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      04-24-2013, 01:07 PM   #1
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Problem with Auto headlights

There is something that is bugging me:
When the headlight switch is on auto, sometimes in the middle of the day the low beam and parking lights go on. Then I have to put it to 0 for a while and then put it back on auto to make it understand it is daytime.
Has anyone had the same issue?
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I think there was a thread similar to this before.

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=654278

"The sensor looks at Infra red light, not visible light.

1) Sun low on the horizon. Even with blue skies the lights may turn on.

2) Some water repellent coatings out on the windscreen. Dont put them over the sensors.

3) Dirt over the sensors. Keep the area clean."
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Oh! I should send myself one of these:
Thanks for reply anyway.
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So I'm not crazy after all ...

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There is something that is bugging me:
When the headlight switch is on auto, sometimes in the middle of the day the low beam and parking lights go on. Then I have to put it to 0 for a while and then put it back on auto to make it understand it is daytime.
Has anyone had the same issue?
I see from this post and the other thread that I'm not alone in wondering why the automatic headlights often come on in daylight or don't turn off long after sunrise. I asked about it when I had it in for service last week and I was told there's no adjustment, it is what it is ... Oh well ...
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