Autolamp Delay - 2012 Jaguar XF Long-Term Road Test

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2012 Jaguar XF: Autolamp Delay

January 24, 2013

2012 Jaguar XF

Jumping into and out of so many different cars, it's hard to get used to the quirks of certain cars. And one thing that always throws me off is the autolamp feature. Sometimes they stay on so long after I lock up the car that I'm not sure if I left the lights on or if it just happens to have a long delay. And I stand there waiting until the lights go out. I don't want to be THAT person who let the battery die after all.

Well, imagine my glee when I saw the autolamp delay option on our 2012 Jaguar XF. The headlight stalk can be turned to set the delay to 30 seconds, a minute or even TWO minutes. Naturally I just turned it to "Off." This might not be a big deal to many people but I thought it was a thoughtful detail. By the way, who would set the delay to two minutes anyway?

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor


  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    "By the way, who would set the delay to two minutes anyway?" My wife takes a really long time to get out of the car, even before we had a kid. Guess it would be useful for her.

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    Getting groceries from the car at night is what came to my mind... Oh and Caroline, since Edmunds has a problem with letting me get to your "drives like a dream" post, I will just tell you here that I use both of those descriptions pretty often!!

  • robs249_ robs249_ Posts:

    This has been around for a while...My 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee has this feature, it was set to 1 minute since my uncle purchased it brand new until I got sick of it and changed it to 30 seconds delay.

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