that you can enable the eyebrow LEDs as DRLs, and also reports that you can't. Seems to depend on when the car was built, or which version of the programming software your dealer has, or who knows what. Maybe some obscure US regulations somewhere. You could no doubt take matters into your own hands and rewire the electrical harness, but that's too much trouble for me.

giles007 01-24-2013 09:21 PM

I love the HID headlights, never had them before and I am very impressed. Its a safety feature too. I highly recommend them.

muttsnutts 01-24-2013 11:10 PM

Just picked up the same vehicle tonight Yeah those lights are very impressive

giles007 01-25-2013 02:51 AM

Always nice to see another western Canadian ST. First impressions? I hope you have a bit of snow to slide around on :-)

erogers10287 01-25-2013 08:52 AM

I picked the car up on Tuesday and I'm very impressed with the whole car but those headlights are amazing lol

muttsnutts 01-25-2013 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by giles007 (Post 4555996)
Always nice to see another western Canadian ST. First impressions? I hope you have a bit of snow to slide around on :-)

First impressions a lot to take in after driving MK1 Foci especially all the electronics lol, Anyways driving it I love it mind you I have only driven it 12 km as of today. And same as erogers very impressed with the lighting even better than my ZX3 that has HID .Yeah had a bit of snow on the side streets coming home ;)

Deftmetal 01-25-2013 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by giles007 (Post 4555996)
Always nice to see another western Canadian ST. First impressions? I hope you have a bit of snow to slide around on :-)

Was it your st in Saskatoon being driven by a much older lady?


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