One important step not mentioned in these posts. If the lights come on
again while standing and you want them back off, you will need to _wait_ for
the delay off cycle to turn them off, after shutting off the ignition, (or
pull the owners manual to find out the override-off procedure, but by then
they will be off on their own). THEN, after the delay off, restart your car
with the parking brake set to keep the lights off. Now, isn't that
procedure just so intuitive and convenient?! :-)
Curious, which Buick model do you have? Some model GMs with auto-light
control do not typically turn the lights on when its raining, snowing or
foggy during the day. Some models seem to be tied into the wipers so they
do, but not all are. You may find that in many cases (like daytime fog
situations) you might likely still need to manually turn your lights on to
comply with many state vehicle lighting laws (all lights required in fog for
example). Also, be careful that the auto system doesn't start with the
lights on on a foggy morning when leaving your home only to turn them off
without you noticing (when they shouldn't) at some point before arriving at
your destination. Don't rely 100% on the auto feature, in other words, it
isn't reliable on many models (except for night only use). _Always_ use the
manual switch to turn the lights on no matter what when you need lights for
daytime inclement weather, limited sight distance situations or any other
state law mandated situations (construction zones in some states).
Hope that helps...
| > At times I think the new cars have a mind of their own.
| > If you're driving at dusk,
| > the Buick will decide when it's dark enough,
| > and automatically turn on the headlights.
| > ( a nice, convenient feature )
| > but
| > Last night, I was waiting for a friend in a parking lot.
| > It was chilly, so I started the motor to get some heat.
| > And, the headlights came on......
| > I DONT WANT THE HEADLIGHTS ON !
| > I thought if I "out-waited" it,
| > the car would realize it's still in PARK,
| > and turn the lights off.
| > NOPE !
| > I've scanned the owners manual,
| > but can't find anything about forcing the headlights "off".
| > Am I missing something here ?
| > <rj>