The Lights are on but Nobody’s Home

I have a new car, it’s a Vauxhall Omega and is rather huge. I’m still getting used to all the dials and thingies about it, and thought I had them all sorted out until just now.

Somebody just knocked the door to tell me I’d left my lights on. Bit bizarre (it makes a really loud beeping noise if you open the driver door with the lights on) but when I looked the lights weren’t on.

Instead, it turned out that I’d kept the left indicator on and that if you do that, the corresponding lights switch on and stay on when the car is off. It looks like it’s a side light which makes perfect sense at night if you’re parked on a dark road, but is a complete novelty to me.

So there you go. Don’t leave your indicators on unless you mean to 🙂