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Has anybody seen the 2016 “all weather lights” in action?
I’m mostly interested in the Fog Light portion. I know some people on this forum, and my wife, have expressed a dislike for the “larger side grills”. The Audi 2016 Q3 PIB calls these huge fog light free areas a highlight.
I’m not so sure about the the lack of an obvious/separate fog light being a highlight. At least in the Philly Burbs where it seems every upscale SUV drives around with their fogs on all the time, as silly as it seems.
 

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Not sure what this means, but presume it's a post bump to get some or more attention. As to the original query, I suppose there's been no answer cuz no one's had any experience - like me. I'd would like to say I've at least seen them, but that's not true either. As soon as I do get some experience or even more knowledge, I'll be happy to share - sorry ...

Meanwhile, I think this represents a trend away from separate fog lamps as with LEDs or Lasers, they will be able to be focused anywhere we need them without having to have separate bulbs or lamps. Heck, even the same fixture with multiple light canons can be programmed to re-aim (and re-color too) for a time-to-illuminate position on request or need. The technology is fast out-pacing existing paradigms -
 

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ah so Grasshopper - I'm used to just "Bump"
 

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Yep, To the top. I entered it in caps, but.

I was sort of hoping that one of our non North American members may have seen them in action since the refresh has been available over there for a little while. I guess I’ll have wait until near the end of July to see them in person. The refresh design is starting to grow on me, especially now that Roger has found out that it will be a family trait.
 

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All Weather Lamps

Not sure what this means, but presume it's a post bump to get some or more attention. As to the original query, I suppose there's been no answer cuz no one's had any experience - like me. I'd would like to say I've at least seen them, but that's not true either. As soon as I do get some experience or even more knowledge, I'll be happy to share - sorry ...

Meanwhile, I think this represents a trend away from separate fog lamps as with LEDs or Lasers, they will be able to be focused anywhere we need them without having to have separate bulbs or lamps. Heck, even the same fixture with multiple light canons can be programmed to re-aim (and re-color too) for a time-to-illuminate position on request or need. The technology is fast out-pacing existing paradigms -


My local dealer (Audi of Chattanooga) could neither explain them nor demo them. Hoping my selling dealer (Harper Audi, Knoxville) will be able to when I take delivery.
 

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My local dealer (Audi of Chattanooga) could neither explain them nor demo them. Hoping my selling dealer (Harper Audi, Knoxville) will be able to when I take delivery.
Waaa?

All one has to do is turn the exterior light switch to parking lights or headlights, and then pull the switch toward you one click for the front "all weather lights" and two clicks for both front and rear "all weather/fog lights."

I haven't driven in any fog yet, but just driving around at night with the LED all weather lights on is really an illuminating experience.....and of course they also double as "static cornering lights," which are really cool.

Again, I haven't yet experienced it, but the front all weather lights adjust automatically so there is less glare for you the driver. Not the oncoming driver, but the driver of the Q3 when the roads are wet or snow covered and there might be too much glare.

And as discussed in another thread, there is also automatic headlight range control so your Q3 doesn't blind oncoming traffic if your car load changes or when braking or accelerating.
 

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EDIT: I meant to include a picture of the front end and all weather lights...

For those who do not have a 2016....the all weather (fog) lights are the three rectangular lights at the bottom of the the headlight housing.
 

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Personally I like the look of the new headlight unit but miss the look of the fog lights in the lower front fascia. Where LED lights an option in 2015?
 

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EDIT: I meant to include a picture of the front end and all weather lights...

For those who do not have a 2016....the all weather (fog) lights are the three rectangular lights at the bottom of the the headlight housing.
Don't forget the Rear Fogs too! I have never owned a car with rear fogs. Doubt I will use them much but still...
 

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Don't forget the Rear Fogs too! I have never owned a car with rear fogs. Doubt I will use them much but still...
Well, I did mention the rear fogs in my original post, but will now post a picture....sort of.

You might think again about using those rear lights on low visibility days. While living in Europe, where the use of rear fog lights has been very common for at least 30 years, more than once while speeding around on back roads, the light (there used to be only one) was definitely the first thing we would see when coming up on a car as the vis was just too low to see the normal tail lights.

While living there we had one Audi with the fog light and one without.....but we only had to experience part of one winter to the add a rear fog light to the other Audi.

The rear fog warning lights on the Q3 appear to be much brighter while also being much smaller than those old Audi lights.

Sorry, I'm clueless on how to add arrows and such like Roger does, but the rear fog warning lights are located at the inner most point of the light array on the bumper, next to the backup lights:
 

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All the more reason to get a 2016!!

When we started looking at the Q3 earlier this year, only the 2015s were out but none available. I am so pleased we waited for the 2016 as the extra equipment makes me happy! I love buying a MCR vehicle!
 

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We get fogged in here on top of the mountain on a regular basis and I, for one, will appreciate the rear fog lights.
 

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With the light being 3 individual lights i'm starting to wonder if they have each one aimed at a different angle for better road coverage, since that's what would make sense.
 

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With the light being 3 individual lights i'm starting to wonder if they have each one aimed at a different angle for better road coverage, since that's what would make sense.
That's correct ...
 
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