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Old 11-25-2003, 01:48 PM   #1
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Hi. Any professional advice on this problem would be greatly appreciated. I have a 2002 L200 with the auto headlight feature. Intermittently since new the car's auto headlight feature has turned on the headlights at times when it is very bright outside. After a few days it has always reverted to working properly and in the bright daytime the drls would go on and all would be well. At present this problem has reoccurred and is not going away so I wonder if any of you techs out there have seen this problem and if you did what was the fix? Thanks in advance!
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I wish it was just that the drls don't light. When this is bad like now the headlights and tail lights are on no matter how bright it is outside.
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I don't get those anti-DRL people--the exaggeration on that website is laughable.

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Matt;

About 25 years ago it was called the seat belt association probably.
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What lightsout.org also explains is how to disable automatic headlights, the ba$tard sibling of DRLs. Imagine your car flashing your headlights for no good reason driving on the highway on a sunny day. Imagine an 18 wheeler interpreting that as "okay to pull in".

Lightsout.org blames saturns for the worst headlight glare from DRL design; I see other sattys on the road and am not bothered.
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Just a wild guess (but quick & free): Where is the sensor located? Could it be getting covered by something, then uncovered?
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Mine tends to get full of dust & crap, I have to clean it out every now and then to keep the lights from staying on.
 
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Thanks Matt- do you just wash the black button or do you have to like stick a pin in the slots? I've tried cleaning it to no availabut maybe there's a spot I'm missing?

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I just take a dry cloth & wipe the dust off the top, then use some compressed air to blast at it to try and knock the dust out.
 
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thanks Matt- I'll try it!
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Default Re: auto headlight problem- L series

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Hi. Any professional advice on this problem would be greatly appreciated. I have a 2002 L200 with the auto headlight feature. Intermittently since new the car's auto headlight feature has turned on the headlights at times when it is very bright outside. After a few days it has always reverted to working properly and in the bright daytime the drls would go on and all would be well. At present this problem has reoccurred and is not going away so I wonder if any of you techs out there have seen this problem and if you did what was the fix? Thanks in advance!
If it is under warranty why not just have the dealer check it out. Maybe the sensor is bad. But you know if they don't see a problem....
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it started working by itself again ......... so i'll probably be annoyed again in about 3 months if it's par for the course.
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