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Has any of the model years had an auto headlight on/off feature? i'm tired of leaving my headlights on and didnt know if there was a feature to either activate them every time the car ran, etc.

I was hoping something like an 01 or 02 had the option and I could just swap a part, but I wasn't sure.
 

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Nope. Closest you can get is to have the day time running lights set for side and dips. With this setting the park lights come on with the ignition. When you move out of park the dips then come on. The only flaw is that you won't have dash lights unless you use the headlamp switch.
 

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waveydavey said:
Do the US Spec RR's not have an alarm if you leave the lights on?
They sure do uless someone unplugs the speaker.
 

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afox04 said:
im confused. so can my low beams come on automatically when i turn the truck on?
If you have your daytime running lights set that way they would.
 

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Alright i'll sit down with the book and reprogram that feature in. but, at night you're saying no matter what i wont have inside lights, which means i'll need to turn them on anyway. how could they think of a rear windshield wiper that turns on at startup as a courtesy when the front wiper turns on, yet forget to have a feature that allows our headlights to turn on and off automatically. Nevermind, I forgot for a moment who engineered these buggers.
 

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erh... how hard can it be?! install/reprogram tha car to have DRL (Daytime running lights) Mine has DRl and it works just fine - at night I simply turn the switch and voila! Still lowbeam - but now I can turn on highbeam as well AND and the small switches and interior lights in the dash etc comes on... When I park the car - the car kindly tells me if I should forget to turn to lights of with a sound alarm and a written message in the dash.

It's really very simple and certeainly not rocket science!

Thank God that we don't have to have help for everything!!! We are supposed to be the most intelligent living creature on the planet - so please don't make the odds any harder!!!
 

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Awww no need to bust my chops, I'm just asking if the later years had the option. We all know we can turn the lights on and off. The issue is a) I'm forgetful, b)I'm not the most intelligent creature in the planet as you suggest, and c)everyone who's owned a rover becomes desensitized to those beeps when you turn off the truck as there's often an issue.

its just another insurance policy to make sure that as I get out of my car while yapping on my phone i don't drain the battery.

Thanks to the others who acfually want to help answer forum questions rather than bust balls. It wasn't a question of laziness :wink:
 

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"We are supposed to be the most intelligent living creature on the planet - so please don't make the odds any harder!!!"

that was meant for the auto industy! The more automatic stuff that are put into cars - the more lazy we carowners become - and forgetfull as well (you mentioned that was a proplem for you) I'm not trying to offend you - simply saying that we have to remember, that cars already today are (in my opinion) far to complicated - everything is electronic!!! no more good old simple mechanics....

So please don't take it personally - it's just that I'm so tired af this way of thinking - why can't the car, house, coffemachine do this for me?"

Here in Europe - in the name of environment - new cars can no longer have DRL front and rear - OH NO... cost to much fuel, they say.... so only DRL in the front now... and then they install an automatic device to turn on the lights... just in case it gets too dark - hey... leave it as it was - and we're safer in the long run - and will probably cost the safe/ have the same environmental effect....

and all the blips and bongs?! one for leaving the key in the ignition, another for leaving the lights on, a third one for a blown bulb and the alarm sounds if you try lo lock it with a door open.... that's about it.... - and yes you're right - far too many in my opinion as well!!!

I drove a Chrysler some time ago - it had different sounds for the seatbelts - so if a passsenger did not engage it - the driver could rear and see in the dash who it was... DOOOH!!!


Please don't feel offended- that was not my intention at all - on the contrary! I was only trying to give everybody a wakeup call - my self included!
 

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Ferdinand said:
erh... how hard can it be?! install/reprogram tha car to have DRL (Daytime running lights) Mine has DRl and it works just fine -
I'm sure this feature has to be turned On or Off via the BECM, so unless you have access to a Rovacomlite, T4 or similar it will involve a trip to a Independant or a Stealer.

May well be wrong.

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It is a programming option in the BeCM so yes you do need access to Diagnostics.

As for getting desensitized to bleeps and messages - bad idea.
Yes they are annoying but you ignore them at your peril - and get a flat battery.

Truth is the car has the protection in that it tells you the lights are on - how much do you want it to do?
 

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waveydavey said:
As for getting desensitized to bleeps and messages - bad idea.
As far as the Buzzer is concerned as it's only fitted in the Speedo Head, I simply cut the the two wires and fitted a on/off switch to it. Now I can switch it on and off as I please, especially when i'm doing something which involves the buzzer keep telling me the **** keys are still in the ignition or something like that.
A warning that you have forgot to turn it back on is that you cannot hear the indicators "ticking" when you signal, not that many people indicate these days well not in the UK anyway.

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Valeo does some great add-ons like this.
I didn't go since i run xenons and it would burn those quickly.
 
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