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Single side parking lights missing?

Single side parking lights missing?

Hi,

I'm missing the single side parking lights in my Model S. (In many car types it can be activated with help of a dedicated switch or by pressing the flasher lever up or down after turning off the car.)

Is Model S really lacking this feature?

Thanks,
Alex

lilbean | November 6, 2016

I believe it does not have that feature but what do I know. I just recently learned how to turn my brights on.

Uncle Paul | November 6, 2016

Think it comes with a premium package.

alexl73 | November 6, 2016

I do have the premium package ..

lilbean | November 6, 2016

I have it too. My Mercedes had that light but not my Tesla.

EVRider | November 6, 2016

How common are single-side parking lights on American cars?

TeslaTap.com | November 6, 2016

Side lights on my car come on with the blinkers and remote locking confirmation (USA). I thought controlled side lights are only used in Europe. I'm not aware of any way to turn them on for parking in USA models.

UnshodBob | November 10, 2016

Mine says off/parking/on/auto in the lights control. Do you mean parking lights? I know nothing of EU lighting standards. Are these "single side" lights on the fender ahead of the front doors?

philip | November 10, 2016

I've never understood the purpose of single side parking lights. What advantage do they have over having them lit on both sides as normal? I haven't had the need to use the parking lights on any of my cars anyway.

TeslaTap.com | November 10, 2016

I gather it's a euro thing. When parallel parking on side of a street, the side light is left on after parking and leaving the car. I gather this makes the car more noticeable on dark unlit streets. Not sure if USA regulations even allow this, although it seems harmless.

TeslaTap.com | November 10, 2016

I gather it's a euro thing. When parallel parking on side of a street, the side light is left on after parking and leaving the car. I gather this makes the car more noticeable on dark unlit streets. Not sure if USA regulations even allow this, although it seems harmless.

lilbean | November 10, 2016

I and that on my Mercedes. In my opinion, it made the car look like something was wrong with it, like it broke down.

lilbean | November 10, 2016

Had not and.

Silver2K | November 10, 2016

they were saving money on bulbs

Tropopause | November 10, 2016

Are you referring to the "T" chrome side blinker?

lilbean | November 10, 2016

No, it's the blinker that just stays lit.

Tropopause | November 10, 2016

Why?

lilbean | November 10, 2016

So that when you are parked in the dark, you leave it on so nobody will hit you. I think it just looks your car broke down and a light won't go off.

martin | November 10, 2016

The single side parking lights are very common in Germany. As we mostly have streets far more narrow than in the US we park parallel to the curb and there use the single side parking lights on the traffic side to illuminate the car in the dark and save battery power as the curb side lights are left off...
I find it a handy feature.

Silver2K | November 11, 2016

the volt has it

PBEndo | November 11, 2016

Power savings would be insignificant for a Tesla

philip | November 11, 2016

The power consumption element was the only thing I could think of. Not really relevant with LEDs!

gerrit.bolz | December 24, 2019

In germany this is (was?) a safety feature which all cars I had so far in the last 35 year where equipted with. Only the red light and the front position light where eluminated on one side to mark the parked object „car“ on the street.
By the way, if we have placed anything infront of our property in Germany for a period of time (e.g. big dumpster) we have to illuminate the corners as well!