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The parking light feature is a system that has been around for many years.
It is simply a system that puts on one of the side lights front and rear for when you park in a position that may be poorly lit and thus it alerts people to your vehicles presence so they don't drive into it!
The indicator stalk is clicked to the right or left as if indicating and then the ignition shut down.
This then determines which side of the car the lights are illuminated.
Simple

Obviously the MINI has a little something extra that tells you when you have the system activated.
I can't wait to see it on my car for sure...!:D
 

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I see, thanks. Another quick question, wouldn't the lights left on drain your battery?
I imagine it would drain your battery if the battery were already very low, in some kind of disrepair or the weather was bad but it would have to be extenuating circumstances and you would have to have left the car unattended for several days.
The power drain on something like this is minimal and if you are using LED's then the power drain will virtually unnoticeable as LED's are notoriously low power loads thus don't strain the battery.

Don't forget, the cars of today are computer controlled and there will be a part of the car that is monitoring the drain. I wouldn't be surprised if there was some kind of cut out when the battery reached a certain point.
That is only speculation. I have no facts to back that up.

Regardless, you could happily leave the vehicle overnight with the parking light on and return in the morning and find everything absolutely ticket-boo.:nerd:
 
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