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Old 28 Jun 2010, 09:45 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default daytime running lights?

May sound like a dumb question, but i haven ever had them ..































If i have day time running lights on my 03 Corolla.. when do i need to turn my lights on ??? since theya re always on? or dont I?
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 09:50 am   #2 (permalink)
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It sounds like you have lights that automatically come on, as in the Scandinavian countries, it is law to have headlights on during the day, so the lights come on when motor running, day or night.
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 09:54 am   #3 (permalink)
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you really don't have too its really better not to cause if you do and forget it will ding till you shut them off. bright lights work with the day time lights so its just if you want to or not.
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 10:00 am   #4 (permalink)
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Daytime running lights are just the front headlights. Sure, YOU may be able to see forward when it gets dark if you don't turn on your full lights, but other cars (side, rear) won't be able to see you as all your other lights (rear taillights and side marker lights) do not come on with just your daytime running lights. So, you turn on your lights any time that you would want the visibility of your car, such as between dusk through dawn (dark), when it is raining out, or whenever cloud cover just makes it very dim and dreary out. Besides, not having your lights on at those times is cause for a traffic ticket.































The other thing to note is that you won't be able to read your dashboard in the dark, unless you turn on your lights (which turns on the light behind your dash). So, if you cannot read your speedometer, then you should turn on your lights as it is dark out.
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 10:00 am   #5 (permalink)
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Daytime running lights are a safety feature but only the headlights are on. The beauty of your Corolla is that you have automatic headlights as well as the daytime running lights. That means you never have to turn them on. They will turn themselves off and on so you don't have to. If you look on your dash, there's a little dome near the windshield. That's what turns your lights on and off. If it senses darkness, your lights will come on, if not they will stay on daytime running mode. If you want to try it out, cover the lens with a book ofr blanket. It will detect that there is no sun light hitting it and you will here a click. That means your lights have turned on. It will also do it if you are under an underpass. Your lights can be manual turned on as well. hope this helps.
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 10:05 am   #6 (permalink)
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If you set the lights to come on automatically, the daylight lights will come on in the day and at night the proper highlights would come on. They are usually the small orange ones - also called park lights. In the old days you put the "park" lights onso people can see the edges of your car whilst it was parked when there was bad viability, etc. And it wouldnt kill your battery. Its more so other people can see you.
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