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Old 06 Dec 2011, 07:21 am   #5 (permalink)
micky
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Default Re: Turning my headlights off when they're on and on when they're off?

On Mon, 05 Dec 2011 18:52:48 -0500, Ron Lee <rgl4508@earthlink.net>
wrote:

>In article <2shpd7t7mqf76ivjcpha0d0ikgr67gfife@4ax.com>,
> micky <NONONOmisc07@bigfoot.com> wrote:
>
>> On Sun, 04 Dec 2011 18:38:09 -0500, Ron Lee <rgl4508@earthlink.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >In article <pe5md7lu7osv6k95lssbcqfjrul18a49gt@4ax.com>,
>> > micky <NONONOmisc07@bigfoot.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> I have a 2000 Solara, and it seems I can't turn the headlights off,
>> >> even if I want to sit in a parked car, run the heater (or AC) because
>> >> it's cold (or hot) and not attract attention to myself. Even if I
>> >> want to play the radio and need to recharge the battery some of the
>> >> time. Is this true? There is no way to turn off the headlights or
>> >> parking lights?
>> >>
>> >> What about during the day? What if I want to turn the headlights on
>> >> to see if they are all working? There's a sensor that dims the
>> >> lights when it's day time, or at least turns the brights on when it's
>> >> nighttime. How do I pur the all lights on when it's not dark out?
>> >>
>> >> Thanks
>> >
>> >With my 1999 Camry if I pull up the parking brake just one notch the
>> >headlights do not come on when engine is restarted.

>>
>> Thanks a lot. I tired this and it worked!! That's not a bad system.


In that it makes sense, I mean, so I should be able to remember it. .
If the daytime running rights are for drving, one is less likely to be
driving when the hand brake is on than when he is merely in Park.
>> >
>> >Where I live headlights must be on when it is raining. The headlight
>> >switch on the stalk overrides the sensor.

>>
>> IIUC, the sensor on the right tells the car when it is dark or light
>> out.
>>
>> But what about the sensor (or at least the little plastic dome) on the
>> left, just to the left of the defroster vent? What does it do?

>
>Can't help you there. My Camry doesn't have that.


It's some sort of plastic growth, I guess. I wonder if my car has
cancer.

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