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All you guys with the "V's" tell us how the new adaptive headlights are working.. Do you have the flash to pass with system?
If they are that good do you think they could be used in the older cars or are there to many computers tied to them.

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I for one haven't even noticed them, but I will try to remember to put it close to a wall and turn the wheel to see how much more I can really see. Other than that, as Shultz would say, "I know nossing"
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You won't see anything against the wall unless you're willing to hit it. The AFS doesn't activate unless you're moving at 2 mph or more. I have found that it's difficult to be aware of them while you're driving. BTW, the AFS is standard for 2006. Mine is only 4 weeks old and I have already received a "Service AFS Lamps" on my information screen
 

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The adaptive headlights in the V are much more effective than you think before you actually drive with them. On freeway, not much to say. But on dark, winding canyon roads at night, where there might be deer or coyotes or bicylists, I think they are a real advantage and when I drive my wife's CTS-v I miss not having them. You will have considerably more confidence driving rapidly on winding roads, flat or in the mountains, with the adaptive headlights. In the XLR-v case, I find the headlight steering is very well correlated to where you're pointing the car. This is the kind of thing that seems like a gimmick until you use it.

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very useful and noticable only in otherwise unlighted areas, (where they're needed the most)
Yes...you can flash to pass:yesnod
 

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Yes...you can flash to pass:yesnod
However, NOT when the lights are off... :(
 
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I run with my lights on during the day just so I can flash to pass, then get the finger or slamming on of the breaks. People in California haven't heard about keep to the right except to pass. Best lane out here is the slow lane to go fast.
I noticed my lights for the first time the other night when I rocked my wheel back and forth.............Big difference.
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I keep "Service AFS Lamps" every so often... turning the car off and restarting tends to "fix" it... [grumble]
 

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People in California haven't heard about keep to the right except to pass. Best lane out here is the slow lane to go fast. Bob
Same here in Texas and we even have signs posted on the highways stating left lane for passing only.

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Having driven back east this past summer I found it like that when we got near the big cities. In Virginia, we got behind a guy that matched speeds of 55 with a semi and refused to move. We flashed to pass a million times and when we finally got an extra inch we dove for it and parked in front of him and watched him go crazy trying to get around us. What goes around comes around. I don't think he was even paying attention to anyone on the road to be that rude.
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Same here in Texas and we even have signs posted on the highways stating left lane for passing only.

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Same here in Texas and we even have signs posted on the highways stating left lane for passing only.

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You'd think someone would get it, too. My "favorite" is the guy who, after the "passing lane" sign, proceeds to drive 55 mph in a 70 mph zone, right next to the slow-as-molasses dump truck, and matches his speed. Of course, no amount of flashing will prompt a move to a slower lane, because of the public service he (or she) feels is being provided to regulate the maniacs.

Left Lane Nazi!

Of course, I'm a perfect driver....not! My mother gave me a little Christian symbol of a fish to put on my daily driver. After about a month, she queried me as to why I had not put it on my car. (I'm a minimalist when it come to my bumper.)

"Mom, I don't always drive like a Christian." was my only reply.

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Indiana State Troopers are known to give tickets for driving in the left lane. If you're not passing someone, you will get a ticket. Been years since I've been through that area so I don't know if it's still enforced.

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I took my car back to the dealer for the "Service AFS Lamps." They said there was a short in the motor that turns the lamp left or right. Changed the entire headlamp assembly on that side since motor was either not replaceble or available. Since then, when I'm parked in front of my garage and I start the engine I see the headlights first cycle to the right and then back to the left. It's difficult to detect on the road if there are other sources of light, however.
 
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