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How does one get the interior lights to work when the doors are opened?

How do I get the reading lights to work. I know they are touch sensitive but that does not work.
 

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I am having trouble with this as well. I can manually push the overhead button to turn all the lights on, but only occasionally so the lights turn on when I open a door.
 

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There's an amber icon of an open door at the same center overhead location. Tap on that so it's illuminated and you should be good to go.
This button is actually an override for the lights on when doors are opened. The button light needs to be off for lights to be activated by door opening.
 

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That’s right. The button disables the lights. Currently that one is not illuminated so the lights should turn on when the door is opened, but they don’t turn on unless I manually turn them on.
 

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That’s right. The button disables the lights. Currently that one is not illuminated so the lights should turn on when the door is opened, but they don’t turn on unless I manually turn them on.
I have discovered an oddity with the overhead lights. If I lock the car and leave and come back to the car and unlock it and open the door the lights will come on. But if I just leave the car for a period of time and come back and open the door, the lights will NOT come on. Then if I open the door they will come on. I think this is a software glitch!
 

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I have discovered an oddity with the overhead lights. If I lock the car and leave and come back to the car and unlock it and open the door the lights will come on. But if I just leave the car for a period of time and come back and open the door, the lights will NOT come on. Then if I open the door they will come on. I think this is a software glitch!
I think you nailed it! I just tested it and sure enough, if the car was locked initially, then yes, the lights come on when opening the door. Otherwise, they don't. So if I want the lights to come on reliably, I have to lock my car every time even though I keep it inside of my own locked garage. Brilliant!! Oh how I love paying $45k to beta test a half baked product!
 

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I think you nailed it! I just tested it and sure enough, if the car was locked initially, then yes, the lights come on when opening the door. Otherwise, they don't. So if I want the lights to come on reliably, I have to lock my car every time even though I keep it inside of my own locked garage. Brilliant!! Oh how I love paying $45k to beta test a half baked product!
Do they come on if you were to start driving?
 

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I think you nailed it! I just tested it and sure enough, if the car was locked initially, then yes, the lights come on when opening the door. Otherwise, they don't. So if I want the lights to come on reliably, I have to lock my car every time even though I keep it inside of my own locked garage. Brilliant!! Oh how I love paying $45k to beta test a half baked product!
At least on my ID4 that is the way it works. I really like this car, but it sure seems quirky! Would not be so bad being a beta tester if VW would pay attention to our suggestions! So far I have seen no indication of that. They do not even reply to my emails anymore.
 

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At least on my ID4 that is the way it works. I really like this car, but it sure seems quirky! Would not be so bad being a beta tester if VW would pay attention to our suggestions! So far I have seen no indication of that. They do not even reply to my emails anymore.
I completely agree! I love the car, but for a company with the kind of experience and history that VW has, they should have done a much better job ironing out the kinks before release.
 

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No, not at all, but we're talking about the interior overhead lights, not the headlights. Those work perfectly in auto mode.
Oh sorry. Didn't have enough coffee this morning before I started in on the forums, I guess.
 

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One thing that is strange is the fact that when you turns of the car (lifting your braking foot), the interior light turns on. OK, that's what I expect. But if you are seated for a breef periode, it turns off. But then you can not turn the interior light on by tapping on the lights anymore. I have to press the braking pedal to have the lights turn on, but then I have also turned on the car. This can't be the way it should be?
 

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A few says ago I took in my ID4 for the 30/60 day checkup and i mentioned the overhead light not being consistent. The dealer did not know why either. Sometimes I feel the dealers are useless!
 

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A few says ago I took in my ID4 for the 30/60 day checkup and i mentioned the overhead light not being consistent. The dealer did not know why either. Sometimes I feel the dealers are useless!
I think this has a lot to do with where you live. One thing for all of us in ‘Merica to keep in mind is that we are buying a European built car made for worldwide use. Once it is being built in TN that excuse holds less water but for now there will be glitches. On a more local scale, it seems the better trained dealers or sales staff are at location that will sell a lot of ID4. If your dealer is only selling one per week or less they probably aren’t rushing to get their staff into training like a dealer selling one a day. I was lucky that my salesman was enthusiastic about getting trained and knew how to set the car up initially so I haven’t had any issues. The service desk seemed behind even after a month as only one of 4 knew why I was there when my oil change wasn’t due for months.
I guess what I’m saying is if you didn’t want to beta test a car don’t buy the first available and stay away from a heavy tech vehicle. Tesla early adopters can attest to this but they will accept beta testing in exchange for being able to tell everyone they have an S Plaid before anyone else. At least VW got fit and finish right.
 

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I think this has a lot to do with where you live. One thing for all of us in ‘Merica to keep in mind is that we are buying a European built car made for worldwide use. Once it is being built in TN that excuse holds less water but for now there will be glitches. On a more local scale, it seems the better trained dealers or sales staff are at location that will sell a lot of ID4. If your dealer is only selling one per week or less they probably aren’t rushing to get their staff into training like a dealer selling one a day. I was lucky that my salesman was enthusiastic about getting trained and knew how to set the car up initially so I haven’t had any issues. The service desk seemed behind even after a month as only one of 4 knew why I was there when my oil change wasn’t due for months.
I guess what I’m saying is if you didn’t want to beta test a car don’t buy the first available and stay away from a heavy tech vehicle. Tesla early adopters can attest to this but they will accept beta testing in exchange for being able to tell everyone they have an S Plaid before anyone else. At least VW got fit and finish right.
I presently have two vehicles built outside of the US and when I open any door the overhead lights come on. Every vehicle I have owned when the doors are open the overhead lights come on. VW just fucked up!
 

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I presently have two vehicles built outside of the US and when I open any door the overhead lights come on. Every vehicle I have owned when the doors are open the overhead lights come on. VW just fucked up!
Wow, I didn’t realize you were so passionate about interior lights.
 

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Yeah, the overhead lights are controlled by a multitude of modules on this car, rather than a simple on/off switch like every other car used to be like. The code is messed up, hopefully it can be fixed or is on the docket to be fixed soon.
 
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