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Has anyone else noticed this? I was behind a large panel van while I was signaling a left turn. I could see the truck's reflection that my headlight was out while my left turn signal was on. I tried it with my right signal and the same thing. Now this is only with daytime running lights on. I haven't had the opportunity to see if applies at night (which could be extremely risky and dangerous). Please let me know if you have the same process going on.

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Yes apparently this is normal, I also noticed it when stopped behind a larger vehicle. I don’t really like the feature and have seen it on several other makes and models waiting to turn left at intersections.
 

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And then there's the fear of being mesmerized by the Audi signals (or is it DRLs?) that "progressively" blink off across the width of the assembly. But hey, that's what the horn of the car behind one is for, right?
 

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Yeah, I think this is normal. When you signal, either left or right, the DRL will turn off.

I've noticed this on a couple of other cars that I've seen on the highway as well, so it's not just a Subaru thing.
 

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I read this article when it came out and it really explains why there is a need. What i don't get is what dictates needing to turn the DRL off or not. It must be the proximity the turn signal is to the DRL bc on my 2018 WRX there is no switchback between the DRL and signal like the Ascent; the DRL stays on even when signaling even though they are in the same housing. My 2016 Miata doesn't switchback either but the signal and DRL are on different parts of the front end. Either way is fine with me.
 

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Lots of vehicles are like that (right back to at least my 2010 dodge)
I don't really like the look of it but I get the function
Ugh... comparing the Ascent to a dodge?

I knew the turn signal acted this way but I still don’t like it. The turn signal is no less visible with the drl on than off.
 

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Good to know. But sad that Hyundai figures out how to keep their drl’s on but Subaru (and most others) haven’t. Interestingly and expensively enough it seems Audi simply uses the same light source for white and Amber on some cars now.
Audi has the right idea by using the same light source but just changing the color. Oh well. I still love the front end of the Ascent regardless
 
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It's a daytime running lamp and it turns off so that the turn signal is more visible .
probably a function of the car and changing the light won't help
 
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