The automatic headlights, the ones that come on when it is dark and go
off when light are driving me crazy. they seem to come on under tree
cover, a dark cloud, etc then go off a few seconds later.
Drivers in front of me think flashing my lights at them. Is there a way
to lengthen the time the things stay on? Right now I have to use manual
on / off defeating the feature.
Thanks for any help.
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The lights use a sensor that is probably near the front-center of the
dash, under the windshield. On my 2000, it's a small gray bump. It also
doubles as the 'sunload' sensor for the automatic climate system. Make
certain you are not covering it with something, so that it sees clear
On mine, the only time it may flash on and off is in marginal
lighting, and even then you need to be in the darker or lighter area for
30-60 seconds before it changes.
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