Turning my headlights off when they're on and on when they're off?

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Old 04 Dec 2011, 01:43 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default Turning my headlights off when they're on and on when they're off?

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
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Old 04 Dec 2011, 06:38 pm   #2 (permalink)
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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.

Where I live headlights must be on when it is raining. The headlight
switch on the stalk overrides the sensor.
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Old 05 Dec 2011, 08:32 am   #3 (permalink)
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On Sun, 04 Dec 2011 18:38:09 -0500, Ron Lee <rgl4508@earthlink.net>
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>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.
>
>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?
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Old 05 Dec 2011, 06:52 pm   #4 (permalink)
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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.
> >
> >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.
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Old 06 Dec 2011, 08:21 am   #5 (permalink)
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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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