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Adaptive Front Lighting Error

Dylindmark

New member
Location
Gig Harbor
Car(s)
2017 GTI
Hello,

I have had this AFS error on my dashboard now for a few weeks and am looking to find a solution. I haven't found any answers yet as I have looked on the web for the past week. Cornering lights seem to be working just fine and don't see any bulbs burnt out. Any one know why this error keeps popping up after a few minutes of driving. The only thing I can suspect is that my passenger side light seems to be slightly lower than my driver side. Could this be triggering the error? If so any advice on how to fix? Trying not to pay the absurd dealership prices to fix. Any tips or help would be greatly appreciate. Thanks.
 

volks6

Go Kart Newbie
Location
TheGreekFreak's mom's bed
Car(s)
GTI
Scan for codes. More than likely if the bulbs are working properly and you haven't replaced your suspension within the past day, you have a bad motor in the headlamp assembly. If that's the case you need a new headlight assembly which isn't cheap so look for a decent used one.
 

Dylindmark

New member
Location
Gig Harbor
Car(s)
2017 GTI
Scan for codes. More than likely if the bulbs are working properly and you haven't replaced your suspension within the past day, you have a bad motor in the headlamp assembly. If that's the case you need a new headlight assembly which isn't cheap so look for a decent used one.
Thank you!
 

swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
If I'm not mistaken, won't those of us who have AFS get that error if that cornering light/bulb is going out?
 

Dylindmark

New member
Location
Gig Harbor
Car(s)
2017 GTI
Yeah they
Do the headlights follow the wheels when you turn? Do they follow the terrain?
Yeah when I turn, the cornering lights come on and when I initially start the engine the headlights do their initial "dance" if you want to call it, but it seems as if the right side is a little lower than the driver side. I attached a photo, I don't know how well you can see and sorry about the back drop, currently have stuff in front of my garage. I've never really payed attention to this before so it could be normal but was curious if this was part of the problem.
 

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Dylindmark

New member
Location
Gig Harbor
Car(s)
2017 GTI
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If I'm not mistaken, won't those of us who have AFS get that error if that cornering light/bulb is going out?
I have read multiple posts and seen videos where that is a common problem but I don't think that is my situation as the cornering lights seem to be working just fine. I ordered new bulbs and plan on installing tomorrow to see if they fix the problem but I have a feeling it won't.
 

vj123

Drag Racing Champion
Location
The Detroit
Car(s)
2019 GTI Rabbit
Is there any condensation within the headlight assembly. MY 2016 had defective headlight seals which gave this error.
 
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